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NKorea protests UN refusal of meeting on exercises

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014 1:04PM UTC South Korean marine LVT-7 landing craft sail to shore during joint US-South Korean military exercises in March 2014. Pic: AP.

North Korea is criticizing the U.N. Security Council for not accepting its latest request for an emergency session on U.S.-South Korean military exercises this month.

Ex-top prosecutor in South Korea admits lewd acts

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:48AM UTC Ex-top prosecutor in South Korea admits lewd acts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean defense lawyer for a former top prosecutor accused of performing a lewd act in public says his client has admitted the charge. Kim Soo-chang, former chief prosecutor on southern Jeju Island, resigned earlier this week over the scandal but had denied the

North Korea insults John Kerry’s ‘hideous lantern jaw’

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 3:04PM UTC U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild dog with a “hideous lantern jaw.”

Japan rated Asia’s most peaceful country, China falters

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 1:47PM UTC Police officers stand guard near a blast site in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang, Thursday. Pic: AP.

Japan is the most peaceful country in Asia, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP’s) 2014 Global Peace Index. Its fellow Asian powerhouse China, however, dropped in the rankings amid terrorist threats, international tensions and rapid militarisation.

Pope wraps up Asia trip with call for Korean peace

By Mon, Aug 18, 2014 9:56AM UTC Pope Francis, center, shakes hands with a representatives of family members of victims of the Sewol ferry tragedy. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis is wrapping up his first visit to Asia with a Mass for peace and reconciliation in Seoul’s cathedral attended by the South Korean president and a handful of North Korean defectors.

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