SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean military strongman Chun Doo-hwan, who seized power in a 1979 coup and brutally crushed pro-democracy protests before going to prison for misdeeds while in office, died Tuesday. He was 90.
"State of Terror" by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny; Simon & Schuster/St. Martin’s Press (494 pages, $30) ——— When politicians write novels, I usually try to avoid reviewing them. With a handful of exceptions, my critical response to such books has been: “Don’t quit your day job.” "State of Terror" is a big, turbocharged, breathtaking exception: It’s one of the best political thrillers ...
CHICAGO — I told my editor I wanted to start a weekly column about reading and that I wanted to begin with Ray Bradbury and Gene Wolfe. Not because they’re science fiction legends and I’m a committed sci-fi reader — more like an enthusiastic toe-dipper. Not because they are sons of Illinois — Bradbury’s from Waukegan and Wolfe’s from Peoria. Not even because handsome new editions of their ...
There has been a great deal of variation in the proportion of COVID-19 cases and deaths across states throughout the world during the pandemic…
Check out how police in South Korea are preparing for any terrorism threats that could come by drone.
South Koreans gathered at temples across the country Wednesday on the national holiday to mark Buddha's birthday.
North Korea, citing the coronavirus, has become the world's first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look at what it might mean.
South Korean electronics maker LG, once the third-largest mobile phone maker, said Monday it is getting out of its loss-making smartphone business.
For both North and South Korea, the fate of nuclear negotiations is top of mind as the two countries look at the U.S. election.
The missing mayor of South Korea's capital, reportedly embroiled in sexual harassment allegations, was found dead, police reported.
One of the reasons the influenza pandemic thrived in 1918 was because of overcrowded living conditions. Though influenza viruses spread most efficiently in cool, dry environments, the 1918 flu thrived in the tropics because of dense populations. India was the hardest-hit nation: As many as 14 million people died in the British-ruled districts alone, with the death rate more than 10 times higher than in Europe. Our research shows that the most crowded areas suffered the highest losses.
A look at past cases of missing North Korean officials and when reports about the demise of leaders were premature:
The closest U.S. Army base to the North Korean border accidentally blasted an emergency siren, igniting brief panic amid Kim Jong Un's threats of an unwelcome "Christmas gift."
Rescue workers scoured the Danube River in downtown Budapest Thursday for 21 people missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists sank in a matter of seconds after colliding with a larger cruise ship during an evening downpour.
Ret. Army CWO 5 Joseph Roberts is like many other veterans in that a love for his country runs deeply through his veins.
Many of the dogs were sent to this country via the Humane Society of the United States, which then distributed the canines to various affiliated organizations.
With the final details in place, Trump and Kim will meet in the first North Korea-U.S. summit talks since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday hailed the "historic meeting" between the leaders of North and South Korea and said "good things are happening" - but sounded a cautionary note about the thaw in relations between the two nations.
Kim Jong Un makes history to cross border. The rival Koreas fought one of the 20th century's bloodiest conflicts and today occupy a divided peninsula that's still technically in a state of war.
South Korea's national security director says President Donald Trump has decided he will meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un "by May." The meeting would be the first of its kind between a leader of North Korea and a sitting president of the United States.
North Korea has reportedly offered up its nukes for negotiation. Here is a look at that offer, which has raised hopes for better days on the Korean Peninsula after a year of nuclear and missile tests by the North and threats of war:
Winter Olympics host city Pyeongchang is known for mountains and winter sports. Here's a look.