Jun 29, 2016

South Korean presidential hopeful resigns amid scandal

A high-profile South Korean politician and presidential hopeful resigned Tuesday as the head of his new opposition party that has been rocked by a bribery scandal. Ahn Cheol-soo, a former IT software tycoon, stepped down as co-leader of the People’s Party, amid allegations that ...

Jun 29, 2016

U.S., South Korea, Japan hold first anti-North Korea missile drill

Japan, South Korea and the United States held an unprecedented trilateral missile defense exercise Tuesday, aimed at countering the growing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea, which denounced it as a “military provocation.” The drill in waters off Hawaii came less than a week after ...

Jun 27, 2016

Park orders 24-hour watch for market turmoil amid Brexit fallout

President Park Geun-hye on Monday ordered officials to take “all necessary measures” — including round-the-clock monitoring — to minimize market fallout after Britain’s decision to exit the European Union, Yonhap news agency reported. The U.K. vote Thursday wiped trillions of dollars off world stock ...

Jun 25, 2016

India blames China for stalled nuclear group entry

India has blamed regional rival China for blocking its entry to a nuclear trade group opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, after its members met in South Korea with no decision on India’s bid to join. India wants to become a member of ...