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US bans S. Korea from sending jet to Chinese airshow, sends its own plane instead
​The Pentagon’s decision to send a Boeing-made cargo plane to a Chinese airshow is raising questions amidst tensions between not just the United States and China, but now perhaps America and South Korea.

12.11.2014 15:17

​‘Comfort women’: a historical hook that continues to bully Japanese-S. Korean relations
Two of Asia’s strongest nations – Japan and South Korea – continue to be victims of history. There is no reconciliation over the issue of comfort women - Korean women working as sex slaves for the Japanese Army during World War II.

05.11.2014 13:13

20m fall: At least 16 dead at S. Korea concert as grate caves in (PHOTOS)
At least 16 people have been killed at a K-pop concert south of Seoul after falling 20 meters through a concrete shaft into an underground parking area when a ventilation grate collapsed.

17.10.2014 12:44

Panetta reveals US nuke strike plans on N. Korea, spurs controversy
US war plans against North Korea recently included the option of a nuclear strike, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed in his memoirs, triggering major controversy.

16.10.2014 03:32

Surprise talks: North Korea officials arrive to South for highest-level visit in years
North Korean delegates have met with the South’s top officials in an unusual and rare visit, as both countries agreed to resume high-level talks which have been strained by military tensions on the peninsula.

04.10.2014 19:55

Humanoid pilot: PIBOT, a toy-sized robot, learns how to fly a real plane (VIDEO)
It might be not long from now that robots will be flying planes. A tiny humanoid robot proved that when he successfully completed a take-off, a short flight and a landing in a flight simulator.

23.09.2014 19:40

Swim to Kim? American attempts river crossing to N. Korea, arrested by South
South Korean Marines have arrested an American citizen who was attempting to enter North Korea by swimming across a river – allegedly, all in an effort to meet the country’s ruler, Kim Jong-un.

17.09.2014 03:04

​Ebola scare: S. Korea cancels Nigerian students’ visit
A university in South Korea has “politely withdrawn” invitations for three Nigerian students to attend a conference. Also canceled were trips by medical volunteers to West Africa, stricken by the Ebola virus, which has claimed over 700 lives since March.

04.08.2014 04:44

​US, Russia bicker over US antimissile plans for South Korea
Washington has brushed aside Moscow’s concerns that US plans to deploy a missile defense battery in South Korea would have an impact on regional stability, saying the system is not aimed against Russia.

25.07.2014 07:32

​Samsung suspends business with Chinese factory after finding ‘evidence’ of child labor
Samsung Electronics has temporarily suspended business with a Chinese supplier after suspicions it illegally used child labor. The company says it’ll stop cooperation altogether if the allegation is proved.

14.07.2014 06:31

Why N. Korea’s olive branch shouldn’t be brushed away
South Korea must seize the opportunity to improve relations with Pyongyang and lay the groundwork for détente between the two sides based on mutual respect and cooperation.

14.07.2014 09:09

​South Korea, China agree to direct trade in national currencies
South Korea and China have agreed to create a market for direct trading of the yuan and won, which is hoped, will help reduce the pressure of the US dollar, as well as cut foreign exchange costs and boost bilateral investment.

04.07.2014 06:38