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Deployment of US missile defense considered for South Korea

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 12:15PM UTC 0 Comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military commander says China should not be concerned if the U.S. deploys an advanced missile defense system in South Korea to counter the threat from a nuclear North Korea....

One year on, South Korea mourns victims of Sewol ferry disaster

By Thu, Apr 16, 2015 11:15AM UTC 0 Comment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans are mourning the hundreds of passengers who died in a ferry sinking a year ago. A variety of memorial services and events are planned nationwide Thursday on the first anniversary of one of the country's worst disaster....

South Korea lifts travel ban on Japanese journalist

By Tue, Apr 14, 2015 1:35PM UTC 0 Comment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has lifted an overseas travel ban on a Japanese journalist charged with defaming the South Korean president....

North Korea says Mexico ‘forcibly’ holding ship, blames US

By Thu, Apr 09, 2015 10:47AM UTC 0 Comment

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea says Mexico has "forcibly detained" one of its ships since it ran aground off Mexico's Gulf coast last year, and Pyongyang blames the United States for making sure the ship is not released....

UN says North Korea aid faces ‘significant underfunding’

By Thu, Apr 09, 2015 10:32AM UTC 0 Comment

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new United Nations report says humanitarian aid for North Korea faces "significant underfunding" while about 70 percent of the population faces food insecurity, and it says recent U.S. sanctions forced U.N. agencies to suspend some programs and operations last year....