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Trump calls again for renegotiation of trade deals

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed to renegotiate trade deals as he clashed with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during their crucial first television debate."We have to renego...

Updated : 2016.09.27 10:49

US imposes first-ever sanctions on Chinese firm for assisting N. Korea with WMD programs

The United States on Monday blacklisted a Chinese firm, its owner and three other company officials, and announced criminal charges against them for assisting North Korea with its nuclear and missile ...

Updated : 2016.09.27 10:39

German city cancels setup of comfort women statue under Japanese pressure

The agreed setup of a girl statue, symbolizing victims of sex slavery for Japanese soldiers during World War II, in a German city has been virtually scuttled because of apparent strong obstruction and pressure by Japan, a civic organization leader said Wednesday. In a July letter sent to S...

Updated : 2016.09.21 16:37

Korea pledges to contribute $230 mln to global support for refugees

South Korea has promised to contribute $230 million for global efforts over the next three years to join global humanitarian support for refugees, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.The contribution plan was unveiled Tuesday (local time) by Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, who is in New Yor...

Updated : 2016.09.21 15:32

Trump denounces Korea-US FTA as 'disaster,' demands S. Korea pay all cost for troop presence

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump again denounced the free trade agreement between the United States and South Korea as a "job killing trade deal" and a "disaster," and said t...

Updated : 2016.09.16 11:03

Trump calls N. Korea 'potential catastrophe'

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said North Korea is a "potential catastrophe" and a "big problem" as he expressed concern about the communist nation's nuclear and missile programs.Tr...

Updated : 2016.09.08 09:51

Obama unlikely to adopt nuclear 'no first use' policy: NYT

US President Barack Obama is unlikely to forswear first use of nuclear weapons, the New York Times reported Tuesday, as the so-called nuclear "no first use" proposal sparked concerns among allies and ...

Updated : 2016.09.07 10:24

UN Security Council adopts statement condemning NK missile launches

The UN Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile tests as a "grave violation" of UN resolutions in an unusually swift move underlining the seriousness the international community attaches to the provocations.The council adopted the press statemen...

Updated : 2016.09.07 09:44

Korean-Americans favor Clinton

Korean-American voters in the US appear to strongly favor Hilary Clinton over Donald Trump for their next president, regardless of their political inclination, a recent survey by a US-based scholar re...

Updated : 2016.09.06 16:32

Opposition to THAAD shows China's belief neighbors must give priority to Chinese interests: US expert

China's opposition to South Korea's decision to host the US THAAD missile defense system shows Beijing believes neighboring countries must put China's national interests ahead of their own, a US expert said Wednesday.Mark Tokola, vice president of the Korea Economic Institute of America in...

Updated : 2016.09.01 10:46

Seoul to focus on inclusiveness, innovation in achieving UN development goals

South Korea will focus on seeking inclusive growth of fragile countries and innovative partnerships with the private sector as Seoul joins the international community's implementation of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, a vice foreign minister said Wednesday."The ratio of...

Updated : 2016.08.31 13:43

N. Korea's SLBM test necessitates urgent discussions during regional summit: Russel

North Korea's latest submarine missile test makes it urgent for US President Barack Obama and other East Asia leaders to discuss the threat when they hold an annual regional summit next week, the State Department's top Asia official said Tuesday.Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel m...

Updated : 2016.08.31 09:27

Ikea threatens to cut investments in Russia after losing court battle

MOSCOW, (AFP) -- Swedish flatpack giant IKEA on Tuesday warned it could reduce its investment in Russia after a court ordered it to pay more than $7.8 million in damages in a long-running legal dispute.IKEA said it had plans to invest more than 100 bllion rubles ($1.54  billion) in Russia...

Updated : 2016.08.30 23:09

UN health revises advice for 3 infections transmitted by sex

GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N health agency says three common infections transmitted by sex are increasingly resisting antibiotics, and is calling on doctors and patients to make sure the right drugs and doses are used.The World Health Organization on Tuesday updated its treatment guidelines for ...

Updated : 2016.08.30 23:00

Tensions mount as record numbers crowd French migrant camp

CALAIS, France (AP) -- Tempers are rising among migrants squeezed in record numbers into a shrinking slum camp in France's port city of Calais, where they spend hours in line waiting for food and showers.For the increasingly desperate and weary travelers in the camp known as "the jungle," ...

Updated : 2016.08.30 22:54