ROK proposes inter-Korean talks over defectors

2011-04-27 16:08:29

The Republic of Korea (ROK) proposed Wednesday holding Red Cross talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) next week.

Consultations over, aids to Libya continue

2011-04-27 16:07:15

International organizations and countries are continuing their consultations over Libya as NATO continues its air strikes on Gaddafi's forces.

S&P cuts Japan sovereign rating outlook

2011-04-27 15:39:51

Standard and Poor's threatened to cut Japan's sovereign credit rating again.

HSBC to slash up to 3 pct of MidEast workforce

2011-04-27 15:32:09

HSBC, Europe's largest bank, plans to cut its Middle East workforce by up to 3 percent, the lender said in an emailed statement on Wednesday.

ROK suggests holding inter-Korean Red Cross talks

2011-04-27 15:07:00

South Korea proposed Wednesday holding Red Cross talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) next week to discuss confirming the "free will" of DPRK nationals who officials here say wish to defect, local media reported.

Thai-Cambodian border clashes continue

2011-04-27 15:00:24

The border clash occurring early Wednesday morning marked the sixth straight day of fighting between Thailand and Cambodia.

Japan's royal couple visits disaster-stricken town

2011-04-27 14:23:25

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are visiting Japan's tsunami-battered northeastern coast.

Robots take photos of Fukushima nuke plant

2011-04-27 13:56:02

Remote-controlled robots took photos of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)'s crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant No 1 reactor building in Fukushima Prefecture.

S Korea, US hold security talks

2011-04-27 13:44:07

Senior defense and foreign affairs officials of South Korea and the United States held talks over issues ranging from their alliance and DPRK.

US town changes name to Spurlock movie title

2011-04-27 13:26:43

Beginning at 1 pm Wednesday, the city of Altoona will change its name to "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold."

High radiation levels found at Ohio nuke plant

2011-04-27 10:58:32

High radiation levels recorded at a nuclear reactor in northeast Ohio have prompted a special inspection by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Brazil to offer 75,000 scholarships for youngsters

2011-04-27 10:22:51

Brazil government planned to offer 75,000 scholarships for youngsters to study abroad in the next four years.