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A Seoul court on Thursday acquitted a Japanese reporter of defaming South Korea's president by reporting that she was spending time with a man during a deadly ferry disaster last year.
Seoul court acquits Japanese reporter of defamation


North Korea has warned the United States of "unimaginable consequences" from its "hostile" policy toward the nuclear-armed state, urging Washington to accept its long-standing demand for a peace treaty.

North Korea's Supreme Court sentenced a Canadian pastor to life in prison with hard labor on Wednesday for what it called crimes against the state.

South Korea said Monday it had no plans to propose a fresh dialogue with North Korea after rare high-level talks over the weekend fizzled out with no agreement.

A popular South Korean software mogul who ran for president in 2012 said Sunday he was quitting the main opposition party in a major blow to the embattled left-leaning alliance before a general election.

The president of Gambia has declared that his country is now "an Islamic state," his office said Saturday, adding that "the rights of the citizens" would be protected.

North and South Korea sat down to rare, high-level talks Friday, aimed at building on an August agreement to ease cross-border tensions after a flare-up brought them to the brink of an armed conflict.

North and South Korea on Friday held high-level talks at a North Korean border town, a small step meant to improve ties battered by a military standoff in August and decades of acrimony and bloodshed.
North, S.Korea hold high-level talks meant to ease animosity


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has suggested his nuclear-armed state has developed a hydrogen bomb, a move that would signal a major step forward in its nuclear weapons capabilities.

North and South Korea on Wednesday named their chief delegates for rare high-level talks later this week, aimed at building on an accord reached in August on easing cross-border tensions.

South Korea unveiled Tuesday an ambitious plan to dramatically increase the production of environmentally friendly cars by 2020, as part of global efforts to cut carbon emissions and curb climate change.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has launched a war on deforestation, the country's foreign minister said Monday at the Paris climate talks, pledging to "actively engage" in global environment efforts.

The U.N. Security Council will hold a meeting on Dec. 10 to discuss human rights violations in North Korea, only the second time that such a session will been held, U.S. diplomats said.

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Seoul Saturday, accusing President Park Geun-hye of sacrificing workers and farmers for large businesses and rewriting history textbooks to glorify her father's authoritarian rule.
Seoul protesters call for president's resignation

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