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North Korea launches rocket, South Korea says it ‘disintegrated’

PYONGYANG — North Korea on Friday launched a long-range rocket that appears to have disintegrated soon after blastoff and fallen into the ocean, South Korean and Japanese authorities said. South Korea’s defence ministry said the rocket was launched at 07:39 am (2239 GMT Thursday). “It seems that the rocket has…

Obama’s disbelief after staring into North Korea

DEMILITARISED ZONE, South Korea — After squinting through binoculars into a nation frozen in time, US President Barack Obama reeled off a contempt-laden and startlingly frank indictment of North Korea. The Stalinist remnant of the Cold War was, in Obama’s eyes, nothing but a nation which cannot make “anything of…

Pilot safe after U.S. military jet crashes in S.Korea

A US military F-16 jet crashed in southern South Korea Wednesday during a training mission but its pilot ejected to safety, US authorities said. The plane crashed into a rice paddy around noon (0300 GMT) near a US air base in the western port city of Gunsan, the US military said in a statement.…

Obama to visit DMZ between Koreas on Sunday

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama will visit the tense border zone between the two Koreas after arriving in Seoul on Sunday for a nuclear security summit, a White House official said Tuesday. Obama will also hold bilateral summits with China’s Hu President Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and…

Obama welcomes U.S. trade pact with South Korea

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak to welcome the beginning of a long-delayed free trade agreement, the White House said. Obama thanked Lee for “Korea’s close cooperation in getting the agreement implemented,” and stressed it was a strong example of the two country’s partnership,…

China backs US-N. Korea nuclear freeze deal

China Thursday welcomed North Korea’s agreement to freeze nuclear activities in return for massive US food aid, a deal that raised cautious hopes of eased tensions under Pyongyang’s new young leader. South Korea and Japan also hailed Pyongyang’s commitment to suspend its uranium enrichment programme along with nuclear and long-range…

North Korea vows ‘sacred war’ against South Korea and the U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea threatened on Saturday to wage a “sacred war” in response to joint military exercises planned by its arch-rival South Korea and the United States, saying it was determined to keep Washington from imposing its political will on it. The statement was issued by the North’s…

North Korea threatens retaliation over South’s war games

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea warned South Korea on Sunday that it would shell islands close to their disputed sea border if the South violates its territorial waters during a military drill reported to begin in the Yellow Sea this week. The official KCNA news agency also quoted the North’s…

Western students lag Asians by three years: study

Western schoolchildren are up to three years behind those in China’s Shanghai and success in Asian education is not just the product of pushy “tiger” parents, an Australian report released Friday said. The study by independent think-tank The Grattan Institute said East Asia was the centre of high performance in…

South Korean minister opposes ‘corporate-bashing’

South Korea’s finance minister spoke out against “corporate-bashing” by politicians who are calling for a tighter rein on conglomerates, as they try to woo voters ahead of elections. “The recent wave of corporate-bashing by the ruling and opposition parties is feared to deepen a divide among citizens,” Bahk Jae-Wan told…

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