DPRK proposes to hold talks with ROK on tourism

2011-01-08 09:19:40

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Saturday proposed to resume talks with South Korea on tourism, an industrial zone and Red Cross-related issues in late January or early February.

Package to US homeland security chief ignites

2011-01-08 07:26:35

A package addressed to US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano ignited on Friday at a postal facility in Washington, D.C. but was quickly extinguished and no one was injured, authorities said.

US to dip into defense budget, slash troops

2011-01-07 10:39:49

The United States will cut $78 billion in defense spending over five years, including a reduction of up to 47,000 troops.

G20 should stabilize food prices jointly: WB

2011-01-07 09:37:55

G20 (Group of 20 major economies) should take practical action to help make a real difference to hundreds of millions of people.

Packages release smoke, odors in state buildings

2011-01-07 09:23:21

Two packages sent to state government buildings 20 miles (32 kilometers) apart released smoke and the smell of sulfur when they were opened Thursday.

Beijing continues stressing talks

2011-01-07 08:13:05

China said on Thursday that it supports and welcomes any contacts and dialogues between all the relevant parties, while vowing to continue efforts to lead the situation on the Peninsula toward a favorable direction.

Ex-US diplomat sentenced to 2 years

2011-01-06 14:03:19

A South Korean judge says she has sentenced a former U.S. diplomat to two years in prison over a swindling scam.

Turkish Airlines flight safe after threat

2011-01-06 09:32:05

Passengers aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo overpowered a would-be hijacker as the plane landed at Istanbul airport on Wednesday, fellow passengers told Turkish media.

Bosworth in Beijing for Peninsula solutions

2011-01-06 07:17:43

The US envoy for policy on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) arrived in Beijing on Wednesday as part of a flurry of diplomatic activity to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
DPRK proposes unconditional dialogue with ROK

World Bank issues its first-ever yuan bonds

2011-01-05 14:35:26

The World Bank said it is issuing its first-ever bond denominated in China's currency, the yuan, in Hong Kong, as the country promotes international use of its currency.

US captain loses command over raunchy videos

2011-01-05 14:15:18

The captain of a US aircraft carrier was relieved of his command on Tuesday after producing bawdy videos that featured slurs against homosexuals, simulated masturbation and inane toilet humor.

DPRK calls for early ending of confrontation

2011-01-05 14:05:20

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday called for an early ending of the inter-Korean confrontation and a new phase of the country's independent reunification.