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North Korea capital gears up for congress; South fears nuclear test

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has started welcoming delegates from around the country to its first ruling party congress in 36 years, state media reported on Tuesday, as rival South Korea expressed concern that Pyongyang could conduct a nuclear test before or during the event.

North Korea Uses Paper Airplanes To Plan Attack

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Weird Asia News

When you are at the center of an international firestorm, sometimes reflecting back on your childhood can help soothe your... The post North Korea Uses Paper Airplanes To Plan Attack appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Show More Summary

North Korean leader bans weddings and funerals for ‘security’

The North Korean dictator banned all weddings – and funerals – for the coming week as the reclusive country gears up to anoint him as their official leader at the first Workers’ Party of Korea Congress in 36 years, Britain’s Sunday Times reports. Thousands of delegates and security forces from across North Korea are expected […]

Weddings, Funerals Banned in North Korea

Heading to North Korea for a wedding this week? Better put that on hold—the nation's leader, Kim Jong-un, has banned all weddings, funerals, and movement in and out of Pyongyang ahead of a rare ruling party congress, the Independent reports. What's more, anyone arrested before the 7th Party Congress...

North Korea Just Temporarily Banned Weddings, Funerals, And Leaving Pyongyang

Kim Jong-Un has banned weddings, funerals, and free travel out of the capital city for the duration of the Worker's Party of Korea's gathering....

Qualcomm: Xiaomi Processor Plans ‘Impressive’ to Susquehanna

Susquehanna Financial’s Mehdi Hosseini today offers some perspective on Qualcomm (QCOM) following the announcement by Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi that design its own application processor. As related by The Korea Times’s Kim Yoo-chul,...Show More Summary

South Korea Unveils Olympic Uniforms With Zika in Mind

12 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The country’s uniforms for ceremonies, training and time at athletes’ village in Brazil will be infused with mosquito repellant.

An, Stuard and Lovemark in New Orleans Playoff

12 hours agoSports / Golf : On Par

South Korea's An Byeong-hun and Americans Brian Stuard and Jamie Lovemark took the weather-plagued Zurich Classic of New Orleans into a sudden-death playoff at the TPC Louisiana on Monday.

Dennis Rodman -- Thanked By Ex-N. Korean Prisoner ... Your Rant Helped Save Me

12 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

The U.S. citizen who was held captive in North Korea for 735 days is THANKING Dennis Rodman for helping him get free... saying The Worm was "the catalyst for my release." It's shocking considering Rodman famously went on CNN and BACKED UP the case…

Kenneth Bae Thinks Dennis Rodman Was The Catalyst In His Release

After "735 days in North Korea" -- imprisoned, sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, seemingly without much recourse to get back on American soil -- South Korean-born U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae finally returned home in late 2014. It was...Show More Summary

Rutherford: Unified Korea Would Be Car-Building Paradise

Like two brothers who really, really, really can’t get along (I can’t stress enough how much they don’t get along) no matter how hard they supposedly try, the Koreas have a hot/cold relationship, to put it mildly. One moment, the brothers are manufacturing trinkets together in Kaesong Industrial Region, a special administrative region in the DPRK. Show More Summary

South Korea Revives GPS Backup Project After Blaming North for Jamming

14 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

By Jack Kim and Jonathan Saul SEOUL/LONDON, May 2 (Reuters) – South Korea has revived a project to build a backup ship navigation system that would be difficult to hack after a recent wave of GPS signal jamming attacks it blamed on North Korea disrupted fishing vessel operations, officials say. Show More Summary

It’s party time in North Korea. Workers’ Party party time.

15 hours agoNews : BlogPost

North Korea will hold a congress of its ruling Workers’ Party starting this Friday – the seventh time in the country’s history such an event has been held, but the first time since 1980. This is the highest level meeting that can be convened in North Korea, and Kim Jong Un’s regime has been pulling […]

South Korea warns of risk North may abduct citizens abroad

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Monday it was on guard for the possibility North Korea may try to snatch its citizens abroad or conduct "terrorist acts" after the North accused it of abducting North Korean workers from a restaurant in China.

South Korea and Iran expected to sign major trade deals

South Korea's president has arrived in Tehran for the first summit between the two countries since 1962.

North Korean ‘Pleasure Squad’ Exposed! Inside Kim Jong-un’s Secret Sex Parties

Inside the walls of North Korea there are secret sex parties and a “Pleasure Squad” made up of schoolgirls dedicated to giving sexual services to the political elite, according to… READ ON

The euro crossed 1.1500 for the first time since August — here's what's happening in FX

Good morning! The US Treasury Department put China, Japan, Germany, Taiwan, and South Korea on a currency "Monitoring List," last Friday. "China, Japan, Germany, and Korea are identified as a result of a material current account surplus combined with a significant bilateral trade surplus with the United States. Show More Summary

Why this man was deemed the "most dangerous American" in N. Korea

Kenneth Bae details his two years in a North Korean prison in new book, "Not Forgotten," and why he now views it as a "blessing"

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