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S. Korean president permanently removed from office as court upholds impeachment


South Korean President Park Geun-hye was permanently removed from office Friday as the constitutional court upheld the motion to impeach the scandal-hit leader.

'Rock star' Archaeopteryx fossil heads for Japan


One of the true "rock stars" of the fossil world is going on tour for the first time.

Thaad: US begins deploying missile defence system in South Korea


The US says it has begun deploying the first parts of a controversial missile defence system in South Korea.

South Korea to actively consider filing WTO complaint against China


South Korea's government will consider filing a complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against what they described as China's trade retaliation after Seoul agreed to deploy a US anti-missile system, the ruling party said on Tuesday (March 7).

Japan’s ‘fake food’ more appetising than the original


They may look good enough to eat, but Japan’s mouth-watering food replicas are only for show as restaurateurs compete for the attention of hungry customers.

Part of THAAD battery arrives in S.Korea


A part of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery arrived in South Korea, which launched the process of deployment in the country's southeast region, local media reported Tuesday citing the defense ministry.

DPRK supreme leader supervises ballistic rockets launch drills


Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has supervised a ballistic rocket launching drill of the Korean People's Army (KPA) on spot, said the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) Tuesday.

S. Korean merchants worry about falling profits after THAAD decision


South Korean business people in downtown Seoul, where Chinese tourists once packed the streets before the decision to deploy a U.S. missile shield in their homeland, complained about falling profits as a result of fewer Chinese customers.

Japanese emperor pays respects to Thailand’s late king, perhaps hoping to curtail Chinese influence


Japanese Emperor Akihito paid his respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Sunday, arriving in Bangkok following a weeklong trip to Vietnam aimed at winning support against Chinese expansionism.

No survivors after Japanese government rescue helicopter crashes in mountainous Nagano


There appear to be no survivors among the nine members of a rescue squad whose helicopter crashed on a drill over the weekend after police said on Monday that the final six bodies recovered showed no signs of life.