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  1. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Rumford wins Ballantine’s in play-off

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 04:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Icheon, South Korea

    ... Agence France-Presse in Icheon, South Korea Australian Brett Rumford won the Ballantine’s Championship in dramatic style on Sunday, hitting an eagle to beat compatriot Marcus Fraser and Peter Whiteford of Scotland in a play-off. The three players were level at 11-under-par at the end of four rounds before Rumford secured victory on the first extra hole. It is his fourth ...

  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan hopes for summit with South Korea and US to thaw relations with Seoul

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 02:05pm by Reuters

    ... frozen relations with Seoul. But Korea appears cool to the idea of a meeting of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and US President Barack Obama ... Akitaka Saiki and Korea’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Cho Tai-young. The agenda for the meeting is bilateral relations and North Korea, says Japan’s foreign ministry. In addition to Abe’s ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Relatives of South Korean ferry disaster victims weep and jeer at trial

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gwangju Emotional reaction to video shown in court of captain and others jumping into rescue boat Relatives of ferry dead weep and jeer at crew's trial Relatives of victims of South Korea's ferry disaster wept amid angry scenes in court yesterday as prosecutors played video footage of the sinking vessel during the murder trial of the captain ...


    South Korea to donate warship to Philippines amid marine tensions with China

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... militaries in the region, has been upgrading its defence capabilities in recent years. It has also been improving its defence relations with South Korea and in March, it signed an agreement to buy 12 ... of the donation during his visit to Seoul on May 30, the statement added. “South Korea’s gesture is a small token compared with the great contribution of Filipino troops during the Korean War.” Kim ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan, South Korea diplomats to meet over ‘issues of mutual interest’

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:22pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... officials from Japan and South Korea will meet in Tokyo on Thursday in a bid to smooth over a badly ruffled relationship. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told a regular press conference ... labour and Seoul’s restrictions on importing Japanese marine products after the Fukushima nuclear accident, Kishida said. South Korea’s foreign ministry said the talks would focus on the sexual ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea urges foreigners in South to evacuate

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 03:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea said on Tuesday the Korean Peninsula was headed for “thermonuclear” war and advised foreigners in South Korea to consider evacuation, ... to a thermonuclear war,” the North’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency. Saying it did not want to see foreigners in South Korea “fall ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Angry relatives hold South Korean ferry tragedy officials captive

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 12:00pm by Associated Press in Jindo, South Korea

    ... Associated Press in Jindo, South Korea Confirmed death toll reaches 181 as relatives express frustration and fury at officials over the slow pace of the sunken ferry recovery operation Angry relatives hold ferry tragedy officials captive Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol held South Korea's fisheries minister ...

  8. News - China - SINO-US RELATIONS

    Sino-US relations in the balance as tensions rise in East Asia

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... South Korea and the Philippines in a trip that pointedly excluded China. While in Japan, he became the first president to explicitly say that the US defence treaty covered the uninhabited Diaoyu ... deterioration in US-China relations in decades. China's military rise and its increasingly assertive claims to sovereignty of these largely uninhabited lumps of rock, coral and sand have set ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    New rules regulate marriage-by-mail brokers, participants in South Korea

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... rules regulate marriage-by-mail South Korea has put new restrictions on mixed-ethnicity marriages, but critics say it would be better to focus on supporting foreign spouses who struggle ... cities, leaving behind male-dominated communities with not enough potential wives to go around. Since 2000, 236,000 foreign women have settled in South Korea through marriage, giving birth ...

  10. News - Asia - ESPIONAGE

    ‘Sex for secrets’ North Korean ex-spy finds herself ostracised and jobless in South

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 06:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Gunpo, South Korea Unlike other ex-spies and defectors, Won Jeong-hwa's allegedly lurid past has thrown her into a life of hardship Once their espionage cases ... is not taken seriously enough in South Korea for her to cash in on her past, yet she’s also too notorious to find an ordinary job. She says she has been fired from several waitressing and cleaning jobs ...




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