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[Newsmaker] N.K. leader’s sister granted official post

North Korea revealed the job title of Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of its leader Kim Jong-un, on Thursday, calling her a deputy director of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party, a po...

Updated : 2014.11.27 16:42

[Newsmaker] Can Iranian nuke talks affect N.K. issue?

North Korea may be closely watching the ongoing nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West as it explores the most beneficial way to gain concessions from the U.S. and other parties, analysts said...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:27

[Newsmaker] Behind Hagel's ouster, tensions over Syria

WASHINGTON -- Under pressure from President Barack Obama, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism fr...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:42

[Newsmaker] Ko wins LPGA finale, gets record haul

NAPLES, Florida ― New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko ended her rookie year on the LPGA Tour with the biggest payoff in women’s golf.Ko won the $1 million bonus from the inaugural “Race to CME Globe” on...

Updated : 2014.11.24 21:37

[Newsmaker] Immigration row kicks off presidential race

WASHINGTON ― When President Barack Obama unveiled his immigration plan and Republican rivals howled their disapproval, the drama signaled not just a clash of political positions: it kicked off the 2...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:31

[Newsmaker] Will price controls save publishing?

Korea will introduce a new book price control system on Friday in an effort to salvage its moribund publishing industry. But whether it will be sufficient to turn around Koreans’ dwindling interest i...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:39

[Newsmaker] Uber exec under fire

An executive at Uber Technologies Inc. is facing criticism for saying that the mobile car-booking startup should hire a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on journalists who scrutinize the ...

Updated : 2014.11.19 21:36

[Newsmaker] Surprise recession threatens Abenomics

With Japan’s slump into its fourth recession since 2008 threatening the failure of the Abenomics reflation program, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration is taking steps to shore up growth for ...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:42

[Newsmaker] Shanghai-H.K. link leaves KOSPI intact

The Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect scheme ― touted as a milestone in the liberalization of China’s capital markets ― launched Monday, with very little impact on the Korean bourse. Korea’s stock ...

Updated : 2014.11.17 21:36

[Newsmaker] Tensions up as Putin quits G20 summit

MOSCOW (AFP) ― Vladimir Putin’s early exit from a G20 summit in Australia after an icy reception from world leaders may further stoke Russia-West tensions and lead to renewed fighting in Ukraine, an...

Updated : 2014.11.16 21:24

[Newsmaker] Rosetta makes historic touchdown on comet

DARMSTADT, Germany ― Landing with a bounce after traveling 6.4 billion kilometers, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully reaching the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet ― ...

Updated : 2014.11.13 21:27

[Newsmaker] Obama fails to quell tension with China

BEIJING ― When Xi Jinping took the reins of a booming China two years ago, President Barack Obama saw an opportunity to remake America’s relationship with the Asian power. But even after Obama’s u...

Updated : 2014.11.12 21:15

[Newsmaker] Celebs barred from Japan amid Dokdo dispute

Singer Lee Seung-chul was denied entry to Japan on Sunday in an apparent retaliation for a performance on the easternmost Korean islets of Dokdo in August. The singer performed on the islet on Aug. 14...

Updated : 2014.11.11 20:01

[Newsmaker] In China, Obama tests global clout post-election

BEIJING  ― His influence at home quickly fading, President Barack Obama is looking east to China, the opening stop of a three-country tour that will test his ability to play a commanding role on the...

Updated : 2014.11.10 19:50

[Newsmaker] 25 years of fall of Berlin Wall

BERLIN― Germany marks 25 years since the euphoric fall of the Berlin Wall Sunday with more than a million people expected to join tributes, festivities and an open-air party with freedom icons and ro...

Updated : 2014.11.09 21:22
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