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Moon likely wants his talks with the North to be accompanied with warming ties between Pyongyang and Washington so there's less chance of alienating the South's most crucial ally, which keeps 28 500 troops in South Korea to deter an attack by the North. Some conservatives worry that North Korea's ...
Canada entered its final preliminary-round matchup against South Korea as a heavy favorite. Its roster boasted 5,544 combined games of NHL experience while the Koreans had just 27, and the gulf in quality showed as the Canadians outclassed their opponents 4-0 to clinch a bye to the quarterfinals.
A 2016 poll in China estimated that almost 70 percent of the country's residents had never tried dog meat. A 2014 poll in South Korea showed that the vast majority of people rarely ate dog meat. Most young South Koreans who had eaten it said they did so because of family pressure from older generations.
Digital addicts will be relieved to know they'll never have to wait too long for their internet fix in South Korea. The country was judged to have the world's fastest internet connection speed for the 12th consecutive quarter last year, according to Akamai - the content delivery network (CDN) responsible for ...
FILE PHOTO - A North Korean guard post (C, bottom) is seen on the road leading to North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas in this picture taken from the Unification Observatory, just south of the DMZ in Goseong, about 330 km (205 miles) northeast ...
Beijing (Reuters) - China's foreign minister Wang Yi said on Thursday Beijing hopes North and South Korea can keep the momentum of interaction going and ... South Korea hopes the Games will be an opportunity to re-engage with the North and open the way for talks to resolve one of the world's most ...
Seoul (THE Korea HERALD/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - President Moon Jae In on Thursday (Feb 8) urged China to lend a hand in facilitating Washington-Pyongyang talks, saying that Seoul and Beijing share the goal of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. In his meeting with China's Politburo Standing ...
"We have no intention to meet the US side during our visit to South Korea," Jo said in a terse statement reported by state-run news agency KCNA. Jo's blunt refusal of dialogue with the US came as hundreds gathered in the coastal town of Gangwon to welcome North Korea's delegation to the Olympic ...
The Spyder Invitational BJJ Championship is picking up some serious momentum, and its next qualifying event in Seoul, South Korea, this Sunday is showcasing some of the brightest and best up-and-coming stars from the Brazilian circuit. The event includes a mixture of purple, brown, and black belt ...
Days ago, South Korean authorities announced that they'd capture any drone that got too close to Olympics event facilities. If you have a DJI-made craft, you won't even be able to get close. The UAV maker is releasing a software patch that creates a no-fly zone around Olympic areas. For the duration of the ...
While Choe is the only member of the North Korean delegation blacklisted by the Security Council, South Korea asked the sanctions committee for broad approval to host the entire high-level delegation from Pyongyang between Feb. 9 and 11, according to the request seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Redskins tight end Vernon Davis is continuing his efforts to promote the sport of curling, heading to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics to support the American team. The sport of curling is having a moment, at least in the NFL. Perhaps in anticipation of this year's Winter Olympics, and thanks ...
As Vice President Pence began his two-stop Asia trip on Wednesday, he highlighted America's ties with longtime U.S. allies in the region, Japan and South Korea. "I look forward to reinforcing the important priority that President Trump and the United States places on the relationships with these two nations ...
After GM announced strong fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 earnings, Barra and CFO Chuck Stevens joined analysts on a conference call -- and dropped another bombshell. Now that GM has largely exited Europe, South Korea could be next. "Clearly, Korea is a challenge for us," Barra said in response to a question from ...
This morning began with an alert on my phone from the BBC with the story of increased safety preparedness by the South Koreans. There would be alarms and drills today and tonight. News of the Chinese army moving 300,000 troops near the North Korean border does get one's attention, yet as we heard ...
In 2010, South Korean prosecutor Seo Ji-hyeon alleged to her superiors that she was groped by Ahn Tae-geun, South Korea's former Ministry of Justice prosecutor. No investigation into the allegation took place. Instead, she was criticized and essentially demoted by being transferred to an undesired ...
The Winter Olympics in South Korea will be a chance for the country to show off its newest robot creations. NPR's Elise Hu reports that the peek into the future starts as soon as you land at the airport. ELISE HU, BYLINE: We're in the arrival hall of Terminal 1 of the Incheon International Airport. It is the main ...
It is believed that after the U.S. and Japan, South Korea is the world's largest market for cryptocurrencies. The population of South Korea is no more than California and Arizona put together, but it is the huge involvement of their numbers that to a large extent, dictates the value of cryptocurrencies worldwide.
Later this week, the Winter Olympics kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea - ski jumping, figure skating, curling and a total break from geopolitical dealing, right? Not so much. There's a backdrop of nuclear tensions on the peninsula, clearly. The North and South, though, plan to keep talking while the games ...
South Korea's national spy agency told a parliamentary committee it was possible North Korean hackers broke into a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan to steal $520 million worth of digital coins, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. "It's a possibility that North Korea be behind the theft," the ...
More than 30 people were killed Friday when a fire tore through a hospital for the elderly in South Korea. The causes of the mid-morning blaze at Sejong Hospital in Miryang, a city near the country's southeastern coast, were unknown, the Associated Press reported, though the BBC reported the fire may ...
I was sitting in a small, rural restaurant in South Korea and I'd never had such a spectacular lunch. In light of such variety and invention, the recent surge of interest in South Korean cuisine is not surprising. Finally emerging from the shadow of its more gastronomically-established neighbours, Japan and ...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Here's what you need to know: Trump ordered Mueller fired. • President Trump demanded last June that Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, be dismissed, but backed down after the White House ...
A fire raced through a small South Korean hospital with no sprinkler system on Friday, killing 37 people, many of them elderly, and injuring more than 140 others in the country's deadliest blaze in about a decade. Sejong Hospital in the southeastern city of Miryang has a separate nursing ward where 94 ...
On Thursday, the Bank of Korea said it estimated a 3.1% increase in South Korea's real gross domestic product last year. The central bank said growth was expected to remain above 3% in 2018 as well. Memory chips were the main driver for South Korean growth in 2017. Samsung electronics and SK ...
South Korean financial authorities in cooperation with Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KFIU) created a task force to oversee cryptocurrency exchanges and to ensure cryptocurrency businesses are compliant with existing regulations, authorities announced on Jan. 25. It will collaborate with local ...
South Korea has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over new Trump Administration tariffs on imported washing machines. "Korea considers these measures to be inconsistent with the United States' obligations," said the complaint filed with the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday.
At least 41 people have been killed and more than 70 injured in a fire at a hospital in South Korea. The blaze is thought to have started in the emergency room at Sejong Hospital in the south-eastern city of Miryang. About 200 patients were inside the building and an adjoining nursing home at the time.
North and South Korean Athletes will march under one flag during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. The "Korean Unification Flag" is both a highly symbolic marker of reconciliation and a reminder of a divided Korea, a condition that has lasted since 1945.
[Seoul] South Korea's Kospi stock index rose on Wednesday. The Korean won fell while bond yields were flat. At 00:40 GMT, the kospi was up 4.34 points or 0.17 per cent at 2,540.94. The won was quoted at 1,071.7 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform, 0.14 per cent weaker than its previous ...
Davos, Switzerland -- When the Trump Administration unveiled tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines -- industries dominated by Chinese and South Korean businesses -- they deliberately applied them to products from around the world. The move on Monday, in the eyes of United ...
bitcoin is supposed to allow for "anonymous" transactions, but that doesn't mean people's privacy can't be at risk when dabbling in cryptocurrency markets--as evidenced by fines just issued by South Korea's data protection regulator. On Wednesday, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) ...
Seoul, South Korea - Softening its tough stance on cryptocurrency trading for now, South Korea said Tuesday it would adopt a system requiring that transactions that until now were anonymous be traceable. It also will more closely monitor trading for signs that transactions may be linked to tax evasion or ...
Pyeongchang, South Korea - South Korean police showed off rare and eclectic skills - from dancing and beating traditional drums, to rappelling from a roof, sniping at and taking down hostage-taking gunmen - at the launching ceremony of a police security unit for the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics on ...
South Korea is requiring that anonymous transactions involving cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin be made traceable and that exchanges for digital currencies be subject to a 24.2 percent tax. South Korea is home to one of the world's largest Bitcoin exchanges and is the third-largest market for it, behind ...
Jung Joon Young isn't only a regular on South Korean TV, but he's also the lead singer of the rock group Drug Restaurant. He's just added a new gig to his large resume: Esports pro. Error loading player: No playable sources found. As tipster Sang points out, Jung has signed to Kongdoo Company, which ...
"It is clear that the latest safeguard measures would violate the WTO rules," South Korea's trade minister Kim Hyun-chong said in a meeting with industry officials. "We will actively respond to protectionist measures." President Donald Trump slapped steep tariffs on imported washing machines and solar ...
South Korea's current left-leaning President Moon Jae-In has vowed to "fix past wrongs" in the country's governance, calling them "accumulated evils". Lee, who stepped down at the end of his single five-year term in 2013, denounced the probe as a "political revenge" last week after two of his closest aides ...
The members of terrorist organization Islamic State call their allies to take vengeance on for defeat in Syria and Iraq. Islamists want to show the whole world that they lost just the battle not the war in Middle East. Some experts suppose that the terrorists are planning to organize the diversions during Winter ...
Over the weekend, Thrifty Traveler reported that tickets to South Korea were selling for as little as $445 round-trip. The best prices are available for purchase between April and May, and again from September through December. Flights from Los Angeles are the cheapest, though itineraries originating in ...
Singapore came in third this year, with South Korea maintaining its top spot on the index for the fifth consecutive year. Sweden also maintained its position on the index from last year, ranking second. Singapore's position rose by three notches as compared to 2017, where it was ranked sixth globally.
South Korean president Moon Jae-in said on Monday a thaw in relations between the two Koreas ahead of next month's Winter Olympics presented a "precious chance" for the United States and North Korea to discuss the North's weapons programmes. North Korea is developing missile and nuclear ...
In December 2011, South Korea's Channel A launched a new programme with defectors from North Korea. It's part talk show, part talent show and part beauty contest - and it was the beginning of a trend. "There's never been a programme about North Korea before," explains Kim A-ra, defector and ...
cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin is reportedly moving to launch in South Korea - possibly as soon as next month. According to The Korea Times, the Beijing-based firm is eyeing a partnership with NHN Entertainment, a Korean developer, publisher, and distributor of mobile and PC games, for the venture.


 

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