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Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.The ministry said in a statement that Russia is claiming 1.2 million square kilometers (over 463,000 square miles) of Artic sea shelf extending more than ...

Updated : 2015.08.04 22:23

China envoy touts traditional ties with N. Korea

Chinese Ambassador to North Korea Li Jinjun has paid tribute to the Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, touting traditional ties with wayward ally North Korea, according to China's state-run media Saturday.    Li made the remarks as he visited a cemetery of the Chinese...

Updated : 2015.08.01 13:25

U.S. soldiers making maps of underground military facilities in N. Korea

U.S. soldiers stationed in South Korea have been making sophisticated maps of underground military facilities in North Korea to better deal with threats posed by the North, a military journal showed Saturday.   U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has been also running an education program for senio...

Updated : 2015.08.01 13:19

Eurasia Express train ends journey in Berlin

An inter-continental express train meant to promote peace and unity across Eurasia arrived in Berlin Thursday, the final destination of its 14,400-kilometer journey.On board were 206 participants sele...

Updated : 2015.07.31 13:07

U.N. chief vows to help improve inter-Korean relations

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that he is willing to play any role in improving strained inter-Korean relations.Ban made the remark during a meeting with Rep. Kim Moo-sung, chairman ...

Updated : 2015.07.31 10:16

China, Russia to conduct joint military drills in East Sea

China and Russia will launch joint military drills next month in the East Sea, the water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, China's defense ministry said Friday. The joint drills, set for Aug. 20-28, come as China and Russia have deepened their cooperation in the military and security...

Updated : 2015.07.31 09:55

Regional powers to meet over N. Korea's nuclear program

Deputy nuclear envoys from South Korea, the U.S. and Japan were to meet in Tokyo Friday to coordinate their next steps in getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.The trilateral meeting comes after a series of bilateral meetings between the member nations of the six-party...

Updated : 2015.07.31 09:51

U.S. says sexual slavery victims were trafficked by Japan's military

The United States said Thursday victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery were trafficked by the country's military in a rebuttal of a Japanese ruling party committee's claim that they were never coerced.The State Department issued the comment, calling the atrocity "a terrible, egregious v...

Updated : 2015.07.31 09:04

S. Korea, Poland to work for peace on Korean Peninsula

South Korea and Poland will work together to establish peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean Peninsula, their foreign ministers agreed during a meeting in Warsaw, according to the Foreign Min...

Updated : 2015.07.30 10:39

U.S. should persuade Abe to address tensions with S. Korea through war-anniversary statement: expert

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming war-anniversary statement is so important for the future of relations between Seoul and Tokyo that the U.S. should make greater efforts to get Abe to address historical tensions through the statement, a U.S. expert said.Abe plans to issue the s...

Updated : 2015.07.30 08:46

Senate resolution calls for approval of Korea-U.S. civil nuclear accord

A U.S. senator has introduced a resolution calling for approval of the civil nuclear energy cooperation agreement with South Korea, a move that reflects the positive view Congress has about the deal.Sen. Benjamin Cardin brought the resolution (S.J.Res.20) to the Foreign Relations Committee...

Updated : 2015.07.30 08:44

Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen traced to N. Korea: official

Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels in recent months came from North Korea, a South Korean intelligence official said Wednesday.Saudi Arabia has shot down about 40 percent of some 20 Scud missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels, said the official, who is familiar with th...

Updated : 2015.07.29 15:47

Park calls Mongolia's transition to democracy good role model

President Park Geun-hye said Wednesday that Mongolia's successful transition to democracy is a good role model for the international community.Mongolia's case "could help contribute to spreading democracy and establishing peace in Northeast Asia," Park said in a video message at a ceremony...

Updated : 2015.07.29 11:40

China touts its intervention in Korean War as Kim Jong-un pays tribute

China has touted its intervention in the 1950-53 Korean War as an "indelible mark on history" of its friendship with North Korea after the North's leader Kim Jong-un paid tribute to the Chinese soldiers killed during the war. The Korean War broke out on June 25, 1950, when tank-led North K...

Updated : 2015.07.29 11:07

Pelosi says Abe should make clearer statement about sexual slavery

U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should make a clearer statement on the country's wartime sexual enslavement of women, according to a South Korean lawmaker.Pelosi made the remark during a meeting with Rep. Kim Moo-sung, chairman of S...

Updated : 2015.07.29 09:22