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Protesters disrupt Nikki Haley's South Sudan camp visit

Protesters disrupt Nikki Haley's South Sudan camp visit

World
A visit by Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to a U.N. camp in South Sudan today was cut short after hundreds of people protesting South Sudan's president descended on the event she was attending, according to a spokesman for the US mission to the United Nations. Haley was meeting with civilians impacted by the South Sudan conflict when a group of several hundred people demonstrating against President Salva Kiir approached the event, the spokesman said. Haley's security team determined it was not safe and escorted her away, “cutting the event short by a few minutes,” the spokesman said. The demonstrators were pro-American and supported Haley, according to the spokesman. “The situation just got a little out of hand and our security colleagues decided it was better
GA-ASI in cooperative agreements with South Korean entities

GA-ASI in cooperative agreements with South Korean entities

Business
Oct. 19 (UPI) -- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc has signed agreements for collaboration with South Korean entities for remotely piloted vehicles.The agreements were signed with Huneed Technologies Co. Ltd and the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology this week at the aerospace and defense exhibition in Seoul, South Korea.Under a Memorandum of Understanding with Huneed Technologies, the two companies will look to identify common areas of technology, manufacturing, and strategic interests.The execution of this MOU positions Huneed to become a key in-country strategic supplier for GA-ASI in Korea.The MOU with the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology gives GA-ASI opens the door for better understanding of the civil airspace environment of South Korea its ...
Indianapolis Colts remain in AFC South division hunt despite absence of Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts remain in AFC South division hunt despite absence of Andrew Luck

Sports
INDIANAPOLIS -- With his Indianapolis Colts off to a 2-3 start to the season, head coach Chuck Pagano is looking ahead to Monday night's nationally televised game with AFC South rival Tennessee. The Jacksonville Jaguars are holding down first place in the division with a 3-2 record. But after that, it's a three-way tie for second (or last, depending on your point of view) between Houston, the Titans and the Colts. All three teams have the same 2-3 record. That's why this week's game is a crucial one for both Indianapolis and Tennessee. Whichever squad can pull off a win at Nissan Stadium in Nashville can take a positive step forward in the division. A loss, however, could make things tougher for either team to make a push to the post-season. Pagano says that he doesn't look at the division...
South Korea fishermen absolved of spying after imprisonment, torture

South Korea fishermen absolved of spying after imprisonment, torture

World
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Three South Korean fishermen who were abducted to the North more than four decades ago have been absolved of espionage charges.Park Chun-hwan, 71, Oh Gyeong-tae and Heo Tae-geun were kidnapped in the '60s while fishing for drums, or croakers, South Korean newspaper Segye Ilbo reported Wednesday.After their release and return to the South, the three men were arrested on charges of spying for Pyongyang.The fishermen, residents of South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island, were imprisoned and physically tortured during the term of former South Korean dictator Park Chung Hee.Oh and Heo are being absolved of charges posthumously. Their surviving family members attended the retrial, according to the report.Park, who is still alive, was informed of the not guilty verdict in a recent retria...
Analyst: North Korea owns dozens more submarines than South

Analyst: North Korea owns dozens more submarines than South

World
Sept. 27 (UPI) --North Korea retains far more submarines in its fleet than South Korea, and the underwater vehicles could be deadly when mounted with nuclear-tipped submarine-launched ballistic missiles.According to South Korean analyst Park Yong-han, a military expert once affiliated with the Korea Institute for Defense Analysis, North Korea has 80 submarines, while South Korea retains 18.Writing for local newspaper JoongAng Daily, Park said the North Korean submarine that poses the greatest threat is the 2,000-ton Sinpo or Gorae-class sub, which it developed by reverse engineering Russia-made Golf-class submarines.The Sinpo-class vehicles are dangerous because they are capable of carrying SLBMs and are being built "continuously," according to South Korea's defense ministry in 2014.North ...