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DPRK claims successful test firing of medium long-range ballistic missile


The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday claimed it successfully test-fired a surface-to-surface medium- and long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 and its top leader Kim Jong Un guided the test firing, according to the state news agency KCNA.

S. Korea denounces DPRK's test-launch of ballistic missile


South Korea denounced the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s test-launch of a ballistic missile on Sunday, the first since U.S. President Donald Trump took office last month.

How Park Geun-hye plans to outlast her enemies, beat impeachment and see out her term as South Korean president


Scandal has laid bare cosy ties between business and politics in South Korea and embroiled many of its leading companies, including Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker.

S.Korea raises foot-and-mouth alert to highest, stops moving livestock


South Korea's agriculture ministry on Thursday raised its foot-and-mouth disease alert to the highest level for the first time in seven years, stopping the moves of all livestock across the country.

Japan PM, U.S. defense secretary discuss bilateral security alliance, reaffirm mutual defense treaty


U.S. President Donald Trump's defense secretary Jim Mattis reiterated his country's mutual defense commitment to Japan in a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Friday.

S.Korean prosecutors raid anti-trust body, financial regulator over presidential scandal


South Korean prosecutors independently investigating the scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye on Friday raided the offices of an anti-trust body and a financial regulator to receive relevant materials.

U.S., S.Korea defense chiefs reaffirm THAAD deployment despite oppositions


Defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States on Tuesday reaffirmed the bilateral agreement to deploy the U.S. missile shield, called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), in South Korean soil despite strong oppositions at home and abroad.

Abe, Trump to hold 1st summit meeting on Feb.10


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday agreed to hold their first summit meeting in Washington on Feb.10, said Abe here after telephone talks with Trump on Saturday.

Putin, Trump to talk by phone on Saturday: Kremlin


Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to hold his first phone conversation with the new U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, the Kremlin said Friday.

Impeached S.Korean president plans to be interrogated by prosecutors


​Impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye has said on an Internet TV that she plans to be interrogated by an independent counsel team investigating a scandal that led to her impeachment.