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  • Kim Jong-un, North Korea's mysterious leader, fathers potential communist heir

    North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un is a new father after his wife secretly gave birth to a child that intelligence officials believe could emerge as the communist dynasty’s fourth hereditary dictator.


  • Korean War ‘forgotten’ no more

    It has been almost 60 years since James McEachin returned home with a bullet lodged in his chest, finding an America indifferent toward the troops who fought in Korea. Now he will get the homecoming parade he had expected.


  • Park breaks through ‘glass ceiling’ to win presidency of South Korea

    South Koreans on Wednesday elected their first female president — Park Geun-hye, leader of the conservative New Frontier Party — in a close election with results that are likely to please U.S. officials, analysts said.


  • Vettel, Alonso to duel for F1 lead at Korean GP

    Heading into this weekend's Korean Grand Prix, the Formula One drivers' championship is shaping up as a duel between defending champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull and leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.


  • Quarrel between Japan, S. Korea may destabilize region

    The Obama administration's strategic pivot toward Asia could be adversely affected by a territorial quarrel between two key U.S. allies, Japan and South Korea, over a rocky outcrop of islands.


  • The Rev. Sun Myung Moon with his wife, Hak Ja Han Moon, whom he married in 1960 when she was 17, pose with son Hyo Jin and daughter Ye Jin in mid-1960s. (HSA-UWC photographs)

    Highlights in life of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon

    Jan. 6, 1920: Born as Yong Myung, one of 13 children, to Kyung-yoo Moon and Kyung-gye Kim in Sangsa Ri village in Pyongan province, now part of North Korea. His family had been wealthy, educated farmers, but had fallen on hard times. Japan had annexed the country in 1910, and Moon elders participated in independence efforts.


  • The Rev. Sun Myung Moon (Courtesy of the H.S.A.-U.W.C.)

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of The Times, dies at 92

    The Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, the leader of the Unification Church and founder of The Washington Times, died early Monday in South Korea. He was 92.


  • The Rev. Sun Myung Moon shakes hands with President Richard M. Nixon on Feb 1, 1974. During the heart of the Watergate scandal, Moon bought newspaper ads asking Americans to "Forgive, Love and Unite" for the sake of a stronger country. Courtesy H.S.A.-U.W.C.

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon was 'unifier on the world stage'

    Peace was his focus, peace the lifelong theme of his preaching. Beyond a devotion to love and family, the third persistent theme in the teachings and ministry of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon was the search for ways to promote peace in the world, articulated in often surprising ways by a man who approached the theme through both lofty concept and down-to-earth practical application.


  • Astronauts among dignitaries at Armstrong service

    Fellow space pioneers including two crewmates on the historic Apollo 11 mission mourned and celebrated Neil Armstrong as a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized upon his celebrity as the first man to walk on the moon.


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