Post Tagged with: "Korea"

Today's Photo: January 14, 2017

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N. Korea Transmits 2nd Number Broadcast This Year

[Inter-Korea] : For the 22nd time since June of last year, North Korea broadcast random numbers Friday believed to …[more…] …read more

Accidents in Fog More Deadly Than in Rain or Snow

Fewer car accidents happen in foggy weather than in rain or snow, but if they do they tend to be more fatal, a study suggests. The Korea Road Traffic Authority analyzed 1.12 million car accidents between 2011 and 2015 and found that the fatality rate in foggy weather was 10 percent, compared to just… …read more

Ban Expresses Will to Give His All for National Integration

[Politics] : Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters Thursday he’s ready to give his all to help …[more…] …read more

Chinese Ban on Korean Cosmetics 'Nothing to Do with THAAD'

The Korea Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday denied that a Chinese import ban on some Korean cosmetics came in retaliation for Korea’s decision to station a U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery here.The agency said the products simply did not meet Chinese quality standards or the … …read more

US Deploys High-Tech Radar to Detect N. Korea's Long-Range Missile

[International] : The U.S. Defense Department has reportedly deployed a powerful antiballistic missile detection …[more…] …read more

Media Reports: Japan Looks at Steps to Allow Emperor's Abdication

Japan’s government is planning legal steps that would allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate and his son to ascend the throne in two years, media reported on Wednesday, potentially setting the stage for the first abdication in two centuries.
Japanese Emperor Akihito, 83, hinted in August that he wanted t… …read more

Samsung Display Plans to Invest Additional $2.5Bln in Vietnam

[Economy] : A subsidiary of Samsung Electronics reportedly plans to invest a additional three trillion won, …[more…] …read more

N.Korea 'Could Fire Long-Range Missile from Mobile Launcher'

The Defense Ministry here on Monday warned that North Korea “seems to be capable” of launching an intercontinental ballistic missile from a mobile launcher. In a press briefing, ministry spokesman Moon Sang-kyun said, “We’re keeping close watch on the North’s big anniversaries this year as possible … …read more

US: Recalling Japanese Diplomats 'Not Uncommon Practice'

[International] : Washington says Tokyo’s recent decision to recall its top diplomats stationed in South Korea in protest of the installment of a statue symbolizing victims of Japan’s sexual slavery is “not an uncommon practice.”
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30% of Men Over 40 Experience 'Male Menopause'

Age-related hormonal changes do not only affect women going through menopause. Men also experience a decline in sex-hormone production as they age, often showing symptoms of andropause, or “male menopause,” especially in the fall and winter months when exposure to sunlight decreases. In a 2010 study… …read more

U.S. Regains Top Spot Among Beef Exporters to Korea

The U.S. has replaced Australia as the largest beef exporter to Korea.
According to data released by the Korea Customs Service on Sunday, Korea imported 13,921 tons of beef from the U.S. in November last year, 3,611 tons more than from Australia.
The U.S. had been second to Australia since December… …read more

US Defense Chief: Ready to Shoot Down N. Korean ICBM

[International] : U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has vowed to shoot down a North Korean missile if it threatens …[more…] …read more

Seoul Regrets Japan's Suspension of Currency Swap Talks

[Politics] : The government on Friday expressed regret over Japan’s decision to suspend negotiations for a …[more…] …read more

Declassified Intel Report: Russia's Putin 'Ordered' Effort to Influence U.S. Election

A newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday found that Russian President Vladimir Putin “ordered” online effort to influence the U.S. presidential election.The report, released hours after President-elect Donald Trump was briefed on the information, said Russian intelligence servic… …read more

Defense Minister Visits Air Force Operations Command

[Domestic] : Defense Minister Han Min-koo made his first field inspection of the new year by visiting the Air …[more…] …read more

Is Park Trying to Derail Her Impeachment Trial?

The impeachment trial of President Park Geun-hye has gotten off to a strange start. In the second hearing on Thursday, Park’s attorneys claimed that the beleaguered president is being targeted by mob justice, likened her to Jesus or Socrates, and accused candlelight protesters of “waging war” spurre… …read more

Finance Minister: S. Korea is Not Currency Manipulator

[Economy] : Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho has dismissed concerns that the incoming Donald Trump administration will designate South Korea as a currency manipulator.[more…] …read more

Suicide Dwindles Among Younger People

Suicide among younger people has dwindled over the last 25 years but increased among the older generation. According to researchers at Seoul National University led by Park Sang-hwa on Tuesday, between 1985 and 1989, men in their 20s and 30s accounted for 50.1 percent of all suicides among men, and … …read more

Foreign Minister Not to Rule Out US Preemptive Strike on N. Korea

[Politics] : Anchor: Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se says the possibility of a preemptive strike on North Korea by …[more…] …read more