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Hong Kong protesters to hold street vote

Hong Kong's democracy activists are planning a street vote to gauge protesters' views on conciliatory offers from the government, as the city's former leader on Friday called on them to clear the streets.The leaders of the mass demonstrations that have paralysed parts of the city for nearl...

Updated : 2014.10.25 10:48

Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders...

Updated : 2014.10.25 10:46

Kerry: 'Entirely premature' to talk about U.S. troop reduction in S. Korea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday it is "entirely premature" to talk about any reduction in American troop levels in South Korea as a possible benefit of North Korea's abandonment of its nuclear program.Kerry made his most recent remarks at a joint news conference with his Sou...

Updated : 2014.10.25 10:39

S. Korea has firm will to retake wartime command from U.S.: Seoul minister

South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo said Thursday his country has a firm willingness to reassume wartime command of its troops from the United States, vowing efforts to become capable of effectively countering North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.Han made the remarks after holdi...

Updated : 2014.10.24 10:12

OPCON transfer continues tortuous history

South Korea and the U.S. have been seeking the transfer of wartime operational control as the former strives to bolster its self-defense capabilities and the latter looking to reduce its security burd...

Updated : 2014.10.24 07:59

Allies to delay wartime troop control transfer

South Korea and the U.S. agreed Thursday to a “conditions-based” transfer of wartime operational control in light of evolving North Korean threats, finalizing their decision to delay the transfer, p...

Updated : 2014.10.24 07:45

Korea-U.S. pacts to bolster deterrence against N.K threats

A series of agreements made at the annual security talks between South Korea and the U.S. on Thursday are expected to bolster deterrence against North Korea, and give Seoul more time to build up its c...

Updated : 2014.10.24 07:44

Navy launches new frigate Chungbuk

The Navy launched Thursday a new frigate named Chungbuk as it continues to churn out next-generation escort Navy ships.Jung Ho-sup, vice chief of naval operations, and other Navy officials joined the ceremony marking the launch of the 2,300-ton frigate, held at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding ...

Updated : 2014.10.23 15:44

Senior Army officer arrested for sexual assault

An Army lieutenant colonel was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexually assaulting and harassing a female officer on several occasions, the Army said Wednesday.The 48-year-old lieutenant colonel, whose name was withheld to the media, is alleged to have sexually assaulted the female office...

Updated : 2014.10.22 20:06

Korean defense chief embarks on trip to U.S. for OPCON talks

South Korea’s defense chief left for the United States on Wednesday for talks with his U.S. counterpart to finalize the time frame and conditions for Seoul’s takeover of wartime command from Washington, the defense ministry said Monday.During his three-day trip, Minister of National Defe...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:58

S. Korean defense chief embarks on trip to U.S. for OPCON talks

South Korea's defense chief left for the United States on Wednesday for talks with his U.S. counterpart to finalize the time frame and conditions for Seoul's takeover of wartime command from Washington, the defense ministry said Monday.During his three-day trip, Minister of National Defens...

Updated : 2014.10.22 10:40

S. Korea to deploy low-altitude radar system amid N. Korean drone threat

South Korea will deploy a low-altitude radar system late this year to guard the country against low-elevation military penetrations such as North Korean drones, defense officials said Tuesday.Starting at the end of this year, the military will deploy three-dimension low-altitude radars, de...

Updated : 2014.10.21 15:19

Seoul to host regional security forum next week

South Korea plans to hold a regional security forum next week that will be attended by China for the first time, the defense ministry here said Tuesday.The 3rd Seoul Defense Dialogue (SDD) will be held for a three-day run from Oct. 29 at a hotel in Seoul, bringing together vice defense min...

Updated : 2014.10.21 14:00

S. Korean foreign, defense chiefs to leave for U.S. for security talks

South Korea's foreign and defense ministers plan to leave for the United States this week to attend a security meeting with their counterparts from Washington slated for later this week, officials said Tuesday.Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Defense Minister Han Min-koo will fly to the U...

Updated : 2014.10.21 13:51

N.K. hostilities appear designed to gain leverage

The recent series of provocative moves by North Korea appear to be aimed at raising pressure on the South to settle bilateral security issues including the issue of anti-Pyongyang leaflets in its own ...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:33