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Korea to deliver 48 K9 self-propelled howitzers to Finland

South Korea will deliver 48 of its K9 self-propelled howitzers to Finland, the country's defense procurement agency said Tuesday.The Finnish government has recently approved the purchase of the 155mm ...

Updated : 2017.02.21 16:06

China delaying customs clearance of textbooks to set back classes at S. Korean schools

Chinese authorities have delayed the customs clearance of textbooks to be used at South Korean schools in China, pushing back the schools' classes for the new academic semester, sources with knowledge...

Updated : 2017.02.21 15:51

[Newsmaker] Trump names new national security adviser

US President Donald Trump named Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his new national security adviser Monday, a week after sacking Mike Flynn accused of having inappropriate contact with Russia's ambass...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:00

Trump calls NK 'really really important' subject, pledges to take care of it

US President Donald Trump said Thursday he will take care of the problem of North Korea, calling the communist nation one of "really really important subjects."Trump made the remark during a news conf...

Updated : 2017.02.17 10:02

Australian foreign minister to visit S. Korea to discuss cooperation

Australia's top diplomat will visit South Korea later this week to discuss regional security issues and bilateral economic cooperation, its embassy said Thursday.Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will sta...

Updated : 2017.02.16 15:48

Malaysian police detain another suspect in death of NK leader's brother: reports

Malaysian police on Thursday arrested another female suspect in connection with the latest killing of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a Malaysian news report said. Police detained...

Updated : 2017.02.16 12:31

Mattis urges NATO allies to meet burden-sharing obligations

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday called emphatically for NATO members to meet their defense spending obligations, warning that the US could "moderate its commitment to this alliance" unles...

Updated : 2017.02.16 09:31

State Department 'aware' of death of NK leader's brother

The US State Department said Tuesday it is aware of reports that the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been killed in Malaysia, but declined any further comment."We are aware of repo...

Updated : 2017.02.15 09:24

Korea to dispatch more police officers to Philippines

South Korea's police said Tuesday they will send more officers to the Philippines to cope with increasing crimes against Korean nationals in the Southeast Asian country.Deputy Commissioner General Kim...

Updated : 2017.02.14 17:32

Japan's revised textbook guideline renews claim to Dokdo

Japan renewed its claim to South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo in a revised guideline for school textbooks unveiled on Tuesday. The textbook guideline, posted on Tokyo's e-government website for...

Updated : 2017.02.14 17:06

TPP withdrawal could weaken US status in Asia-Pacific: think tank

The United States' recent withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement is expected to weaken its economic and strategic status in the Asia-Pacific region, a state-run think tank ...

Updated : 2017.02.13 17:49

S. Korean tourists in Paris robbed amid suburb unrest

A group of South Korean tourists in Paris were robbed of their train tickets and one passport in what appeared to be a case linked to the recent unrest over alleged police brutality, officials said Sunday.Some 40 Korean tourists were on a bus to their hotel around 9 p.m. Saturday (local ti...

Updated : 2017.02.12 19:18

Le Pen rallies supporters for French presidential launch

LYON (AFP) -- French far-right leader Marine Le Pen gave a major speech Sunday to formally launch her presidential bid with a programme featuring many of the themes that propelled Donald Trump to the...

Updated : 2017.02.05 21:12

Court denies Trump request to immediately restore travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A federal appeals court denied early Sunday the Justice Department's request for an immediate reinstatement of President Donald Trump's ban on accepting certain travelers and all ref...

Updated : 2017.02.05 21:05

Rights group says Philippine killings are extrajudicial

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Most of the thousands of killings of poor suspects under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug crackdown appear to be extrajudicial executions and may constitut...

Updated : 2017.02.01 20:59