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Japan anger over South Korea’s shrimp surprise for Donald Trump

The menu at South Korea’s state banquet for Donald Trump has left a nasty taste in Japan, after the president was served seafood caught off islands at the centre of a long-running territorial dispute between Seoul and Tokyo. Japanese officials have also complained about the decision to invite a former wartime sex slave to the event, held earlier this week during the… Read More »

North Korea warns of ‘merciless’ strikes as US carrier joins South Korea drills

A woman walks by a poster with an illustration of US President Donald Trump held by a protester during a rally to oppose a plan to deploy an advanced US missile defence system and joint military exercises between the US and South Korea, near the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.(AP) North Korea warned the United States on… Read More »

Conservative South Koreans rally to support Park, more big protests loom

Supporters of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who has been impeached over a corruption scandal, rallied on Saturday for her reinstatement, countering weeks of large protests calling on her to step down immediately. Hundreds of thousands of protesters have thronged the streets of Seoul on recent weekends, demanding her resignation over the influence-peddling scandal involving a close friend.… Read More »

Dylann Roof guilty of South Carolina church killings

A white supremacist has been convicted of killing nine black worshippers in a church in South Carolina in a racially motivated attack. It took the 12 jurors just over two hours to convict 22-year-old Dylann Roof on all 33 counts he faced, including federal hate crimes. He will find out next month if he will receive the death… Read More »

South China Sea: Chinese social media urges mango boycott

Philippine mangoes, considered by some to be the best in the world, have emerged as the latest victim of the South China Sea ruling. After an international tribunal on territorial disputes ruled against China and in favour of the Philippines, Chinese netizens used social media to call for a boycott of the Philippine fruit, as well as to… Read More »

LG trademarks G5 SE in South Korea

In a move that could easily be categorized as simply copying an idea Apple had first, LG has trademarked the name G5 SE in its native South Korea. So it looks like at least someone in the world views the SE suffix as great branding. Apple should probably be flattered, but we assume it’s going to become pretty… Read More »

South Korea, U.S. deter North Korea with ‘largest ever’ military drill

Amid blasts of explosives and camouflaging smoke, U.S. and South Korean marines and sailors stormed a beach aboard assault vehicles Saturday in a mock amphibious landing. The carefully choreographed drill begins a much larger, eight-week series of annual joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea. They take place against a backdrop of growing tension and missile… Read More »

South Sudan Faces One of World’s Most ‘Horrendous’ Human Rights Situations: U.N. Rights Chief

A U.N. report describing sweeping crimes like children being burned alive and fighters raping women as payment shows South Sudan is facing “one of the most horrendous” human rights situations in the world,” the United Nations rights chief said Friday. A displaced woman in the United Nations Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal on Feb. 26. ALBERT… Read More »