Typhoon hits South Korea with 3 feet of rain and damaging winds

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The most powerful typhoon to hit South Korea in years slammed into the southern region Tuesday, dumping a meter (3 feet) of rain, destroying roads and downing power lines, leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity before weakening in the sea. Two people were killed and some of the … Read more

US, South Korea Open Biggest Drills in Years Amid North Threats

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and South Korea began their biggest combined military training in years Monday as they step up their defense posture against a growing nuclear threat from North Korea. The drills could provoke an angry response from North Korea, which has ramped up its weapons-testing activity at a record … Read more

In South Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan and China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After angering China over her trip to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with South Korean political leaders in Seoul on Thursday, but he avoided making direct public comments on cross-strait relations that could have further heightened regional tensions. Pelosi, the first House speaker to visit Taiwan in 25 … Read more