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  • China, Japan, South Korea commit to economic policies supporting demand

    Central bankers and finance ministers from China, Japan and South Korea said on Sunday they remained committed to policies to support demand in the face of moderate and uneven global growth. The policymakers for the three North Asian economies held a trialateral meeting, chaired by Japan's Deputy…

    Reuters
  • Thompson, Park share lead at North Texas Shootout

    (Reuters) - American Lexi Thompson fired three-under 68 to tie South Korea's Park In-bee for the lead after the third round of the North Texas Shootout at TPC Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, on Saturday. The 20-year-old Thompson, who has won four times on the LPGA Tour, birdied three of the first 10…

    Reuters
  • Thousands of South Koreans protest over gov't labor policies

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Saturday that they detained 40 people when protests over government labor policies and the handling of a year-old ferry disaster spiraled into violence late Friday.

    Associated Press
  • N. Korea arrests S. Korean studying in US for illegal entry

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month.

    Associated Press
  • S. Korea ferry disaster protestors clash with police

    Angry protestors and relatives of South Korea's ferry disaster victims clashed with riot police on Friday after they were blocked from marching toward the president's office in Seoul. Violence erupted when some 2,000 people, led by dozens of victims' relatives wearing yellow jackets, tried to force…

    AFP
  • Top Asian News at 11:00 a.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An official says rescuers have found three survivors in a mountainous village in Nepal, eight days since the earthquake. Surya Prasad Upadhaya, a government administrator, says two men and a woman were pulled out Sunday from near Syauli village. They have been taken to a…

    Associated Press
  • North Korea arrests South Korean NYU student for illegal entry

    North Korea on Saturday said it had arrested a South Korean college student, holding a U.S. green card, for illegal entry into the country. Joo Won-moon, 21, from New York, was caught on April 22 crossing from the Chinese side of the Yalu River, according to North Korea's KCNA news agency. Joo…

    Reuters