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Koreas to meet this week for joint dictionary project

The South Korean government has allowed the country's lexicographers to meet with their North Korean colleagues in China this week for a project to publish a joint dictionary of their language, officials here said Monday.A group of 32 South Korean lexicographers will hold a meeting with th...

Updated : 2014.07.28 14:34

S. Korea evokes national image of cutting-edge technology: survey

Foreigners consider South Korea as a country with cutting-edge technology, but only a small portion of them are aware of Korean pop culture, known as hallyu, a survey showed Friday.According to the survey, the respondents most frequently come up with technology after being asked to present...

Updated : 2014.07.25 15:58

Rebels to return MH17 black boxes to aviation group

A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says rebels have recovered the black boxes for the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and are willing to hand them over to international investigators.Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, said Sunday tha...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:42

Militants storm Malaysia resort, kill 1, snatch 1

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Masked gunmen stormed a coastal Malaysian resort, shot a policeman and kidnapped another then sped away in a boat toward the southern Philippines, where Muslim militants have carried out similar raids in the past, a security official said Sunday. The latest k...

Updated : 2014.07.13 22:11

Iraq prostitutes slain amid culture of fear and secrecy

BAGHDAD, (AFP) - Apartment blocks near a mosque and a kindergarten daubed with cartoon characters seem an unlikely place for the slaughter of 27 alleged prostitutes, but in Baghdad death is never far.Few people in the Iraqi capital's Zayouna district know any details of what happened in th...

Updated : 2014.07.13 22:00

German police megaphone used in anti-Israel rant

BERLIN (AP) -- German police say they allowed an anti-Israel protester to use a megaphone in a police car during a "Free Gaza" demonstration in Frankfurt and he shouted inciting slogans including "child murderer Israel" and "Allahu akbar."Frankfurt police spokeswoman Virginie Wegner said S...

Updated : 2014.07.13 21:53

Germany says probing second spy case after U.S. double agent

BERLIN (AFP) - German authorities said Wednesday they were investigating an alleged foreign spy, as reports said the suspect was the second within days believed to be working for U.S. intelligence."Federal police officers have since this morning searched the residential and office premises...

Updated : 2014.07.09 20:07

More than 1,200 Chinese evacuated from north Iraq

More than 1,200 Chinese workers who had been trapped in the embattled northern Iraqi city of Samarra have been evacuated to Baghdad, according to Chinese state media.The official Xinhua news agency says the Chinese arrived safely at a Baghdad hotel, with the Iraqi military providing securi...

Updated : 2014.06.28 14:09

U.S. lawmakers protest Japan's review of Kono Statement

A group of U.S. lawmakers on Friday protested Japan's review of a 1993 apology for its sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II, saying it is "unacceptable" for Tokyo to suggest it remains unconfirmed the victims were coerced.The 18 House of Representatives members, led by Re...

Updated : 2014.06.28 10:49

Lebanese ambassador to Seoul killed in car crash

(The Korea Herald file photo) The Lebanese Ambassador to South Korea died in a car accident in central Seoul on Thursday, police and fire officials said. A sedan carrying Jad Saeed E...

Updated : 2014.05.29 15:15

Marketplace bombing kills 31 in far western China

Armed policemen surround a knife-wielding `attacker` during a counter-terrorism drill in Xinjiang`s capital Urumqi, April 26, 2014. Assailants in two SUVs plowed through shoppers while setting off ex...

Updated : 2014.05.22 19:54

Kerry expresses sympathy for Koreans reeling from ferry tragedy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed sympathy Friday for the loss of scores of South Korean students in the sinking of a ferry last month."As a father and grandfather myself, I cannot begin to imagine the pain so many in the Republic of Korea are enduring," he said in a statement i...

Updated : 2014.05.03 11:20

Japan says comfort women issue not a diplomatic topic after Obama comments

 Japan warned the issue of its wartime system of sex slavery was not a "diplomatic" subject, after US President Barack Obama on Friday called it a "terrible" violation of human rights.Katsunobu Kato,...

Updated : 2014.04.26 13:50

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