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EU police report highlights ongoing IS threat to Europe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) _ The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist organization in Syria and Iraq, EU police agency Europol said in...

Updated : 2016.12.02 20:41

Indonesia blasphemy protest draws 200,000; ends peacefully

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) _ At least 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied peacefully in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest against its minority Christian governor, who is being prosecuted for alleged blasphemy.President Joko ``Jokowi'' Widodo, a political ally of th...

Updated : 2016.12.02 20:22

[Newsmaker] Trump picks retired Gen. Mattis for defense secretary: reports

US President-elect Donald Trump has decided to nominate retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis for defense secretary, and a formal announcement is expected by early next week, The Washington Post repo...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:02

China seems to drag feet in punishing those involved in Korean patrol boat sinking

China is apparently dragging its feet in punishing those involved in the sinking of a South Korean Coast Guard vessel which took place during a crackdown on illegal fishing, Seoul officials and observers said Tuesday.In early October, the 4.5-ton speed boat that was engaged in an operation...

Updated : 2016.11.22 13:21

Trump to hold 'private meeting' with Abe: transition team

US President-elect Donald Trump will hold a "private meeting" with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday evening, the transition team said."This evening, the president-elect will be meeting, it will be a private meeting, with Japanese Prime Minister Abe," said Jason Miller, commun...

Updated : 2016.11.18 11:03

Trump denies suggesting more countries develop nuclear weapons

US President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday he has never suggested more countries should acquire nuclear weapons, disavowing what has been one of the main sources of criticism of his foreign policy vi...

Updated : 2016.11.14 09:21

Korean-Americans behind Trump's election

Some Korean-Americans supported Donald Trump's surprise election as US president and are expected to be given roles in the incoming government.Most representative of them are Lisa Shin, an eye doctor living in New Mexico; Michelle Park Steel, vice chair of California's Orange County Board ...

Updated : 2016.11.11 10:57

Trump headed to surprise victory in US presidential election

Donald Trump is heading toward a surprise victory in Tuesday's US presidential election, winning one battleground state after another in what would be one of the biggest upsets in American election history.Trump has so far picked up 232 electoral votes against Hillary Clinton's 209.The bil...

Updated : 2016.11.09 14:11

US Embassy to hold 'election watch' event next week

The US Embassy in South Korea said Thursday that it will hold an event next week where its officials and experts along with local college students can enjoy a live broadcast of the presidential election and the ensuing vote count together. In time for the US presidential election slated fo...

Updated : 2016.11.03 14:02

Top US, Chinese diplomats hold talks in New York

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi in New York on Tuesday, the White House said, as the two countries have be...

Updated : 2016.11.02 11:51

Korean official named as member of IMF executive board

A South Korean official has been elected as a member of the executive board at the International Monetary Fund, the finance ministry here said Wednesday.The IMF appointed 24 directors who are elected by 189 member countries, including Choi Hee-nam, former deputy finance minister of South K...

Updated : 2016.10.26 15:43

Philippines to link police with foreign embassies to counter crimes against foreigners

The Philippines is seeking to set up a new contact point linking the country's police with foreign embassies inside the country in a bid to better protect foreign tourists and expatriates, a senior official at the Phillippine foreign affairs department said."Right now, we have a plan to se...

Updated : 2016.10.26 14:05

Korean couple missing in Philippines: foreign ministry

A South Korean married couple living in the Philippines have been missing for months, the foreign ministry here said Monday, adding that it is working in cooperation with local authorities to discover their whereabouts. The couple was last seen in April when they took a ship leaving from S...

Updated : 2016.10.24 10:39

US pressuring S. Korea, other allies to vote against ban on nuclear weapons: report

The United States is campaigning hard against a proposed UN General Assembly resolution banning nuclear weapons, pressuring treaty allies like South Korea, Japan and NATO members to vote against the resolution, a new report said.The resolution, led by Austria, Brazil, Mexico and South Afri...

Updated : 2016.10.24 09:41

Korea ranks 24th in UN procurement market: report

South Korea provided the United Nations with $192.85 million worth of goods and services in 2015, accounting for only around 1 percent of the global body's total procurement of the year, an official report showed Sunday.The figure marks an 8.9 percent increase from the volume of the UN's p...

Updated : 2016.10.23 15:31