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North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 1:04PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.S. research institute says North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown. If true, the finding Thursday, will be an added worry for the United States and the North’s neighbors at a time of increasing animosity. The Nyongbyon reactor restarted...

10 missing after boat collision off South Korean island

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015 1:36PM UTC Comments Off 10 missing after boat collision off South Korean island

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ten people are missing after a Chinese fishing boat sank in international waters near the South Korean resort island of Jeju....

South Korean president nominates new prime minister

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015 10:53AM UTC Comments Off South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye has nominated ruling party lawmaker Lee Wan Koo to replace Prime Minister Chung Hong-won nearly 10 months after Chung offered to resign over a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people in April last year....

Pyongyang seeks to discredit North Korea defector over recanted story

By Tue, Jan 20, 2015 3:20PM UTC Comments Off North Korean human rights activist Shin Dong-hyuk, left, speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry during an event in New York last year. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is seeking to discredit a prominent North Korean prison camp survivor who recently admitted inaccuracies in parts of his widely read story of horrific abuse in the North....

Bank of Korea cuts 2015 outlook for South Korean economy

By Thu, Jan 15, 2015 3:18PM UTC Comments Off Bank of Korea cuts 2015 outlook for South Korean economy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank cut its forecast for economic growth this year to 3.4 percent from 3.9 percent predicted in October....

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