After listening to 152 contenders, the Chopin judges have agreed on 84 finalists for October. The largest contingents are from Poland and China – 15 each. There are 12 pianists from Japan, 9 from South Korea and 7 from Russia. Two of the Russians appear to be sisters. 1. Ms Soo Jung Ann (South Korea) 2. […]
The North Korean leader is set to meet Vladimir Putin on his first official foreign trip, but Moscow has also been making political overtures and signing deals with Pyongyang in recent years.
The supreme leader of North Korea explained that a "revolution" in combat practice would strengthen the Army's military capabilities by a hundred times.
The globe-girdling chef and TV star talks about power-drinking in Korea, skin sloughing, the beauties of Beirut, and the agony of doing jujitsu with a hangover.
Fox News reports that Chinese nuclear experts have met with US officials to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program. And what they’ve told us is, frankly, a bit disturbing. Specifically, according to reports from those Chinese nuclear experts North Korea may already have produced 20 nuclear devices. By next year, those same Chinese experts predict North […]
She’s fashion's eye of the storm who seems to create a frenzy wherever she lands, whether it’s Paris, New York or Seoul. Her name is Irene Kim, aka "Hurricane Irene," the nickname she’s been given in South Korea, where the 27-year old...Show More Summary
Intergovernmental commissions of Russia and North Korea are planning to discuss easing the visa regime between the two countries, Russia’s Far East Development Alexander Galushka said Saturday.
Season five of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown kicks off tomorrow at 9pmET. The premiere episode features a twist, as Bourdain tours South Korea with each scene presented in reverse order. “We often make use of creative license to present each location and episode of Parts Unknown in a fresh way. Show More Summary
LG says they're the first ones to slap leather on a smartphone in Korea and while we'll just have to take them on their word for it, LG has spent a considerable amount of time and effort to deliver what they call a "sensible luxury" on the LG G4.
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Defending Zurich Classic champ Seung-Yul Noh of South Korea withdraws, citing back pain
Estimates of the hermit kingdom's nuclear stockpile vary, but Chinese experts recently surpassed their Western colleagues' figures and raised alarm over the country's capability.
His imperial majesty, Kim Jong-un, has more nuclear weapons than originally assessed by U.S. officials, and they could double their nuclear...
And the crucial role the Chinese church played. In some ways, I imagine growing up in North Korea is like growing up anywhere else. I had a father and mother who rarely failed to show me love, and my older sister looked after me constantly. Show More Summary
The two countries were once as close as lips and teeth, but Beijing is increasingly wary of Pyongyang and Kim Jong Un
Chinese ambassador to Pyongyang Li Jinjun said China invited North Korea to join the new Silk Road project.
In the first episode of our series Under the Influence, we go from the streets of the Lower East Side all the way to South Korea to examine one of the most distinctive genres to sprout from the concrete of New York City: hardcore. Along...Show More Summary
43 Inverness Street announces [K-re?-t], an exhibition of new works by Ben Nathan. These works were created during his period as artist-in-residence at the SeMA Nanji Residency run by the Seoul Museum of Art in Korea. This is the artist?s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Show More Summary
The US State Department claims that US citizens should avoid travelling to North Korea because they could be subject to arrest and long-term detention.
Recent rumors about North Korean textbooks exhorting a young Kim Jong Un’s prowess as a driver and sailor have sparked a renewed cycle of blogs and articles musing on just how weird North Korea is. Why is their propaganda so odd, we ask. Do they believe it all?