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South Korean prosecutors question heads of major conglomerates as corruption probe widens
South Korean prosecutors question heads of major conglomerates as corruption probe widens
The corruption investigation that led to the removal of South Korea’s president this month appears to have widened yet again, with prosecutors in recent days questioning executives from two more of the nation’s top conglomerates about the case. Prosecutors began questioning the former president,...
U.S. warns of military option if North Korea continues push for nuclear weapons
U.S. warns of military option if North Korea continues push for nuclear weapons
Vote on Obamacare repeal bill is delayed amid Republican revolt March 23, 2017, 5:21 p.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: House GOP leaders postponed a vote on their health plan until FridayWhite House acknowledges it doesn't yet have the votes to pass healthcare...
South Korea's upcoming presidential election could reshape its relations with North Korea — and the U.S.
South Korea's upcoming presidential election could reshape its relations with North Korea — and the U.S.
With its disgraced former leader ousted from office, South Korea’s attention is shifting to a presidential election that could reshape the nation’s policy on North Korea and its relationship to the United States. Last week’s removal of the country’s conservative president, Park Geun-hye, amid a...
South Korea's ousted leader moves out of palace, apologizes for 'not fulfilling my duties'
South Korea's ousted leader moves out of palace, apologizes for 'not fulfilling my duties'
Two days after a South Korean court ousted Park Geun-hye from office, the embattled former leader left the presidential residence on Sunday night. It took more than two days — and national speculation about when the public would get a tangible image that her presidency had ended — before Park vacated...
South Korea's president is removed from office as court upholds her impeachment
South Korea's president is removed from office as court upholds her impeachment
After months of political wrangling, legal drama and historic protests, a court has removed South Korean President Park Geun-hye from office. The constitutional court that weighed her fate announced Friday its confirmation of the embattled leader’s impeachment in December by the National Assembly...
Tillerson warns of possible military strike on North Korea
Tillerson warns of possible military strike on North Korea
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned for the first time Friday that “all options” are being considered to counter North Korea’s emerging nuclear threat, including a military strike if necessary to safeguard allies and tens of thousands of U.S. troops stationed in the region. The threat of a...
President's ouster caps months of discontent in South Korea, but will it change anything?
President's ouster caps months of discontent in South Korea, but will it change anything?
President Park Geun-hye’s long-anticipated ouster from office Friday will probably do little to address the growing list of complaints that many South Koreans have about their troubled nation. Asia’s fourth-largest economy has experienced slower economic growth, higher youth unemployment, rising...
Will South Korea's impeached president be removed from office? Court to announce verdict Friday
Will South Korea's impeached president be removed from office? Court to announce verdict Friday
The public corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea’s democracy in recent months got a step closer to resolution on Wednesday as a court confirmed its plans to announce the fate of the country’s impeached president later this week. The decision on whether to remove suspended President Park...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Asia calls for 'different approach' to confront North Korea
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Asia calls for 'different approach' to confront North Korea
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on his first trip to Asia made a firm if vague vow Thursday to find ways to stop North Korea’s steady march to the use of nuclear weapons. Tillerson took questions from reporters for the first time publicly since he assumed office as the Trump administration’s top...
Police say Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed with a nerve agent. What are the clues to this bizarre international mystery?
Police say Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed with a nerve agent. What are the clues to this bizarre international mystery?
The apparent assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother this month is a bizarre, unfolding story that has sparked media frenzies and diplomatic tensions across Asia. The saga began two weeks ago with a brazen public attack, caught on closed-circuit television, inside a major...
Samsung heir apparent is arrested in South Korean corruption scandal
Samsung heir apparent is arrested in South Korean corruption scandal
South Korean special prosecutors investigating a sprawling corruption scandal that led to the president’s impeachment arrested the heir apparent to Samsung Electronics  on Friday. Prosecutors in recent weeks accused Lee Jae-yong of several crimes, including bribery, embezzlement and perjury. A...
Two more arrests in Malaysia in mysterious death of North Korean leader's half brother
Two more arrests in Malaysia in mysterious death of North Korean leader's half brother
Malaysian authorities Thursday detained two more people in connection with the mysterious death of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un. Police in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, said they had arrested a woman carrying Indonesian travel documents and a local...
专家称,通过导弹测试,朝鲜可能也在测试特朗普
专家称,通过导弹测试,朝鲜可能也在测试特朗普
在过去五年里, 朝鲜试射了50多枚弹道导弹, 努力完善了一种令对手害怕可能会在有朝一日用来输送核武器的技术。 因此, 周日发射的导弹可能只是另一个测试而已,它自西向东越过朝鲜, 飞行300英里, 之后落入日本海, 未造成实际破坏。 或者, 它可能是考验特朗普总统。 这个孤立国家的领导人金正恩并没有详细说明他的政府发射导弹的动机——这是去年美国总统大选之前阶段以来此类测试的首次。官方媒体周一早上称它进展成功。朝鲜观察者表示了几个有关该时机选择的原因, 既有实际考虑, 也有地缘政治原因。 该政权已使导弹技术——特别是能够到达其他大陆的远程导弹——成为国家工作重点。测试本身也可以是这种努力的一种合理延伸。这次发射可能是试图辨别特朗普政府会作出什么反应,...
By testing a missile, North Korea was probably also testing Trump, experts say
By testing a missile, North Korea was probably also testing Trump, experts say
In the last five years, North Korea has test fired more than 50 ballistic missiles in an effort to perfect a technology that its opponents fear might someday deliver a nuclear weapon. So the launch of a missile on Sunday that soared 300 miles across North Korea from west to east before crashing...
South Korea says North Korea fired a missile into the Sea of Japan
South Korea says North Korea fired a missile into the Sea of Japan
North Korea on Sunday morning deployed what may have been a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea officials said. The projectile was North Korea’s first missile test-firing since Donald Trump became U.S. president last month, and its first provocation since leader Kim Jong Un boasted...
South Korea's president is expected to face prosecutors in coming days
South Korea's president is expected to face prosecutors in coming days
It was a high-stakes clash of executive power versus the rule of law: Prosecutors stood at the gates of South Korea’s Blue House, where the president lives and works, demanding entry to carry out a court-approved search warrant. For the second time in recent months, aides to impeached President...
Mattis arrives in South Korea to reassure nervous U.S. ally
Mattis arrives in South Korea to reassure nervous U.S. ally
America’s top defense official was expected to confront thorny policy issues in Asia — including North Korea’s advancing nuclear program and a planned missile defense system that has angered China — during his first official foreign trip. But a key goal for Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, analysts...
China, upset over a planned missile-defense system, is taking aim at South Korea's pop stars and TV shows
China, upset over a planned missile-defense system, is taking aim at South Korea's pop stars and TV shows
One day the system could destroy North Korean missiles in mid-flight, a remarkable feat of military might and technical prowess.  But so far, its main victims have been South Korean pop stars, cosmetics companies, and TV shows. Washington and Seoul plan to deploy the U.S.-developed Terminal High...
Nerve agent was used to kill North Korean leader's half brother, police say
Nerve agent was used to kill North Korean leader's half brother, police say
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Malaysian police announced Friday that Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother, could have been killed by VX nerve agent, a highly toxic chemical compound banned by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction. The announcement that police found traces of the nerve agent...
South Korea is coping with its worst outbreak of avian flu ever — and U.S. egg farmers are benefiting
South Korea is coping with its worst outbreak of avian flu ever — and U.S. egg farmers are benefiting
The first alarm about a potential avian flu infestation at the poultry farm came from suspicious workers at a nearby taxi company in late December.  Health workers showed up almost immediately. Confirming the worst, they ordered Yang Byeong-hak, a farmer in a southwestern province, to cull roughly...
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