• Why N. Korea may have used VX to kill leader’s half brother

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Was it a poorly executed assassination or did North Korea want to showcase its stockpile of banned chemical weapons?

  • AP Analysis: Will China be North Korea’s Trump card?

    TOKYO (AP) — China’s announcement it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, and mutual, security problem: North Korea’s nukes. While China is Pyongyang’s biggest enabler, it is also the biggest outside agent of regime-challenging change — just not in the way Washington has wanted.

  • Wang, Liu win ice dancing gold medal at Asian Winter Games

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Skating to “New York, New York,” Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu held onto their lead from the short dance to win the gold medal in ice dancing on Friday at the Asian Winter Games.

  • South Korea’s Choi leads short program at Asian Winter Games

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Choi Da-bin won the women’s short program in figure skating at the Asian Winter Games on Thursday.

  • South Korea dominates short track speedskating in Sapporo

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — South Korea won three gold medals in short track speedskating on Wednesday at the Asian Winter Games.

  • Pirates’ Kang attends trial over drink driving charges

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang appeared in a South Korean court on Wednesday as judges heard arguments in a trial over charges that he fled the scene after slamming a car into a guardrail while driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

    LONDON (AP) — A new study predicts most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030.

  • China claims 2 gold in short track speed skating in Sapporo

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — China claimed two gold medals in short track speed skating at the Asian Winter Games on Tuesday.

  • Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom is Asia

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Lee Hee-beom, the head of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, expects the 2018 Olympics to usher in a new era for winter sports in Asia.

  • Death, diplomatic spat could cost North Korea a rare friend

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea doesn’t have many friends. There’s China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite have long gone in search of investors and shipping contracts. There are neighbors like Russia, and other nations isolated by politics and sanctions, like Syria and Cuba.