South Korea

Soccer: Tunisia pull out of South Korea friendly

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea are searching for a new opponent for an Oct. 10 friendly date after Tunisia pulled out of the fixture for "internal reasons", the Korea Football Association (KFA) said on Monday.<p>The Koreans, who booked their place at a ninth straight World Cup finals earlier this …

Asian Football

Korean man gets 25 years in prison for killing Vietnamese daughter-in-law while she was sleeping

The man did this because his son and daughter-in-law did not "give him money and treated him without respect".<p>A South Korean man in his 80s has been …

Crime

If this happens to you when you drink, you need to stop immediately

<b>People who turn red or suffer from facial blotches when drinking are likely to suffer from a serious disorder.</b><p>Research in South Korea has discovered …

Health

​Tumblr rejects Korea's porn deletion requests | ZDNet

Tumblr received 22,468 requests from the Korean government from January to June to delete posts related to prostitution and porn; all were refused by …

Privacy

Euro, kiwi slip on political uncertainties, Asia shares fall

TOKYO (Reuters) - The euro slipped on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term but faced a fractured parliament as support for the far-right surged, while Asian shares pulled back, weighed by concerns about China’s economy.<p>The New Zealand dollar also took a hit as the Pacific …

Economy

North Korea: Wall Street Journal Uncovers Shocking Nuclear Propaganda Starting In Childhood

An exclusive report by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has uncovered an unsettling propaganda strategy in North Korea during a recent visit to the country’s …

North Korea

AI, big data, IoT technologies driving education spend

IDC is forecasting education spend in Asia Pacific to top US$11.8 billion by 2020, with Singapore, Australia and New Zealand the top three countries …

Programming

Shorten to meet South Korean PM over crisis

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will meet South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak- yeon on Monday to discuss the North Korean missile crisis gripping the …

North Korea

Euro Weaker With Kiwi Dollar as Politics Dominate: Markets Wrap

The euro sank with the New Zealand dollar after a worse-than-expected election result in Germany has Angela Merkel facing tricky coalition …

Economy

Samsung's foldable phone receives radio certification; launching soon?

Earlier this year we reported on the possibility that Samsung were working on a foldable smartphone codenamed Project Valley. It appears this …

Samsung

Prominent Trader: Short-Term Bitcoin Price May Depend on South Korean Market

Even throughout bitcoin’s latest major price correction caused by the Chinese government’s nationwide ban on bitcoin exchanges, Bithumb, South …

Cryptocurrency

Galaxy S9: Latest Leaks Suggest Samsung’s 2018 Flagship Will Debut 1000fps Slow-Mo Videos

Samsung’s next champion would likely overtake the iPhone X in both power and design, if the most recent leaks about the device are to be believed. …

Samsung

Foldable Samsung Galaxy smartphone certified for use in South Korea, expect it to arrive in 2019

While everyone’s busy lusting after the near bezel-less Apple iPhone X or the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, depending on where their loyalties lie, Samsung …

Samsung

Mr. Fix It: Korean immigrant builds a life and business in Anchorage

If you asked Chun B. Park in 1985 what he'd be doing today, he probably would have said repairing appliances — albeit under very different …

Vocational Education

Mild earthquake strikes North Korea indicating possible nuclear test

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake was reported.<p>A 3.4 magnitude earthquake is reported to have occurred in the northwestern part of North Korea at 5.29pm …

North Korea

S. Korean high school shortstop signs with Atlanta Braves

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korean high school shortstop Bae Ji-hwan has signed with the Atlanta Braves.<p>The National League club announced its …

Atlanta Braves

3 international cities poised to host the NHL next

Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images News / Getty<p>The China Games in Shanghai and Beijing over the last few days have, despite low fan turnout, pushed the …

Ice Hockey

US bombers fly close to North Korea in a show of force

US air force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday, in a show of …

North Korea

Tracking Trump: trading threats as tension builds with North Korea

At the UN, the president warned the US could ‘totally destroy’ North Korea and met with leaders from across the globe, while the Russia investigation continued<p>Each week Donald Trump seems to make more news than most presidents do in a lifetime. The Guardian is keeping track of it all in this series …

Kim Jong-un

S. Korean foreign minister, UN chief agree on peaceful resolution of NK issues

NEW YORK -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday agreed to

North Korea

A toxic mix: The Olympics, Rocket Man and the dotard

The gold, silver and bronze medals for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, were unveiled earlier this week. The outer edges are …

North Korea

Earthquake In North Korea Sets Off Alarm And Speculation

Numerous scientific agencies on both sides of the Pacific detected an earthquake Saturday near the site where North Korea set off a hydrogen bomb earlier this month, at first prompting speculation of another weapons test, before a consensus appeared to emerge that the tremor was a natural …

North Korea

US forces in South Korea receive fake, urgent message telling them to evacuate immediately

US troops in South Korea have been sent an urgent message telling their families to flee the country. But soon after it was revealed as fake.<p>The US …

North Korea

Rep. Hunter’s ‘pre-emptive strike’ talk is worst thing he’s ever said as a politician

Rep. Duncan Hunter’s call for a “pre-emptive strike” on North Korea is incendiary and dangerous — the worst thing he’s publicly said as a politician. …

North Korea

South Korean ‘Preppers’ Fine-Tune Their Nuclear-Doomsday Plan

Number of ‘preppers’ grows amid heated rhetoric between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, but majority of country doesn’t expect war with North Korea<p>SEOUL—As he headed for a private bunker beneath a mountain in suburban Seoul, Woo Seung-yep ran through his mental checklist: canned food, chlorine …

North Korea

San Francisco Unveils Statue of WWII ‘Comfort Women’

The U.S. city of San Francisco has unveiled a new statue to honor Asian women during World War II who were forced to work in brothels run by the …

Women's News

Olympics-French Olympic Committee chief 'cannot imagine' 2018 boycott

Sept 23 (Reuters) - French Olympic Committee President Denis Masseglia "cannot imagine" a situation that will lead to the country boycotting next …

Olympics

USOC: No sign of compromised security in South Korea

The U.S. Olympic Committee's security chief tells potential Winter Olympic athletes there are no indications that recent developments between the …

International Olympic Committee

Interview: Tensions with N.Korea, China hurt ticket sales for S.Korean Olympics: organizer

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's political tensions with North Korea and China are depressing ticket sales for the 2018 Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang, leaving hundreds of thousands of tickets unsold, the organiser said on Friday.<p>France said on Thursday its Winter Olympics …

North Korea

Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to boost defenses: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to strengthen their defense posture amid rising tensions with North Korea, the White House said on Friday.<p>Trump and Moon, who met on Thursday, committed to strengthen their “combined defense posture, …

North Korea