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Past articles by Tong-hyung:

North Korea rejects meeting with South over resort

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Tuesday rejected South Korea's request for working-level talks to discuss the possible demolition of South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants removed. In letters addressed to Seoul's Unification Ministry and South Korea's Hyundai business group, North Korea said… → Read More

South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match in Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's national soccer team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a "rough" match played under strange conditions that may be reported to FIFA. The historic match ended in a scoreless draw Tuesday at huge Kim Il Sung Stadium, which was empty of spectators. The match was also under a media blackout, and the South Koreans first… → Read More

Ex-Rep. Chris Collins pleads guilty in insider trading case

Former Rep. Chris Collins pleaded guilty Tuesday in an insider trading case, a day after he resigned from Congress and set off a scramble to fill his seat in his Republican-leaning district. → Read More

North Korea, US say nuclear talks to resume this weekend

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations this weekend following a months-long stalemate over the withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament, a senior North Korean diplomat said Tuesday. Choe Son Hui, North Korea's first vice minister of foreign affairs, said the two nations will have preliminary contact on Friday before… → Read More

South fires warning shots then fixes drifting N Korean boat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's military fired warning shots toward a North Korean boat crossing their sea border then it sent a navy mechanic to repair the drifting boat's engine so it could go home, an official said Friday. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it was the first time the South fired warning shots toward a North Korean vessel under the government of President Moon Jae-in,… → Read More

South Korea confirms 4th swine fever case in a week

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea's African swine fever crisis intensified Tuesday with lab tests confirming the fourth case in a week from a farm ne → Read More

NKorea welcomes Trump's call for 'new method' in talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday praised President Donald Trump for saying Washington may pursue an unspecified "new method" in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. Those talks have been stalled for months by disagreements over trade-offs between sanctions relief and disarmament steps. → Read More

South Korea reports more suspected swine fever cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday that it is investigating more suspected cases of African swine fever in farms near its border with North Korea, as fears grow over the spread of the illness that has decimated pig herds across Asia. → Read More

South Korea downgrades Japan trade status as dispute deepens

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea on Wednesday dropped Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade, a reaction to Tokyo's decision to downgrade Seoul's trade status amid a tense diplomatic dispute. South Korea' trade ministry said Japan's removal from a 29-member "white list" of nations enjoying minimum trade restrictions went into effect as Seoul rearranged its… → Read More

South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea is culling thousands of pigs after confirming African swine fever at a farm near its border with North Korea, which had an outbreak in May. Kim Hyun-soo, South Korea's agricultural minister, said the country's first case of the highly contagious disease was confirmed Tuesday in tests on five pigs that died Monday evening at the farm in the city of Paju.… → Read More

N. Korea says talks with US could resume in a 'few weeks'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a "few weeks," but that it will not consider abandoning its nuclear weapons unless external threats are fully removed. A statement Monday attributed to a North Korean foreign ministry official said potential upcoming working-level talks would be decisive in determining the fate of the… → Read More

Typhoon kills 3 in South Korea before moving to North Korea

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit South Korea swept along the country's coast on Saturday, toppling trees, grounding planes and causing at least three deaths before moving on to North Korea. Typhoon Lingling knocked out power to more than 161,000 homes across South Korea, including on the southern island of Jeju, which was lashed by the storm overnight, the Ministry of the Interior… → Read More

Typhoon Kills 3 in South Korea Before Moving on to North Korea

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit South Korea swept along the country's coast on Saturday. → Read More

Typhoon leaves thousands of South Korean homes powerless

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Typhoon winds toppled trees, grounded planes and left thousands of South Korean homes without electricity on Saturday as a powerful storm system brushed up against the Korean Peninsula. Strong winds and rain from Typhoon Lingling caused power outages in more than 31,000 homes on the southern resort island of Jeju and in southern mainland regions, South Korea's Ministry… → Read More

North Korea berates Pompeo, says hopes for talks fading

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A senior North Korean diplomat on Saturday berated U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his comments describing North Korean behavior as "rogue" and warned that Pyongyang's hopes for talks with Washington are fading. In a statement carried by state media, North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Pompeo's "thoughtless" comments increased North… → Read More

S. Korean court sends Park, Samsung heir cases to new trials

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's top court on Thursday sent back jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye's corruption case to a lower court for separate trials on the charges on which she was convicted, a ruling that could increase her already-lengthy prison term. The Supreme Court also ordered retrials for Park's confidante and Samsung's de facto chief, two other high-profile figures convicted… → Read More

South Korean leader says Japan dishonest over wartime past

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday berated Japan for carrying out its plan to downgrade South Korea's trade status and reiterated that Tokyo was weaponizing trade to retaliate over political rows stemming from the countries' wartime history. Moon said in a Cabinet meeting that Japan is being dishonest by insisting that its trade curbs weren't retaliation… → Read More

New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted Saturday morning that a man seen in surveillance video holding one of the objects — which police identified as rice cookers —was taken into custody. → Read More

New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted Saturday morning that a man seen in surveillance video holding one of the objects — which police identified as rice cookers —was taken into custody. → Read More

Owner of ‘Heist Jewelry’ hit with sledgehammer, still fights off robbers

Security camera footage shows the owner of ironically named Heist Jewelry tending to his inventory at 2:40 p.m. A masked suspect runs into the store and smashes a display case with a sledgehammer. → Read More