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SKorean military says NKorea preparing nuke site closure

May 15, 2018

South Korea's military says North Korea is moving ahead with plans to close its nuclear test site next week, an assessment backed by U.S. researchers who say satellite images show the North has begun dismantling facilities at the site

Korean leaders agree to hold reunions of war-separated families and set up liaison office in North Korean border city

Apr 27, 2018

Korean leaders agree to hold reunions of war-separated families and set up liaison office in North Korean border city

Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism

Feb 17, 2018

A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people were left wondering why it would be considered offensive

With Koreas Olympic thaw, war-split families want reunions

Feb 16, 2018

War-separated Korean families hopes for reunions amid Olympic-inspired detente mood

4 killed, 5 injured in China Lunar New Year fireworks blast

Feb 16, 2018

Chinese authorities say 4 people have been killed and 5 injured in an explosion at a stall selling fireworks on the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday

AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year

Feb 16, 2018

AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and around the world have been celebrating the Lunar New Year Friday

Millions in China journey home for Lunar New Year

Feb 14, 2018

Millions in China are boarding trains, planes and automobiles in the travel rush ahead of Friday's Lunar New Year

Japanese Princess Mako's wedding postponed until 2020

Feb 6, 2018

Japanese media say the imperial palace has announced that Princess Mako's wedding will be postponed

AP PHOTOS: Lion dance in Singapore ahead of Lunar New Year

Feb 4, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Performers from Southeast Asia take part in an international lion dance competition in Singapore ahead of the Lunar New Year

North Korea to go to South Korea's Olympics after talks

Jan 9, 2018

North Korea to participate in Olympics in South Korea following talks to ease tensions