South Korea unveiled a $40 billion stimulus package Thursday as the finance minister warned of a risk of recession after Asia's fourth-largest economy grew at its slowest rate for more than a year in the second quarter. Citing sluggish domestic demand in the wake of a devastating ferry disaster in April, the finance ministry cut its forecast for economi
The government of Malaysia now has custody of the cockpit voice and flight data recorders from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was hit by a missile over Ukraine before crashing last week. As VOA's Carolyn Presutti reports, the so-called black boxes may hold information about the final minutes of the flight.
South Korea has confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth disease at a hog farm, the country's first outbreak in more than three years, the agriculture ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The case comes as Asia's fourth-largest economy strives to contain a six-month outbreak of bird flu, which has pushed pork prices to multi-year highs due to demand
A Chinese national pleaded guilty in a U.S. federal court in New Mexico Wednesday on charges of trying to smuggle military sensors to China. Bo Cai faces up to 35 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date. Bo worked for a technology company in China when he schemed with his cousin, a student in the United States, to acquire sensors the Pentagon us
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the director of the laboratory that released anthrax by mistake last month has left the agency. The CDC said Michael Farrell, the head of its Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory, resigned Tuesday, after a mix-up in June potentially exposed dozens of people to the deadly bacteria.