More than 100 homes burned down in a leading Australian tourist area in bushfires on Christmas Day and the situation remained dangerous on Saturday, as officials predicted more blazes to come later in the hot southern summer.
Senior diplomats between South Korea and Japan held a closed-door meeting in Seoul to pre-arrange the thorny issue on Japan's wartime sex slavery of Korean women a day ahead of foreign ministers' meeting, Seoul's foreign ministry said Sunday.
Mock funerals are part of a "well-dying" trend in South Korea, a sign that the country, once one of the world's poorest after the devastating 1950-53 Korean War, has grown affluent enough to consider quality-of-life issues.
China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) held their first round of talks on maritime demarcation here on Tuesday to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries on July 3, 2014 to start the talks in 2015.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday slashed the Canadian government for "taking issue" with the DPRK over the life sentence given to a South Korean-born Canadian pastor charged with anti-DPRK crimes.