• U.S. President Barack Obama, left, talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the Ujibashi bridge as they visit the Ise Jingu shrine in Ise, Mie prefecture, Japan Thursday, May 26, 2016 , ahead of the first session of the G-7 summit meetings. When Obama and Abe make a historic visit to Hiroshima - the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the site of the first atomic bomb attack - their words advocating nuclear disarmament will clash with real-world security necessities. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP)

    Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality

    TOBA, Japan (AP) — There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there’s the messy reality.

  • In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 photo, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors head coach Choi Kang-hee, right, speaks about a bribery scandal involving one of the club's scouts during a press conference at World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, South Korea. An official from K-League said Wednesday, May 25 that two former soccer referees, who allegedly received 5 million won ($4,200) from a Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors scout over five matches between March and October 2013, were permanently expelled from the league in December after the investigation began. (Choi Young-soo/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT

    Ex-South Korean soccer referees indicted over payments

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have indicted two former soccer referees over allegations that they received money from a club official — also formally charged — in return for favorable decisions in five K-League matches in 2013.

  • In this March 31, 2016, file photo, South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as U.S. President Barack Obama watches after their meeting at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo’s decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it’s the American president who could end up losing. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Obama’s Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo’s decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it’s the American president who could end up losing.

  • In this Feb. 18, 2016 file photo, North Korean performers entertain customers at the Okryugwan restaurant in Beijing, China. An unspecified number of North Koreans working at an unidentified Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The announcement by Seoul's Unification Ministry came after South Korean media reported that two or three female employees at an unspecified North Korean-run restaurant in China fled and went to an unidentified Southeast Asian country earlier this month. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan. File)

    South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday.

  • In this Feb. 18, 2016 file photo, North Korean performers entertain customers at the Okryugwan restaurant in Beijing, China. An unspecified number of North Koreans working at an unidentified Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The announcement by Seoul's Unification Ministry came after South Korean media reported that two or three female employees at an unspecified North Korean-run restaurant in China fled and went to an unidentified Southeast Asian country earlier this month. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan. File)

    Seoul: Overseas N. Korean restaurant workers flee

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday.

  • So Yeon Ryu, of South Korea, watches her tee shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the Kingsmill Championship golf tournament at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., Friday, May 20, 2016. Ryu finished with a 7-under-par 64, leaving her at 7-under after two rounds. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    So Yeon Ryu shoots 64 to take Kingsmill Championship lead

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu had six birdies in an eight-hole stretch and shot a 7-under 64 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship.

  • Lee Hee-beom, new chief organizer for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 20, 2016. Lee said preparations are on track with less than two years to go despite lingering concerns over venue constructions and sponsorships.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Lee says preparations on track for Pyeongchang 2018

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are on track with less than two years to go, despite lingering concerns over venue constructions and sponsorships, the new chief organizer said Friday.