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May 27, 2015

South Korea's Park to meet Obama at White House next month

President Barack Obama will host his South Korean counterpart, Park Geun-hye, at the White House on June 16, officials announced Tuesday. The meeting, which White House officials said was designed to “underscore the strength and breadth” of relations, comes amid rising tensions with North ...

South Korea's Park names new prime minister

May 21, 2015

South Korea's Park names new prime minister

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday selected her justice minister to become the new prime minister — a post that has become something of a poisoned chalice under her administration. Hwang Kyo-ahn, 58, was named as the new prime minister after his predecessor, ...

May 18, 2015

Kerry says North Korea far from resuming talks with U.S.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that recent North Korean “provocations” showed it was nowhere near taking the steps necessary for a resumption of denuclearization talks with Washington. Speaking at a news conference in the South Korean capital, Kerry also condemned “grotesque” ...

India's Modi marks year in office

| May 14, 2015

India's Modi marks year in office

Narendra Modi marks the first anniversary of his landslide election win in a bullish mood about his mission to transform India into a great power, despite doubts about the delivery of economic reforms. A year on from his victory, the prime minister’s domestic opponents ...

May 8, 2015

North Korea warns of strikes against South's navy

North Korea’s military warned on Friday of “unannounced targeted strikes” against South Korea’s navy, accusing the South of violating its territorial waters off the peninsula’s west coast, the scene of deadly naval clashes in the past. Pyongyang’s warning came during the annual crab fishing ...