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India grouped with Pakistan in Asian Games hockey

Aug 20, 2014

India grouped with Pakistan in Asian Games hockey

Among the men, two-time winners India have been placed in Pool B alongside defending champions Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Oman and China while South Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Bangladesh and Singapore are in Pool A. #India #China #Pakistan #hockey #South Korea #SportsTracker #Asian Games 2014
Pope Francis wraps up S. Korea visit urging unit, reconciliation

Aug 18, 2014

Pope Francis wraps up S. Korea visit urging unit, reconciliation

Francis, met by festive crowds, spoke several times during his visit to South Korea about inequality, which has been a theme of his papacy since being elected in March 2013. #China #Japan #TheySaidIt #South Korea #North Korea #Vatican #Catholic Church #Roman Catholic Church #The pope #Pope Francis #Pontifex
South Korea, US begin joint military drill amid protests from North

Aug 18, 2014

South Korea, US begin joint military drill amid protests from North

South Korea and the US Monday launched a joint military exercise aimed at defending South Korea from possible security threats from North Korea. #World #US #Defence #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Joint military drill
Pope tells Asia's communist nations not to fear Christians

Aug 18, 2014

Pope tells Asia's communist nations not to fear Christians

HAEMI South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in remarks clearly intended for communist-ruled countries such as China, North Korea and Vietnam, said on Sunday that Asian governments should not fear Christians as they did not want to "come as conquerors" but be integral parts of local cultures. Francis made his comments, some of them unscripted, in an address to about 70 bishops from 35 Asian countries gathered in the town of Haeme, south of Seoul, on the next-to-last day of his trip to South Korea. He told them the Church was committed to dialogue with everyone, saying: "In this spirit of openness to others, I earnestly hope that those countries of your continent with whom the Holy See does not yet enjoy a full relationship, may not hesitate to further a dialogue for the benefit of all." Francis then added, in unscripted remarks, that he was talking of "not just political dialogue but also fraternal". #United States #India #China #Business #Brazil #France #South Korea #North Korea #Latin America #Mexico #chinese #opinion
Pope, in improvised remarks, urges Koreans to pray for unity

Aug 15, 2014

Pope, in improvised remarks, urges Koreans to pray for unity

SOLMOE South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday urged Koreans to pray and work for the re-unification of their divided peninsula, saying they should aim to reunite as one family "with no victors or vanquished". The pope, in his most specific comments on the division of Korea since he started his five-day trip to the South on Thursday, made the impromptu comments in response to a question by a girl at a youth rally. "Let us pray for our brothers in the north," the pope said, leading the young people in prayer #facebook #United States #India #France #Arabic #Middle East #South Korea #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion
Pope prays for Korea ferry disaster victims, warns of spiritual "cancer"

Aug 15, 2014

Pope prays for Korea ferry disaster victims, warns of spiritual "cancer"

DAEJEON South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday commemorated the more than 300 people killed in a ferry disaster in April, and called on South Koreans, among Asia's richest people, to beware of the spiritual "cancer" that often accompanies affluent societies. On the second day of his first trip to Asia, the pope met with families of victims and some survivors of the tragedy ahead of a Mass before about 50,000 people at the World Cup stadium in the central city of Daejeon. Hundreds of trees were decked with yellow ribbons in the city in remembrance of those, mostly school children, who died when the Sewol ferry, structurally defective and heavily overloaded, capsized and sank on a routine journey on April 16. #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #South Korea #Argentina #Mexico
South Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

Aug 15, 2014

South Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday urged the creation of a nuclear safety consultative group in Northeast Asia, given the high number of nuclear power plants in the region and public concerns over safety. South Korea operates 23 reactors supplying about a third of the country's power, but Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster, North Korean nuclear tests and a series of domestic nuclear scandals have heightened public fears about nuclear radiation. "Northeast Asia is a place where nuclear power plants are densely located," Park said in a televised speech for the National Liberation Day, noting safety has become a major issue for many people #facebook #India #China #Business #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #South Korea #Italy #Argentina
Japan PM sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

Aug 15, 2014

Japan PM sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to a shrine for war dead on Friday, the anniversary of Japan's World War Two defeat, but did not make a personal visit to the shrine seen in China and South Korea as a symbol of Tokyo's wartime militarism. Koichi Hagiuda, an aide to Abe and a lawmaker in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, told reporters at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine that he had made the offering on Abe's behalf. Visits to Yasukuni Shrine by top politicians outrage China and South Korea because the shrine honours 14 Japanese leaders convicted as war criminals by an Allied tribunal, along with war dead. #facebook #United States #India #Tokyo #Japan #Arabic #Middle East #South Korea #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Avoid 'fruitless' shows of force Pope to both Korean nations

Aug 14, 2014

Avoid 'fruitless' shows of force Pope to both Korean nations

Pope Francis has called for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid "fruitless" criticisms and shows of force. #TheySaidIt #South Korea #North Korea #Kim Jong-un #Pope Francis #Korean Peninsula
Pope Francis greets China's Xi Jinping in rare cordial exchange

Aug 14, 2014

Pope Francis greets China's Xi Jinping in rare cordial exchange

Pope Francis' greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea early on Thursday marked a rare cordial exchange between the sides that have no diplomatic relations and are embroiled in a sometimes bitter contest for authority. #World #China #NewsTracker #South Korea #Vatican #Pope Francis