South Korea

Former South Korean dictator’s family forfeits $1m to US

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 7:01PM UTC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say relatives of South Korea’s corrupt former dictator have agreed to forfeit more than $1 million linked to bribes he was paid.

North Korea plans to attend University Games in South Korea

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 6:22PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean organizers of this year’s University Games say North Korea intends to attend the sports event.

After Ebola ban, North Korea opens marathon to foreigners

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 2:27PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — After lifting travel restrictions it imposed because of concerns over the Ebola virus, North Korea says foreigners can now take part in one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon, a travel agency said Thursday.

US ambassador to SKorea Mark Lippert undergoes surgery after slash attack

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 11:38AM UTC

U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert to South Korea was taken to hospital with wounds to his head and hand Thursday after being attacked by a political extremist while giving a lecture at a function in Seoul.

NKorea: US-South Korea drills ‘unprecedentedly provocative’

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 9:42AM UTC

BERLIN (AP) — North Korea’s foreign minister is telling an international disarmament conference that the current round of U.S.-South Korean military drills is “unprecedentedly provocative.”