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Samsung teams up with MasterCard to launch Samsung Pay in Europe

Samsung is trialling its contactless payment service, Samsung Pay, in South Korea, and is set to launch the service Stateside with its next wave of flagship phones. The vendor announced today that it would be extending its partnership with MasterCard to bring Samsung Pay to Europe.

Samsung Leads Mobile Printing Market With New NFC Printer

42 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

Samsung of South Korea has certainly come up with its fair amount of consumer electronics devices in the past, and they certainly do not look as though they are about to stop. Samsung is right now taking the lead in the mobile printing...Show More Summary

Canadian Pastor 'Admits' to Scheme to Overthrow North Korean Regime

4 hours agoNews : Vice News

A Korean-Canadian pastor detained in North Korea appeared for the first time in months on Thursday, admitting to a bizarre plot to overthrow the regime in a country known for eliciting forced confessions from detainees. The ReverendShow More Summary

Extra, Extra: Toronto to Host First World Champion Boxing Event in 30 Years, Pastor Makes First Appearance After Being Detained in North Korea, and KD Rebrands to… Well, KD

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. According to online boxing database Boxrec.com, Toronto is scheduled to host its first World Champion Boxing event in 30 years. The match, which is scheduled for September 11 at the Ricoh Coliseum, would see Montreal’s Adonis Stevenson […]

How is North Korea changing? Let’s ask this British guy who’s been there 143 times.

9 hours agoNews : BlogPost

BEIJING – Relatively few people can say they’ve been to North Korea. But the number of Westerners who've visited repeatedly for 13 years is a very select bunch indeed. Simon Cockerell is a member of that elite club. As the general manager of Koryo Tours, a British-run, Beijing-based travel agency, he started going to North […]

Incredible Robotic Water Strider Jumps Like the Real Thing

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Researchers from South Korea have created a robotic insect that’s capable of jumping and landing on an aquatic surface, a unique mode of transportation found only in specialized animals. Read more...

Trump Lands, Kim Leads at Women's British Open

12 hours agoSports / Golf : On Par

Donald Trump's show-stealing arrival at the Women's British Open on Thursday upstaged another strong start to a major by South Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim.

Loopholes in the Iranian nuclear deal could bolster ties between Iran and North Korea

Iran’s nuclear relationship with North Korea is likely to grow due to a recent nuclear accord, according to experts and members of Congress, who warned in a hearing that loopholes in the deal would facilitate illicit trade between the rogue countries. Show More Summary

South Korea's Kim leads at Women's British Open

13 hours agoSports / Golf : USAToday: Golf

Donald Trump's grand arrival at Women's British Open upstages strong start by Hyo-Joo Kim.        

China and South Korea Are Locked in a Kimchi-Related Standoff

Don't mess with kimchi. Arguably humanity's greatest achievement in fermenting, kimchi has long been a source of national pride for Koreans — but now it's at the center of some major drama between South Korea and China. The reasons for...Show More Summary

Genetic edit can help create pigs with lean cuts

Scientists from South Korea and China say that they have created the pigs with unusual large amounts of lean cuts of pork, using a fast method.

Canadian pastor detained in North Korea makes TV confession: church

TORONTO (Reuters) - The head pastor of one of Canada's largest congregations, who has been detained by North Korea since February, appeared before media in Pyongyang and admitted to allegations against him, a spokeswoman for his Toronto-area church said on Thursday.

Holiday in North Korea?

Still considered one of the world's most closed-off nations, North Korea aims to expand its tourist industry.

Medical News Today: Assessing the South Korea MERS outbreak: could it happen elsewhere?

In this Spotlight, we examine the recent MERS outbreak in South Korea, examining how authorities dealt with the virus and whether such an outbreak could occur elsewhere.

On Brink of War? N Korea Leader Inspects 'War Drills' Against US, S Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid a visit to a high-profile Air Force combat contest, describing it as part of "war preparations" against the United States and South Korea, Pyongyang's state media said Thursday.

South Korea Okays Casinos on Cruise Ships

South Korea has given the go-ahead for cruise ships to operate onboard casinos for foreign guests,, reports the Korea Joongang Daily newspaper.   South Korean

Galaxy S6 fails to reverse profit decline at Samsung

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics suffered a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in global smartphone sales. The company's overall earnings drop during the April-June quarter was 8 percent but it reported a much bigger decline of 38 percent in the mobile division's income. Show More Summary

Fun Tourist Things to Do in North Korea

The Hermit Kingdom is a human rights nightmare with tourist attractions like bike racing and surfing.

Samsung profits drop as mobile arm suffers 37.6% crash in Q2

Apple competitor and smartphone arch nemesis Samsung on Thursday local Korea time reported quarterly profits for the second quarter dropped 8 percent from the same time last year, a dip largely blamed on abysmal performance from its mobile unit.

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