At least 48 people killed in attack at police college in PakistanWorld October 25, 3:50
Patriarch Kirill I to hold major news conference as part of Orthodox media festivalSociety & Culture October 25, 3:12
Medvedev to hold session of Presidential Council on Strategic Development on TuesdayRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 1:49
Moldovan court issues warrant for arrest of opposition figureheadWorld October 25, 1:33
Ukraine’s prosecutor general seen as possible successor to President Poroshenko — MPWorld October 25, 0:23
51 ceasefire violations reported in Syria in past day — Russian reconciliation centerWorld October 24, 23:32
Two Ukrainian cities support initiative for broader status of Russian languageWorld October 24, 23:31
Russian Baltic Fleet’s training ship Smolny ends its visit to GreeceMilitary & Defense October 24, 21:23
Diplomat: US needs alleged attack on Russian ministry website to hype up cyberwar topicRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 21:03
SEOUL, 5 March. /TASS/. US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was slashed in the face in central Seoul early on Thursday, police say.
The attacker was arrested at the scene, identified as 55-year-old Kim Ki-jong. During the attack, he shouted his opposition to the annual Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises of South Korea and the US that started in the country on Monday. Police said they were questioning the suspect.
"We strongly condemn this act of violence," State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement.
The American diplomat was rushed to a nearby hospital, police said.
Lippert, 42, took office last year as the youngest US ambassador to South Korea ever.