[caption id="attachment_2709" align="alignleft" width="280"] The KSLV -1 launcher stands on the launch pad at Khrunichev on Oct. 24, 2012. The third attempt to launch the rocket will take place some time no earlier than Jan. 30, 2013. The first two tries failed.CREDIT: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center NEWS: iNewsToday.net[/caption] South Korea's KSLV-1, or Naro, rocket will make its thi ...Read more ›
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Abe, whose party won by a landslide just three years after a crushing defeat, was expected on Monday to meet Natsuo Yamaguchi, the leader of the small New Komeito party, to cement their alliance and confirm economic steps to boost an economy now in its fourth recession since 2000. The victory by the LDP, which had ruled Japan for most of the past 50 years before it was ousted in 2009, will usher in a govern ...Read more ›
North Korea calls it a satellite launch, but others see it as a covert test of missile technology. ...Read more ›
SEOUL, South Korea – As “Gangnam Style” gallops toward 1 billion views on YouTube, the first Asian pop artist to capture a massive global audience has gotten richer click by click. So, too, has his agent and his grandmother. But the money from music sales isn’t flowing in from the rapper’s homeland South Korea or elsewhere in Asia. With one song, 34-year-old Park Jae-sang – better known as PSY – is set to b ...Read more ›
Government officials announced this week that visas will be waived for transit passengers who can provide a confirmed air ticket or other travel documents detailing a third destination and who will depart the Chinese capital within three days. Transit tourists from 45 countries will be able to visit Beijing for up to 72 hours without a visa under new regulations starting January 1, 2013. This means traveler ...Read more ›