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S.Korea, DPRK agree to field unified teams at Asian Games in August

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Monday to field unified teams at some events during the upcoming Asian Games scheduled for August in Indonesia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 20:26:56

Urgent: S.Korea, DPRK agree to field unified teams at Asian Games in August

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Monday to field unified teams at some events during the upcoming Asian Games scheduled for August in Indonesia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 20:26:18

S.Korea to conduct military exercises near controversial islets claimed by Japan

The South Korean military planned to conduct defensive exercises near Dokdo islets, called Takeshima in Japan, over which Tokyo has claimed its sovereignty, Seoul's defense ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 17:34:06

S.Korea aims to make war-ending declaration in 2018, to closely cooperate with China: FM

South Korea aimed to make a war-ending declaration by the end of this year although the exact schedule and format can be dealt with flexibly, the South Korean foreign minister said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 14:15:33

Three dead, more than 10 injured as 6.1-magnitude quake rocks Japan's Osaka

Three people have been confirmed dead including a 9-year-old girl and more than 10 others have been injured as a result of a powerful earthquake striking Osaka prefecture in western Japan on Monday morning, local rescue officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 11:31:28

Sydney prison receives new unit to house "high risk" terror offenders

"High-risk" terrorism suspects will now be held in 10 new and specifically designed steel cells in Sydney while they wait to face court, Australia's New South Wales (NSW) State Minister for Corrections David Elliott announced in a statement on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 10:15:09

Two feared dead, 8 injured as 6.1-magnitude quake rocks Japan's Osaka

Two people were feared dead, including a 9-year-old girl, and at least eight others were injured as a result of a strong earthquake striking Osaka prefecture on Monday morning, local rescue officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 10:14:41

5.9-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan's Osaka

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 rocked Osaka prefecture, western Japan at 7:58 a. m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 8:03:42

Sri Lanka to tighten environmental law against waste, pollution

Sri Lanka will strengthen its environmental law against growing industrial pollution, urban waste disposal and illegal buildings, cabinet spokesperson Gayantha Karunathilleke said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/16 18:59:55

Construction work on China-funded stadium in Cambodia in full swing

The construction on a China-aided new national stadium in Cambodia has gone full steam ahead of the project completion plan set by the end of 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/16 16:53:33

Int'l community hopes outcome of Kim-Trump meeting contributes to peace, stability

Politicians and officials worldwide have praised the outcome of the historic summit between Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and US President Donald Trump in Singapore on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/16 16:51:05

S. Korean expert believes it's right time to halt S. Korea-U.S. war games

Now is the right time to halt the South Korea-U.S. war games as it can speed up efforts by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean expert said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/16 15:26:28

Trump says DPRK returning remains of U.S. soldiers missing in Korean War

Speaking with Fox News at the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has started to return the remains of the U.S. soldiers missing in the Korean War (1950-53).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/16 14:40:35

Russia calls for easing sanctions on DPRK

Russia called for easing sanctions imposed on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) after Pyongyang agreed to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/16 12:01:32

Australian vet treats injured koala with Chinese medicine

A koala known as "Bruiser," has been treated with traditional Chinese medicine on Thursday, to overcome a brutal dog attack that left him with severe wounds.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/16 9:11:03

U.S., S. Korea seek to fulfill Trump's "guidance" on joint war games: Pentagon

The United States and South Korea have agreed to work together to fulfill U.S. President Donald Trump's "guidance" on the joint military exercises, said Pentagon on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/15 23:45:29

World's steepest football stadium being built in Sydney

With its stand tilted at a 34-degree angle, Western Sydney Stadium, the steepest slope for a stadium in the world, is gradually taking shape as construction work is under way.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/15 19:29:05

Majority of S.Koreans view DPRK-US summit positively: poll

A majority of South Korean people assessed positively the summit between top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, a local survey showed Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/15 19:28:38