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3 hrs ago | The Telegraph
President Pranab Mukherjee and Vietnam counterpart Truong Tan Sang plant a Bodhi sapling at the presidential palace in Hanoi on Monday. Picture credit: Rashtrapati Bhavan When external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was in Myanmar last month, South Korea's foreign minister Yun Byung-se walked up to her and announced that his country's relations with India had grown by 400 per cent since March this year.
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INCHEON, Korea, September 15. CHINA's Sun Yang has taken tongue-in-cheek trash talking to a new level with a series of four nationally-televised commercials for the Asian Games targeting Korean superstar Tae Hwan Park. In this series of videos, hyping the meet that starts on Sept.
12 hrs ago | Korea Herald
South Korea is expected to support the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State militants with additional humanitarian assistance, Seoul's presidential national security adviser said Sunday. Kim Kwan-jin made the remark to reporters after arriving in Washington for talks with U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
13 hrs ago | Korea Herald
The concert is part of the upcoming "2014 Gangnam Festival," designed to promote hallyu, the overseas Korean pop culture boom. It will take place on Yeongdong Road in front of the Korea Electric Power Corp. headquarters in Samseong-dong.
17 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Yoshi Takeuchi realized they had made a mistake as soon as the ferry docked in Chongjin, a major industrial city on North Korea's east coast. Instead of finding the "paradise on Earth" promised by her ethnic Korean husband, who was being "repatriated" to a country he'd never set foot in, the Japanese woman discovered a dilapidated city in even worse condition than their impoverished neighborhood in post-war Japan.
WANDO, South Korea-If there's such a thing as a mecca for seaweed lovers, it's in South Korea. At the recent international seaweed expo in the small fishing town of Wando in southwestern Korea there was plenty of the slimy stuff to eat, spread on one's body or even use as a fuel for cars.
There's no doubt that Myanmar is a country in transition. Even its harshest critics admit that many game-changing political reforms have been implemented since the country's first civilian government took office in April 2011.
Greek entrepreneurs involved in the shipping manufacturing sector are targeting customers on the international market like never before. The sector may be in crisis but Greek shipowners are blossoming and local marine equipment manufacturers are increasingly focusing their attention on exports.
North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the "wild ambition" of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea's human rights situation.
Korean TV dramas have been popular across Asia for the past decade, with series like "Autumn in My Heart," "Jewel in the Palace" and the most recent "My Love from the Star" all being major hits. Now, Korean dramas are paving the way across the U.S., triggered by new platforms such as on-demand Internet streaming media.
1949 - West Germany comes into existence as U.S., British and French occupation zones are transferred to German control; People's Republic of China is proclaimed by its Communist leaders. 1950 - U.N. forces spring an offensive in South Korea by invading Inchon and Seoul with U.S. Marines fighting on the outskirts of Seoul.
New York State Senator Catharine M. Young and Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio today unveiled new signs designating State Route 70 in Allegany County as Sergeant Omar Blowers Memorial Highway. The designation of Route 70, between the Livingston and Steuben county lines, honors the Army sergeant, who died as a prisoner of war during the Korean War.
One can see his nation's genuine dignity and eternal prosperity in the country where independent politics is in force, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in an article. The DPRK emerged a unique politico-ideological power with the unbreakable single-minded unity and a military power which no formidable enemy dares provoke.
U.S. national security advisor Susan Rice , shakes hands with Chinese president Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing on September 9, 2014. Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Andrew Hill, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today.
Police bribe local residents opposing power tower construction . SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 03:17.
See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. Taking inspiration from American singer Pharrell Williams' "Happy" video, a group of university students in Kyoto, Japan are reaching out to the youth in China and Korea with a message of peace and friendship, something that the governments of the three nations have been struggling to achieve.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:52 pm
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