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Canadian pastor detained in N.Korea makes TV confession - church| Reuters

Jul 31, 2015

Canadian pastor detained in N.Korea makes TV confession - church| Reuters

TORONTO The head pastor of one of Canada's largest congregations, who has been detained by North Korea since February, appeared before media in Pyongyang and admitted to allegations against him, a spokeswoman for his Toronto-area church said on Thursday. Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, from the 3,000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, was seen on video apparently confessing to crimes in front of reporters, said church spokeswoman Lisa Pak. #Business #Technology #South Korea #North Korea #opinion #pastor
Speculation grows of looming North Korea rocket test

Jul 29, 2015

Speculation grows of looming North Korea rocket test

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea has completed upgrades at its main satellite launch site, fuelling speculation of a long-range rocket launch to coincide with a major political anniversary in October. #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Nuclear warfare #Kim Jong-un #Dictatorship
Houthis, foes fight on as Yemen ceasefire quickly unravels  | Reuters

Jul 28, 2015

Houthis, foes fight on as Yemen ceasefire quickly unravels | Reuters

SANAA/ADEN Yemen's Houthi group carried on fighting across Yemen on Monday despite a ceasefire announcement by its Saudi-led foes, and media controlled by the Iran-allied movement acknowledged that its forces had shelled targets inside Saudi Arabia. The violence prolongs a four-month-old conflict rooted in political strains that spread across the Arabian Peninsula country last year, when the Houthis seized Sanaa and pushed aside President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, a U.S. #Business #South Korea #North Korea #Security #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Pentagon probe of anthrax samples sent to labs in U.S. and abroad finds faulty protocols| Reuters

Jul 24, 2015

Pentagon probe of anthrax samples sent to labs in U.S. and abroad finds faulty protocols| Reuters

WASHINGTON An investigation into how Defense Department labs sent live anthrax spores to researchers in the United States and seven other countries did not find a single root cause but concluded that protocols to inactivate the bacteria were deficient, the Pentagon said on Thursday. A 38-page report on the discovery of the live anthrax shipments found that Defense Department personnel responsible for sterilizing the anthrax samples at four locations had followed their own protocols correctly #Business #Japan #Australia #Europe #South Korea #markets #opinion
North Korea upgrades missile tower for possible Oct. launch - Yonhap| Reuters

Jul 22, 2015

North Korea upgrades missile tower for possible Oct. launch - Yonhap| Reuters

SEOUL North Korea has erected a new, taller launch tower at its missile base, possibly in preparation for firing a long-range rocket to mark an important national anniversary in October, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday. The 67-metre (220-ft) tower will be able to accommodate the launch of a longer-range missile than the rocket test-fired in December 2012 #Business #India #Middle East #South Korea #markets #North Korea #opinion
South Korea invites North Korea for security talks

Jul 17, 2015

South Korea invites North Korea for security talks

South Korean authorities on Friday invited North Korea security talks slated for September in Seoul, authorities said. #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #Security #Kim Jong-un #Talks
Death toll from capsized Philippine ferry rises to 51| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Death toll from capsized Philippine ferry rises to 51| Reuters

MANILA The death toll from a capsized Philippine ferry rose to 51 on Friday as rescuers tried to right the overturned vessel and found more bodies, a coast guard official said. The motorised, wooden-hulled boat rolled on its side and overturned minutes after leaving the port of Ormoc City on Thursday. Coast guard Captain Pedro Tinampay said there were 141 survivors. #Economy #United States #India #Middle East #South Korea #markets #United Kingdom
South Korea cautiously reports no new MERS cases or deaths

Jun 29, 2015

South Korea cautiously reports no new MERS cases or deaths

South Korea reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days on Monday, but officials warned there was no indication yet that the outbreak had been brought under control. #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #Asia #middle east respiratory syndrome #MERS
Indian steelmakers upset as Japan, South Korea eat local market share

Jun 26, 2015

Indian steelmakers upset as Japan, South Korea eat local market share

The steel ministry said in April that quality control orders had been issued for 15 steel products, but steel companies are lobbying the government to add 16 more to the list to help them compete with foreign rivals. #Japan #NewsTracker #Sajjan Jindal #South Korea #JSW Steel #Anant Geete #World Steel Association #Kalyani Steels
North Korea urges world to join its struggle against the US on anniversary of Korean War

Jun 25, 2015

North Korea urges world to join its struggle against the US on anniversary of Korean War

North Korea urged the world to join its struggle to "dismember the gangster US imperialists" in a statement released Thursday to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. #World #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #South Korea #North Korea #USA #Korean War