Articles Tagged with South Korea

South Korea’s Government Is Funding Mail-Order Bride Schools In Vietnam

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The huge demand for mail-order brides in South Korea’s rural areas has pushed the national government to fund mail-order bride schools overseas. According to Washington Post, South Korea is financing training centers for mail-order brides in Ho Chi Minh, including one institution called Asia Cultural Exchange Foundation, which reportedly gets an annual $80,000 funding from… Read more »

Xi Jinping, China President, Visits South Korea, Snubs Pyongyang

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Chinese president Xi Jinping landed Thursday in Seoul for a state visit with Park Geun-Hye, marking his first trip ever to the Korean peninsula. Xi Jinping’s South Korea visit raised questions regarding the current state of his country’s relationship with North Korea, and it’s baby-faced strongman, Kim Jong Un. A week before Xi landed in… Read more »

North Korea Attacks ‘Wicked Black Monkey’ Obama In Racist Rant

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The White House denounced North Korean rhetoric it called “particularly ugly and disrespectful” on Thursday, after comments from the Korean Central News Agency were released calling President Obama a “crossbreed” and a “wicked black monkey.” The tirade, which comes just weeks after North Korean media struck out at South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, was attributed… Read more »

North Korea Calls South Korea President A ‘Whore’ After Obama Visit

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North Korea described South Korean president Park Geun-Hye a “crafty prostitute”, with US president Barack Obama as her “pimp”. The insults were thrown shortly after the latter’s visit to the first-world Asian country last week, according to The Guardian‘s latest report. North Korea, headed by Kim Jong-Un, made it clear that the nation was not… Read more »

North Korea Detains 24-Year-Old American Tourist Who Wanted Shelter There!

North Korea Detains US Citizen

North Korea has detained a 24-year-old American tourist, reports Reuters. The local news agency KCNA has said that the US citizen, identified as one Miller Matthew Todd was taken into custody on April 10 and has been detained ever since. Todd Miller is being blamed for displaying “rash behavior” while going through formalities for entry… Read more »

S Korean Ferry Disaster Causes One Suicide and Three Arrests

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The Captain, a female third mate, and a 55-year-old helmsman have been arrested following the ferry disaster in South Korea. Five charges were filed against 68-year-old Ferry Captain Lee Joon-seok, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. The charges against the other two crew members were not revealed. What is known about the… Read more »

Infant Child Starved To Death As Father Played Video Games For Days

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A father from South Korea was arrested Monday after reportedly allowing his infant son to starve to death in his apartment as he played online video games for days at nearby internet cafes. The 22-year-old father, surnamed Chung, has been arrested by the police officers of the city of Daegu, southeast of Seoul after authorities… Read more »

Dead Body Found During ‘Avengers 2’ Filming In South Korea

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Filming for The Avengers: Age of Ultron began last weekend, causing certain parts of Seoul, South Korea to be closed off, which includes the Mapo Bridge. However, a macabre surprise was found below the bridge: a dead body floating in the river. Maybe Joss Whedon’s apology for Avengers 2 shutting down certain parts of the… Read more »

Joss Whedon Apologizes for ‘Marvel’s Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron’

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Marvel’s The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron hasn’t started shooting in Seoul, South Korea. However, Joss Whedon is already apologizing for the Marvel movie! Why? According to Kotaku, filming for the sequel begins on March 30, 2014. It, however, brings a major inconvenience for the citizens. Joss Whedon is receiving a lot of cooperation with… Read more »

North Korea To Hold ‘Elections’; Kim Jong Un’s Candidacy Announced

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North Korea prepares for an act of “single-minded unity” as the country holds their elections this weekend, Reuters reports. State-controlled news outlet KCNA announced Thursday that preparations for the elections, held every five years in the country, are “gaining momentum” as voters enlist their names in the electoral list of their districts. Majority of the… Read more »

North Korea Fires Missiles Into The Sea – Again

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North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan once for the second time in less than one week. The South Korean Defense Ministry is now on high alert and urging their neighbors to the North to stop the missile launches. The short-range missiles launched earlier today were reportedly Scud missiles that flew… Read more »

North Korea Fired Missiles Into Sea Near South Korea

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North Korea fired missiles into the sea along its east coast early this morning. South Korea’s Defense Ministry does not currently have any information about the purpose of firing four short-range missiles by their neighbors. The missile firing by North Korea comes just days after the beginning of military exercises between the United States and… Read more »

South Korea, North Korea Family Reunions Held Despite Tensions

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South Korea and North Korea share the world’s most heavily fortified border in the world, but that won’t stop South Korea – North Korea family reunions from taking place this week. The reunions, which will take place between Feb. 20 to Feb. 25 and reunite family members separated for more than 60 years, almost didn’t… Read more »

North Korea Warning Of Nuclear War Followed By Rare Media Outreach

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The North Korea warning that nuclear war would be “imminent” if the United States and South Korea continue with alleged military maneuvers against the nation have been followed by a rare series of media outreach by the Asian nation. While angry threats and anti-American propaganda from North Korea is nothing new, discussions with the press… Read more »

South Korea Continues Military Drills Despite N. Korean Threats

North Korea has tested nuclear weapons. Last year, they threatened to use them.

South Korea and the United States are running joint sea, air and land military drills; North Korea has denounced the drills as an attempt to alternately build up a US-led invasion force or nuke Pyongyang. North Korean officials have suggested that the military exercises could spark a nuclear war. The APquoted North Korean government official… Read more »

Korean Baby Box To Rescue Orphans Considered Illegal [Video]

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Lee Jong-rak is a pastor in South Korea who also runs an orphanage for physically and mentally disabled children. This would not be especially note worthy considering there are pastors all around the world running orphanages, but Pastor Lee takes a different approach. He takes in abandoned infants through what is now known as the… Read more »

F-35 Cost Reductions May Save US Department of Defense $2 Billion

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F-35 costs are likely to go down and save the US Department of Defense nearly $2 billion. A new order for 40 fighter jets placed by South Korea will lower the individual costs for F-35 aircraft. US manufacturer Lockheed Martin will be tasked with filling Seoul’s order. According to Reuters, insiders believe that not only… Read more »

North Korea Threatens ‘Horrible Disaster,’ Puts Army On Alert

North Korea Warns Of 'Horrible Disaster'

North Korea threatened the United States with a “horrible disaster” on Tuesday, adding that its military was placed on high alert and told to be ready to launch operations. The latest rhetoric from North Korea comes after weeks of threats against the United States and South Korea. Hostile threats from the reclusive nation aren’t unusual,… Read more »