Chinese representatives to the U.N. confirm fears that Beijing will shield Pyongyang from international condemnation
According to the New York Times, an oil tanker flying the flag of North Korea, but disavowed by the Norks, was cruising the Mediterranean Sea looking for a buyer for it’s contents. The Libyan and Cypriot governments asked for help from the US to help gain control of the rogue ship, so the White House […]
DPMO has announced the identification of one US MIA from Korea, and has provided updated information concerning the burial of one former US MIA from SEA. Additionally, published reports indicate a second US MIA from Korea has also been identified. PFC Donald C. Durfee, M Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team, US Army, […]
Over 6% of the poultry flock in South Korea has been culled in order to curb a bird flu outbreak that has hit farms and migratory birds nationwide, government officials have reported.
Talented illustrator Hyung-Tae Kim, who previously worked at NCSoft, is setting up his own studio in South Korea called Shift Up. The studio is already working on a new mobile game. [Thanks for the tip, Sang!] Read more...
The U.S.–Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS–FTA) turns 2 years old Saturday and imports from Korea continue to flood into the United States, costing workers their jobs. Exports to Korea have failed to live up to the promises made when the agreement passed Congress, says United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo W. Gerard. The agreement, he says: […]
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired 25 short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast Sunday, South Korean officials said, in an apparent continuation of protests against ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills.
North Korea has fired 10 short-range rockets, two South Korean defense officials said Sunday.
North Korea has fired off 10 short-range missiles toward the Sea of Japan, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports. The 10-minute show of force is the latest amid ongoing joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, and al-Jazeera notes that South Korea is on alert. "Following the...
By Joe Hicks Published: March 16th, 2014 North Korea's policies, attempts at propaganda, and even simple children's cartoons are a crash course in the kind of absurdity that would be hilarious if it wasn't so tragic. Thanks to its impressive madness (and, you know, all the human rights abus
Pyongyang test-fired 10 rockets into Sea of Japan, South Korea's Defence Ministry says.
TOKYO (AP) — The parents of a Japanese woman abducted by North Korea in 1977 have met their Korean-born granddaughter for the first time.
I wasn’t allowed to cover the families at the scene of the reunion. But the event made me wonder what it was like for those who returned to a normal life in South Korea after emotional gatherings with their long-lost parents, kids, and siblings from the North.
Words adopted from another language, or ‘borrowed words’ permeate the Korean language. R. Elgin wrote an informative post about how borrowed English words are being used in Korea compared to loanwords in other countries; many English words are, instead of being completely or partially naturalized, phonetically rendered into Korean, often...
Two years ago today, a little-noticed, but profoundly important, trade agreement between the United States and South Korea took effect. At the time, negotiators from both countries hailed this trade agreement as a deal that would expand our economy, increase exports and create jobs. Show More Summary
Human rights groups have criticized the Globe Theater for planning to take a touring production to North Korea: The Globe will perform the play in the secretive state in September 2015 as part of a global tour marking the 450th anniversary of the English playwright’s birth. “We do not believe that anyone should be excluded from the […]
A green, tree-lined valley in Yeongyang-gun, South Korea could soon be turned from a picturesque slice of nature into a scene out of a sci-fi film, complete with giant glass domes encapsulating the landscape. Despite disrupting nature...Show More Summary
It's not easy for North Korea to grab headlines these days. Over the last couple weeks, Pyongyang launched several short-range missiles and rockets. They barely caused a ripple. The world has been focused on the showdown in Ukraine, the nuclear negotiations with Iran, and the Oscars. North Korea also barely registers on the U.S. Show More Summary