8.2-magnitude earthquake strikes in South Pacific off Fiji

The earthquake struck just after midday Sunday and was almost 560 kilometers deep, the USGS said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said based on the data available, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected, and there was no threat to…

Thousands await rescue amid deadly floods in south India

NEW DELHI — Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a…

Devastating Floods In South India Leave Over 300 Dead, Thousands Displaced

It’s been two days since Valsamma Thampy last spoke to her mother-in-law, an 80-year-old woman who is trapped inside a house in southern India by heavy monsoon floods. Thampy, who lives in Mumbai, told HuffPost that by Wednesday night, the…

South Korean leader wants rail, road links with North as first step toward economic integration

TOKYO — South Korean President Moon Jae-in pledged on Wednesday to establish road and rail links with North Korea soon, as a first step toward the sort of regional economic integration that Europe established after World War II. Moon will travel…

South Korean president calls for single economic community with North to bring peace, prosperity

Thomas Maresca Special to USA TODAY Published 9:26 p.m. UTC Aug 15, 2018 SEOUL – South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for a single economic community between North and South Korea on Wednesday, saying that closer railway, energy and economic…

Railways Are Path to North Korea Peace, South Korean Leader Says

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Former political rising star in South Korea acquitted of sexual assault

Ahn Hee-jung, the former governor of South Chungcheong province, was accused of rape and assault by his secretary Kim Ji-eun, who made the allegations during an 18-minute interview with South Korean news channel JTBC in March. Ahn was later charged…

South Korean leader to meet Kim Jong Un on his turf

SEOUL, South Korea — The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also discussed Pyongyang’s nuclear disarmament efforts and international…

North and South Korea Agree to Summit on Dismantling Weapons

North and South Korea Agree to Summit on Dismantling Weapons ImageUnification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon of South Korea, center, crossing into North Korea on Monday for a meeting in the truce village of Panmunjom. The two sides agreed their leaders would…

North, South Korea agree on third summit in North in September

SEOUL (Reuters) – North and South Korea agreed on Monday to hold a summit in the North in September, another step towards boosting cooperation between the old rivals, even as doubts grow over efforts to end the North’s nuclear weapons…