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Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left

Trump’s fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left

When Amanda Berg heard that President Donald Trump mocked the accents of the leaders of South Korea and Japan at a recent fundraiser, it...

Seoul reviews military intel-sharing pact with Japan

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) — Nearly six decades have passed since South Korea and Japan signed a treaty to normalize diplomatic ties in 1965,...
US says it's ready to resume nuclear talks with North Korea

US says it’s ready to resume nuclear talks with North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top U.S. envoy on North Korea says Washington is ready to restart nuclear negotiations with North Korea. Stephen Biegun...
Chinese foreign minister meets Japanese, Korean counterparts

Chinese foreign minister meets Japanese, Korean counterparts

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea met in Beijing on Wednesday as they seek to encourage progress on...
New documents show Japan's wartime emperor had deep regrets

New documents show Japan’s wartime emperor had deep regrets

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's NHK television has obtained documents showing former emperor Hirohito repeatedly felt sorry about World War II and tried, unsuccessfully, to...
Hong Kong leader promises dialogue to help end protests

Hong Kong leader promises dialogue to help end protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader says she's setting up a "communication platform" to resolve differences in the city after months of anti-government...
In this file photo from Jan. 31, 2019, in Fukushima, Japan, two employees of the operating company Tepco stand in front of huge tanks in which irradiated water from the continuous cooling of the damaged Fukushima reactors is stored. In the meantime, the quantity has accumulated to 1.1 million tonnes, and space is slowly running out for further tanks. One of the options currently under consideration would be to discharge the weakly radiating water into the sea after further purification for radioactive particles. (AP)

Seoul summons Japanese envoy over radioactive water disposal plan

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) — South Korea’s Foreign Ministry sought a detailed explanation on Japan’s reported plan to release radioactive water from the 2011...
In this file photo, U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun waits for South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump before an expanded meeting at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

Biegun’s Seoul visit raises expectations for resumption of working-level nuclear talks

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) — A visit to South Korea by the U.S. special envoy for North Korea this week has sparked speculation that...
China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offer

China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offer

BEIJING (AP) — China is lashing out at Taiwan over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong pro-democracy movement. Spokesman for the...
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over...

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