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  • *North Korea's presence at China summit raises eyebrows. BEIJING, May 14- North Korea kept a low profile at the opening of a summit in Beijing on China's new Silk Road plan on Sunday, after the United States warned China Pyongyang's attendance could affect the participation of other countries. North Korea's attendance at China's biggest diplomatic event this...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons program, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader in South Korea came to power pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialog. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *North Korea's presence at China summit raises eyebrows. BEIJING, May 14- North Korea kept a low profile at the opening of a summit in Beijing on China's new Silk Road plan on Sunday, after the United States warned China Pyongyang's attendance could affect the participation of other countries. North Korea's attendance at China's biggest diplomatic event this...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile early on Sunday that flew 700 kilometres, South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang. Japan said the latest missile reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km and flew for 30...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile early on Sunday that flew 700 kilometers, South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialog with Pyongyang. Japan said the latest missile reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km and flew for 30 minutes...

  • Japan said the missile flew for 30 minutes and dropped in the sea between the North's east coast and Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile was a violation of U.N. resolutions and that Japan strongly protested the action. "North Korea's repeated missile launches are a grave threat to our country and a clear...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired on Sunday an unidentified projectile from a region near its west coast, South Korea's military said. The launch took place at a region named Kusong located northwest of the capital, Pyongyang, where the North previously test-launched its intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing. The launch is the first since a...

  • SINGAPORE, May 13- Some hospitals, schools and universities in Asia were hit by a global cyber attack which infected tens of thousands of computers in Europe and the United States, but officials and researchers said the extent of any damage may not yet be known. South Korea's Yonhap news agency said one of Seoul's university hospitals had been affected.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea ordered Hyundai and Kia on Friday to recall 240,000 vehicles to repair five defects initially raised by a whistleblower, in the country's first compulsory recall for a domestic carmaker. The move is a blow to Hyundai and Kia, which are reeling from a separate recall last month of 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and South Korea.

  • SEOUL, May 12- South Korea ordered Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp to recall 240,000 vehicles over safety defects flagged by a whistleblower- a sharp slap on the wrist that will exacerbate reputational woes for the automakers. The move marks the first compulsory recall ordered by the transport ministry for Hyundai and Kia, which had resisted an...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 11- The United States and China will expand trade in beef and chicken and increase access for financial firms, as part of a plan to reduce the massive U.S. trade deficit with Beijing, U.S. The countries have agreed that China will allow U.S. imports of beef by no later than July 16. Trump had pledged during his presidential campaign that he would...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea's new president has vowed to take on a challenge that has defied all of his predecessors: reforming the big family-controlled conglomerates that dominate the economy. At the same time, I will take the initiative in reforming chaebol, " Moon Jae- in said in his inauguration address Wednesday. Conglomerates like Samsung and Hyundai...

  • This is the first time ever that the transport ministry has ordered a compulsory recall of Hyundai and Kia vehicles. It is a blow to Hyundai, which is already reeling from a record-low market share in its home market. The planned recalls will add to the 1.5 million vehicles that Hyundai and Kia last month offered to fix in South Korea and the United States over...

  • *War chest of $4.4 bln for acquisitions-company. SEOUL, May 12- Netmarble Games Corp stumbled in its market debut on Friday as a regulatory ban on minors playing its mega-hit game spooked some investors who had clamored to buy into the success of the South Korea's largest smartphone games maker. The stock opened at 165,000 won, above the IPO price of 157,000 won, and...