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Korea joins international fleet review in China

South Korea will send two warships to an international fleet review in China, an official at the South Korean Embassy in Beijing said Monday. About 30 warships from 10 nations, including China, Australia, India and Pakistan, will join the fleet review to be held in China's eastern port cit...

Updated : 2014.04.14 22:02

Gunmen take over police station in east Ukraine: minister

KIEV,  (AFP) -- Gunmen have taken over a police station in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Kremlin militants are already holding state buildings in several cities, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Saturday."Armed men in camouflage fatigues have taken the police station in Slavyansk," Avakov...

Updated : 2014.04.12 17:06

MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call: report

KUALA LUMPUR, (AFP) - The co-pilot of missing Malaysian airliner MH370 attempted to make a mid-flight call from his mobile phone just before the plane vanished from radar screens, a report said Saturday citing unnamed investigators.The call ended abruptly possibly "because the aircraft was...

Updated : 2014.04.12 16:37

Japan minister visits controversial war shrine: reports

TOKYO (AFP) -- A Japanese cabinet minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, in a move likely to cause anger in China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.Yoshitaka Shindo, minister for internal affairs and communications, paid homage ...

Updated : 2014.04.12 15:37

Kate goes fact-finding on hospice care in New Zealand

HAMILTON, New Zealand, (AFP) - The Duchess of Cambridge carried out her first solo engagement Saturday on her New Zealand tour for a fact-finding visit to a children's hospice where she told the curious youngsters that even royals have to eat all their vegetables.The Duchess of Cambridge c...

Updated : 2014.04.12 15:30

Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US

NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama said the Republican Party is threatening voting rights in America more than at any point since the passage of a historic 1965 law expanding rights at the ballot box to millions of black Americans and other minorities.Obama's critique of Republicans o...

Updated : 2014.04.12 14:14

Australia PM warns of lengthy search for MH370

SYDNEY, (AFP) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will likely continue for "a long time", Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned Saturday, a day after voicing confidence that signals from the black box had been detected.The Australian-led search for the Boeing 777...

Updated : 2014.04.12 13:32

Cathay Pacific jet stranded for 16 hours in China

 BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities say a Cathay Pacific flight from New York to Hong Kong was stranded for more than 16 hours in a Chinese city because of bad weather and limits on the crew's work hours.Flight 831 was diverted to the southern city of Zhuhai on the night of March 30 beca...

Updated : 2014.04.12 13:26

Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run President Barack Obama's much maligned health care overhaul, would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health...

Updated : 2014.04.12 13:23

2 reporters who probed NSA surveillance back in US

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two reporters central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since the story broke and used the occasion to praise their exiled source: Edward Snowden.Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras of The ...

Updated : 2014.04.12 12:08

President Obama attends 'A Raisin in the Sun'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun" are hard to come by, but one man managed it -- President Barack Obama.The president and the first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened...

Updated : 2014.04.12 12:05

Woman gets life in prison in stiletto heel slaying

HOUSTON (AP) -- A woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head.Ana Trujillo was convicted of murder Tuesday by the same jury for killing 59-year-old Alf Stefan Anderss...

Updated : 2014.04.12 11:54

Park, Merkel to discuss strengthening ties on unification

President Park Geun-hye and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are expected to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation on the unification process of the two Koreas in the future during a summit to be held...

Updated : 2014.03.26 17:14

Park calls for ending N.K nuclear program

South Korean President Park Geun-hye appealed to global leaders Monday that ending North Korea's nuclear program should be the first step toward an ambitious vision to make the world safer without nuc...

Updated : 2014.03.25 00:52

Park discusses economic cooperation with Dutch P.M.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye met bilaterally with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday and discussed ways to expand economic cooperation and exchanges between the two countries, her office said.The meeting took place in The Hague on the sidelines of a global leaders' summit on...

Updated : 2014.03.24 20:40