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Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China tensions

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force armoured tanks fire during an annual training session near Mount Fuji at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, west of Tokyo, August 19, 2014.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, World News, Asia, US Military, US Navy, US News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

U.S. High-Altitude Missile System For S. Korea Upsets China, Russia,...

I have reported from Asia since covering the "Year of Living Dangerously" in Indonesia, 1965-66, and the war in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in the late 1960s-early 1970s for newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune and the old Washington Star.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, South Korea, US Military, US Navy, Park Geun-hye

Daily Times

DPRK urges Seoul not to repeat war manoeuvers

PYONGYANG: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Friday urged South Korea not to repeat annual war manoeuvers with the United States, which have driven north-south relations into the "worst phase," the official KCNA news agency reported.


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Over 3 Decades, North Korea Paid Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars For ...

From 1969 to 1997, the North Korean leadership purchased expensive full-page ad space in the most prominent western newspapers, Benjamin R. Young reports for NK News .


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Nanaimo Daily News

Ex NFL player, foreign pro wrestlers take ring antics to the streets of Pyongyang

North Koreans watch as former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp pulls on a rope attached to a bus on the sidelines of a pro wrestling exhibition Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Bob Sapp

Peter Blum Gallery Presents Chris Marker: Koreans, 9/4

Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Chris Marker: Koreans . Chris Marker was one of the last journalists who had the unique opportunity to travel and explore North Korea freely in 1957.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, South Korea, Journalism, Travel, Asia Travel, North Korea Travel,

Weekday Magazine

Newspaper Reports Senior North Korean Official Defects To Russia

A South Korean newspaper reports that a high-ranking North Korean official who managed leader Kim Jong Un's personal finances has defected to Russia.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Russia,

Korean News

Only Victory and Glory Will Always Be Set in Store for Korean Youth: Rodong Sinmun

Rodong Sinmun Thursday in an editorial on the Youth Day sends greetings to millions of young Korean people who are enjoying their worthwhile lives in the posts for defending the country and the work sites for building a thriving nation.


Related Topix: Asia, World News


DPRK appoints new ambassador to Russia

A former vice foreign minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has been appointed as new ambassador to Russia.


Related Topix: Asia, World News, South Korea

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Korea Herald

Art blossoms in heavily fortified area

Mount Soisan, a lowly hill just tens of meters across from a three-story building constructed by North Korea in 1946 as the Communist Party Headquarters, had a U.S. Army barrack and several secret bunkers that were used during the Korean War .


Related Topix: World News, Asia, US Military, US Army, South Korea

Daily Mail

RAC mechanic crushed by Jaguar he was working on is saved by rugby...

The moment police shoot 'Cops' crew member dead as they 'tried to show off for the cameras' by taking robber down in hail of bullets 'I wonder who she bl*w this time': Katie Couric's bitchy aside after bitter rival Diane Sawyer beat her to land an interview, revealed in tell-all book Diane Sawyer signs off anchor of ABC's World News and thanks her ... (more)


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The Globe and Mail

Canadian couple detained in China were spies disguised as 'ordinary citizens': state media

Kevin Garratt, Julia Dawn Garratt, Hannah Garratt and Simeon Garratt are shown in an undated handout photo.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News

The Baltimore Sun

Former North Korean detainee, 'Breaking Bad,' 'The Office' actors among upcoming JHU speakers

Johns Hopkins University will host a former North Korean detainee, the hiker whose accident was adapted into the movie "127 Hours," and actors from "Breaking Bad" and "The Office," among several other speakers this fall.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Johns Hopkins University, 127 Hours, Entertainment


Obama's friend Pras Michel heads to North Korea for wrestling match

American rapper Pras Michel, who topped the charts in the 1990s with his band the 'Fugees', and is a friend of President Barack Obama, heads to North Korea on Friday to watch a wrestling match hosted by a Japanese politician and former pro wrestler.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Pras, The Fugees, Wyclef Jean, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Kim Jong Un

Thanh Nein News

Vietnam recalls N.Korean food supplement citing heavy metals

A box of Angung Uhwang Hwan, a North Korean food supplement, on display at a showroom in Hanoi and was pulled off the market after being found to contain dangerous levels of heavy metals.


Related Topix: Asia, World News

Houston Chronicle

A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, a chef and owner Oh Keum-il of Daegyo, the dog meat restaurant, shows how to cook for dog meat at her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Restaurant Management

The Brattleboro Reformer

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Donald Phinney Gregg has been a major figure in the sphere of US diplomacy, both covert and overt.


Related Topix: Williams College, W., Georgetown University, South Korea, World News,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

American Reporter

The WilliesHOW do You 'Run' Against a 3-Time Super Bowl Lineman?

When the invasion of the strategic Ukrainian region of Crimea was still imminent, I wrote that the first thing the Obama Administration should do in response is to reinstate the proposed defensive missile shield in Poland proposed by the Bush Administration but dropped by the Obama White House in 2009.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, World News, Asia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

The Russian Are Coming! The Russian Are Coming

If there's an upside to the crisis in the Ukraine -- and let's face it, in the real world there isn't it's that Hollywood has rediscovered its favorite bad guy: the Russians.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, World News, Asia, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Vladimir Putin, Movies, Entertainment

DFW Catholic

Pope Francis' Korea visit ignites movement toward unity

Vatican City, Aug 27, 2014 / 04:04 pm .- A South Korea-based U.S. missionary who frequently crosses the border to North Korea to bring medicine and support says that Pope Francis' visit advanced efforts to heal a divided country.


Related Topix: Asia, World News, Roman Catholic Church, Religion