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'A madman with nuclear weapons': Trump's description of Kim Jong-un

In yet another incident, US President Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a "madman with nuclear weapons", on a call with Philippine President.

02 May 2017

North Korea

THAAD goes online in South Korea

The US's THAAD anti-ballistic missile system has been made operational in South Korea.

Trump: Would be honored to meet NKorean leader Kim Jung-un

US President Donald Trump stated that he would be honored to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un under the right circumstances.

North Korea crisis: Trump calls Kim a "pretty smart cookie"

US President Donald Trump spoke of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during his interview with CBS.

29 Apr 2017


Apple withholding payments amid legal battle, complains Qualcomm

Qualcomm has warned investors that Apple has been withholding royalty payments after it sued the mobile phone chips maker in January; it also cut its profit forecast.

29 Apr 2017

US Air Force

North Korea tests ballistic missile

South Korea and US reported that North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile, which exploded seconds after take-off.

25 Apr 2017

US Senate

North Korea marks army's anniversary by conducting "large-scale artillery drill"

The North Korean military has conducted a "large-scale artillery drill" in the eastern Wonsan region to mark the 85th anniversary of country's army.

25 Apr 2017

US Senate

North Korean crisis: US missile submarine arrives in South Korea

The USS Michigan, an American nuclear-powered guided-missile submarine, has arrived in Busan, South Korea in what US officials have described as a show of force amid escalating US-North Korea tensions.

24 Apr 2017

US Air Force

North Korea: Will sink US aircraft carrier

North Korean sources have stated that they are ready and willing to sink the US aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson as a show of force.

18 Apr 2017

US Air Force

North Korea: Will test missiles every week, month, year

North Korea's Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol has stated to the media that the country would conduct missile tests "on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis," adding that US interference will lead to an "all-out war."

17 Apr 2017

Park Geun-hye

South Korea: Former President Park Geun-hye indicted in corruption scandal

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, on trial for alleged corruption, has been indicted on several charges including bribery.

13 Apr 2017


NKorea reportedly prepping for sixth nuclear test

NKorea is reportedly preparing for a nuclear test at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, which is "primed and ready".

11 Apr 2017


North Korea lashes out against America's air craft carrier deployment

North Korea has responded to the US' decision to deploy a naval aircraft carrier strike group to the Korean peninsula by saying it would defend itself "by powerful force of arms."

05 Apr 2017


North Korea launches ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

Nuclear-armed North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.

03 Apr 2017

North Korea

Pyeonghwa Motors, the invisible "civil" automotive firm of North Korea

Pyeonghwa Motors General Corp, started in 1999, is today the one and only "civil automobile assembly company" of North Korea.

31 Mar 2017

Park Geun-hye

SKorean President Park Geun-hye arrested on bribery charges

Ousted South Korean President was arrested on bribery charges after the Seoul Central District Court approved an arrest warrant against her.

Samsung proposes refurbishing recalled Galaxy Note 7s

Samsung proposed refurbishing the 2.5mn Galaxy Note 7s that were recalled after some exploded due to battery faults.

25 Mar 2017

Samsung Electronics

South Korea impeachment scandal: Samsung Electronics Chief apologizes

At the company's annual meet in Seoul, Samsung Electronics chief executive Kwon Oh-hyun apologized for its involvement in a corruption scandal that led to Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee's arrest and the impeachment of the South Korean president.

23 Mar 2017

Emma Watson

India's first silent short on LGBT rejected at Washington Festival

Sisak, India's first silent short film on an LGBT couple, was rejected by Washington West Film Festival. Though organizers have denied its theme as a reason, they allegedly mentioned Washington's "volatile" environment in an email to its director.

23 Mar 2017


LA, Paris not interested in hosting 2028 Olympics

Bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games, Paris and Los Angeles have said that they are interested in the 2024 Olympics only and have no intention of hosting the 2028 Olympics Games.

NKorean missile reportedly explodes seconds after launch

SKorean defence officials said a missile launch by the North failed, but didn't comment on what was being tested, or how many were fired.

21 Mar 2017


No more Brazilian meat: says China, EU

Following accusations of improprieties in Brazilian meat industry, countries including China, EU and South Korea announced restrictions curtailing Brazilian meat imports.

North Korea conducts advanced engine test

According to North Korean state media, the country has successfully tested a new high-thrust rocket engine, declaring the test a "new birth" for Pyongyang's space industry.

US deploys attack drones to South Korea

Amid ongoing tensions with North Korea, the US has decided to permanently station a MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drone system at the Kunsan Air Base in South Korea.

10 Mar 2017

Park Geun-hye

South Korean court impeaches President Park Guen-hye

In a first for the South Korean democracy, judges have decided to impeach President Park Guen-hye from her office.

09 Mar 2017

Kuala Lumpur

Claiming to be Kim Jong-nam's son, man uploads video

A video has surfaced of a man claiming to be the son of Kim Jong-nam, the assassinated half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

08 Mar 2017

North Korea

US deploying THAAD in South Korea

The US has begun deploying the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system in South Korea, saying it was a means to protect them against North Korean missiles.

07 Mar 2017

Vijender Gupta

Indira Gandhi International Airport second best in the world

According to the latest Airport Service Quality (ASQ) report, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has been declared the second best airport in the world.

07 Mar 2017

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian citizens in North Korea banned from leaving country

Amid rising diplomatic tension, North Korea has "temporarily" banned all Malaysian citizens from leaving the country.

07 Mar 2017

Kuala Lumpur

Suspect's lawyer wants second autopsy of Kim Jong-nam

The lawyer of the Vietnamese woman charged with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam has requested a second autopsy on his body.

28 Feb 2017

Samsung Electronics

Samsung's de-facto chief to be indicted in South Korea

Samsung's chief Lee Jae-yong will be indicted by South Korean prosecutors on charges of bribery, embezzlement and other charges.

28 Feb 2017

United Nations (UN)

UN report identifies North Korean front company in Malaysia

A UN report, drafted for the Security Council has identified a property in Malaysia, operated by a front company for North Korea's intelligence agency.

19 Feb 2017

Samsung Electronics

Samsung chief Lee's journey from $4 million mansion to jail

Jay Y Lee who lived in a $4 million mansion in Seoul is now in "6.56 square meter (71 square foot) detention cell with a toilet in the corner behind a partition."

17 Feb 2017

Park Geun-hye

Samsung Group chief arrested over corruption scandal

Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested from the Seoul Detention Center on charges of bribery and corruption, that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

13 Feb 2017


100 Philippines police officers dismissed over drug charges

Data revealed that at least 100 police officers in the Philippines were discharged from duty since the beginning of last year for drug abuse.

13 Feb 2017

Shinzo Abe

Dollar rises against Yen after Trump-Abe meet

The successful Trump-Abe meeting saw the Dollar rise against the Yen, as Asian markets ticked up amid optimism over Trump's proposed tax reforms.

12 Feb 2017

Shinzo Abe

Trump says US condemns North Korea missile test

US President Donald Trump reiterated the US's condemnation of North Korea's ballistic missile test. He added that the "United States of America is behind Japan, our great ally, 100%."

11 Feb 2017

Shinzo Abe

Trump reaffirms US-Japan alliance "cornerstone of peace"

US President Donald Trump called the US-Japan alliance the "cornerstone of peace" in the Pacific following his meeting with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in the White House.

10 Feb 2017

Shinzo Abe

Trump to meet Japan's Abe to improve ties

President Donald Trump hosted Japanese PM Shinzo Abe at the White House later today and they would then play golf together on Saturday.

03 Feb 2017

United Nations (UN)

Ban Ki-moon rules out running for South Korea's President

The former Chief of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon dismissed the idea of running for South Korea's President expressing his disappointment at "the selfish ways of politicians" and complaining of "fake news."

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