Nov 21, 2014

Russia: North Korea ready for renewed nuclear talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday North Korea was ready to resume stalled international talks on its nuclear arms program. North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations told Reuters in Geneva last month that it was prepared to resume the six-party talks ...

Nov 19, 2014

South Korea puts cost of economic unification at $500 billion

South Korea’s top financial regulator said Wednesday that developing North Korea’s moribund economy in the wake of eventual reunification would cost around $500 billion. Financial Services Commission (FSC) Chairman Shin Je-Yoon told a seminar in Seoul that the estimate covered a period of 20 ...

Japan, South Korea propose three-way summit with China

Nov 14, 2014

Japan, South Korea propose three-way summit with China

Japanese and South Korean leaders have proposed holding a trilateral summit with their Chinese counterpart for the first time since 2012, their deputies said. Disputes over regional history and territory soured bilateral ties between Japan and China, and Japan and South Korea, have been ...

South Korean ferry captain gets 36 years in prison

Nov 11, 2014

South Korean ferry captain gets 36 years in prison

A South Korean ferry captain was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in prison for negligence and abandoning passengers when his ship sank earlier this year, but the court acquitted him of homicide, concluding there was no proof he knew his actions would cause the ...