Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, the shrine said on Saturday, prompting criticism from Seoul as it is seen in the two Koreas and China as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.


Russia says will not offer to host Trump meeting with North Korea's Kim: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian will not offer to host a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, according to the RIA news agency.


South Korea's Moon says North seeking 'complete denuclearization'

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its desire for "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.


Exclusive: South Korea's KDB eyeing deal by April 27 to inject funds into GM Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Korea Development Bank (KDB) plans to sign a preliminary deal by April 27 to financially support General Motors' troubled South Korean unit, provided interim due-diligence on the unit is satisfactory, the chairman of state-run KDB said


Trump, Japan's Abe seek consensus on North Korea amid strains

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek common ground on how to deal with North Korea's nuclear challenge on Tuesday amid fears in Tokyo that Trump might be prone to make too many conc


No missiles but ballet as North Korea's Kim puts on a show

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Jong Un hobnobbed with a visiting Chinese ballet troupe as he capped a weekend of celebrations in the North Korean capital that conspicuously lacked a show of military might that marked many previous festivals.


South Korea's Park gives up on appeal of corruption conviction: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye has submitted to a court a document disclosing her intention to give up on an appeal proceeding against her conviction for corruption, the Yonhap news agency reported on Monday.


In daytime discos, South Korea's elderly find escape from anxiety

SEOUL (Reuters) - A discotheque hidden among the back alleys of eastern Seoul is packed with hundreds of grey-haired couples on a Monday afternoon, dancing to local hits from the 1960s in a basketball court-sized hall.

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Trump says meetings being set up with North Korea's Kim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised China on Thursday for its help with North Korea and said meetings were being set up between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


A road trip along North Korea's border with China

(Reuters) - Through binoculars mounted atop a tall building, I followed two women slowly making their way from the other side, across the bridge. The rusted device was a military type, and what I saw made them look as if they were targeted. It was very


South Korea's national security adviser in U.S. to meet Bolton: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Korea's national security adviser was in Washington on Wednesday for his first meeting with his new American counterpart, John Bolton, U.S. officials said, amid preparations for separate U.S. and South Korean summits with Nort


Elliott boosts hopes for change at South Korean auto giant Hyundai

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A unit of U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management revealed on Wednesday that it holds more than $1 billion worth of shares in key affiliates of South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group and called for more rapid reform of the auto g

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