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SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea picks Seoul for 2032 Olympic bid

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture. South Korea’s Olympic committee announced the decision after a meeting Monday in which Seoul received 34 of 49 votes, edging out … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea picks Seoul for 2032 Olympic bid

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea, US sign new cost-sharing deal for US troops

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has signed a new deal with the United States on how much Seoul should pay for the U.S. military presence on its soil. Sunday’s singing followed rounds of failed negotiations on the matter that caused worries about the decades-long military alliance between South Korea and the … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea, US sign new cost-sharing deal for US troops

SEOUL, South Korea | US, N. Korean negotiators to meet again before 2nd summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top U.S. envoy for North Korea returned from three days of talks in Pyongyang and will meet again with his North Korean counterpart before the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month, the U.S. State Department said. Stephen Biegun, the … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | US, N. Korean negotiators to meet again before 2nd summit

SEOUL, South Korea | Wariness and hope in S. Korea over second Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans, always deeply divided over how best to deal with their often belligerent northern neighbor, are reacting with both hope and wariness to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will hold a second nuclear disarmament summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam. … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Wariness and hope in S. Korea over second Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea | US envoy, South Korean official discuss 2nd Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for North Korea met with South Korea’s national security adviser on Monday to discuss a planned second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Seoul’s presidential office said. Stephen Biegun explained to Chung Eui-yong Washington’s stance toward North Korea ahead of … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | US envoy, South Korean official discuss 2nd Trump-Kim summit

Seoul, South Korea: Former South Korean governor, Ahn Hee-jung, convicted of sexual abuse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country’s growing #MeToo movement. A Seoul High Court official said Ahn Hee-jung was found guilty … Continue reading Seoul, South Korea: Former South Korean governor, Ahn Hee-jung, convicted of sexual abuse

SINGAPORE  | Asian shares mixed on report of Huawei investigation

SINGAPORE  —January 16, 2019— Asian shares were mixed Thursday on fears that a reported U.S. investigation of China‘s Huawei would derail trade talks between the world’s two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped 0.1 percent to 26,866.94 while Australia’s S&P ASX 200 rose 0.3 percent to 5,850.10.The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.1 percent … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian shares mixed on report of Huawei investigation

American Society of Appraisers and Korea Association of Property Appraisers Form Strategic Partnership

  RESTON, Va./ Jan. 14, 2019 (STL.News) The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Korea Association of Property Appraisers (KAPA) established a strategic agreement for joint cooperation in appraisal matters by recently signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In forming the partnership, both organizations agreed to pursue collaboration in the areas of appraisal education, … Continue reading American Society of Appraisers and Korea Association of Property Appraisers Form Strategic Partnership