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US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:44AM UTC Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of American forces in South Korea says North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach the United States, but he does not know whether they have done so.

Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:42AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ruling out a U.S. apology to North Korea to secure the release of two detained Americans.

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:34AM UTC A Chinese fishing vessel is seen stranded after it ran aground at the Tubbataha reefs. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the United States will pay 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year.

China, 21 other countries initiate new Asian bank

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 11:23AM UTC A South Korean bank clerk works next to bundles of foreign currencies in Seoul. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China and 21 other Asian nations have signed on to a new international bank for Asia opposed by Washington as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.

US, SKorea agree to delay wartime control transfer

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:44AM UTC US, SKorea agree to delay wartime control transfer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying the transfer of authority to Seoul that had been scheduled for 2015.

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