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[Graphic News] Norway ranked world’s happiest country

Norway has trumped Denmark as the world’s happiest country, according to the World Happiness Report 2017 by the United Nations, which calls on nations to build social trust and equality to improve th...

Updated : 2017.03.22 18:25

Brazil meat scandal deepens as China, EU, Chile bar imports

 “There is no Chinese embargo,” Maggi told reporters in Brasilia. “What we have are containers there that can't leave the port to local markets.”A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman in Beijing said China has taken “preventive and temporary” measures but gave no details. “We hope...

Updated : 2017.03.21 21:49

Trump to Capitol in last-ditch lobbying for health care bill

 “This is our long-awaited chance to finally get rid of Obamacare,” he said of repealing former President Barack Obama's landmark law, a GOP goal since its 2010 enactment. “We're going to do it.” Trump's closed-door meeting with House Republicans was coming as party leaders released ...

Updated : 2017.03.21 21:44

Tillerson to skip NATO meeting in Brussels next month

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will skip a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels in April, but will travel to Russia and Italy the same month, a US official said Tuesday.Tillerson will be replaced by a lower-level official at the NATO meeting on April 5-6, a development that w...

Updated : 2017.03.21 21:34

EU to hold special Brexit summit April 29: Tusk

The EU's remaining 27 member states will hold a special summit on April 29 to decide the political objectives for Brexit talks, president Donald Tusk said Tuesday.Tusk's announcement came a day after London said Prime Minister Theresa May would trigger the two-year process for Britain's de...

Updated : 2017.03.21 21:31

Japan PM, in Brussels, pushes EU trade deal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Tuesday to seal a EU-Japan trade deal as early as possible in order to make an important stand against protectionism.Abe met with EU Council President Donald Tusk as well as European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Bru...

Updated : 2017.03.21 21:27

[Graphic News] Overseas tuition fees fall 6% in 2016

Overseas tuition fees spent by South Koreans fell 6 percent last year from a year earlier, due to the won‘s weakness and the slowing economy, the central bank said Friday. In 2016, tuition fees for S...

Updated : 2017.03.19 18:30

U.S. nuclear envoy is on Asia trip

The top U.S. envoy on North Korea was in China Saturday on his weeklong trip to Asia to discuss cooperation in reining in a provocative Pyongyang, a diplomatic source here said.Joseph Yoon began his trip to Beijing and Seoul on Friday and is set to arrive in Seoul on Monday, according to t...

Updated : 2017.03.18 14:46

U.S. think tank: N. Korea operating lithium-6 plant for hydrogen bombs

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) -- North Korea is believed to have built and is operating a plant to produce lithium 6, a key ingredient for hydrogen bombs that are much more powerful than conventional nuclear weapons, a U.S. think tank claimed Friday.The Institute for Science and International Securi...

Updated : 2017.03.18 13:39

Canadian government apologizes to citizens tortured in Syria

OTTAWA (AFP) -- The Canadian government on Friday formally apologized in a statement to three of its citizens who were tortured in Syria, which Canadian officials allegedly played an indirect role in.The government said it had settled civil suits with three Canadian nationals -- Abdullah A...

Updated : 2017.03.18 12:20

Hillary Clinton says she's 'ready to come out of the woods'

SCRANTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton said Friday she's "ready to come out of the woods" and help Americans find common ground.Clinton’s gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss continued with a St. Patrick's Day speech in her late father’s Pennsylvania ...

Updated : 2017.03.18 11:12

US and global partners wrestle over trade stance

BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin headed into a tussle over free trade Friday at a summit that will help set the tone for the global economy.   The Group of 20 gathering will be dominated by the question of how strongly to oppose trade protectionism, par...

Updated : 2017.03.17 21:19

CEO convicted for false claims Korean goods made in USA

CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal jury in Chicago has convicted a South Korean CEO of defrauding municipal governments into using federal money on wastewater-treatment equipment they were falsely told was made in America.    Prosecutors alleged that Heon Seok Lee arranged for signs that read ``A...

Updated : 2017.03.17 21:16

Renault's 'dieselgate' sends shares skidding

Shares in Renault plunged Thursday after fraud investigators accused the carmaker of having cheated on pollution tests for diesel and petrol engines for over 25 years with the knowledge of top management.   "The entire chain of management" up to the French firm's chief executive Carlos G...

Updated : 2017.03.16 19:35

[Graphic News] Singapore tops Tokyo as Asia's best city to live in

Singapore tops the ranks in Asia as the city with the best quality of living, well ahead of Tokyo and Hong Kong because of its efficient infrastructure.The city-state gained one spot from last year an...

Updated : 2017.03.16 18:33