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Execution in North Korea worries South Korea
Execution in North Korea worries South K...

Execution in North Korea worries South Korea

Seoul – South Korea expressed deep concern about a series of occurrences in North Korea, including the execution of Jang Song-Thaek, who was married to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s biological aunt, Seoul’s unification ministry said Friday. “The government is closely... read more »

Kim's executed uncle's wife likely involved in husband's execution
Deposed senior North Korean leader execu...

Deposed senior North Korean leader executed

Seoul – Jang Song-Thaek, deposed senior official of North Korea, has been executed after the Special Military Tribunal found him guilty of treason, the official news agency KCNA r! eported Friday. Jang, vice-chairman of the National Defense Commission and secretary of the Workers’... read more »

Thai govt rejects call to delay elections after clashes
Thai protesters cut power to govt HQ, as...

Thai protesters cut power to govt HQ, ask army to step in

Bangkok – Thai opposition protesters on Thursday cut power and water supplies to the government headquarters and appealed to the powerful military to intervene to topple premier Yingluck Shinawatra amid a raging political crisis. Suthep Thaugsuban, the anti-government leader of the... read more »

Thai caretaker PM calls meeting to resolve crisis
Thai caretaker PM calls meeting to resol...

Thai caretaker PM calls meeting to resolve crisis

Bangkok – Thailand caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday invited all political parties and sections of the society to meet Sunday to seek solutions to the political deadlock in the country. Yingluck said the permanent secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, Tongthong... read more »

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Ready to dissolve parliament, says Thai PM

Thai PM Yingluck dissolves Parliament

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday dissolved Parliament in the face of mass demonstrations against her government that showed no sign of being called off. Ms. Yingluck... read more »

Ready to dissolve parliament, says Thai PM

Ready to dissolve parliament, says Thai PM

Bangkok – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Sunday that she was ready to resign or dissolve parliament to end the ongoing political turmoil. But an election has to be held... read more »

Thai protesters mark Monday for final push against government

Anti-government protesters took a break from weeks of demonstrations on Saturday to prepare for a final push to topple the administration of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Protest... read more »

N Korea confirms deporting aged US war veteran

N Korea confirms deporting aged US war veteran

Washington – North Korea has said it has deported an elderly U.S. tourist and war veteran detained for more than a month for alleged hostile acts against the country. The... read more »

South Korea mourns Nelson Mandela's death

South Korea mourns Nelson Mandela’s death

Seoul – South Korean President Park Geun-hye Friday condoled the passing away of former South African President Nelson Mandela, describing him a “great statesman” who peacefully... read more »