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Money traders work under screens in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Optimism over US economy shores up markets

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Growing optimism over the U.S. economy helped shore up global markets Monday despite tensions in China’s credit markets. Germany’s DAX and the main U.S. indexes all struck record highs, albeit on a […]

12/23/2013

A man watches a live TV news program showing that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle Jang Song Thaek, second from right, is escorted by military officers during a trial in Pyongyang, North Korea, Dec. 12, 2013, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. The letters on the left top, read "North Korea Executed Jang Song Thaek after trial." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

More purges may follow execution in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle brought a swift and violent end to a man long considered the country’s second most powerful figure. But while Jang […]

12/13/2013

In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, Jang Song Thaek, North Korea's vice chairman of the powerful National Defense Commission, attends the third meeting on developing the economic zones in North Korea, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Xin, File)

North Korea executes leader’s uncle as a traitor

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that it executed Kim Jong Un’s uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader’s former mentor, long considered […]

12/12/2013

US vet detained in NKorea oversaw guerrilla group

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An 85-year-old U.S. veteran being held in North Korea spent his war years there in one of the Army’s first special forces units, helping a clandestine group of Korean partisans […]

12/04/2013

In this Nov. 9, 2013 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed Nov. 30, 2013 by the Korea News Service, U.S. citizen Merrill Newman, 85, applies his thumb print to a document which North Korean authorities say was an apology which Newman wrote and read in North Korea. Newman, an avid traveler and retired finance executive, was taken off a plane Oct. 26 by North Korean authorities while preparing to leave the country after a 10-day tour. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

NKorea says American apologizes for ‘hostile acts’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea state media claimed Saturday that an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month has apologized for alleged crimes during the Korean War and for “hostile acts” […]

11/30/2013

This 2005 photo provided by the Palo Alto Weekly of Merrill Newman, a retired finance executive and Red Cross volunteer, in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Palo Alto Weekly, Nicholas Wright)

Detained American’s wife asks for his return

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — North Korean authorities have confirmed they have detained an American citizen, the State Department said Friday, while the wife of the 85-year-old Korean War veteran being held there implored authorities […]

11/22/2013

A woman walks by an advertisement of LG Electronics' smartphone G2 in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Review: Button location sets LG’s G2 apart

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The G2 and the G Pad 8.3, the flagship smartphone and tablet from LG Electronics Inc., are great mobile devices that have fantastic screens, top-end cameras and ample processing power. […]

10/16/2013

Lady Gaga performs "Applause" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Lady Gaga to perform at 1st YouTube Music Awards

  NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube is launching its own music awards and Lady Gaga will perform at the first-time event. The Google Inc.-owned company announced Tuesday that Eminem and Arcade Fire also will perform […]

09/30/2013

In this photo released by the South Korean Unification Ministry, head of the North Korean working-level delegation Park Yong Il shakes hand his South Korean counterpart Lee Duk-haeng, right, as he crosses border line to hold their meeting at the Peace House of south side of the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/South Korea Unification Ministry)

Koreas agree to reunions for first time in 3 years

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea agreed Friday to allow reunions next month of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, the first such meetings in three years and the latest conciliatory […]

08/23/2013

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 14, 2013, South Korean soldiers stand guard at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Korean divide lives on 60 years after end of war

PANMUNJOM, North Korea (AP) — Some Americans call it the “Forgotten War,” a 1950s conflict fought in a far-off country and so painful that even survivors have tried to erase their memories of it. The […]

07/26/2013

In this Saturday, July 6, 2013 aerial photo, firefighters, lower center, stand by a tarpaulin sheet covering the body of a Chinese teen struck by a fire truck during the emergency response to the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Monitoring cockpit systems not easy for pilots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline pilots often have trouble consistently monitoring automated cockpit safety systems, a problem that has shown up repeatedly in accidents and may have been a factor in the recent crash landing of […]

07/17/2013

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Asiana no longer suing San Francisco TV station

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asiana Airlines said Wednesday it no longer plans to sue a San Francisco TV station over the use of racially offensive names. The South Korean air carrier said that KTVU-TV […]

07/17/2013

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