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Korea expresses deep condolences to quake-stricken Italy

South Korea on Thursday expressed "deep condolences" for the victims and their families affected by a deadly quake that recently hit central Italy.In a spokesman's statement, the country's foreign ministry also hoped that they can move past the sorrow and shock of the natural disaster as s...

Updated : 2016.08.25 13:31

Majority of Koreans support THAAD, worry about impact on ties with China: survey

A majority of South Koreans are in favor of the government's recent decision to place a US missile defense system on its soil, saying it is necessary to counter North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threats, a survey showed Tuesday.In July, South Korea and the United States unveiled a ...

Updated : 2016.08.23 11:11

China, Myanmar vow closer ties after Suu Kyi visits Beijing

BEIJING (AP) -- China and Myanmar have pledged to forge closer ties as "blood brothers'' following Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Beijing, her first diplomatic trip since taking power in March.The neighboring countries said in a joint statement they would strengthen trade and c...

Updated : 2016.08.20 14:49

Trump seeks reboot for flagging White House bid

NEW YORK (AFP) -- Donald Trump sought to reboot his  flagging presidential bid Friday, dismissing his tainted campaign chairman and seeking to broaden his shrinking support base by appealing to black voters and  visiting flood-ravaged Louisiana.The resignation of the seasoned Republican ...

Updated : 2016.08.20 14:44

City that never sleeps: London opens first night tube

LONDON, (AFP) -- Midnight at bustling Oxford Circus Underground station in the heart of London, a band is playing and weekend revelry is only just beginning for some residents of the Big Smoke.Excited Londoners and tourists jostle to be among the first to take the Night Tube -- a new servi...

Updated : 2016.08.20 12:45

Facebook aims for video-loving teenagers with new app

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) -- Facebook on Friday took direct aim at video-loving adolescents, and Snapchat, with the release of a new iPhone app that allows teens to watch clips about the lives of their classmates.The app, called Lifestage, was released with no fanfare, and is available for anyon...

Updated : 2016.08.20 12:16

Obama to visit China amid tensions over THAAD, South China Sea

US President Barack Obama will visit China early next month for a summit of the Group of 20 countries and bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said Thursday.The trip, set to begin on Sept. 2, comes as the US and China are at odds over maritime disputes in the ...

Updated : 2016.08.19 09:22

Northeast Asian local gov'ts agree to resume ferry route to northeast China

The regional governments of South Korea's Gangwon Province, China's Jilin Province and Russia's Maritime Province in Northeast Asia agreed Wednesday to cooperate in resuming a maritime route involving the three regions, the Gangwon provincial government said.Gangwon Gov. Choi Moon-soon, Ji...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:52

Korea to set up solar schools in 3 African countries next year

South Korea plans to set up solar schools, equipped with solar panels to power learning equipment based on information and communications technologies, in Zambia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe next year, the ...

Updated : 2016.08.17 09:51

New top Japanese envoy to arrive in Seoul next week: sources

The new Japanese Ambassador to South Korea, Yasumasa Nagamine, is expected to arrive in Seoul next week, multiple sources knowledgeable about Seoul-Tokyo relations said Wednesday.Nagamine, 62, will ta...

Updated : 2016.08.17 09:47

Republican experts on Asia to issue statement opposing Trump

Republican-affiliated U.S. experts on Asia plan to issue a joint letter expressing serious concern about Donald Trump's foreign policy, one of the experts said Monday.The letter will be the latest in a series of statements that former Republican administration officials and national securi...

Updated : 2016.08.16 09:59

Korea pushes to build 'smart city' in Cambodia

South Korea will push to build a highly efficient and eco-friendly city in Cambodia using its latest information technology, and support the Southeast Asian nation's public housing program, the government said Monday. South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, and i...

Updated : 2016.08.15 15:28

Trump accuses Obama of being the 'founder of ISIS'

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Donald Trump is now accusing President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State group that is wreaking havoc from the Middle East to European cities."In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama,'' Trump said Wednesday during a raucous campaign rally outsi...

Updated : 2016.08.11 21:54

Arianna Huffington is leaving The Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Huffington Post is going to be without a Huffington. Arianna Huffington says she is stepping down as editor-in-chief to focus on a new health startup. She founded The Huffington Post in 2005, and it grew to become one of the biggest online media players. It is current...

Updated : 2016.08.11 21:47

'Sexual' British children's book seized from Uganda school

KAMPALA (AFP) -- Ugandan officials raided a prestigious private school on Thursday to seize copies of British children's author Jacqueline Wilson's "Love Lessons" on the orders of a minister who has led several crackdowns on "obscene" conduct.Minister for ethics and integrity Simon Lokodo ...

Updated : 2016.08.11 21:41