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SEOUL, South Korea | SKorea orders 2nd Japan firm to compensate forced laborers

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s top court has ordered a Japanese company to compensate 10 Koreans for forced labor during Tokyo’s 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court was widely expected as the court ruled last month that another Japanese company must compensate four Korean men for similar … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | SKorea orders 2nd Japan firm to compensate forced laborers

SINGAPORE | The Latest: Pence says next US-NKorea summit after New Year

SINGAPORE — The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local): 1:35 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says another U.S.-North Korean summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely after the beginning of the year. Pence said … Continue reading SINGAPORE | The Latest: Pence says next US-NKorea summit after New Year

SEOUL, South Korea | BTS’s agency apologizes over band member’s A-bomb shirt

SEOUL, South Korea — The agency for the South Korean band BTS has apologized for a member wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb. Japanese TV broadcasters recently cancelled planned appearances in that country after images went viral of the musician wearing the shirt. The Big Hit Entertainment said in a statement … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | BTS’s agency apologizes over band member’s A-bomb shirt

SEOUL, South Korea | Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea’s Supreme Court has ruled that a Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II. Tuesday’s ruling could have larger implications for similar lawsuits that are pending in South Korean courts and will likely … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea’s Moon ratifies deals with Kim despite backlash

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea’s liberal president on Tuesday formally confirmed his recent reconciliation deals with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, triggering immediate backlash from conservatives who called him “self-righteous” and “subservient” to the North. Some experts say President Moon Jae-in’s move is largely symbolic, but others say it shows his determination to carry … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea’s Moon ratifies deals with Kim despite backlash

VATICAN CITY | At Vatican, South Korean leader says he’s certain of peace

VATICAN CITY— South Korea’s president said he was certain peace could be achieved on the Korean Peninsula as he prepared for an audience Thursday with Pope Francis where he’s expected to extend an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for Francis to visit. South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivered remarks at a Wednesday … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | At Vatican, South Korean leader says he’s certain of peace

BEIJING | China tells US to stop criticism, says relations suffering

BEIJING— China’s foreign minister has told visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States should stop what he called groundless attacks on his country’s policies. Wang Yi said he told Pompeo during a meeting Monday that a shadow has been cast “over the future of China-U.S. relations.” China and the United States … Continue reading BEIJING | China tells US to stop criticism, says relations suffering

SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: Moon expects Kim to visit Russia, Xi to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo‘s trip to Asia (all times local): 11:50 a.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to travel to Russia and for Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea soon amid a global diplomatic push … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: Moon expects Kim to visit Russia, Xi to NKorea