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Japan is set to extend sanctions on North Korea: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will likely extend its sanctions against North Korea because of Pyongyang's delay in reporting into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday without citing sources.

Park's Dresden Speech

One year ago today, on March 28, 2014, President Park Geun-hye of South Korea delivered what she clearly hoped would be a historic speech in the former East German city of Dresden, calling for reconciliation and reunification of the divided peninsula. Show More Summary

S Korean, US Military Officials Talk Security, Allegedly Touch Upon THAAD

Top military officials from South Korea and the United States discussed bilateral security issues on Friday; observers note that the military officers could have also held talks on the THAAD deployment "at least in an unofficial fashion," according to South Korea's media outlet.

British spy thriller 'Kingsman' has become a cultural phenomenon in South Korea

One of the surprise box office success stories of 2015 is “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” The comic adaptation spy thriller starring Colin Firth and directed by Matthew Vaughn (“X-Men: First Class”) got strong reviews and surprised Fox when it opened second at the U.S. Show More Summary

A $50 Media Player Is Helping North Koreans Thwart Censorship

A $50 media player is becoming a threat to North Korea's oppressive, isolationist regime. Many North Koreans are using cheap, portable Chinese media players to learn about the outside world and watch contraband foreign TV, news, and films. Read more...

HHI’s 2014 Results Fall Short

The world’s biggest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), held its 41st Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Ulsan, South Korea.   The

Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain coming to US decks on April 2

Blizzard has set the US release date for Blackrock Mountain, the next expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, for April 2. The expansion will become available for the iPad and the Mac in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China on April 3. Show More Summary

Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cars, the […]

Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain out next week

Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain comes out next week, Blizzard has announced. It goes live on Windows, Mac, iPad and Android tablets on 2nd April in the Americas region, and 3rd April in Europe, Korea, Taiwan and China. The rollout begins with the release of the first wing, Blackrock Depths. Read more…

In Contract Battle, Orchestra Moves To Replace Up To Two-Thirds Of Its Players

“The KBS Symphony Orchestra moved to potentially replace 67 positions in its 100-strong orchestra on Monday, upping the ante against players in an intensifying labor dispute.” KBS, the state broadcaster of South Korea, spun off its orchestra in September 2012; many musicians, fearing for their job security, want to remain KBS employees and have been […]

Samoo Architects & Engineers to design Ulju Government Complex in South Korea

The architects designed the project as an attempt to combine history, nature and accessibility and create diverse spaces within the complex. While there is a high degree of independence between different facilities, the large podium unifies the complex and

China’s JD.com Tries to Catch a Ride on the Korean Wave

Chinese consumers' love affair with all things South Korea isn't going unnoticed by some of China's biggest companies. On Thursday, JD.com Inc., the country's second biggest online retailer behind Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., said itShow More Summary

South Korea sees gains for its infrastructure firms from joining AIIB

By Christine Kim and Choonsik Yoo SEJONG, South Korea/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea hopes its infrastructure companies will benefit from the country joining the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the finance ministry said on Friday. Show More Summary

South Korea demands release of two men accused by North Korea of espionage

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea demanded on Friday the immediate release of two of its citizens that North Korea said it had arrested, accusing them of spying for the South.

The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies.

New Kia Optima Revealed As Korea's K5 In New Spy Photos

The Korean-market version of Kia’s all-new Optima has been revealed today, courtesy of some eagled-eyed fans on the brand’s home turf. Known in Korea as the K5, the Optima shown here wears a front bumper design that is more in-line with the teasers released last week, differing from the official photo released only hours ago. Show More Summary

Newswire: Vice to start airing nightly news broadcasts on HBO

Vice, the free-magazine-turned-multimedia-news-outlet that used to be mostly about anal sex and making fun of people’s outfits at parties but now covers topics ranging from climate change to North Korea to the militarization of American...Show More Summary

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