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Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX leak again, this time on Samsung’s own website

Following the leaked hands-on images from last week, Samsung’s new fitness-minded wearables showed up on one of the Korean manufacturer’s websites.

Despite sanctions and isolation, Pyongyang skyline grows

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - The Pyongyang skyline is rising - and not just with the trophy structures that represent the North Korean state. Despite its political and economic isolation, the capital is in the midst of a building boom.

Soldier MIA from Korean War Identified, To Be Buried

The remains of a U.S. Army soldier who went missing during the Korean War have been identified, and he will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Korea opportunities

2 hours agoNews : Daily Chart

PREPARATIONS are under way in Pyongyang for a rare congress of the Korean Workers' Party which rules North Korea, the first to be held in 36 years, on May 6th. It is something of a coming-out party for Kim Jong Un, its young dictator, who succeeded his father in 2011 and early on promised prosperity to his people, as well as leisure for its young. Show More Summary

Massive Layoff Ahead for Hyundai Heavy

Another massive reduction in the Korean shipbuilding workforce may come as most shipyards are still struggling with falling orders and mounting losses, reports Yonhap quoting industry sources.

Daewoo Shipyard Posts Q1 Operating Loss

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. posted a first-quarter loss after incurring more costs to finish some offshore projects.   First-quarter

Finishing touches in North Korea capital ahead of rare party meeting

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Thousands of North Koreans practiced dance and parade routines on Thursday as the capital of the isolated nation prepared for a ruling party congress where leader Kim Jong Un is expected to consolidate power.

A rare peek inside North Korea

The North Korean Workers' Party -- the country's only political party -- is meeting this week for the first time in 36 years to solidify the dictatorship of Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong-un Seeks to Cement Power at First North Korean Congress in 36 Years

16 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Workers’ Party congress — in theory, the North’s highest decision-making body — will essentially be a coronation for Mr. Kim, affirming him as supreme leader.

Hyundai becomes Australia’s top-selling passenger car brand for the first time

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Hyundai was the top-selling passenger car brand in Australia in April for the first time in its history, beating out regular market leader Toyota. VFACTS industry figures released this week show the Korean brand sold 6324 passenger cars (excluding SUVs and commercials) last month, from its range-wide total of 8643. This 6324 figure meant 17.2 […]

Pyongyang Nearing Submarine Launched Nuclear Missile Capability Against US

The isolated dictatorship advances development of submarine-launched ballistic missiles that would enable the North Korean regime to undertake a catastrophic nuclear strike against South Korea and the United States.

Se Ri Pak receives special exemption for US Women's Open

18 hours agoSports / Golf : USAToday: Golf

Retiring South Korean great Se Ri Pak has received a special exemption from the U.S. Golf Association to play in the U.S. Women's Open        

US Soldiers, Airmen Rescue Korean Family from Fire

Soldiers, airmen and Korean bystanders reacted quickly and rescued the woman and three of her children Friday evening

Air Force Master Sgt. Daniel Raimondo saving the world

DocV sends us a link to the CNN story about Air Force Master Sergeant Daniel Raimondo who was in the South Korean city of Pyeongtaek when he saw smoke billowing from a building, so he went to investigate. He saw a young mother and her three children trapped on an upper-floor of the building. He […]

At a North Korean nursery school, tots get an early education in weaponry

21 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

An eye chart at the nursery school includes rifles and pistols. (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times) We foreign journalists were supposed to be marveling at the model farm on the outskirts of the North Korean capital - a 1,200-worker-strong vegetable commune with lots of amenities for the fieldhands,...

At a North Korean nursery school, tots get an early education in weaponry

21 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

We foreign journalists were supposed to be marveling at the model farm on the outskirts of the North Korean capital – a 1,200-worker-strong vegetable commune with lots of amenities for the fieldhands, including homes equipped with solar power panels and solar water heaters. And I did manage an...

North Korean capital in throes of '70-Day Speed Battle' to prepare for political confab

There’s a buzz in the air in Pyongyang this week. North Koreans are gearing up for something they haven't seen in more than three decades – a Workers Party Congress, the highest-level political gathering in the one-party state. Since early this year, Kim Jong Un’s regime has been testing nuclear...

U.S. service members rescue South Korean family from fire

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

The duo reunited with the thankful family they saved on Monday, three days after spotting smoke pouring out of the Crown Hotel near the Air Force base.

You can buy cognac at North Korea's airport, but a SIM card? Not so much.

How many North Koreans does it take to sell a SIM card? It sounds like a bad joke, but the answer Tuesday afternoon at the Pyongyang airport seemed to be four, or maybe five. A dozen or so foreign journalists were queued at a window marked "Currency," having landed on a flight from Beijing about...

Fifth North Korean Nuclear Test May be in the Offing: Now What?

In January North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in the face of universal international protest. Even China, Pyongyang’s one nominal ally, joined in the criticism. With Beijing’s support the United Nations imposed new sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Show More Summary

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