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  • A man watches a TV news program showing the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 26, 2014. North Korea fired three short-range projectiles Thursday into the waters off its east coast, a South Korean defense official said. The move was most likely a routine test-firing, but the official said it could also be meant to stoke tensions with Seoul. The writing on tje screen reads "The missiles were launched to alert and express its internal solidarity." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Admiral: World getting 'numb' to NKorean missiles

    Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said Tuesday.

  • ** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-un claps during the Supreme People's Assembly in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Associated Press)

    North Korea fires short-range missile into sea

    North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its unusually high number of weapons tests this year. The launch came on the eve of the 61st anniversary of the signing of an armistice that ended the Korean War.

  • Official song released for papal visit to South Korea

    The Archdiocese of Seoul in South Korea has revealed the official song for Pope Francis’ visit to the country, scheduled for Aug. 14-18 to coincide with Asian Youth Day.

  • Tiger Woods of the US walks on the 2nd green during a practice round at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club prior to the start of the British Open Golf Championship, in Hoylake, England, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The 2014 Open Championship starts on Thursday, July 17. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    British Open tee times, groupings: Tiger Woods with Cabrera, Stenson

    Woods will have Angel Cabrera and Henrik Stenson in his group when he opens his major championship season Thursday in the British Open. Woods had back surgery before the Masters and missed the opening two majors.

  • Church's witness in South Korea has converted many, bishop says

    The vitality of the Church in South Korea is behind the many conversions that have taken place in the nation which Pope Francis is set to visit Aug. 13-18, according to a Salesian bishop.

  • **FILE** North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives at the cemeteries of fallen fighters of the Korean People's Army (KPA) on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities on the Korean peninsula. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    North Korea again fires missiles into sea

    North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles Wednesday morning into the sea off its east coast, a South Korean defense official said, in a continuation of a recent series of missile and rocket test launches.

  • North Korea seeks allies as China accord cools

    A string of unexpected, even odd, overtures from North Korea to its neighbors in recent days is fueling speculation that the isolated nation and its mercurial leader could be seeking to broaden its diplomatic options elsewhere in the region to account for a cooling relationship with Pyongyang's principal ally, China.

  • Chinese leader's Seoul visit snubs North Korea

    Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival Thursday in South Korea for a summit simultaneously snubs nuclear-armed North Korea, bolsters an already booming trade relationship with Seoul and sends Washington and Tokyo a message of Beijing's growing influence south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • Former sex slaves to take part in South Korea Mass with Pope

    A group of South Korean women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II will attend an Aug. 18 Mass with Pope Francis when he visits the country.

  • **FILE** North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives at the cemeteries of fallen fighters of the Korean People's Army (KPA) on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities on the Korean peninsula. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Seoul: North Korea fires 2 short-range projectiles

    North Korea on Wednesday fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast, South Korean officials said, on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's talks in Seoul expected to focus on the North's nuclear weapons program.

  • People watch a TV news program showing the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, June 29, 2014. North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its eastern waters Sunday, a South Korean official said, an apparent test fire that comes just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    North Korea's Kim guides rocket firing drills

    North Korea said Monday that leader Kim Jong Un guided the test launches of tactical ballistic rockets aimed at U.S. and South Korean forces, the second such launch drill reported in state media in three days.

  • Belgium's Jan Vertonghen celebrates scoring the opening goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Belgium at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    World Cup: Belgium wins group, moves on to face U.S.

    With a late goal yet again, Belgium made the difference in the 78th minute when defender Jan Vertonghen followed up a shot from teenage striker Divock Origi and tapped in the rebound past goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu.

  • World Cup Daily: US only needs a draw

    With the United States only needing a draw to make it through to the next round, there is a lot of pressure on the Americans to get a result versus Germany.

  • A spokesman for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said Friday that the Hollywood comedy "The Interview," with Seth Rogen and James Franco that shows the autocrat's fake assassination, is indicative of American society's "desperation." (CTMG, Inc.)

    North Korea says Seth Rogen movie 'act of war,' vows 'merciless' retaliation if released

    North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an "act of war."

  • FILE - In this July 6, 2013 aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Nearly a year after Asiana Flight 214 crashed while landing in San Francisco, the National Transportation Safety Board is meeting to determine what went wrong, who's to blame and how to prevent future accidents. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    NTSB: Asian plane crash due to pilot mismanagement

    Pilot mismanagement and confusion caused Asiana Flight 214 to crash in San Francisco last year, federal accident investigators concluded Tuesday.

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