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Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to North Korea

Yu Yong-weon and Kim Jin-myung report: U.S. reconnaissance satellites have spotted Chinese ships selling oil to North Korean vessels on the West Sea around 30 times since October. According to South Korean government sources, the satellites have [...]

Osaka to Cut Sister-City Ties with San Francisco

Osaka will no longer use taxpayer funds for student and other exchange programs with San Francisco. The sister-city ties started in 1957. OSAKA (Jiji Press) — Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura indicated Friday that the city will decide in [...]

South Korea Close to Developing ‘Blackout Bomb’

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Yonhap) — South Korea has secured technologies to build a non-lethal graphite bomb which can paralyze the North’s power systems in case of war, military sources said Sunday. The so-called “blackout bomb” works [...]

Regime Change is the Only Way to Disarm North Korea

If America and its allies believe Kim Jong-un will give up his nuclear arsenal, they are deluded. John Power says Pyongyang under the Kim family sees its weapons as a security guarantee and powerful negotiating tool, and the only way it will disarm [...]

North Korea Shows Off Improvements with Latest Launch

Munenori Inoue and Seima Oki report: North Korea’s second intercontinental ballistic missile launch late Friday night reached the highest altitude ever achieved by the nation, possibly enough to threaten the U.S. capital of Washington, according [...]

South Korea Debates Developing its Own Nuclear Weapons

Stuart Leavenworth writes: No longer sure they can rely on the United States, an increasing number of South Korean lawmakers say their country should develop its own nuclear arsenal to deter an attack by Kim Jong Un, their belligerent neighbor to [...]

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 [...]