Asia Briefs: Seoul-Beijing talks on Korean unification

Seoul-Beijing talks on Korean unification

SEOUL • President Park Geun Hye said yesterday that South Korea and China could quickly begin discussions on how to achieve a peaceful unification between the two Koreas.

Without providing a specific timeframe, Ms Park made the comments two days after she and Chinese President Xi Jinping warned North Korea against conducting a missile or nuclear test, the Yonhap news agency reported.


Bangkok grenade attack: 4 get life terms

BANGKOK • A Thai court yesterday sentenced four men to life imprisonment over the death of three people, including two children, in a grenade attack in Bangkok in February last year during anti-government protests.

The blast in a downtown shopping district shocked the nation with its young victims - two siblings aged four and six.

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McDonald's in Japan probes 'tainted food'

TOKYO • McDonald's in Japan said yesterday it was investigating an incident involving a customer who was injured by plastic shards found inside a drink.

It said it temporarily closed the outlet in Osaka this week, and sent a notice to 95 other restaurants that offer the green tea latte frappe sold to the woman, who said she suffered injuries to her mouth.

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