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Defense Chiefs of S. Korea, China to Set Up Military Hotline

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The defense chiefs of South Korea and China have agreed to set up a military hotline to enhance …

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Cuba Reveals New Fidel Castro Photos

Cuba has published the first photographs of former President Fidel Castro since last August, amid new speculation that his health was failing.

The photos, published Monday in the Communist Party newspaper Granma, depicted the 88-year Castro talking to a student leader at his home, which th… …read more

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Late Kenji Goto's Twitter Message Goes Viral after Death

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Late Kenji Goto’s twitter’s message of peace has gone viral after he was killed by the Islamic …

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New Fl. Chief Presses President on Tax, Reshuffle

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The ruling Saenuri Party’s new floor leader Rep. Yoo Seung-min has expressed hopes for massive …

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Ministers, Presidential Secretaries Hold Meeting to Enhance Policy Coordination

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The presidential office and the government held a policy coordination meeting on Sunday with Cabinet ministers and presidential secretaries in attendance.

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S. Korea Loses 2-1 to Australia at Asian Cup Final

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South Korea lost to Australia 2-1 after extra-time showdown at the Asian Football Confederation …

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Kerry Fined for Not Shoveling Snow

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been ticketed $50 for failing to clear the sidewalk outside his Boston home after a snow storm pummeled the northeastern United States this week.

After a blizzard dumped 60 centimeters of snow on his city, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh vowed to crack down… …read more

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Supreme Court Upholds Jail Terms for Chinese Fishermen

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The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling on Chinese fishermen who were sentenced to …

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Army to Tighten Code of Sexual Conduct

The Army is scrambling to come up with a new code of behavior in response to a recent series of sex crimes in barracks.

“A top brass meeting held on Tuesday decided to work out a code of conduct to cope with sex crimes,” an Army spokesman said Thursday. “It will be issued in the name of t… …read more

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Abe Calls for Seoul-Tokyo Talks with No Preconditions Attached

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that the summit between South Korea and Japan …

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Apple Dominates Global Smartphone Market Again

Apple now dominates the global smartphone market after rival Samsung lost market share last year, a shift clearly evident in fourth-quarter earnings announced Wednesday.

Apple posted record revenues, profits and smartphone sales volume in the last three months of 2014, widening its lead o… …read more

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Japanese Media: Hostage Exchange Deal Made

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A Japanese news network has reported that a hostage exchange deal has been made to free a Japanese …

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Tsipras Names Austerity Critic as Greek Finance Chief

An economist who has been an outspoken critic of Greece’s bailout deal with international lenders was named Tuesday as the country’s finance minister in the new leftist government.

Anti-austerity Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras picked Yanis Varoufakis for the key economic portfolio as … …read more

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Gov't, Hyundai to Foster Gwangju into Hub of Hydrogen Vehicles

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The government has announced a plan to develop Gwangju City in South Jeolla Province into a center …

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Malaysia Airlines Website Hacked

The official Malaysia Airlines website has been hacked by a group claiming to support the terror group Islamic State, also called ISIS.

The airline’s site was changed, at first displaying a message saying “404 – Plane Not Found” and that the site was “Hacked by Cyber Caliphate,” with a p… …read more

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S. Korea Defeats Iraq 2-0, Advances to AFC Asian Cup Finals

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South Korea has advanced to the AFC Asian Cup final, defeating Iraq 2-0 in Sydney, …

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N. Korea Warns of Stern Punishment

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North Korea has warned that it will deal with South Korea with stern punishment if the South continues to challenge the North’s historic measures aimed at improving inter-Korean relations.

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North's Rodong Sinmun Calls for Talks Contributing to Unification

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North Korea’s official newspaper Rodong Sinmun has called for substantive talks that can contribute …

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Central, Local Gov'ts to Establish Policy Discussion Meeting

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South Korea will establish a mechanism to help the central government discuss and coordinate …

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