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​Japan takes S. Korea to WTO over Fukushima food restrictions
Japan has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over South Korea’s restrictions on Japanese imports, enacted after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Tokyo calls the measure inappropriate and says it violates the rules of international trade.

21.05.2015 19:17

​‘A lot of money rides on constant promotion of North Korean threat’
With so little reliable information on the backroom politics in N. Korea, Seoul government benefits from the media speculations about its neighbor, which helps it justify soaring defense budget, James Corbett, editor of the Corbett report, told RT.

14.05.2015 20:47

Asia's arms race – look whose interest is being served
As mutual distrust drives the growing military buildup in the Asia-Pacific region, bigger powers like the US will use this regional competition to settle scores with its most formidable Asian irritants - North Korea and China.

29.04.2015 13:32

North Korea tells US diplomat stabbed in face that a ‘bigger mishap’ is possible
North Korea is warning the American ambassador to South Korea that he could face a “bigger mishap” than being stabbed in the face – an act of violence that he suffered in March.

18.04.2015 02:32

Obama and Kim Jong-un strike a chord for peace in viral commercial
Despite the North Korean leader’s apparent preference for maintaining his communist country’s pariah-state status, he appeared in a viral video in Hongdae, South Korea, performing a lively duet with US President Barack Obama.

17.04.2015 11:17

Spain, S.Korea and Austria approved as founding members of China-led bank AIIB
Austria, Spain and South Korea have been approved as founding members of the Asia Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB), the Chinese Finance Ministry announced Saturday.

11.04.2015 14:12

​US deploys extra 400-strong artillery unit to South Korea
The US military sending an further battalion of 400 soldiers with multiple-launch rocket systems to South Korea. The Pentagon is claiming the reinforcement is unrelated to tensions on the Peninsula but rather a part of army reorganization.

20.03.2015 20:52

‘US needs to end the Korean War’
Instead of sanctioning North Korea and exercising dominance over South Korea’s political establishment by stationing troops in the country, the US should turn a page and end the Korean War once and for all, Brian Becker from Answer Coalition told RT.

05.03.2015 10:53

North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive nuclear strike’ over US-South Korea drills
North Korea’s Foreign Minister said at a United Nations conference that his county would use a pre-emptive strike if necessary to stop “an ever-increasing nuclear threat” from the United States.

05.03.2015 02:19

Sexual revolution: S. Korean court abolishes punishment for extramarital affairs
It’s time to engage in extra-marital sex without fear of prosecution, South Korea’s constitutional court has ruled, effectively ending a 62-year ban. Condom stocks soared immediately after the ruling.

26.02.2015 09:03

North Korea holds missile and artillery live firing drill
The North Korean leader attended battlefield gunnery training near the South Korean border on Friday. The drills took place ahead of the announced US-South Korea joint war games set for March close to North Korea’s border.

21.02.2015 05:45

Robots rising: Automated workforce rapidly gaining on humans, will push labor costs down – report
Robots will become cheaper and more efficient in the coming years, replacing human workers at a faster clip than expected while driving labor costs down by 16 percent, according to a new report.

10.02.2015 17:02