• Tokyo leads Asia stock markets lower ahead of US jobs report

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower Friday with Tokyo’s index down more than 2 percent as caution prevailed before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption of trading on Chinese stock markets next week.

  • South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon pauses to answer questions during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Chung accused the Asian Football Confederation of breaking rules by lobbying for rival candidate Michel Platini in the upcoming FIFA presidential election. Chung said that the AFC has been sending letters to officials of member federations urging them to vote for the Frenchman on Feb. 26. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Chung says AFC broke election rules ahead of FIFA vote

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-joon has accused the Asian Football Confederation of breaking FIFA election and ethics rules by lobbying for rival candidate Michel Platini in the presidential contest.

  • N. Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff eases

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control.