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U.N. decapitates North Korea's statue export business | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

U.N. decapitates North Korea's statue export business | Reuters

By James Pearson | SEOUL SEOUL Impoverished North Korea is not known for a bustling manufacturing industry but has earned a reputation in some African states for a highly visible export - its huge socialist-style statues.On Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea's annual export revenue by a quarter in response to its fifth and largest nuclear test in September.These will target exports of coal, minerals and labour - and also statues, the U.N.-drafted resolution says #India #South Korea #Africa #Korea #United Kingdom #Entertainment
South Korean President Park Geun-hye offers to resign after assurance of safe power transfer

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : AP

Category : World

South Korean President Park Geun-hye offers to resign after assurance of safe power transfer

Park, who has immunity from prosecution while in office, has refused to meet with prosecutors. Her lawyer, Yoo Yeong-ha, has described prosecutors' accusations against Park as groundless. #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #Park Geun-hye #Syngman Rhee #Park Geun-hye scandal
Japan's Abe, Trump conclude hastily arranged meeting in New York | Reuters

Updated : Nov 18, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Japan's Abe, Trump conclude hastily arranged meeting in New York | Reuters

By Steve Holland and Kiyoshi Takenaka | NEW YORK NEW YORK U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrapped up a hastily arranged meeting on Thursday that was intended to smooth relations following Trump's campaign rhetoric that cast doubt on long-standing U.S. alliances.The meeting, which lasted about 90 minutes, according to a Trump official, was the president-elect's first face-to-face conversation with a foreign leader since his election on Nov. #China #Middle East #Russia #Hillary Clinton #South Korea #markets #United Kingdom
Trump rewards loyalty, considers economic picks as he molds Cabinet | Reuters

Updated : Nov 16, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Trump rewards loyalty, considers economic picks as he molds Cabinet | Reuters

By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson | WASHINGTON/NEW YORK WASHINGTON/NEW YORK President-elect Donald Trump closed in on naming two early Wall Street backers to key economic positions but jettisoned a national security expert from his transition team on Tuesday, a sign of the premium he places on loyalty as he confronts the task of building his administration.Trump, a Republican outsider who won a surprise election victory last week, is considering campaign finance chair and Wall Street veteran Steve Mnuchin as his treasury secretary, and longtime backer and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary, according to Trump ally and activist investor Carl Icahn.But a well-known Republican moderate was pushed out of transition planning. Mike Rogers, a former U.S. representative from Michigan who had been mentioned as a possible pick for CIA director, suddenly left the transition team.Rogers had worked with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who on Friday was abruptly replaced as head of the team by Vice President-elect Mike Pence #Obama #Japan #South Korea #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Huge study finds a billion people suffer from high blood pressure | Reuters

Updated : Nov 16, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Huge study finds a billion people suffer from high blood pressure | Reuters

By Kate Kelland | LONDON LONDON The number of people with high blood pressure has almost doubled in 40 years to over 1.1 billion worldwide, scientists said on Wednesday, with the burden of the condition shifting from the rich to the poor.In the largest study of its kind analyzing blood pressure in every nation between 1975 and 2015, the scientists said that it has dropped sharply in wealthy countries - possibly due to healthier diets and lifestyles - but risen in poorer ones.The increases are especially significant in Africa and South Asia, the researchers said, and could be partly due to poor nutrition in childhood.High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, puts extra strain on the blood vessels and major organs such as the heart, brain and kidneys. It is the world's top cause of cardiovascular disease, which leads to strokes and heart attacks, and is estimated to cause 7.5 million deaths a year worldwide.Led by World Health Organization researchers working with hundreds of scientists internationally, this study covered blood pressure measurements from nearly 20 million people and was published in The Lancet medical journal. #India #science #South Korea #markets #South Africa #United Kingdom #lifestyle
U.S. to maintain commitment to allies in Asia, admiral says | Reuters

Updated : Nov 16, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

U.S. to maintain commitment to allies in Asia, admiral says | Reuters

By Idrees Ali | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The U.S. military's top commander in the Pacific tried on Tuesday to reassure allies that Washington will maintain its commitment to Asia and maintain strong military relations with partners, some of whom are worried about President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy. #United States #India #China #Business #South Korea #markets
North Korea training 'super-talented players' to surpass Lionel Messi

Updated : Nov 15, 2016

By : AFP

Category : Sports

North Korea training 'super-talented players' to surpass Lionel Messi

Undaunted by hard realities on the pitch, North Korea's lone football academy has set its sights high -- producing players better than Lionel Messi. #China #Japan #Barcelona #football #Lionel Messi #FIFA #South Korea #North Korea #KickingAround #Ballon d'Or #Pyongyang #Ri Yu-Il #Jang Paek-Ho #Song Hye-Yong
South Korea's Park faces resignation calls at huge protest rally | Reuters

Updated : Nov 12, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

South Korea's Park faces resignation calls at huge protest rally | Reuters

By Ju-min Park | SEOUL SEOUL South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced mounting pressure to step down on Saturday as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in the capital to protest allegations that she let a friend meddle in state affairs.Saturday's rally in downtown Seoul was the largest so far in a crisis engulfing Park, 64, and organizers said some 850,000 people packed streets running through the city centre including a 12-lane thoroughfare. Police estimated the crowd at 260,000.Students, families including young couples pushing strollers and protesters in wheelchairs were among the crowd during the peaceful march, which contrasted with the violence of some previous rallies dominated by militant unions and civic groups that clashed with police #Politics #United States #India #South Korea #United Kingdom #Entertainment #polls
Trump presidency to create high anxiety among Asian allies | Reuters

Updated : Nov 09, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Trump presidency to create high anxiety among Asian allies | Reuters

By Linda Sieg and Ju-min Park | TOKYO/SEOUL TOKYO/SEOUL Republican Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. #United States #South Korea #Asia #Korea #North Korea #article #asian
Winter Olympics 2018 contracts clean, insists chief after latest South Korea scandal

Updated : Nov 09, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : Sports

Winter Olympics 2018 contracts clean, insists chief after latest South Korea scandal

Pyeongchang's 2018 Winter Olympics contracts are clean and not "contaminated" by outside factors, the Games' organising chief told Reuters on Tuesday. #Corruption #South Korea #IOC #Olympics #International Olympic Committee #Park Geun-hye #Winter Olympics #Pyeongchang #2018 Winter Olympics #POCOG #Choi Soon-sil