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Hong Kong's chief executive to visit Seoul next week

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying plans to make a three-day visit to South Korea next week to discuss ways to promote bilateral cooperation in business, culture and other sectors, Seoul's foreign ministry said Friday.Leung, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Re...

Updated : 2014.11.21 13:39

Teargas fired inside Nigeria parliament before key vote

ABUJA (AFP) -- Nigerian security forces fired teargas on Thursday inside the parliament complex as opposition lawmakers, including the speaker of the lower house, arrived for a key vote on emergency rule in the northeast. The leader of the Senate, David Mark, later ordered the immediate cl...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:04

Pope demands just distribution of world's bounty

ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a U.N. conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that shouldn't be subject to market speculation and quests for profit."We ask for dignity, n...

Updated : 2014.11.20 20:28

WHO: Ebola transmission 'intense' in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP)  -- The World Health Organization says the transmission of Ebola remains ``intense'' and widespread in Sierra Leone, even as some improvements are being seen in the two other countries worst hit by the crisis.Nearly 200 new cases were confirmed in Sierra Leone'...

Updated : 2014.11.20 20:25

FMs may discuss Seoul-Beijing-Tokyo summit: official

Top diplomats from South Korea, China and Japan may discuss the arrangement of a trilateral summit if they hold a meeting within this year, a Seoul official said Thursday."If the foreign ministers' meeting is held by year-end, the issue of holding trilateral summit talks among South Korea,...

Updated : 2014.11.13 16:49

Development banks back G20 global infrastructure hub

The world's top development banks on Thursday threw their support behind G20 plans for a global infrastructure hub to spur growth and create jobs, saying it is key to helping tackle poverty.The Group of 20 of the world's biggest developed and emerging economies agreed in September to estab...

Updated : 2014.11.13 10:49

Protesters burn state congress over Mexico 'massacre'

Protesters fuming over the disappearance of 43 college students set fire to a southern Mexico state congress on Wednesday in another day of angry demonstrations over the presumed massacre.Some 500 masked students and radical teachers broke into the empty Guerrero state legislature, ignitin...

Updated : 2014.11.13 10:39

CSIS portrays Dokdo as disputed territory

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a U.S. think tank, has launched a website on maritime disputes in East Asia that portrays South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo as disputed territory.The portrayal runs directly counter to South Korea's long-held position that ...

Updated : 2014.11.13 09:40

Obama, Xi hold summit in Beijing

U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he has agreed with Chinese President Xi Jinping to "complete" the denuclearization of North Korea, saying the North's defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons will not succeed. "President Xi and I agreed to complete denuclearization of the (Korean...

Updated : 2014.11.12 10:00

Xi urges APEC leaders to take 'action' on China-backed trade era

Chinese President Xi Jinping called Tuesday for APEC leaders to take "action" to move forward with a China-backed free trade agreement, despite reported resistance from the United States, which is seeking another regionwide free trade deal. "We should jointly charter the course for future...

Updated : 2014.11.11 13:49

APEC leaders vow progress in regional free trade talks

Pacific Rim leaders vowed Tuesday to make progress in regional free trade negotiations aimed at lowering trade barriers to help sustain the fragile global economic recovery at their annual summit. Leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), including South Korean Pr...

Updated : 2014.11.11 11:09

APEC summit opens with focus on regional trade deals, global recovery

Pacific Rim leaders convened Monday for an annual meeting where efforts to seek regional free trade agreements and ways to sustain the fragile global economic recovery are expected to top the agenda.Leaders from the 21-member APEC are also expected to endorse an agreement proposed by host ...

Updated : 2014.11.10 09:56

[Graphic News] World’s fastest elevator to be in China

The world’s fastest elevator is to be installed in a skyscraper currently under construction in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.The elevator at the CTF Financial Center, to be completed in 201...

Updated : 2014.11.09 21:19

U.S. stresses its intel chief's N.K. visit is strictly humanitarian: official

The United States had given South Korea advance notice about its intel chief's visit to North Korea, emphasizing that the visit is strictly for humanitarian purposes and does not signal any policy changes toward Pyongyang, a Seoul official said Sunday.James Clapper, director of national in...

Updated : 2014.11.09 11:50

Seoul raps Japan over Dokdo facility remarks

South Korea on Thursday slammed a Japanese minister for his remarks on Seoul's decision not to set up a safety facility on its easternmost islets of Dokdo in the East Sea.Seoul has shelved its plan to set up a safety support center on the Dokdo islets, saying that the decision was made in ...

Updated : 2014.11.06 21:21