ROK calls for dialogue with DPRK without preconditions

2015-06-16 09:08:28

The Republic of Korea (ROK) on Monday called for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to return to the dialogue table without any preconditions in response to the DPRK's government statement that urged the South side to form an atmosphere conducive to improving inter-Korean relations.

China understands Japanese people's alert for military-related changes

2015-06-16 09:05:02

China understands Japanese people's hope for their government to avoid repeating mistakes of their past war time history, a ministry spokesperson said Monday.

Highest peak is shifted by quake

2015-06-16 07:42:32

The magnitude-7.9 earthquake in Nepal on April 25 moved Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West, 3 centimeters to the southwest, according to a report published on Monday by the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.

DPRK calls for advancement of inter-Korean ties

2015-06-15 20:21:59

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday urged the Republic of Korea (ROK) to fulfill the joint declarations made by heads of the two countries and embrace a turning point in the north-south relations.

Singapore man in Shangri-La Hotel shooting sentenced to 8 years in jail

2015-06-15 20:10:00

One of the Singaporeans accused in a shooting incident near the Shangri-La Hotel on May 31 was sentenced to eight years in prison and three strokes of the cane for drug trafficking.

Schools reopen as South Korea seeks normality amid MERS outbreak

2015-06-15 19:04:14

Thousands of South Korean schools that were shut to stop the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) reopened on Monday as the country sought to return to normal.

4 South Asian countries ink deal to enhance trade, connectivity

2015-06-15 16:31:33

Four South Asian countries - Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal Monday signed a motor vehicle transport deal in Bhutanese capital Thimphu to enhance trade, connectivity among them, officials said.

Rising MERS infections, deaths overshadow S. Korean economy

2015-06-15 16:15:45

The South Korean Health Ministry on Monday reported two more deaths from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), along with five new cases that have taken the total number of people diagnosed in the country to 150.

Cross-culture festival promotes greater understanding

2015-06-15 16:05:12

Artists, diplomats and business people from 37 countries displayed their unique cultures in Beijing over the weekend.

Myanmar private airline to launch 1st foreign flight in August

2015-06-15 15:49:04

Myanmar private airline, Air Kanbawza will launch its first foreign flight to Thailand's Chiang Mai on August 1, sources with the airline said Monday.

Zoo animals roam free in Georgia's capital after flooding

2015-06-15 11:11:53

Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals escaped from the zoo in Georgia's capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures, prompting authorities to warn residents in Tbilisi to stay inside Sunday. At least 12 people have been killed in the disaster, including three zoo workers.

Thousands protest Abe's new security bills

2015-06-15 07:46:00

About 25,000 protesters surrounded Japan's Diet building to express strong opposition to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to ram through a series of security-related bills.