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S. Korea's nuclear armament could undermine U.S. influence in Asia: CRS report

Encouraging South Korea to develop nuclear weapons could undermine American influence in Asia, unravel the U.S. alliance system and spark a nuclear arms race in the region, a congressional report said in apparent criticism of Donald Trump's suggestion to do so."Presidential candidate Donal...

Updated : 2016.05.23 09:31

Clinton says Trump's foreign policy poses 'immediate dangers'

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday that her Republican rival Donald Trump's foreign policy views, including "heaping praise on a dangerous dictator in North Korea," pose "immediate dangers.""Look what he's done this past week, you know, attacking our closest...

Updated : 2016.05.23 09:30

Korean-American GOP members vow to play bridging role between Korea, Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is expected to refine his foreign policy now that he's clinched the nomination, a senior Korean-American Republican Party official said.Michelle Park Steel, vice chair of California's Orange County Board of Supervisors, made the remark, vowing...

Updated : 2016.05.22 09:59

Trump says he will continue to defend S. Korea, but wants Seoul to pay up

 U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday he will continue to defend South Korea, but wants the Asian ally to pay more for American defense support.   Speaking on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Trump also said that he's willing to hold talks with North Korean leader Kim J...

Updated : 2016.05.21 12:12

Asian former sex slaves adopt resolution denouncing Seoul-Tokyo deal

Asian victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery denounced the agreement reached by Seoul and Tokyo last year by claiming their views were not properly considered.Wrapping up the 14th Asian Solidarity Conference for the Issue of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, the surviving victims adopte...

Updated : 2016.05.20 15:02

Obama to take 'brief tour' of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama's planned visit to the Japanese city of Hiroshima will include laying a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and a "brief tour" of the memorial grounds, a senior White House official said Thursday."We anticipate that he will be able to visit the Hiroshima...

Updated : 2016.05.20 09:47

Clinton says Trump's statement on N.K. shows he's not qualified to be president

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday accused her Republican rival Donald Trump of "praising" North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying it is one of a series of statements that show the real-estate tycoon is not qualified to be president.Clinton made the remark i...

Updated : 2016.05.20 09:38

House lawmaker calls Trump's willingness to meet with N.K. leader 'ludicrous'

A U.S. House Republican lawmaker blasted Donald Trump's willingness to hold talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying such a meeting will only bolster the stature of a dictator seeking to "nuke the United States.""You don't meet with a dictator like Kim Jong-un. All you do is, you...

Updated : 2016.05.20 09:33

China urges Japan not to repeat militarism with Obama's Hiroshima visit

Japan must reassure the world that it will not repeat the past by walking down the path of militarism when U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Japanese city of Hiroshima late next week, China's foreign ministry said Thursday. On May 27, Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president...

Updated : 2016.05.19 20:01

U.N. chief: 'Don't vote for politicians' denying climate change

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Wednesday for rejecting politicians who are unconcerned about climate change and make racist remarks, in what could be a swipe at U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump."We are appalled by war crimes in Syria and elsewhere. We are outr...

Updated : 2016.05.19 09:45

U.S. lawmakers call for awarding Medal of Freedom to late Korean-American war hero

A group of U.S. House lawmakers called Tuesday for President Barack Obama to award this year's Presidential Medal of Freedom to late Korean-American war hero Kim Young-oak.Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Mark Takano (D-CA) made the appeal during a joi...

Updated : 2016.05.18 09:13

Trump willing to hold talks with N. Korean leader: report

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Tuesday he is willing to hold talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to a Reuters report."I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him," Trump was quoted as saying of the North's leader in an interview...

Updated : 2016.05.18 09:12

G7 leaders to discuss N. Korea at next week's summit: White House

North Korea will be a topic when President Barack Obama and other leaders of the Group of Seven countries hold a summit in Japan next week, the White House said Tuesday."I'm confident that this is an issue that will be discussed at the G-7 meeting in Japan. Obviously the world is concerned...

Updated : 2016.05.18 09:11

Republican lawmaker calls for Trump to refine Asian policy

A U.S. Republican House lawmaker has called for the party's presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, to refine his Asia policy, especially his approaches to issues involving North and South Korea.Rep. Peter King (R-NY) made the remark, speaking about Trump's plan to use Chinese pres...

Updated : 2016.05.17 11:02

China urges restraint as S. Korea, U.S., Japan plan joint anti-missile drills

China called for calm and restraint on Monday, responding to planned joint drills by South Korea, the United States and Japan aimed at tracking North Korean missiles.The planned drills, set for late next month, will be held on the sidelines of the biennial Rim of the Pacific Exercise, or R...

Updated : 2016.05.16 17:30