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NKorea accuses South of psychological warfare

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) North Korea warned the U.S. and South Korea on Monday of deadly consequences for engaging in "psychological warfare" by allowing journalists into the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas. The stern statement was the first from North Korea's...

NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) North Korea, accused of waging the deadliest attack on the South Korean military since the Korean War, flatly denied sinking a warship Thursday and warned that retaliation would mean "all-out war." Evidence presented Thursday to prove North Korea fired a torpedo...

SKorea, China, Japan trade chiefs praise FTA study

SEOUL South Korea - (APINTL) Trade ministers from China, Japan and South Korea on Sunday praised efforts to explore a potential joint free trade deal to boost commerce among three of Asia's biggest economies. South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon, Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming and...

With US support, SKorea cuts trade with North

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) South Korea's president slashed trade to impoverished North Korea and pledged to haul Pyongyang before the U.N. Security Council, vowing Monday to make Pyongyang "pay a price" for a torpedo attack that killed 46 sailors. President Barack Obama offered his full...

NKorea severs all ties with rival SKorea

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) North Korea declared Tuesday that it would sever all communication and relations with Seoul as punishment for blaming the North for the sinking of a South Korean warship two months ago. North Korea also announced it would expel all South Korean government officials working...

European chill as G20 finance heads meet in SKorea

BUSAN, South Korea - (AP) Europe's debt woes are set to dominate talks as finance mandarins from the newly powerful G-20 group of rich and developing nations meet this week to push ahead with reforms of the global economy. The continent's sovereign debt crisis has seemed like an echo of 2008...

SKorea votes to legalize chemical castration

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) South Korea's parliament voted Tuesday to legalize chemical castration as punishment for convicted child sex offenders after a series of violent assaults sparked outrage nationwide. The bill was first introduced in 2008 in response to a high-profile case in which a 58...

Official: Seoul not considering food aid to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) South Korea has no intention of resuming food aid to North Korea, an official said Monday, a day after the ruling party chief questioned whether the assistance should restart because of recent flooding in the impoverished North. For a decade, South Korea was a major donor...