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[NEWSMAKER] Tense protests against Trump in California

BURLINGAME (AFP) -- Hundreds of demonstrators jostled with police in riot gear outside a California hotel where Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump gave a speech, forcing the candidate to...

Updated : 2016.04.30 17:19

Colombia's illegal mining linked to malaria outbreak

BOGOTA, (AFP)  -- Colombia's widespread illegal mining is blamed for causing environmental damage and holding workers in slave-like conditions -- and now is also being blamed for a malaria outbreak.Critics point to stagnant water buildups at the clandestine sites and poor sanitary conditi...

Updated : 2016.04.30 16:43

Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A judge on Friday sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.Judge Maria Berkenkotter said the harshest sentences for the most s...

Updated : 2016.04.30 14:42

Russia, China urge N. Korea to cease provocations

The foreign ministers of Russia and China on Friday called for North Korea to abstain from any new provocations, amid signs that the North may carry out a fresh nuclear test. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a press conference after holding talks with his Chinese counterpart, Wa...

Updated : 2016.04.29 15:12

Ex-U.S. diplomat says Korea-Japan deal on ‘comfort women’ reached out of ‘self-interest’

South Korea and Japan reached the landmark agreement on the "comfort women" issue of wartime sexual slavery out of their own "self-interest" amid a need for cooperation to cope with North Korean threats, former U.S. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said.Sherman made the case in a rec...

Updated : 2016.04.28 09:46

San Francisco's Education Board expresses support for teaching students about 'comfort women'

San Francisco's Board of Education has adopted a resolution supporting California's new school curriculum guidelines calling for teaching students about Japan's wartime sexual slavery.The board passed the resolution after holding a special meeting on Tuesday night.The California Department...

Updated : 2016.04.28 09:40

Korea Foundation to hold special lecture on Korean studies in Kazakhstan

The Korean Foundation said Tuesday it will host a special lecture series on Korean studies in Kazakhstan to promote understanding and fuel local interest in South Korea.The four-day lectures will run from Tuesday through Friday as part of Seoul's diplomatic efforts to promote one of its ma...

Updated : 2016.04.26 15:59

Scholar says world should step up pressure on provocative N.K.

The international community has to look for ways to increase pressure on North Korea should the communist state continue its provocative behavior, a prominent U.S. scholar said Tuesday, noting the current sanctions on the North can be "effective." During an interview with reporters in Seo...

Updated : 2016.04.26 15:37

Think tank chief urges Obama to clarify Japan‘s war responsibility during visit to Hiroshima

A chief of a state foreign policy think tank said Tuesday that it is important for U.S. President Barack Obama to clarify Japan's responsibility for World War II should he visit the atom-bombed city of Hiroshima next month.Shin Dong-ik, the head of the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Nati...

Updated : 2016.04.26 13:16

Maryland high school includes Korean in foreign language curriculum

A high school in the U.S. state of Maryland has decided to adopt the Korean language as part of its official foreign language curriculum, sources said Monday.Eleanor Roosevelt High School, just outside of Washington, plans to teach Korean from the school year starting in August, the source...

Updated : 2016.04.26 09:57

Jeju to erect statues of its two symbols in Paraguayan capital

The Jeju provincial government said Monday it will erect two stone statues symbolic of South Korea's resort island of Jeju this week in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion as part of its efforts to promote the island and friendly ties with the Latin American country.Delegations from the isl...

Updated : 2016.04.25 13:22

S. Korea, Japan, China to hold talks on arctic affairs Thursday

South Korea, Japan and China will hold their first high-level talks on arctic affairs in Seoul this week, the Foreign Ministry said Monday, in a move to open a new frontier of cooperation among the three neighbors long mired in territorial and historical feuds.The first arctic cooperation ...

Updated : 2016.04.25 13:16

McDonald's US sales rise for third straight quarter

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sales rose 5.4 percent at established U.S. McDonald's restaurants in the first quarter, marking the third straight increase as the world's biggest burger chain fights to stage a comeback.The Oak Brook, Illinois, company attributed strong sales to the introduction of its al...

Updated : 2016.04.22 21:49

Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung sends supportive letter to earthquake-struck Japan and Ecuador

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, archbishop of Seoul, sent a letter of condolences to Japan and Ecuador that have recently hit by a strong earthquake, the Seoul Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church said on Monday.In the letter, Cardinal Yeom said "we are deeply saddened by the news that ...

Updated : 2016.04.18 17:27

Chinese people cancel planned travels to Japan's quake-hit areas

A growing number of Chinese people are canceling their planned travels to Japan's earthquake-hit areas, as China's tour industry and the Hong Kong government have issued a travel warning for Kumamoto Prefecture, which was hit by deadly earthquakes last week, China's media reported Sunday.A...

Updated : 2016.04.17 16:07