SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy aimed at easing tensions. The North fired two missiles Saturday morning and another in the afternoon,...
Is the Japanese government turning more nationalistic and militaristic every day? The evidence tells us so. This week Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto’s comments about WWII sex slaves caused a lot of offense in nearby Asian countries who suffered brutal Japanese occupation during the 1900s. Here is a look at some of the nationalistic noise that...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has replaced its hard-line defense chief with a little-known army general. The significance of Jang Jong Nam’s appointment wasn’t immediately clear. The announcement comes amid tentative signs of an interest in diplomacy after weeks of rising animosity and dueling threats on the Korean Peninsula. Little is known about...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is tapping his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to ask for the release of a Korean-American man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the North. “I’m calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him ‘Kim’,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and South Korea’s new leader warned North Korea on Tuesday against further nuclear provocations, with Obama declaring that the days when Pyongyang could “create a crisis and elicit concessions” were over. Tuesday’s meetings between Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye followed months of increased tensions on the Korean...
Japanese climber, 80, becomes oldest to conquer Everest
Thu, May 23, 2013 6:52PM UTC
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Thu, May 23, 2013 6:44PM UTC
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Thu, May 23, 2013 6:36PM UTC
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Thu, May 23, 2013 6:29PM UTC
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Thu, May 23, 2013 4:43PM UTC
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Thu, May 23, 2013 12:59PM UTC
Thai anti-government group’s bizarre open letter
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