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SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- South and North Korea have reestablished a communication channel running through the truce village of Panmunjom. Seoul's Unification Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that the inter-Korean hotline was reconnected at 3:30 p.m. local time. Liaison...
Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Commercial airlines had their safest year ever in 2017, according to To70's annual civil aviation review. The Netherlands-based aviation consultant firm counted a total of 111 accidents with only two resulting in fatalities. Those two accidents...
Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Twelve people, including 10 Americans, were killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica on Sunday, officials said. There were no survivors in the crash. Officials are still investigating what caused the plane to go down...
Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The suspected mastermind behind killing two United Nations experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested Saturday, according to authorities. Congolese authorities said the man arrested, Constantin Tshidime Bulabula, is behind the slaying of Michael...
Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Oskar Groening, a World War II concentration camp guard convicted in 2015, must serve his four-year prison sentence, Germany's highest court ruled Friday. The Constitutional Court rejected the appeal that Groening, 96, is too old and...
Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A fire at a shopping complex in India killed more than a dozen people on Thursday, local authorities said. At least 14 people were killed when the fire started at the 1 Above restaurant on the...
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- South Korea's impeached ex-President Park Geun Hye ordered the shutdown of the inter-Korean Industrial Complex last year, a government report showed Thursday. The report revealed the findings of a Unification Ministry panel tasked...
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The South Korean government expects to reach per capita income of $30,000 next year by boosting employment figures, fair distribution and welfare policies. On Wednesday, Seoul revealed a comprehensive fiscal policy roadmap for...
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- South Korea's impeached ex-President Park Geun Hye on Tuesday refused questioning in prison over allegations that she accepted illegal payments from the country's intelligence agency. The Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office said a...
Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Pope Francis held Christmas Eve mass on Saturday in Vatican City and made the plight of migrants around the world a focus in his sermon. The pontiff compared migrants' struggles to find safety and security in...

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