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[Graphic News] Korea's plan to keep summer lights on

The government has announced a new set of approaches to cope with this summer’s surge in electric power demand. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Tuesday, this summer’s dema...

Updated : 2015.07.05 16:45

U.S. lawmakers step up to oppose Japan's UNESCO bid

A group of lawmakers in the United States has expressed opposition to Japan's bid to get world heritage status for its industrial facilities linked to wartime Korean slave labor, calling on Tokyo to include their history if it wants the inscription, documents showed Friday.A set of early m...

Updated : 2015.07.04 13:52

China says 6.5 quake in far west kills 3, collapses homes

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that shook China's far-western region of Xinjiang killed three people, injured 71 and collapsed thousands of houses, officials said Saturday.The quake hit Pishan county in the Hotan region of Xinjiang early Friday. Earlier reports on state media said that six peo...

Updated : 2015.07.04 13:09

Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours of Nigeria slaughter

Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, locals said, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric".The militants have staged multiple attacks across restive Borno state since Wednes...

Updated : 2015.07.04 10:42

Speeding, driver error may be blamed for bus plunge in China

A bus crash in northeastern China that killed 10 South Koreans and the Chinese driver might have been caused by high speed and driver error, according to officials on Friday and CCTV footage of the scene.   The vehicle carrying 26 South Korean government employees, the Chinese driver and...

Updated : 2015.07.03 11:25

[Newsmaker] U.S., Cuba declare end of hostility

WASHINGTON ― After more than a half century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals this month, marking a historic full restor...

Updated : 2015.07.02 22:08

US employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.

U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers reflect a job market moving close to full health and raise expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates as early as September.    Th...

Updated : 2015.07.02 22:03

Greece becomes first developed country to default on IMF

Cash-strapped Greece missed a 1.5 billion euro ($1.7 billion) payment to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday as last-ditch efforts to find a compromise with official EU lenders came to naught. ...

Updated : 2015.07.01 09:36

Merkel says unaware of new EU proposal on Greece

BERLIN (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she was not aware of any new EU debt deal proposal to Greece after European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker raised the prospect of a last-minute solution.Asked about an 11th-hour offer to Athens, Merkel told reporters: "The o...

Updated : 2015.06.30 22:17

Greece to miss IMF debt payment and bailout to expire

ATHENS (AP) - Greece is set to become the first developed nation to not pay its debts to the International Monetary Fund on time, as the country sinks deeper into a financial emergency that has forced it put a nationwide lockdown on money withdrawals.Greece owes the IMF about 1.6 billion e...

Updated : 2015.06.30 21:46

Liberia announces return of Ebola

MONROVIA (AFP) - Liberia announced the return of Ebola on Tuesday following the death of a 17-year-old boy, dealing a worrying blow to the country's recovery three months after its last known case.Deputy health minister Tolbert Nyensuah told AFP the teenager had tested positive and died in...

Updated : 2015.06.30 21:31

'113 people were on board crashed Indonesian military plane'

A total of 113 people were on board an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed Tuesday into a major city on Sumatra island, the country's air force chief said. There were 12 crew and 101 passengers on the Hercules C-130 when it went down and burst into flames in Medan city, Agus...

Updated : 2015.06.30 19:54

EU leaders urge Greeks to vote 'yes' to stay in euro as default nears

European leaders Monday pleaded with Greek voters to back hotly disputed bailout proposals in a crunch referendum or face leaving the euro as bank closures left many in Greece scrambling to find cash....

Updated : 2015.06.30 09:47

EU to make latest proposals on Greek crisis on Monday

The president of the European Commission will make his latest proposals later on Monday to try to avoid a Greek default, the EU commissioner of economic affairs said, adding that there was still room to negotiate over the crisis.  Jean-Claude Juncker "will indicate the route to follow, I...

Updated : 2015.06.29 15:43

57 countries hold signing ceremony to set up China-led bank

The 57 countries who are founding members of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank began signing the articles of association setting up the new institution on Monday.  Australia became the first country to sign the document in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, an AFP ...

Updated : 2015.06.29 13:27