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TOKYO – Thirteen crew members were rescued on Wednesday from a cargo ship that sank off southwestern Japan during fierce winter winds, with planes and ships, including private vessels, searching for the remaining nine. The vessel, the 6,651-tonne Hong Kong-registered “Jintian”, issued a distress call late on Tuesday, the Japan Coast Guard said. Media reported…

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The wait time for a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India was 577 days as of … [+] January 19, the U.S. Travel Association said. Photo dated 2013. (Photo by Priyanka Parashar /Mint via Getty Images) Hindustan Times via Getty Images The average wait time for a U.S. visa interview needed…

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South Korea reconfirmed Tuesday that Seoul and Washington are discussing its involvement in U.S. nuclear asset management in the face of intensifying North Korean nuclear threats, after President Joe Biden denied that the allies were discussing joint nuclear exercises. The purported difference came after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un entered the new year with…

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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s military confirmed it test-fired a solid-fueled rocket Friday after its unannounced launch triggered brief public scare of a suspected UFO appearance or a North Korean missile launch. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the rocket launch was part of its efforts to build a space-based surveillance capability…

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SEOUL, South Korea — The South Korean government of President Yoon Suk Yeol said Tuesday it will grant a special pardon to ex-President Lee Myung-bak, who was sentenced to a 17-year prison term for a range of corruption crimes. The Justice Ministry said in a statement that Lee is among 1,373 convicts who will be pardoned Wednesday.…

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South Korea scrambled warplanes and attack helicopters and fired warning shots on Monday after North Korean drones violated its airspace, the South Korean military said. South Korea tracked the drones crossing from North Korea over what is known as the Military Demarcation Line between the two countries after detecting them in the skies of the…

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SEOUL – North Korea fired around 130 artillery shells into the sea off its east and west coasts on Monday, South Korean officials said, in the latest apparent military drill by Pyongyang near their shared border. Some of the shells landed in a buffer zone near the sea border in what Seoul said was a…

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South Korea scrambled its jet fighters on Wednesday after Chinese and Russian strategic bombers flew a joint patrol in its air defense zone in the western Pacific without warning early Wednesday.  Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the jets were deployed after two Chinese and six Russian planes breached South Korea’s air defense identification zone (KADIZ),…

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Jin, the oldest member of the K-pop band BTS, will begin his mandatory military service on Dec. 13, South Korean newspaper Aju Business Daily reported on Thursday, citing unnamed military authorities. Jin, who turns 30 on Dec. 4, will be deployed to a unit after receiving five weeks of training at the boot camp, the paper reported.…

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Nickel ore trader Lygend aims to list its shares at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Dec. 1. … [+] Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg © 2022 Bloomberg Finance LP Lygend Resources & Technology, China’s largest nickel ore trading company, launched an IPO in Hong Kong today that seeks to raise up to HK$4.6 billion, or approximately…

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