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Designated APA hotel starts removing controversial books: AWG organizer


The organizer of the eighth Asian Winter Games (AWG) in Sapporo said Thursday that the APA hotel designated to host athletes during the games has started to remove controversial books from its guestrooms.

South Korean prosecutors seeking arrest warrant for Samsung chief


Last month, the Seoul Central District Court rejected the prosecution's first request for a warrant to arrest the Samsung chief.

DPRK leader's half-brother killed in Malaysia: media


​The half-brother of top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has been killed in Malaysia, South Korean cable news channel TV Chosun reported on Tuesday citing multiple government sources.

S.Korean prosecutors seek 2nd arrest warrant of Samsung heir


South Korean prosecutors independently investigating the scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday sought their second arrest warrant of the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's biggest family-controlled conglomerate.

‘It adds to our tremendous might’: DPRK celebrates successful test of new ballistic missile


DPRK said on Monday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile, triggering a US-led call for an urgent UN Security Council meeting after a launch seen as a challenge to US President Donald Trump.

South Korea says U.S. to deploy strategic assets for joint drills: Yonhap


South Korea's defense ministry said the United States had agreed to deploy strategic assets for annual joint military exercises, Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday, citing a ministry report submitted to a parliamentary committee.

Japanese manga artist Jiro Taniguchi dies aged 69


One of Japan's best-known manga artists, Jiro Taniguchi, has died aged 69, his publisher has announced.

Japan killjoys wage war on Valentine’s ‘conspiracy’


Members of Kakuhido, or the Revolutionary Alliance of Men that Women find Unattractive, are trying to overthrow the annual celebration of romance

Samsung chief appears for second round of questions in graft probe


Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee appeared at the South Korean special prosecutor's office for questioning on Monday as part of a wider investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye.

US, Japan and South Korea request UN Security Council meeting on DPRK


The United States, Japan and South Korea requested an urgent United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss DPRK’s latest missile test.