South Korea

South Korea’s economy expands 3.2 percent in 3Q

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 11:41AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s economic growth slowed to 3.2 percent in the third quarter, the lowest in five quarters, as weakness in exports and spending by companies offset the boost from government stimulus.

US, SKorea agree to delay wartime control transfer

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:44AM UTC US, SKorea agree to delay wartime control transfer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying the transfer of authority to Seoul that had been scheduled for 2015.

South Korea demolishes ‘Christmas tree’ border tower

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 4:58PM UTC South Korea 'Christmas tree' border tower. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Defense Ministry says it has pulled down a 43-year-old frontline Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare.

A ministry official says the massive steel tower was demolished last week because it was seen as dangerous in recent safety checks. He spoke on condition of anonymity citing office rules.

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 7:02PM UTC Samsung phones cleared for US government use

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved to use with classified U.S. government networks and data.

The South Korean company said Tuesday the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 and seven other smartphones or tablets became the first consumer devices validated by a partnership between the National Security Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Royals’ biggest Korean fan is headed back to Kansas City

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:55PM UTC The Kansas City dugout. Pic:  Ffooter / Shutterstock.com

A die-hard long-time Kansas City Royals fan from Seoul who was superstitiously credited with sparking the team’s playoff run is headed for Missouri to watch the Royals appear in their first World Series since 1985.

Page 1 of 382123...Last »

AP NewsLatest News

From The WebFrom The Web