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Army sergeant gets 45 years in jail for abuse

A military court Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old sergeant to 45 years in jail on charges of beating a private first class to death, saying that his crime, “close to murder,” deserves a heavy punish...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:51

Defense forum calls for more regional trust-building efforts

Security officials and scholars from 24 countries called for greater efforts to foster trust and peace in East Asia and reduce military tensions in the region during an international defense forum in ...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:34

[Hwang Jae-ho] SDD a vital conduit for regional trust-building

The annual Seoul Defense Dialogue opened its three-day run on Wednesday with an aim to seek viable, practical solutions to promoting trust among nations in East Asia ― a region that has long been bes...

Updated : 2014.10.30 20:45

Army sergeant gets 45-year jail term for comrade's death

A military court sentenced an Army sergeant to 45 years behind bars on Thursday for abusing and beating his junior comrade to death.The sergeant, identified only by his surname Lee, was convicted of killing the 23-year-old Army private first class, surnamed Yoon, after brutally abusing him...

Updated : 2014.10.30 16:15

[Herald Interview] ‘Europe’s peace process can be tailored for East Asia’

Europe’s peace process can be tailored to promote trust and stability in East Asia, which has been plagued by historical and territorial feuds, a top NATO official said, dismissing the skepticism abo...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:34

N. Korea attempts to hack into S. Koreans’ smartphones: NIS

North Korea attempted to hack into South Koreans’ smartphones by spreading malicious applications online, possibly infecting more than 20,000 smartphones, Seoul’s spy agency said Wednesday.The malicious applications, disguised as games, were spread on South Korean websites between May 19...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:25

Cabinet likely to OK extension of troop deployment in South Sudan, Lebanon

South Korea's Cabinet is likely to approve bills extending the country's troop deployment in Sudan and Lebanon by another year, an official said Tuesday.The move, if endorsed by the parliament, will allow South Korean troops to carry out their missions until the end of 2015, the official s...

Updated : 2014.10.28 10:40

Han warns of N.K. nuclear warhead tech

South Korea’s Defense Minister Han Min-koo said Monday that North Korea’s technology to miniaturize a nuclear warhead to mount on a ballistic missile is presumed to have reached a “considerable lev...

Updated : 2014.10.27 21:03

N.K. nuclear capability back in spotlight

The issue of North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability has returned to the spotlight as U.S. Forces Korea Commander Curtis Scaparrotti said last Friday that the communist state was thought to have the...

Updated : 2014.10.26 21:52

Only one-third of U.S. soldiers to remain at Yongsan Garrison: official

The number of American soldiers at the main U.S. military base in central Seoul is expected to be reduced by two-thirds to around 200 despite a postponement in the transfer of a major military authority, a South Korean defense ministry official said Sunday.South Korea and the United States...

Updated : 2014.10.26 16:24

Hong Kong protesters to hold street vote

Hong Kong's democracy activists are planning a street vote to gauge protesters' views on conciliatory offers from the government, as the city's former leader on Friday called on them to clear the streets.The leaders of the mass demonstrations that have paralysed parts of the city for nearl...

Updated : 2014.10.25 10:48

Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders...

Updated : 2014.10.25 10:46

Kerry: 'Entirely premature' to talk about U.S. troop reduction in S. Korea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday it is "entirely premature" to talk about any reduction in American troop levels in South Korea as a possible benefit of North Korea's abandonment of its nuclear program.Kerry made his most recent remarks at a joint news conference with his Sou...

Updated : 2014.10.25 10:39

S. Korea has firm will to retake wartime command from U.S.: Seoul minister

South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo said Thursday his country has a firm willingness to reassume wartime command of its troops from the United States, vowing efforts to become capable of effectively countering North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.Han made the remarks after holdi...

Updated : 2014.10.24 10:12

OPCON transfer continues tortuous history

South Korea and the U.S. have been seeking the transfer of wartime operational control as the former strives to bolster its self-defense capabilities and the latter looking to reduce its security burd...

Updated : 2014.10.24 07:59