• North Korea sends close aide of Kim Jong Un to Rio

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday sent a high-level delegation led by a top aide to leader Kim Jong Un to Rio de Janeiro for the upcoming Olympics, state media said.

  • FILE In this June 18, 2016, file photo, Yue "Jennifer" Wu serves the ball during an exhibition match in Dunellen, N.J. Wu is the first player to make the U.S. Olympic table tennis team by winning the Pan American Games. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

    Chinese table tennis domination leads to exodus of talent

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top female table tennis player, China-born Jeon Ji-hee, has an easy explanation for why she had to leave her homeland to compete in the game she loves.

  • Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at North Korea's Foreign Ministry, talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Han said that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jung Un on its list of sanctioned individuals and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

    5 points from AP interview with N. Korean diplomat

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Here are five points on tensions between North Korea and the U.S. from Pyongyang’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs, interviewed by The Associated Press on Thursday:

  • In this Jan. 22, 2016, photo, South Korean International Olympic Committee member Moon Dae-sung leaves the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. Moon has been suspended as a member of the IOC over allegations that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis. (Jeon Shin/Newsis via AP)

    IOC suspends South Korea’s Moon over plagiarism allegations

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Moon Dae-sung has been suspended as a member of the International Olympic Committee over allegations that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis.

  • North Korean soldiers keep a watch toward the south as it rains during a ceremony marking the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Korean War cease-fire armistice agreement at the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

    Lapel pins with images of ex-NKorean ruler found in South

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police found about 200 lapel pins bearing the image of late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il strewn near the country’s main international airport on Thursday, police officers said.

  • N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press Thursday that Washington “crossed the red line” and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month.

  • Seoul: North Korea floats propaganda leaflets via river

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday accused rival North Korea of floating propaganda leaflets via a river in the first such incident.

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, Yoo Chang-sik, a left-handed pitcher for Kia Tigers, throws against the NC Dinos during a baseball game in the Korea Baseball Organization in Gwangju, South Korea. South Korean police say they're investigating the baseball player who confessed to his team about match-fixing, when he was playing for Hanwha Eagles. The investigation of Yoo Chang-sik, a left-handed pitcher for Kia Tigers, came four days after prosecutors indicted two other players on match-fixing allegations. Police on Monday, July 25 said they'll likely request prosecutors to indict Yoo. (Ryu Hyung-keun/Newsis via AP) KOREA OUT

    South Korea baseballer gets police probe for match-fixing

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police say they’re investigating a baseball player who confessed to his team about match-fixing.

  • South Korea baseballer gets police probe for match-fixing

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police say they’re investigating a baseball player who confessed to his team about match-fixing.

  • Stacy Lewis, right, high-fives her caddie after winning over Japan's Mika Miyazato at the 16th hole Sunday, July 24, 2016, during the final round of the LPGA's UL International Crown golf tournament in Gurnee, Ill. (Morgan Timms/Daily Herald via AP)

    South Korea, Japan advance in UL International Crown

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Cristie Kerr brought the wine for the final team dinner of deep dish pizza. She sent text messages to her teammates to try to keep them loose.