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North Korea releases detained Chinese fishermen
2012-05-20 18:00:00
BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea released a number of Chinese fishermen and boats on Sunday two weeks after seizing them, ending a rare public dispute between the two allies, Chinese state media reported. The boats were taken in the Yellow Sea between China and North Korea on May 8 - although it remains unclear whether the action was authorised by the North Korean government. The North Koreans who took the boats had demanded 1.2 million yuan ($189,800) for releasing the fishermen, then cut their price to 900,000 yuan, the owner of one of the captured vessels said last week. ...
China pushes North Korea to drop nuclear test plan
2012-05-16 12:19:00
China has been quietly and gently pressuring North Korea to scrap plans for a third nuclear test, said two sources with knowledge of the closed-door discussions.
Experts forecast imminent provocations by Kim Jong-un
2012-05-10 21:22:00
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is likely to keep tensions with Korea high and continue provocations against the South to help consolidate his power, experts in Seoul forecast Thursday. Kim would also be very reluctant to pursue reform or open …Read more »
LG Optimus LTE2 ? 2 GB RAM ? Android OS v4.0 ? For South Korea
2012-05-10 14:48:00
LG Optimus LTE2 was announced recently in South Korea which comes with True HD IPS touchscreen display. It will be running on Android OS v4.0 (ICS) and features 2 GB RAM, wireless charging and 2,150 mAh battery. It is the country’s first smartphone to come with 2 GB RAM. [Source]
South Korea seizes capsules made with dead babies
2012-05-07 21:03:00
The South Korean government revealed Monday that it recently seized thousands of capsules filled with the powdered flesh of dead babies. Reportedly, some people believe the powder has medicinal purposes and was created in northeastern China. South Korea has reportedly been reluctant to criticize China directly over the incident, out of fears of creating diplomatic ...
In South Korea, a small island town takes on the navy
2012-05-06 10:29:00
To the South Korean military, this picturesque island is the perfect place to build a naval base: a strategic location guarding the country’s southern flank from possible invasion. To its residents, its small-town feel, harbor and coral reefs make it …Read more »
New photo shows work at North Korea nuclear test site
2012-04-28 01:11:00
New satellite imagery appears to show a train of mining carts and other preparations under way at North Korea's nuclear test site but no indication of when a detonation might take place.
Two S. Korea retailers halt U.S. beef sales over mad cow
2012-04-25 07:48:00
Two major South Korean retailers Wednesday suspended sales of US beef after a new case of mad cow disease was reported in California.
N. Korea boasts it has 'powerful' weapons that could defeat U.S.
2012-04-25 06:52:00
A senior North Korean army official says his country is armed with "powerful mobile weapons" that could defeat the U.S. "at a single blow."
South Korea retailers halt U.S. beef sales, government may act
2012-04-25 04:28:00
Two major South Korean retailers halted sales of U.S. beef after an outbreak of mad cow disease as the country's agriculture ministry looked set to move towards banning quarantine inspections, a move that would effectively end imports. Lotte Mart, a unit of Lotte Shopping Co., said it had suspended sales due to what it said was "customer concerns", as did Home Plus, a unit of Britain's Tesco PLC. South Korea imported 107,000 tonnes of U.S. beef last year, or 37 percent of total imports, according to agriculture ministry data. ...
North Korea issues unusually specific threat
2012-04-23 17:27:00
North Korea's military vowed a new and unusually specific threat to its neighbors, saying it would reduce South Korea "to ashes" in less than four minutes. The statement was released Monday when programming was interrupted on North Korea's state TV by a special report, comes amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. Earlier this month, ...
Chinese firm suspected in missile-linked sale to North Korea: U.S. official
2012-04-22 02:21:00
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes a Chinese firm sold North Korea components for a missile transporter showcased in a recent military parade and will press Beijing to tighten enforcement of a U.N. ban on such military sales, a U.S. official said on Saturday. The Obama administration suspects the Chinese manufacturer sold the chassis - not the entire vehicle - and may have believed it was for civilian purposes, which means it would not be an intentional violation of U.N. sanctions, the senior official said. ...
Chinese firm suspected in missile-linked sale to North Korea
2012-04-21 22:06:00
The United States believes a Chinese firm sold North Korea components for a missile transporter showcased in a recent military parade and will press Beijing to tighten enforcement of a U.N. ban on such military sales, a U.S. official said on Saturday. The Obama administration suspects the Chinese manufacturer sold the chassis - not the entire vehicle - and may have believed it was for civilian purposes, which means it would not be an intentional violation of U.N. sanctions, the senior official said. ...
N. Korea threatens war as Seoul unveils missile
2012-04-19 11:09:00
North Korea demanded Thursday that South Korea apologise for what it called insults during major anniversary festivities, or face a "sacred war", as Seoul unveiled a new missile to deter its neighbour.
Angry North Korea threatens retaliation, nuclear test expected
2012-04-18 10:58:00
A bristling North Korea said it was ready to retaliate in the face of international condemnation over its failed rocket launch, increasing the likelihood the hermit state will push ahead with a third nuclear test.
U.S. looking at 'all options' on N. Korea as nuclear test looms
2012-04-17 09:17:00
The U.S. is looking at "all options" as it seeks to discourage North Korea from conducting a third nuclear test, a senior U.S. military officer said, days after a failed rocket launch by the North that drew international condemnation.
U.N. toughens North Korea sanctions over rocket launch
2012-04-17 05:41:00
The UN Security Council has ordered tightened sanctions on North Korea over its failed rocket launch and warned of new action if the isolated state stages a nuclear test.
North Korea shows off new missile
2012-04-15 07:23:00
North Korea has unveiled what appears to be a new missile at a military parade in Pyongyang.
North Korea expected to press ahead with another test
2012-04-14 19:54:00
North Korea said its much hyped long-range rocket launch failed on Friday, in a very rare and embarrassing public admission of failure by the hermit state and a blow for its new young leader who faces international outrage over the attempt. The isolated North, using the launch to celebrate the 100th birthday of the dead founding president Kim Il-sung and to mark the rise to power of his grandson Kim Jong-un, is now widely expected to press ahead with its third nuclear test to show its military strength. ...
U.S. stops food aid to North Korea after missile launch
2012-04-14 15:42:00
The United States will not go forward with planned food aid to North Korea, the White House said on Friday, after the impoverished nation's unsuccessful launch of a long-range missile which Washington had warned would have consequences. "Their efforts to launch a missile clearly demonstrates that they could not be trusted to keep their commitments," White House National Security Council spokesman Ben Rhodes told reporters traveling with President Barack Obama to Florida. ...
Obama?s North Korea policy ?absolutely not? a failure
2012-04-13 22:10:00
The White House denied Friday that North Korea's rocket launch showed that President Barack Obama's efforts to engage the isolated country's secretive Stalinist regime had been a failure. "Absolutely not," Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, told reporters aboard Air Force One as Obama headed from Washington to Florida, on his way ...
Romney: Obama administration has ?emboldened? North Korea
2012-04-13 16:58:00
Mitt Romney linked North Korea's failed rocket launch to the Obama administration in a statement released late Thursday night, saying the president's efforts to appease the regime have "emboldened" Pyongyang. In a statement condemning the launch, Romney said President Barack Obama has "no effective response" to North Korea's weapons program and supported a "food-aid deal" "that ...
Embarrassed by rocket crash, North Korea may try nuclear test
2012-04-13 14:51:00
North Korea said its much hyped long-range rocket launch failed on Friday, in a very rare and embarrassing public admission of failure.
U.S. denounces N. Korea over failed rocket launch
2012-04-13 03:34:00
The White House late Thursday denounced North Korea's failed effort to launch a rocket, condemning the attempt as a severe breach of its international obligations and warned that the secretive regime's "pattern of aggressive behavior" had only succeeded in further isolating itself from the international community. "Despite the failure of its attempted missile launch, North Korea's ...
Japan says may consider economic sanctions on North Korea
2012-04-13 03:09:00
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan may consider economic sanctions against North Korea, depending on the response of the international community, Japanese Finance Minister Jun Azumi said on Friday. "It's become clear that (North Korea) launched a flying object so I'll consider if necessary how to respond to it while taking into account movements in the international community," he said when asked about whether Japan will seek new economic sanctions against North Korea. He also said that markets were reacting calmly. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)
No launch from N. Korea; no backing down, either
2012-04-12 10:13:00
North Korea's first chance at a rocket launch came and went Thursday with no word of a liftoff, but also with no sign that Pyongyang intends to call off what the U.S. and its allies consider an attempt to test long-range missile technology.
World waits as North Korea readies rocket for launch
2012-04-12 05:29:00
Fighter jets roared through the skies over downtown Pyongyang as the world watched to see whether North Korea would defy international warnings and launch a long-range rocket over the Yellow Sea.
N. Korea rocket launch: 5 big questions and (some) answers
2012-04-11 21:07:00
The reclusive North Korea is poised to launch a rocket, possibly as early as Thursday (April 12), on a mission that has provoked scorn from the international community, which sees the flight as a missile test in disguise.
North Korea says fuel being injected into rocket
2012-04-11 06:42:00
PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Isolated North Korea said on Wednesday it was injecting fuel into a long-range rocket "as we speak" ahead of a launch condemned by its neighbors and the West as a disguised long-range ballistic missile test. The launch, set to take place between Thursday and next Monday, has prompted neighbors such as the Philippines to re-route their air traffic just in case. Regional powers also worry it could be the prelude to another nuclear test, a pattern the hermit state set in 2009. Japan said it would shoot down the rocket if it crossed its airspace. ...
U.S. warns N. Korea: Rocket launch means no food aid
2012-04-10 19:27:00
The White House bluntly warned North Korea on Tuesday that going ahead with a long-range rocket launch would mean an end to planned American food aid to the secretive and starvation-plagued country. "It's impossible to imagine that we would be able to follow through (and) provide the nutritional assistance that we had planned on providing, ...
North Korea?s rocket condemned by White House as ?propaganda?
2012-04-10 17:44:00
The White House on Tuesday denounced secretive North Korea's overtures to international news outlets ahead of a long-range rocket launch as "propaganda." It also mocked the impoverished Stalinist regime's claim that it merely aims to put a weather satellite in orbit, saying it should just "go to weather.com." Taking aim at North Korea's unprecedented media blitz ...
North Korea says ready to launch rocket
2012-04-10 12:06:00
North Korea said it was ready to go ahead with its proposed long-range rocket launch, an announcement that sparked immediate condemnation from South Korea and Russia and a plea from China, its main ally, for calm.
U.S. tells North Korea not to carry out nuclear test
2012-04-10 02:30:00
The United States urged North Korea on Monday not conduct a nuclear test or launch a satellite and called on China to exert its influence over its neighbor to try to ward off such "provocative actions."
North Korea readies longe range rocket for launch
2012-04-09 05:59:00
North Korea has readied a rocket for a launch from a forested valley in its remote northwest this week that will showcase the reclusive state's ability to fire a missile with the capacity to hit the continental United States.
North Korea rocket installed on launch pad
2012-04-08 19:11:00
North Korea's long-range rocket is on its launch platform, AFP reporters said Sunday, as the regime again insisted it was to send a peaceful satellite and not a missile.
Antrean Pembelian Tiket Boy Band Korea di Twin Plaza Slipi Sempat Ricuh
2012-04-07 03:49:00
Konser Boy Band asal Korea Super Junior di Twin Plaza Hotel Slipi sempat mengundang kericuhan. Hal itu disebabkan karena antrean panjang para calon penonton yang berjubel memadati tempat itu.
North Korea?s rocket began life underwater ? CNN Security Clearance ? CNN.c
2012-04-04 09:07:00
If North Korea launches a missile in the next couple of weeks, as it has promised, it will be the result of international cooperation stretching from Moscow to Tehran and, perhaps, Beijing. … “The third stage is of Chinese origin,” …Read more »
WORD AS IMAGES
2012-04-03 22:08:00
Korean graphic designer, Ji Lee, has a thing for typography, especially words that can be translated into visuals. Check out the former Google artist's Word As Image series to get a better sense of what we mean. Sharp!
China Warns Against Joint Exercises in South China Seas
2012-03-30 18:08:00
Chinese officials in Beijing are warning against any joint military patrols or exercises between Vietnam and the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea.  Vietnam and Philippines military officials have discussed conducting joint exercises in the disputed region in meetings …Read more »
?Escape From Camp 14?: Inside North Korea?s Gulag : NPR
2012-03-30 00:23:00
Until his early 20s, the only life Shin Dong-hyuk had ever known was one of constant beatings, near starvation and snitching on others to survive. Born into one of the worst of North Korea’s system of prison camps, Shin was …Read more »
S. Korea: N. Korea moves rocket to launch site ? CBS News
2012-03-25 10:02:00
South Korea says that North Korea has moved a long-range rocket to its northwestern launch site in preparation for a launch. … North Korea says it will launch a satellite into space on a long-range rocket next month as part …Read more »
Korea Telecom quiere que YouTube pague por utilizar sus redes
2012-02-23 14:55:00
Desde hace años, los operadores de telecomunicaciones más importantes del mundo están presionando a sus respectivos gobiernos para que modifiquen las legislaciones y les permitan cobrar una serie de tasas a las páginas y servicios webs que generan más tráfico por utilizar sus redes. Esta pretensión choca frontalmente contra el principio de neutralidad de red, que establece que los contenidos que...
What American calls North Korea Tyrant, ?Revered Leader??
2012-01-23 04:18:00
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2012-01-21 23:30:00
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LG?s Optimus Pad First LTE Unveiled in South Korea with True HD IPS Display
2012-01-21 05:58:00
LG Mobile Company is poised that current release of Optimus Pad LTE has a good chance in the tablet market mainly because on the tablet’s solid features. First, Optimus Pad is the first LG’S LTE-capable tablet which is identified for faster connectivity and a True HD IPS display for the ultimate multimedia user experience.  These ...
DAFT PUNK CLASS
2012-01-16 18:01:00
Dani, an English teacher that's currently working in Korea, recently exposed her 7th grade kids to the magic of electronic music group, Daft Punk. The premise was to use the band's music to encourage learning among the children. The following is the result--a funky little performance that not only looks cool, but also helped the students with their English word recognition. Literally too cool for school!
Ex-Yankee Proctor to play in South Korea (AP)
2012-01-12 05:18:00
South Korea’s Doosan Bears say they have signed former New York Yankees pitcher Scott Proctor. The Doosan Bears said Thursday that Proctor signed a one-year, $300,000 contract to play for the team in 2012. The club says Proctor will join the team’s offseason training due to start in Arizona next week.
North Korea?s military strategy ?far superior? to South?s, but would still
2012-01-04 17:19:00
North Korea’s military strategy is superior to the defensive posture of its affluent neighbour to the South, an independent think-tank said on Wednesday, giving Pyongyang the edge in the early days of any war on the divided peninsula. The Seoul-based Korea Economic Research Institute said in a report that in 2011 North Korea operated a ...
N.Korea closer to nuclear-tipped missile: U.S. expert | Reuters
2011-12-28 17:17:00
North Korea likely is closer to mounting nuclear warheads on its ballistic missiles than generally reported, possibly only one or two years away, the Congress’s former top expert on the issue has concluded. N.Korea closer to nuclear-tipped missile: U.S. expert | Reuters
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