Archive for September, 2014

S.Korea Fires Warning Shots During N.Korean Incursion

Defense officials say their navy has fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat as it briefly crossed a disputed maritime border to the west of the peninsula.

The incursion Friday came on the same day the Asian Games officially opened in the South, with North Korean athletes partici… …read more

Seoul, Washington Agree to Decide Timing of OPCON Transfer Based on Conditions

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Seoul and Washington agreed to transfer the wartime operational command of their allied forces when …

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Park Vows to Provide Support for Successful Asian Games

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President Park Geun-hye has vowed to provide support to hold the Incheon Asian Games safely and …

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N.Korea Threatens Retaliation Over Propaganda Leaflets

North Korea on Monday warned it could retaliate if South Korean activists continue to float propaganda leaflets across the border. The warning came in a fax from the National Defense Commission to Cheong Wa Dae, saying a halt to the floating of propaganda leaflets is a precondition to resuming cr… …read more

NPAD Acting Chief Expected to Remain in Party

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Floor leader of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), Park Young-sun, is …

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Debris Presumed to be from N. Korean Drone Found in Yellow Sea

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The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it found debris of what is presumed to be a small North Korean …

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S. Korean Films Festival to Open in Buenos Aires Next Month

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A festival featuring South Korean films will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina next month.

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Domestic Researchers Produce Hydrogen Using Visible Light

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A domestic research team has developed a new technology to generate a large amount of hydrogen from …

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Cartoon Exhibition on Comfort Women to Open in US, China

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A cartoon exhibition on the victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery will open in the United …

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KBS to Hold Joint Wedding for Multicultural and N. Korean Defector Couples

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KBS is planning to hold a joint wedding for multicultural and North Korean defector couples free of …

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Japan Aims to Arrange Summit With S. Korea During APEC Meetings

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The Japanese government is reportedly aiming to arrange a meeting between President Park Geun-hye …

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'Leaked' Pics of iPhone 6 Ruin Surprise

Apple unveiled its latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tuesday, but the surprise element was missing because several purported images had been leaked on the Internet some four months earlier.

Apple has a reputation of ensuring the secrecy of its new products before their launches. But tha… …read more

Lenovo Overtakes Samsung in Cheap Smartphone Market

Samsung has been outpaced by China’s Lenovo in the global cheap smartphone market. According to Strategy Analytics on Thursday, Lenovo topped the market for smartphones for under US$100 in the second quarter of this year.

The market researcher did not reveal the exact sales volume and mar… …read more

Chinese Triumphs Should Wake Up Korean IT Firms

In a sideshow at the IFA electronics show in Berlin that might otherwise have gone unnoticed except by a few boffins, Chinese TV maker TCL unveiled the first 110-inch curved UHD TV. Another Chinese TV maker, Hisense, became the first in the world to unveil a flat screen television with quantum do… …read more

Ethnic Korean Woman Lands to Justice Job in U.S.

Second-generation Korean-American lawyer Suh Sung-hee has been appointed deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice.

The department said that the 49-year-old from the state of New York has extensive experience in white-collar and violent crime, and as of Monday sh… …read more

Obama Plans Prime Time Speech on Islamic State Threat

U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing to lay out his strategy against militants of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria when he delivers an address to Americans Wednesday night.

President Obama plans to deliver his address after drawing widespread criticism last month when h… …read more

Japan Completes 12,000-Page Bio of Hirohito

A 61-volume biography of the late Japanese Emperor Hirohito depicts him as being critical of plans to attack the United States in 1941, and describes him as convinced that Imperial Japan had no chance of victory.

Excerpts from an advance copy of the 12,000-page document detailing Hirohito … …read more

Pyongyang Sets Trial Date for U.S. Detainee

North Korea has set September 14 as the trial date for Matthew Miller, one of three Americans detained in the country.

State-run news agency KCNA reported the information on Sunday. The California man was arrested in April after he allegedly tore up his visa on his arrival in Pyongyang and… …read more

Australia to Continue Search for MH370

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will not give up the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared on a trip from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing six months ago.

Abbott said Saturday, during a one-day visit to Malaysia, that the search for the plane, which disa… …read more

60,000 Applicants for Inter-Korean Family Reunions Died

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About 60-thousand South Koreans who applied for inter-Korean family reunions have died before meeting their separated relatives in North Korea.

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