Archive for March, 2015

U.S. Envoy Hurt in Knife Attack by Known Extremist

U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked by a knife-wielding extremist in downtown Seoul on Thursday morning and sustained serious injuries to his face and hand.

Lippert was preparing to speak at a breakfast forum in the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts when the man, identified as K… …read more

US Ambassador to South Korea Attacked

Mark Lippert, U.S. ambassador to Korea, was attacked by a man with a knife in Seoul Thursday morning. The assailant, Kim Ki-jong, attacked Lippert as he was sitting at a table during a breakfast lecture hosted by the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation at the Sejong Center. Kim slashed the right side of Lippert’s face opening a five-centimeter gash while shouting that South and North Korea must be unified and the military training to prepare for war must halt. Kim shouted “Oppose the war” and “For the unification of South and North Korea” as he was taken away inRead More

Seoul's Quality of Life 'Worse Than Detroit's'

Seoul has the eight-highest quality of life in Asia but only the 72nd among 230 major cities in the world, according to the annual Quality of Living rankings released by global consultancy Mercer on Wednesday.

That is even worse than the industrial ruin Detroit, which went bankrupt in 201… …read more

CNN Actively Covers Attack on US Ambassador

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Foreign media are actively covering the news of U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert being attacked in Seoul on Thursday.

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N.Korea Threatens Pre-Emptive Strike Against U.S.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong on Tuesday warned that Pyongyang has the power to deter the “ever-increasing nuclear threat” from the U.S. with a pre-emptive strike.

In a rare speech in front of the UN Conference on Disarmament, Ri said joint military exercises being staged by So… …read more

Park Meets with Saudi Crown Prince

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President Park Geun-hye met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz and Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud early Wednesday, local time.

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Nat'l Assembly Passes Kim Young-ran Bill

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The National Assembly passed the so-called Kim Young-ran anti-corruption bill in a plenary session on Tuesday.

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Jakarta Turns to Incheon for Asian Games Know-How

The organizing committee of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon reached a consulting agreement with the event’s next host, Jakarta.

Incheon on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian organizers to share experience and know-how about staging the continent’s largest sport… …read more

S. Korea, Kuwait Try to Rekindle Cooperation Boom

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South Korea and Kuwait have agreed to boost their cooperation in the medical and information and …

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