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South Korea Exit Polls See Win for Moon

SEOUL (AP) — Exit polls in South Korea on Tuesday were forecasting a win by liberal candidate Moon Jae In in an election to succeed ousted President Park Geun-hye. Polls closed at 8 p.m., and official results were still hours away. But the exit [...]

Japan, U.S. on High Alert over North Korea

WASHINGTON — The United States, Japan and other countries surrounding North Korea are on high alert over the nation’s provocative actions, including the possibility it would conduct its sixth nuclear test, as Tuesday marked the 85th anniversary [...]

Five Ways Japan Could Have Won World War II

“Japan could never have crushed U.S. maritime forces in the Pacific and imposed terms on Washington. That doesn’t mean it couldn’t have won World War II.” Listen to Yamamoto. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto reputedly cautioned his [...]

North Korea Detains Third U.S. Citizen

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according [...]

U.S. Sends Nuclear Sniffer Plane to Korea

SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) — The U.S. Air Force dispatched a nuclear sniffer aircraft Thursday to the east of the Korean Peninsula amid the possibility of North Korea’s imminent nuclear test, a government source said. “The WC-135 [...]

Unusual Atmospherics At Beijing Festival Opening

Patrick Frater reports: The opening ceremony of the seventh edition of the Beijing International Film Festival took place Sunday night amid a tight security cordon at Huairou, and the wind blowing white lint from the poplar trees that surround [...]

Japan Readying for North Korea Emergency

Hiroyuki Ishida reports: The United States has deployed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to waters near the Korean Peninsula amid rising military tensions over North Korea. The Japanese government, which has asked the United [...]