ROK, DPRK agree to hold family reunion in late October

2015-09-08 11:07:45

The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Tuesday to hold the reunion of Korean families, separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, late next month in the DPRK's Mount Kumgang resort.

S. Korea, DPRK resume talks for family reunion

2015-09-08 09:36:21

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) continued their dialogue early Tuesday as talks for the reunion of Korean families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War lasted for more than 14 hours.

BBC works on broadcasting radio news service into DPRK, source says

2015-09-08 08:41:26

The BBC plans to launch a radio news service for broadcast into the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as part of an expansion of its World Service offering, a source told AFP on Saturday.

Japanese PM re-elected as LDP president as no challenger emerges

2015-09-08 09:16:44

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as party chief without a vote as nobody filed candidacy for the presidential election set for Sept 20, local media reported Tuesday.

DPRK carries out construction activities at Yongbyon site: IAEA

2015-09-07 23:33:48

The UN nuclear agency says the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is carrying out renovation and construction activities at its Yongbyon site.

S Korean Park's approval rating tops 50 pct after joining China's war anniversary

2015-09-07 16:26:24

South Korean President Park Geun-hye's approval rating topped 50 percent for the first time in about 10 months after participating in the celebrations in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of China's victory over Japan in World War II.

NZ launches first kiwi-driven Chinese Language Week

2015-09-07 15:10:36

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said in a congratulations video that learning Chinese is beneficial to both countries and a lot of fun, as the first Chinese Language Week of New Zealand is launched at East Girls College in Wellington on Monday.

China and Pakistan stage joint air exercise

2015-09-07 07:38:42

The Chinese and Pakistani air forces began joint military training in China on Sunday, a People's Liberation Army Air Force spokesman said.

ROK, DPRK begin working-level talks for family reunion

2015-09-07 10:58:21

The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday began working-level Red Cross talks for reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

Australian PM faces cabinet pressure to accept more Syrian refugees

2015-09-07 10:20:30

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is on Monday facing growing pressure from his own cabinet ministers to increase the intake of Syrian refugees in the wake of the humanitarian crisis gripping the Middle East.

China, Pakistan launch joint air drill

2015-09-06 17:17:28

"Shaheen (Eagle)-4," a joint drill between the air forces of China and Pakistan, began on Sunday in China, a military spokesperson announced.

Death toll climbs to 43 in boat capsizal off Malaysia

2015-09-06 16:45:33

The death toll of a boat which capsized off the Malaysian coast has risen to 43 on Sunday after another 14 bodies were spotted in the sea, according to the local media.