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S. Korea, U.S. begin Korean War remains excavation

South Korea and the United States launched a project Wednesday to dig up the remains of their soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War.The allies kicked off the joint excavation for a three-day schedule in mountainous areas in the southern city of Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, ...

Updated : 2015.05.06 15:55

S. Korea against Japan's UNESCO drive for slave labor sites

South Korea will continue efforts to thwart Japan's bid for the UNESCO listing of several wartime industrial facilities, where tens of thousands of Korean slave laborers toiled, officials here said Wednesday.A group of experts to review applications for world heritage sites has reportedly ...

Updated : 2015.05.06 13:46

Int'l historians urge Japan to apologize for wartime sex slaves

A group of 187 internationally renowned history scholars urged Japan Tuesday to acknowledge and apologize for its wartime sex slavery, saying "denying or trivializing" it is "unacceptable."The joint appeal came a week after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe failed to offer a clear apology...

Updated : 2015.05.06 10:34

Park says Abe under fire in U.S. for lack of history apology

President Park Geun-hye said Monday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been under fire in the United States for his failure to properly apologize for Japan's wartime sex slavery.South Korea and Japan have long been at odds over their shared history, including the Japanese military...

Updated : 2015.05.04 13:36

S. Korea could be tempted to go nuclear: U.S. scientist

A U.S. scientist says South Korea could be tempted to develop its own nuclear weapons to cope with a nuclear-armed North Korea or if Japan decides to go nuclear.Charles Ferguson, president of the Federation of American Scientists, made the claim in a report, saying external geopolitical an...

Updated : 2015.05.04 09:55

S. Korea agrees with China, Japan on monetary policies

South Korea Sunday agreed with China and Japan that they will cooperate closely to minimize the adverse effects of their governments' expansionary monetary policies.The monetary policy of each government should be decided in a prudent manner and shared by the governments in a transparent m...

Updated : 2015.05.03 17:21

Canada eyes more nuclear cooperation with S.Korea: minister

Canada wants to step up cooperation with South Korea in the nuclear energy industry as a bilateral free trade deal and Seoul's revised nuclear agreement with the United States provide more room for advanced projects, a senior Canadian official said Sunday. Reza Moridi, head of Ontario's Mi...

Updated : 2015.05.03 09:46

Seoul's entry to AIIB not to impact Korea-U.S. ties: U.S. envoy

South Korea's participation in a China-led regional bank will not affect the strong alliance between Seoul and Washington, the top U.S. envoy here said Thursday.  South Korea joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member with 56 other economies. The regional bank i...

Updated : 2015.04.30 15:39

N. Korean army deserters kill 3 Chinese citizens: report

Three North Koreans believed to be army deserters killed three Chinese citizens in the border city of Helong last week, a Chinese media reported Wednesday.  The Beijing News, citing a statement issued by a verified Weibo account of the propaganda department of Helong, said a manhunt has ...

Updated : 2015.04.29 12:02

S. Korea to send 30 more rescue workers to Nepal

South Korea said Wednesday it will dispatch 30 more rescue workers and medics to Nepal later this week, with the death toll of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake there having exceeded 5,000.  The first group of 10 members from the Korea Disaster Response Team arrived in Nepal Tuesday and immedia...

Updated : 2015.04.29 10:50

Abe refuses again to apologize for wartime sexual slavery

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe refused again Tuesday to apologize for the country's wartime sexual enslavement of women, continuing a play with words to circumvent calls for an unequivocal apology...

Updated : 2015.04.29 09:32

Pakistan hangs 100th convict, Amnesty slams 'shameful milestone'

ISLAMABAD, April 28, 2015 (AFP) -- Pakistan on Tuesday carried out its 100th execution since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty last December, in what rights group Amnesty International described as a "shameful milestone".Hangings resumed after the country's bloodiest-ever militant ...

Updated : 2015.04.28 21:11

Eight Iraqis shot dead, dumped in Baghdad: officials

BAGHDAD, (AFP) -- Eight Iraqis were shot dead and dumped in Baghdad, officials said Tuesday, in what could be the second series of killings in recent days targeting men who fled Anbar province.An interior ministry official and a tribal leader said the men, who were found in the capital's J...

Updated : 2015.04.28 20:58

Man arrested in Bosnia over links to gunman in police attack

KUCIC KULA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Bosnian police on Tuesday arrested a man with suspected links to a gunman who stormed into a police station in the country's Bosnian Serb region shouting "Allahu akbar," killing one policeman and wounding two others before he died in the shootout.New ...

Updated : 2015.04.28 20:51

Afghan official: At least 52 dead in landslide in northeast

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A massive landslide in a remote province in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least 52 people Tuesday, a provincial official said. The stricken area in Badakhshan province is cut off from the rest of the country, covered in snow and is only accessible from the a...

Updated : 2015.04.28 20:36