South Korea

This is the exact moment North Korea violated a 6-decade armistice agreement with the South

USFK<p><b>Video footage from a North Korean defector's escape shows North Korean soldiers violating the UN Armistice Agreement.</b>• <b><br>The soldiers fired their weapons and crossed the border in their attempts to catch the defector.</b>• <b><br>US-South Korean forces have requested a meeting with North Korea to "prevent</b> …

North Korea

North Korean defector's daring escape caught on video

Footage shows regime soldiers pursuing and shooting at their compatriot, who was hit at least five times as he ran for his life across the border<p>Dramatic footage has emerged showing a North Korean military defector fleeing across the border to South Korea as he is pursued and shot at by his …

Korean Peninsula

Prisoner Freed From North Korea Found Ablaze in San Diego Field

A 38-year-old Boston man who was found burning in a field in San Diego on Friday has been identified as a former North Korean prisoner. Police on …

Crime

Watch this: North Korean soldier's daring dash to defect

Dramatic video has emerged of a North Korean solider’s daring defection to the South/<p>The footage, released by the United Nations Command in Seoul (UNC), appears to show the soldier speeding in a military jeep towards the border village of Panmunjom.<p>He crashes and is shot several times as his …

North Korea

Video captures shooting of North Korean soldier in DMZ

A North Korean soldier was shot by his fellow soldiers, then rescued by South Korean troops at the border.

World News

Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Smartphone Appears On Samsung’s Website

We have been hearing about a foldable smartphone from Samsung for some time, the device is rumored to be called the Samsung Galaxy X. Now a support …

Samsung

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has 'banned singing and drinking'

North Korea has reportedly banned singing and drinking.<p>Its leader Kim Jong-un has cracked down on gatherings involving such festivities, media in …

North Korea

U.S. Navy plane carrying 11 crashes into ocean near Okinawa

TOKYO — A U.S. Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa on Wednesday afternoon, the Seventh Fleet said.<p>The aircraft was traveling to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, which is currently operating in the Philippine Sea, when it crashed. The …

World News

Video shows N. Korean defector's escape

Dramatic video shows soldiers firing at and chasing a North Korean defector as he attempts to cross the border into South Korea. CNN's Andrew Stevens has more.

World News

Love Hotel Janitor Turns Tycoon With Plans to Sweep Away Sleaze

Lee Su-jin used to work at a love hotel in South Korea, changing sheets and cleaning up after couples who had paid for a few hours of privacy. …

Business

Samsung Electronics to set up AI research center

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it would create an artificial intelligence (AI) research center and strengthen an executive role to look for new business areas for all its three major business groups.<p>The minor changes to the tech giant's business structure were to …

Samsung

How did North Korea get its nuclear weapons?

As tensions between America and North Korea simmer, politicians around the world have stepped into condemn Kim Jong-un’s threats of nuclear war.<p>“The …

North Korea

Hydrogen: The next wave for electric vehicles?

Battery electric vehicles are making headlines, but fuel cells are gaining momentum—with good reason. Hydrogen could play a vital role in the …

Energy

How To Double Your Stock Gains | Investopedia

Asian and emerging markets stocks are likely to double in the next two years or so, according to Ajay Kapur, Asia-Pacific and emerging markets …

Markets

'Is this South Korea?': North Korean defector was reportedly unsure of location, wanted Korean music

Filed under: News, World News, Conflict & Extremism<p><b>A North Korean soldier who defected was reportedly unsure he was in South Korea.</b>• <b><br>After getting confirmation, he asked if he could listen to South Korean music.</b>• <b><br>South Korean officials are exploring the possibility that the defector may have been</b> …

North Korea

Tory Minister: 'No Guarantee' UK Will Keep Free Trade Deals With More Than 65 Countries After Brexit

The UK could lose deals with Canada, Japan and South Korea<p>PA Archive/PA Images<p>The UK could lose free trade deals with countries such as Canada, Japan …

Brexit

DreamWorks' Glendale campus sold to South Korean investors for $290 million

DreamWorks Animation’s luxurious Tuscany-style campus in Glendale has sold for $290 million to a partnership led by South Korean investors.<p>The studio, acquired last year by Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal for $3.8 billion, will continue to occupy the 15-acre campus dotted with oaks, streams and a koi …

Beverly Hills

Hilton and IHG sales both now on!

<b>Both IHG (Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza etc) and Hilton (Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria, Hampton etc) have sales running at the moment.</b><p><b>IHG:</b><p><b>The</b> …

Hospitality

Cold war drama caught on video as North Korean soldier escapes

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - On a cold, grey afternoon, a North Korean soldier races toward freedom.<p>His jeep speeds down a road, past barren fields …

War

OECD school report: Asians top of the class at teamwork

High-achievers such as Singapore and Korea are used to acing the Pisa study in math, reading and science, now they can add teammwork to their …

Education

Trump Must Decide on Tariffs for Imported Washing Machines

WASHINGTON — President Trump will soon have to decide whether to impose the types of tariffs on imported products that he has long championed after a federal body again recommended stiff levies, this time on foreign-made washing machines.<p>The United States International Trade Commission, a …

U.S. Politics

Vietnam parasite may be killing war vets

A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet - test results …

Medicine

Canada warns U.S. that NAFTA auto changes would backfire on America

The Canadian government used NAFTA talks on Tuesday to warn the Trump administration that Washington's bid to rewrite the deal's automotive section in favour of the United States would backfire and cost Americans jobs and profits.<p>In Mexico City, where the fifth round of North America free-trade …

Canada

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Wednesday.<p><b>1. Robert Mugabe has resigned as President of Zimbabwe after 37 years.</b> Last week, Mugabe was put under house arrest in what amounted to a coup ending his authoritarian rule.<p><b>2. The UN Command said North Korea violated the 1953 armistice by chasing a</b> …

Robert Mugabe

Capitalism is already breaking down North Korea's government -- and it could be the end of Kim Jong Un

• <b>North Koreans are starting to get a taste for what life is like in China and South Korea, countries not stifled by isolation and socialist</b> …

Korean Peninsula

Whirlpool vs. Samsung, LG: US trade court calls for 50% tariff on imported washers

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Tuesday issued guidance for the imposition of a tariff-rate quota on imported washing machines, a remedy following the court’s ruling that Samsung, LG and other international manufacturers were hurting domestic washing machine makers through unfair …

Business

​iPhone X pre-orders exceed 300,000 in Korea

Korean pre-orders of Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone are double that of the iPhone 8 ahead of official sales beginning Friday.<p>South Korean telcos are …

Technology

Facebook Messenger now lets you send 4K photos

“Facebook” and “high-resolution images” aren’t usually phrases that like to be seen in each other’s company, but that may no longer be the case as of …

Facebook

Olympic panic starting with Kim Jong Un looming over Games

Ticket buyers for the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea aren’t going for the gold just yet, as “there’s extremely light interest” with the …

North Korea

Wage theft 'endemic' among exploited backpackers in Australia

Backpackers and international students in Australia are being drastically underpaid and subject to “endemic” exploitation, according to a landmark study which found that about two-thirds of holidaymakers received less than the minimum wage.<p>The study, based on a survey of 4,322 working visitors to …

Australian Universities