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Data transfer pact between United States and Europe declared invalid by Europe's highest court. (Patrick Lux / Getty Images Europe)

World - Oct 07, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

EU Court Declares Data Transfer Pact Between U.S and EU Void Due To Privacy Rights Violations

The European Court of Justice declared the Safe Harbor pact invalid after it was found to be violative of European citizens' right to privacy.

U.S. Government to release 6,000 inmates from federal prisons. (Photo by Darren McGee / New York State Governor's Office via Getty Images)

US - Oct 07, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

U.S. Justice Department to Set Free 6,000 Inmates In An Effort To Reduce Disproportionate Sentences and Prison Overcrowding

6,000 inmates in federal prisons will be released as part of the U.S. government's efforts to reduce overcrowding in prisons and grant relief to prisoners who've been serving sentences disproportionate to their crimes.

South Koreans protest against Japanese

Life - Oct 06, 2015 PM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Japanese Textbooks Allegedly Contain Errors That Distort Historical Accounts Relating to South Korea

Over the past five years, tension between Japan and South Korea has been festering due to the subdued accounts of wartime aggression in Japanese textbooks.

Antonio Guterres

World - Oct 06, 2015 PM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Number of Displaced Persons Increases to 60 Million, Says U.N. Refugee Agency

The number of displaced persons has reached 60 million in the last 10 years as a result of emerging conflicts worldwide.

2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and rig explosion

US - Oct 06, 2015 PM EDT - Therese Agcopra

U.S. Justice Department Announces Historic $20.8 Billion Settlement For Environmental and Civil Damage Claims Against British Energy Company BP For 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday that the $20.8 billion settlement by BP will proceed to the environmental and economic restoration in the states affected by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Seoul

Korea - Oct 01, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

South Korea and EU Pledge Cooperation on Climate Change and Carbon Markets

Leaders from South Korea and the European Union met in Seoul to discuss bilateral cooperation on climate change and other foreign policy issues.

North and South Korea agree to hold family reunions this October.

Korea - Oct 01, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

South Korea Pursues Unification Campaign At Elementary Level Through Unification Camps For Kids

South Korean kids open their eyes to North Korea and the prospect of unification through educational camps.

Pope Francis

World - Sep 30, 2015 PM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Pope Francis's Views On Climate Change, Immigration, And Inequality Could Be A Decisive Factor To The 2016 U.S. Elections

The pontiff's views on key issues in the United States may influence political thought amidst the heat of the 2016 U.S. elections.

Blood Moon

World - Sep 30, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

South Koreans Celebrate a More Memorable Chuseok Festival With The Rare Appearance of A Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

People all over the world were amazed by the rare appearance of a supermoon eclipse, particularly among Chinese communities that are celebrating the annual Moon Festival.

Alexander Timonin

Korea - Sep 28, 2015 PM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Russia Opposes North Korea's Demand To Be Recognized As A Nuclear State

Russia's top envoy says the country will not just North Korea's use of nuclear missiles and establishment of nuclear program.

seoul drum festival

Korea - Sep 28, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Korean Folk Song 'Arirang' Now Officially Recognized As A State Treasure in South Korea

The well-loved and popular folk song "Arirang" has been proclaimed as an official state treasure by the Cultural Heritage Admission.

MERS

Korea - Sep 28, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

South Korea's Consumer Sentiment and Services Hiring Make Strong Rebound Post MERS Outbreak

Consumer confidence in South Korea is gradually improving as the country recovers from the effects of the MERS Outbreak in June.

Samsung

Tech - Sep 28, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

A Foldable Display Smartphone Is Reportedly In The Works for Korean Tech Giant Samsung

Rumor has it that Samsung is currently testing two versions of its new foldable display smartphone that is scheduled for release in January 2016.

Water

World - Sep 28, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Solar Desalination is the New Solution to Drought: Cost-Effective Method for Turning Saltwater Into Freshwater

Solar desalination plants could be the newest solution to water scarcity as it provides cost-efficient technique for turning saltwater into potable drinking water.

Myanmar Refugees

Korea - Sep 22, 2015 PM EDT - Therese Agcopra

South Korea To Welcome 30 Refugees From Myanmar in December As Part of U.N. Resettlement Program

South Korea's Ministry of Justice are currently reviewing eligible refugees from Myanmar to benefit from U.N.-led resettlement program.

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