Tag: South Korea

TOKYO — The Japanese capital, Tokyo, and three nearby prefectures have asked the national government to declare a state of emergency to curtail the surging spread of the coronavirus pandemic. “In the name of valuing…

(Editor’s note: With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. South Korean boxer Park Si-hun was interviewed 32…

SEOUL, South Korea — Shots fired from North Korea hit a South Korean guard post inside the Demilitarized Zone, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, citing the South Korean military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).…

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government has dismissed rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in fragile condition, as speculation about his health intensifies amid the North’s silence on his whereabouts.…

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials reported no unusual activity in North Korea today following unconfirmed media reports that leader Kim Jong Un was in fragile health after surgery.  But the possibly of…

To understand how the United States is dealing with the threat of coronavirus, you have to hold two truths in your mind simultaneously. First, the risk to any one individual in the United States is…

What if they played a game and nobody came? Pro sports leagues in places as far-flung as Italy and South Korea are about to find out. With government approval, both Serie A soccer and the…

When I was very young, my parents worked as night janitors at a law firm in Los Angeles. They often took me to work because they couldn’t afford child care, and to keep my grumpiness…

TOKYO (AP) — You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus.  From earnest officials trying to calm a building panic. From your spouse.…

The U.S. is moving toward a rupture with two important allies, South Korea and Japan. Already, President Trump has reportedly demanded a fivefold increase in the amount South Korea pays toward the cost of stationing…