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    A new art museum has opened along the border between North and South Korea - and you need a military escort to pay it a visit. The 'Unimaru' museum is based in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, also known as the DMZ. This is the approximately 241km- (150-mile) long demilitarized strip of land running between the North and South. It was established in 1953 in the wake of the Korean Civil War and is laced with barbed wire, landmines, and other barriers. The mission of the museum, which is the first museum in the DMZ, is 'to provide a platform for peaceful unification' through art. The Unimaru museum, pictured, is based in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, also known as the DMZ Above is 'Elephant Cart' - a work by the Korean American artist Nam June Paik that was recently exhibited at Unimaru  Both North and South Koreans are permitted to visit the DMZ on guided tours - in fact, the area has proven a popular tourist attraction in recent years. However, as the museum was built within the South Korean side of...
    Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan died on Tuesday age 90. Pictured speaking in front of his home in Seoul, South Korea in 1995 The widow of South Korea's last military dictator issued a brief apology over the 'pains and scars' caused by her husband's brutal rule. Dozens of relatives and former aides gathered at a Seoul hospital on Saturday to pay their final respects to Chun Doo-hwan who died age 90 on Tuesday. Chun's widow, Lee Soon-ja, offered a 'deep apology' for the 'pains and scars' on behalf of the family as the five-day funeral procession came to a close yesterday. Without specifying Chun's misdeeds, she said: 'As we wrap up the funeral procession today, I would like to offer a deep apology on behalf of our family toward the people who suffered pains and scars during my husband's time in office.' Chun took power in a 1979 coup and violently crushed pro-democracy protests a year later, before being jailed for treason in the 1990s. Lee Soon-ja, wife of former President Chun Doo-hwan, enters the funeral home for her...
    A bipartisan group of Congress members touring portions of East Asia spent part of Thanksgiving serving lunch to U.S. troops stationed in South Korea before jetting off to Taiwan - despite protests from the Chinese Embassy. Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina was among the lawmakers serving vegetables, potatoes and turkey to some of the 28,000 American troops stationed in the country. 'Enjoyed serving our troops today,' Mace tweeted. 'Many of our soldiers haven’t been able to visit home or have their families visit them since the start of COVID. Incredibly important to give our men and women in uniform a heartfelt thanks.'   Democratic Rep. Mark Takano of California, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, was among the politicians who helped scoop food onto soldiers' plates and tossed a football with them. President Joe Biden also paid tribute to overseas troops on Thanksgiving while remaining in Nantucket for the holiday. Republican Rep. Nancy Mace (right) joined four Democrats in a tour of three east Asian countries, including South Korea, where she helped serve food to US troops...
    (CNN Business)Vinfast, a car company based in Vietnam, unveiled a pair of electric SUVs Wednesday that it plans to begin selling in the United States next year. The VinFast VF E36 electric SUV.A subsidiary of Vietnam's enormous VinGroup conglomerate -- which owns companies in technology, healthcare, amusement parks and even a university -- Vinfast unveiled its first models, a pair of gasoline-powered luxury sedans, at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Both sedans used engineering from German luxury automaker BMW, including its engines. The company now also offers gas-powered SUVs in Vietnam with BMW engines, including a high performance model called the President.But the company has much bigger ambitions."We want to become a global brand," said Vinfast Global CEO Michael Lohscheller, "and if you want to become a global brand, you have to come to the US."The two electric crossovers unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, the VF e35 and VF e36, were designed by Italy's Pininfarina, which has also designed other gasoline-powered cars for VinFast. Pininfarina is most famous for its history designing classic Ferraris. More...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Saudi Arabia defeated Vietnam 1-0 in Hanoi on Tuesday to earn a fifth win from six games in World Cup qualification and an extended lead in Asia Group B from Australia and Japan. Seeking a sixth World Cup appearance, Saudi Arabia was six points ahead of Australia and seven ahead of Japan, who were both in action late Tuesday against China and Oman respectively. Vietnam stayed pointless. Only the top two in each group are guaranteed a place in Qatar in November 2022. The two third-placed finishers play off, with the winner meeting a team from another confederation. Saudi Arabia started strongly and after 30 minutes Saleh Al-Shehri’s looping header from inside the area was saved by Bi Tan Truong in the Vietnam goal, but the ball was adjudged to have already crossed the line. Fahad Al-Muwallad seemed to extend the visitors’ lead from close range with 15 minutes remaining but it was ruled out by VAR due to a foul in the build-up. In Group A, a late Ali Mabkhout penalty earned...
    A Massachusetts soldier and his wife and toddler were killed in a fiery car crash with a tow truck near a South Korea military base.  Army Spc. Luis Taveras, 27, his wife Lisbeth, 30, and their 16-month-old son Luis, were killed when their vehicle collided with a tow truck at around 11 pm last Monday in Pyeongtaek, near Camp Humphreys, the largest overseas U.S. military base.  Taveras, who served four years in the Army, was a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer with the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Stars and Stripes reported.  Army Spc. Luis Taveras, 27, his wife Lisbeth, 30, and their 16-month-old Luis, (pictured together) were killed when their vehicle collided with a tow truck in Pyeongtaek Taveras, who served four years in the Army, was a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer with the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'This man is like no one I've ever met!': Kym Marsh, 45,... Pictured: Mother, 41, who is FOURTH victim to die in... Share this article Share According to investigators, the...
    BOSTON (CBS) — A U.S. soldier from Boston was reportedly killed in a car crash near his military base in South Korea this week, along with his wife and his toddler. The news outlet Stars and Stripes reports that the soldier was Army Specialist Luis Taveras, 27, of Jamaica Plain. Taveras, his 30-year-old wife Lisbeth, and his 16-month-old son Luis all reportedly died after their car collided with a tow truck around 11 p.m. on Monday. The crash happened just outside Camp Humphreys, which is the largest U.S. base overseas. There was a fire after the crash, and the family was pronounced dead at the scene. Army Specialist Luis Taveras. (Photo Credit: US Army) The truck driver, who was a 27-year-old Korean man, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Taveras served four years in the Army and arrived in South Korea in June. He was a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer with the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with Hungary’s president Wednesday in Budapest, where the two leaders committed to achieving carbon neutrality in their countries by 2050. At a news briefing following talks with Hungarian President Janos Ader, Moon said bilateral trade between Hungary and South Korea broke records last year despite the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Relations between the countries will be elevated to a strategic partner status, Moon said, adding that significant South Korean investments into the manufacturing of electric vehicles and batteries in Hungary could be expanded. Moon’s visit was part of a nine-day European tour that includes a Thursday summit in Hungary’s capital with the leaders of the Visegrad Group, a pact of four countries that includes Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic. Moon visited Italy and the United Kingdom earlier in his trip. He was expected to hold a closed-door meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban later Wednesday, according to an official with the prime minister’s office. It was the first state visit of a South Korean...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat on Sunday urged North Korea to refrain from additional missile tests and resume nuclear diplomacy, days after the North fired off its first underwater-launched ballistic missile in two years. Sung Kim, the U.S. envoy on North Korea, spoke after meeting with South Korean officials to discuss North Korea’s recent missile tests while nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang remain stalled. “We call on the DPRK to cease these provocations and other destabilizing activities, and instead, engage in dialogue,” Kim told reporters, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “We remain ready to meet with the DPRK without preconditions and we have made clear that the United States harbors no hostile intent towards the DPRK,” he said. Last Tuesday, North Korea fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in its fifth round of weapons tests in recent weeks. South Korean officials said the submarine-fired missile appeared to be in an early stage of development. That marked the North’s first underwater-launched...
    (CNN)It's the biggest football match in 10 years between two fierce rivals, but Japan's meeting with South Korea appears to be sparking more concern than excitement. Any sporting event between the two countries always has an additional competitive edge given the historical tensions between South Korea and Japan. South Korea fans describe the clash as an historical rivalry, while Japan's national team coach Moriyasu Hajime also acknowledged many people consider it as a "special match," according to JFA news release. Last time the two faced off in an international friendly match in 2011, Japan won 3-0 on home soil.Since then, the rivals have met four times at the East Asian Football Federation Championship, with South Korea winning two of those matches, Japan one of them, with the other game drawn. Read MoreThe South Korean national team is now in Yokohama, Japan, for Thursday's friendly match. However, some South Korean fans have called for the game to be canceled due to concerns over the team's safety traveling amidst of a global Covid-19 pandemic. READ: 'A dark cloud has developed inside of...
    North Korea has fired at least one unidentified 'missile' into waters off its east coast Tuesday following its continued streak of weapons tests. The launch was reported by South Korean and Japanese military officials, despite the sanction over the country's use of nuclear weapons. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that they do not know the type of missile that was launched or how far it flew. The launch also came hours after a report that their ally China had secretly tested a 'nuclear-capable hypersonic missile' back in August. The North Korean launch took place at around 10.17am in Sinpo, an area which has been used to keep military equipment for test-firing submarine-launched ballistic missiles. 'Our military is closely monitoring the situation and maintaining readiness posture in close cooperation with the United States, to prepare for possible additional launches,' the Joint Chiefs of Staffs said in a statement. North Korea has reportedly fired at least one unidentified 'missile' into its eastern waters on Tuesday during a weapons test. The Academy of Defence Science of the DPRK previously had a...
    NORTH KOREAN leader Kim Jong Un has claimed his country's weapons development is necessary in the face of hostile policies from the United States and a military buildup in South Korea. Kim made the remarks while standing beside North Korea's largest missiles, declaring that Pyongyang was only increasing its military in self-defence and not to start a war. 3Kim Jong Un has claimed his country's weapons development is necessary in the face of hostile policies from the United States and a military buildup in South KoreaCredit: EPA 3Kim made the comments in a speech at the Defence Development Exhibition on MondayCredit: Reuters The leader made the comments in a speech at the Defence Development Exhibition on Monday, according to a report by state news agency KCNA. Kim was standing next to a variety of weapons, including the country's intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), photos in the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun showed. Among them was the Hwasong-16, North Korea's largest ICBM, unveiled at a military parade in October 2020, but not yet test fired. 'INCREASE DETERRENCE' "We are not discussing war...
    North and South Korea have reportedly restored a stalled communication channel three days after North Korea said it had test-fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile in the fourth round of weapons firings in recent weeks. Seoul’s Unification Ministry reported that liaison officials from the two countries exchanged messages over a cross-border communication channel on Monday morning, the Associated Press reported. The communication broke down after the countries resumed communications for about two weeks this past summer.  WHITE HOUSE SAYS BIDEN'S PROPOSALS TO NORTH KOREA IGNORED BY KIM AS REGIME CONTINUES MISSILE TEST Inter-Korean communication channels have been largely dormant since Pyongyang cut them off in June 2020. Experts at the time suggested that the move could signal that North Korea grew frustrated with Soul's failure to revive inter-Korean economic projects and to persuade the United States to ease sanctions.  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for increased communications last week, noting that his country refused to exchange messages after Seoul staged annual military drills with the United States. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki recently revealed that Kim has ignored...
    Hundreds of contestants are rounded up and forced by sinister men in hoods and masks to play a series of children's games in a giant playroom, where the forfeit for losing is instant death. No wonder the police have trouble believing what a would-be whistleblower tells them he has witnessed.  'I know it sounds crazy,' he says, as they ask themselves whether he has been taking his medication. What also sounds crazy is that this is the plot of a South Korean TV series which is sweeping all before it in the battle for global eyeballs. Ted Sarandos, head of the streaming giant Netflix, has confirmed that Squid Game is expected to become the biggest programme the network has ever shown. 'We didn't see that coming,' he said this week. But who did? Since it was released on September 17, the nine-part series has gone viral across the world. Ted Sarandos, head of the streaming giant Netflix, has confirmed that Squid Game (pictured) is expected to become the biggest programme the network has ever shown. It is Netflix's top-rated show...
    Seoul, South Korea (CNN)Both North and South Korea tested ballistic missiles on Wednesday, ratcheting up tensions exponentially in what was already one of the most volatile regions on the planet.Pyongyang fired the first missiles on Wednesday, sending two into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula five minutes apart, at 12:38 p.m. and 12:43 p.m. local time (11:38 p.m. and 11:43 p.m. ET), according to Japan's Coast Guard.Seoul followed that test less than three hours later, firing a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the submerged 3,700-ton submarine ROKS Dosan Ahn Changho, South Korea's Defense Ministry said. The missile hit its target accurately, the ministry said without giving more details. South Korea's first underwater-launched ballistic missile is test-fired from a submarine at an undisclosed location on September 15, in this image provided by the South Korea Defense Ministry.South Korean President Moon Jae-in was present for the test, the ministry said.South Korea's weapons development, including its missile capabilities, has been picking up speed as the country tries to become less dependent on the United States and more wary of...
    Kim Jong Un has ordered officials to restore a hotline between North and South Korea to promote peace in the region despite shrugging off recent U.S. offers for dialogue. The leader said the US was only providing 'more cunning ways' to conceal its hostility against the North. Kim's comments carried in a state media report are an apparent effort to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington as he wants South Korea to help him win relief from crippling U.S.-led economic sanctions and other concessions.  Kim Jong Un (pictured today) has ordered officials to restore a hotline between North and South Korea to promote peace in the region In recent days, Pyongyang offered conditional talks with Seoul while performing its first missile tests in six months and stepping up its criticism of the United States. The United States, United Kingdom and France called for an emergency closed meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday morning on North Korea's recent tests, including its first reported hypersonic missile test this week. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next North...
    North Korea's nuclear programme is going 'full steam ahead' and Pyongyang has restarted a reactor that 'produced plutonium for nukes,' the UN warned today. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last month warned of activity around a five-megawatt reactor in the country's main nuclear complex at Yongbyon. It produces plutonium, one of the two key ingredients used to make bombs along with highly enriched uranium.  IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said on Monday: 'In the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, [the] nuclear programme goes full steam ahead with work on plutonium separation, uranium enrichment and other activities.' North Korea last week launched a ballistic missile off the back of a train in its latest show of strength after the South conducted its first successful launch from a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Meanwhile, Pyongyang has been backing its ally China by warning that the new security pact between the US, UK and Australia, could spark a 'nuclear arms race'.  Kim Jong Un receives the adulation of his people at a military parade to mark the 73rd founding anniversary of the republic at Kim Il Sung...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pohang Steelers and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors both won Wednesday to give South Korea three teams in the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League. Pohang, going for a record fourth continental championship, advanced with a 1-0 win at Japanese club Cerezo Osaka. Lee Seung-mo scored the only goal in the 25th minute. “Both teams played well and both teams had chances,” Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong said. “We came under pressure early in the game but we recovered and we are delighted with the win.” Two-time champion Jeonbuk defeated Thai club BG Pathum United 4-2 in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw. Brazilian striker Gustavo headed Jeonbuk into the lead at the end of the first half but Teerasil Dangda equalized in the 76th. South Korean club Ulsan Hyundai has also earned a spot in the quarterfinals. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    North Korea has test-fired two ballistic missiles just days after firing a new kind of cruise missile with possible nuclear capabilities. South Korea's military said the two missiles were fired from an unknown inland location before coming down somewhere near the east coast. The move is likely designed as a provocation to Joe Biden and other world leaders, as ballistic missiles violate UN resolutions on the North's weapons programme and are likely to trigger a diplomatic response. It also comes two weeks after Kim Jong Un restarted a nuclear reactor at Yongbyon which had been shut down during negotiations with Donald Trump.  Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called Wednesday's launch 'outrageous', saying it threatened peace and security in the region. 'North Korea fired two unidentified ballistic missiles from its central inland region toward the east coast, and intelligence authorities of South Korea and the United States are conducting detailed analysis for further information,' South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
    People watch a news program reporting on a parade marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of North Korea held in Pyongyang, at a railway station in Seoul on September 9, 2021.Jung Yeon-je | AFP | Getty Images North Korea launched ballistic missiles off its east coast on Wednesday, prompting condemnation from Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. It came two days after the reclusive North test fired cruise missiles. South Korea's military said two rounds of unidentified ballistic missiles were fired into the open waters of the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, according to NBC News. Japan's Suga condemned the missile launch as "simply outrageous" and said it was a "threat to the peace and security" of the region. "It is in violation of UN Security Council resolution, and I strongly protest and condemn this," he said outside his office, adding that the government will continue to monitor the area. "We will work closely with the U.S., South Korea, and other concerned nations to resolutely protect the lives of our citizens and their peaceful...
    Special envoys from the United States and South Korea met with their Japanese counterpart Tuesday in Tokyo for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, following tests conducted by the rogue state Saturday and Sunday. Sung Kim, U.S. special representative for North Korea, and Noh Kyu-duk, South Korea's special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, joined Japan's director-general for Asian and Oceanian affairs, Takehiro Funakoshi, for a meeting on how to address this latest development with North Korea. North Korea state media confirmed the nation tested “newly developed long-range cruise missiles” Saturday and Sunday. Cruise missiles fly at relatively low altitudes and can be guided in-flight. That allows them to fly under or around missile defense radars. Analysts say the missiles appeared visually similar to the U.S. Tomahawk, a nuclear-capable cruise missile with a range of about 1,600 kilometers. North Korea hinted the missile is nuclear-capable, though it’s not clear the North yet has a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on it. Regardless, the missiles represent another lethal component in North Korea’s arsenal, which has significantly expanded...
    TOTTENHAM star Son Heung-min has been ruled out of South Korea's World Cup qualifier against Lebanon with a calf injury. The 29-year-old felt discomfort in his right leg following Thursday's 0-0 draw with Iraq in Seoul. 1Son Heung-min has been ruled out of his country's latest World Cup qualifierCredit: EPA The issue was later diagnosed as a calf strain, with Son forced to sit out of today's match. Spurs are set to face Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime, with Son an integral part of Nuno Espirito Santo's attack. But there is no timeframe on his injury yet - although the Korean FA have confirmed that his absence from today's match is 'precautionary'. MORE FOLLOWS... Most read in FootballLive BlogGunners news Conte offer LATEST, Partey and White back in training, Onana free transferLive BlogUNITED NEWS Cristiano Ronaldo debut could be DELAYED, Pogba 'keen on Real Madrid'GossipREADY DEC GO Man Utd 'want Rice switch' at lower than £80m price tag if he refuses new dealExclusiveFOOT NOT RON GAS Supercar-loving Ronaldo faces 20mph speed limit at new £6m homePELE HEALTH SCARE Football legend...
    Visitors look at Apple Inc. iPhones and iPads on display at the SK Telecom Co. T Factory flagship store in Seoul, South Korea, June 11, 2021.SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg | Getty Images South Korea has become the first country to impose curbs on Google and Apple's policies that force developers to only use the tech giants' proprietary billing systems. Those policies require developers to pay Google and Apple a commission as high as 30% in every transaction. Media reports last week said the legislation and judiciary committee of the National Assembly approved revisions of a bill aimed at stopping app store operators from forcing developers to use specific payment systems. The Telecommunications Business Act, or the so-called Anti-Google Law, was submitted to parliament last August, according to Yonhap News. South Korea's parliament approved the bill on Tuesday, with 180 out of 188 voting in favor of the changes to the Telecommunications Business Act, according to Reuters. Apple and Google did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment. Regulators worldwide are focusing more on the app stores and...
    Hong Kong/Seoul (CNN Business)Google and Apple are catching heat for their app store and payments practices in Asia Pacific.Less than a week after Apple said it would allow App Store developers to promote alternative payment methods to their users, South Korea is poised to end restrictions that critics say harm competition. And Australia is piling on the pressure by floating reforms for how to tackle payment systems provided by Apple and Google.In the United States, criticisms about how much power Apple and Google app stores wield over developers have led to lawsuits and efforts by lawmakers trying to give app creators more power. Apple's commissions, for example, go as high as 30% on some purchases made through the company's platform — and developers say they have little choice but to comply, since Apple does not allow customers to download apps from any source other than the company's official store.Now, South Korea may soon pass a law that would stop companies such as Apple and Google from forcing mobile app developers to use their payment systems. Read MoreNew bipartisan Senate bill...
    The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance is withdrawing part of its services to users in South Korea and Malaysia. The announcement was made by the platform from its website. In addition, they affirm that they are willing to comply with all requests from regulatory entities to create a climate of understanding. As far as South Korea is concerned, the platform proceeded to eliminate trading with the local currency Won (KRW). In that sense, it suppressed the options of the P2P trade, the payment options and the trading that involves that currency. It also ordered the end of support for its Korean-language website. The services eliminated in that nation took effect immediately after the announcement. For its part, in Malaysia, the platform did the same with the currency of that country, the Ringgit (MYR). It should be remembered that the financial regulator of that country ordered Binance on July 30 to close all its operations. To do this, it offered a period of 14 days for them to comply with the order. Why is Binance withdrawing services from those countries?...
    Seungri, a member of South Korean K-pop band Big Bang, arrives to be questioned over a sex bribery case at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters Former K-pop idol Seungri was sentenced to three years in prison in South Korea.  Seungri had been indicted in January 2020 on eight counts that included prostitution mediation. He was a primary figure in one of South Korea's biggest entertainment scandals. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Former K-pop idol Seungri has been sentenced to three years in prison on prostitution and gambling charges, according to a report from Yonhap News Agency. The sentencing is part of one of South Korea's biggest entertainment scandals in recent memory.  30-year-old Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, is a former member of the K-pop group Big Bang, which debuted in 2006. In 2019,...
    Seoul (CNN)A senior North Korean official has denounced South Korea over its joint military exercises with the United States, which are due to begin this week, warning that such actions risked provoking "a serious security crisis.""They must be made to clearly understand how dearly they have to pay for answering our good faith with hostile acts after letting go the opportunity for improved inter-Korean relations," Kim Yong Chol said in the statement, released on state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).Kim, who was Pyongyang's former spymaster and who served as former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's counterpart during talks with Washington, said authorities in Seoul were "defying the opportunity" to improve relations on the Korean Peninsula by conducting "frantic military exercises regarding our state as the enemy." His comments come as Pyongyang stopped responding to a hotline set up between the two Koreas, less than a month after communication was restored following an agreement with Seoul in late July.Usually the two Koreas will check in with each other over the hotlines twice a day to ensure smooth relations between...
    The Aztec team crushed South Korea 3-6. Photo: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / . / . The Mexican team won, scored and liked. The group directed by Jaime Lozano beat South Korea 3-6 for the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games. For its part, Brazil beat Egypt by the least and in this way it advances to its fourth consecutive semifinal. A match that will bring back great memories of that great final in London 2012. El Tri grabbed the brush and began to paint at the Yokohama International Stadium. Mexico beat South Korea 3-6 and will face the Brazilian team for the semifinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Luis Romo and Sebastián Córdova they scored some unmissable goals. Jaime Lozano’s team was able to recover from the Asian approaches and calmly advanced to the round. Besides, the Canarinha commanded by Richarlison, obtained his pass to the last stages of the tournament. Matheus Cunha’s goal earned them a ticket to the semifinals. In this sense, Dani Alves is getting closer and closer to getting a new award...
    The selection feminine spanish of basketball is going to face Canada, in a match in which he can secure the first place in Group A, which they share with Serbia Y South Korea, although the team that Lucas leads Mondelo is already classified for the quarterfinals. Spain, current Olympic runner-up, began the competition with a hard-fought victory over South Korea (73-69), and then with a great victory against Serbia (85-70), recently proclaimed European champion. Canada fell before Serbia in his first match (72-68), later defeating South Korea (74-53). Lucas Mondelo anticipates a very physical. In Group B, United States Y Japan have already qualified for the quarterfinals, just like Belgium Y China in the C. The women’s party of basketball Come in Spain Y Canada of the group stage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games I know how to play the Sunday, August 1 at 3.00, Spanish peninsular time (10.00 Japan time). It can be followed by television live and on opened through RTVE, which performs the Tokyo 2020 live show in The 1 and in Teledeporte. Also on...
    Mexico overtook South Korea in the Quarterfinal match of the Men’s Soccer Tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a huge performance of their offensive apparatus by ‘breaking’ six goals from the Asians, a team that only he had received one touchdown throughout the tournament. The scorers for the Mexican National Team were Henry Martín (2), Sebastián Córdova (2), Luis Romo and Eduardo Aguirre. Read also: Christy Lanette Garza, she is the beautiful sportscaster of La Raza. The game began with South Korea pressing the Mexican team from the start, but the Aztecs broke the Asian strategy with good combinations in midfield and game openings on the wings, although without generating danger in the first moments. South Korea managed to settle quickly in the match and in the first 5 minutes it had already assumed the position of the ‘dominator’ in terms of possession of the ball, having two set pieces, the most ‘disturbing’ of the match up to that moment . At minute 10, Mexico had a clear goal opportunity with a little heel from Sebastián...
    THOUSANDS of fans have come out in support of Olympic hero An San after the South Korean gold medallist received sexist abuse online. The 20-year-old's hairstyle was attacked following her excellent performance in Tokyo, winning two gold medals in recurve archery. 1Olympic hero An San, 20, received sexist abuse online for her hairstyleCredit: Reuters The misogynistic abuse comes following a rise in anti-feminist sentiment in South Korea, with some companies indulging the hate. The abuse began with a post on a predominantly male online community page, criticising An's short hair and labelling her a feminist. The post read: "Women who attend women's universities and have a short cut are 90 percent likely to be feminist." Others, meanwhile, demanded the South Korean star be stripped of her well-earned gold medals from the Tokyo Games. And there were hateful comments posted on An's official Instagram account, with one misogynist writing: "We didn't train and feed you with tax money so that you can commit feminist acts." But fans have come out in support of An, with more than 6,000 photographs of South...
    CDC mask recommendations have changed again. Whats required in your state? Watch this video of Cassie, a bipedal robot that ran a 5K outdoors for the first time, finishing in 53 minutes on a single charge Musician Billy Joel may have put it best: “You will come to a place where the only thing you feel are loaded guns in your face and you’ll have to deal with pressure.” © Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR Sungjae Im and K.J. Choi of Team South Korea work on the putting green in front of the Olympic Rings during practice for the Mens Golf Competition of the Tokyo Olympic Games on the East Course at Kasumigaseki Country Club on July 27, 2021 in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan. That’s an apt description of what South Koreans Sungjae Im and Si Woo Kim will face this week competing for a medal in the men’s Olympic golf competition at Kasumigaseki Country Club’s East Course in Saitama, Japan. Every competitor in the field dreams of gold, silver or bronze, but the South Korean pair have more at...
    North and South Korea have restored communication channels and agreed to improve ties after the hotline between the two countries was cut off by Pyongyang last June.  "Now, the whole Korean nation desires to see the North-South relations recovered from setback and stagnation as early as possible," North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency said. "In this regard, the top leaders of the North and the South agreed to make a big stride in recovering the mutual trust and promoting reconciliation." Communication was severed last year after a failed summit and amid a stalemate in the U.S.-led diplomatic effort to limit Pyongyang's nuclear weapons. Tensions worsened after defector groups in the South floated anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un exchanged several personal letters since April, according to Moon's office, the Associated Press reported. North and South Korea remain technically at war, after the Korean War in 1953 ended with an armistice agreement, not a peace treaty. South Korea is a U.S. ally, and over 28,000 American troops are stationed...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul says leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to restore suspended communication channels and improve ties. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    An extraordinary row has broken out at the Olympics after Japan vowed to keep flying its controversial Rising Sun flag - despite South Korea demanding it be taken down after they were forced to remove a banner referring to the 16th-century war between the two neighbours.  South Korea's Olympic committee were forced to remove banners at the athlete's village in Tokyo after the International Olympic Committee ruled they were provocative.  In agreeing to take down the banners, South Korea's committee claimed the IOC promised displaying the Japanese Rising Sun flag would also be banned at stadiums and other Olympic venues.  The flag, portraying a red sun with 16 rays extending outward, is resented by many people in South Korea and other parts of Asia who see it as a symbol of Japan's wartime past.  But South Korean media later reported that some activists carried the rising sun flag near the athletes' village and media reports said Japan's organising committee ruled the flag would not be banned inside Olympic stadiums.  An extraordinary row has broken out at the Olympics after...
    Liberato Cacace of Team New Zealand is challenged by Dongjun Lee of Team South Korea during the Men's First Round Group B match between New Zealand and Republic of Korea during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kashima Stadium on July 22, 2021 in Kashima, Japan. Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images South Korean's men's soccer team lost its Olympics opening round match to New Zealand. South Korea was a heavy favorite while New Zealand had never won an Olympics men's soccer match. After the match, a South Korean player rejected a handshake from a New Zealand player.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. South Korea's men's soccer team dropped its opening match of the Tokyo Olympics to New Zealand on Thursday by a score of 1-0, and one South Korean player turned down a handshake with a New Zealand opponent after the game.  South Korea came into the game as a -155 favorite, according to Fanduel. Meanwhile, New Zealand had never won a men's soccer match in the Olympics.  New Zealand's historic win came at the expense of the...
    SOUTH KOREA’S Olympic team will screen ingredients for radiation before cooking food for its athletes separately. An official confirmed the plan yesterday in what could be a further irritant to already frayed Seoul-Tokyo relations around the Games. 3South Korea’s Olympic team will screen ingredients for radiation before cooking food the athletes food themselvesCredit: EPA 3The plan could be a further irritant to already frayed Seoul-Tokyo relationsCredit: EPA South Korea has already annoyed Japan when it curbed imports of Japanese seafood. That was due to safety concerns following the 2011 Fukushima tsunami and nuclear disaster. A Korean Sport & Olympic Committee spokesperson has said it has booked a hotel near the Olympic village for food to be prepared and then delivered in boxes to its athletes. It has also added that they have ran their own food programmes at every Olympic Games to help its athletes feel at home. Relations between the two countries are already tense due to feuds over territorial claims and their wartime history. And they were further strained when Seoul said President Moon Jae-in would not visit...
    Three years ago, North Korea's 'Supreme Leader' Kim Jong Un clapped along to songs at a concert by famous pop stars who were visiting from his country's despised neighbour, South Korea. The portly dictator posed for pictures and chatted to the musicians about their performances, which included a song called Our Wish Is Unification.  According to state media, the show left him 'deeply moved'. But he has since changed his tune. Kim brands such music a 'vicious cancer', warning that South Korean pop stars are corroding his country and corrupting his nation's youth with subversive fashions, hairstyles and slang. Kim has passed draconian laws to crack down on 'non-socialist' pleasures – with the death penalty for bringing such tunes into the country and up to 15 years in a slave labour camp simply for listening to them.  The moves are part of a clampdown that has seen his right-hand aide fired, women ordered to wear traditional dress rather than fashionable short skirts, and disciplinary units checking text messages on teenagers' mobile phones. Momoland performs at Seoul World Cup Stadium...
    More On: south korea The real story behind Kim Jong Un’s drastic weight loss S. Korea’s ‘comfort women’ face life’s end as political fight rages on Seoul uses AI to detect, prevent suicide attempts on bridges Older women are the fresh faces of South Korean influencers ULSAN, South Korea, July 9 – Using a toilet can pay for your coffee or buy you bananas at a university in South Korea, where human waste is being used to help power a building. Cho Jae-weon, an urban and environmental engineering professor at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has designed an eco-friendly toilet connected to a laboratory that uses excrement to produce biogas and manure. The BeeVi toilet – a portmanteau of the words bee and vision – uses a vacuum pump to send faeces into an underground tank, reducing water use. There, microorganisms break down the waste to methane, which becomes a source of energy for the building, powering a gas stove, hot-water boiler and solid oxide fuel cell. “If we think out of the box, feces...
    (CNN)The capital of South Korea and Australia's largest city announced Friday they would increase their Covid-19 prevention measures to combat growing outbreaks of the Delta variant in both cities.Seoul will raise its distancing measures to its highest level ever to counter surging Covid-19 numbers, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said in a briefing on Friday, with the Seoul Metropolitan Area to enter distancing level 4 for two weeks starting on Monday.In South Korea's four-tier social distancing system, level 4 is the strongest. The Seoul Metropolitan Area, with a population of 25 million people, had been under distancing level 2, which banned gathering of more than four people and dining in restaurants after 10 p.m.The new measure will ban private gatherings of more than two people after 6 p.m., including in restaurants, in addition to current restrictions. Most public events, including exhibitions and rallies will be banned and weddings and funerals may only be attended by family members. Covid outbreaks are still popping up even as more Americans get vaccinated"Because this is the highest distancing measure, we have no place left...
    Thousands of South Korean women marched in 2018 against rampant sexual harassment. and hidden spycam pornography Jean Chung/Getty Images Illegal filming in South Korea increased 11-fold from 2007 to 2018, said an HRW report. Women are often "immersed in the abuse" and expected to do their own investigations into crimes. Perpetrators who are convicted usually handed light sentences, said the US-based human rights org. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. South Korean victims of digital sex crimes are expected to gather their own evidence for their cases and are left responsible for monitoring the internet for images and videos of themselves, a new report from Human Rights Watch found. The report, based on 38 interviews and an online survey, was released Tuesday. It found that the country's handling of digital sex crimes was "not sufficient" and may actually be retraumatizing victims.  This leaves them "immersed in the abuse," it said. It detailed three types of digital sex crimes in South Korea: the use of spycams on victims in places like toilets, changing rooms, schools, and workplaces, footage...
    China's quest to become a maritime superpower has turned its massive fishing fleet into a floating militia that actively engages in aggressive, and often illegal, practices at sea. Left unchecked, China's dominance would not only undermine international regulations but could also threaten the very existence of America's allies and reshape the global fishing industry forever. The U.S. State Department, foreign governments, and conservation groups have all accused China's fleet of illegal fishing, pointing to its repeated use of banned equipment and the practice of "going dark," which involves switching off satellite tracking and entering prohibited waters without detection. China's overfishing has created a serious environmental crisis, resulting in a dangerous geopolitical power grab that could be the death knell for coastal communities that depend on the waters for their livelihood. "No country engages in more illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing than China," Gordon Chang, foreign affairs expert, told the Washington Examiner. China's penchant for disregarding rules and regulations has allowed it to get the upper hand but also raises questions about the consequences of Beijing's expanding role and how...
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hit out at South Korean pop culture, calling it a 'vicious cancer' and introducing harsher punishments for those caught listening to K-pop or watching dramas from the South. South Korean music, television shows and movies are enjoying unprecedented popularity around the world - including in totalitarian North Korea where cultural life is strictly dictated by the state.   Entertainment from the South has long been smuggled across the border, first as VHS cassettes and CDs and now as flash drives from China, skirting censorship of media and the internet. But Kim is seeking to stem the tide of the latest Korean wave, which state media has warned will cause North Korea to 'crumble like a damp wall', if left unchecked. The New York Times reported that state media has slammed the spread of 'anti-socialist' influence - particularly through South Korean movies, K-dramas and K-pop music videos - on a near daily basis in recent months.  Kim has ordered his government to clamp down on the cultural invasion, which he said is corrupting the 'attire, hairstyles, speeches,...
    In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Syd Seiler, National Intelligence Officer for North Korea at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Seiler and Morell discuss the political priorities, preferences and fears of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and evaluate the prospects for diplomatic engagement during the Biden administration. Seiler, who has spent over four decades studying the country and its leadership, also shares insights from his travels to Pyongyang and his experience negotiating with North Korean counterparts.  Highlights:  Negotiating with Pyongyang: "[W]hen Pyongyang wants to be serious and move forward in a certain area, we see a very serious, businesslike, yet cordial interaction with our North Korean counterparts. And when they're not interested in a deal, there is just simply no budging them."  Diplomatic opportunities for Kim Jong Un: "[H]e will undoubtedly have opportunities. The Moon Jae In administration has proven to be a great opportunity for North Korea to advance North Korean relations, and he squandered it away. There's still a year left, though. The Biden administration has announced its policy, an...
    North Korea warned the United States it was creating an “acute and instable situation” in the region Monday following a recent summit between President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-In. The warning was North Korea’s first response to the May 21 summit between the U.S. and South Korean leaders at the White House, The Associated Press (AP) reported. Biden and Moon had agreed in a joint statement to end decades-long restrictions on South Korea’s missile program. The U.S. initially barred South Korea from developing missiles with a range of longer than 500 miles over concerns about a regional arms race. The ending of restrictions would allow South Korea to produce missiles capable of striking all of North Korea but stop short of striking potential targets in China and Japan, according to the AP. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in participate in a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House on May 21, 2021 in Washington, DC (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) In a statement released Monday in North Korea’s state news agency, Kim...
    Joe Biden has said the United States wants to see North Korea give up its nuclear weapons, taking a veiled swipe at Donald Trump and vowing not to pander to Kim Jong-un with 'international recognition'. Speaking on Friday at a press conference with Moon Jae-in, the president of South Korea, Biden said he did not rule out meeting Kim. But, he insisted, he would not replicate the efforts of the 'recent past.' Trump met face-to-face with the dictator on three occasions and exchanged what he called 'love letters' with the leader. 'I would not give him all that he's looking for,' Biden said of Kim, namely 'international recognition.' Moon, who had a tumultuous relationship with Trump, praised Biden for 'restoring the soul of America'.  Joe Biden on Friday hosted the president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, at the White House Moon Jae-in, the president of South Korea, said that he and Biden spoke 'like old friends' Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, is seen in 2017 at a nuclear facility in the country Moon is only the...
    President Biden said he was praying for the ceasefire to hold between Hamas and Israel that brought a halt to 11 days of fighting and said Friday there would be no peace until the region acknowledged Israel's right to exist. With the ceasefire in Gaza less than a day old, he insisted he remained committed to Israel despite pressuring the Israeli military to de-escalate its attacks.  'I'm praying this ceasefire will hold,' he said during a press conference in the White House East Room In comments offering support to both sides, he said nothing had change in his and his party's stance on Israel. 'There is no shift in my commitment, commitment to the security of Israel,' he said before underscoring the need for a two-state solution. 'It is the only answer.'  President Joe Biden said there had been no shift in his position on Israel despite this week urging the Israeli military to de-escalate strikes on Gaza as he came under pressure from members of his own party to do more to protect Palestinian human rights South Korean...
    President Joe Biden will appear at a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House on Friday, the second in-person meeting with a foreign leader since Mr. Biden took office. The press briefing will come after a bilateral meeting between the two leaders. Moon will also be in attendance at a ceremony earlier on Friday during which Mr. Biden will award the White House Medal of Honor to Korean War veteran retired Colonel Ralph Puckett Jr. in a ceremony. How to watch the joint press conference: What: President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in hold a joint press conference Date: Friday, May 21, 2021 Time: 5:00 p.m. ET Location: The East Room, The White House, Washington, D.C. Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above or on your mobile or streaming device White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that "North Korea will be a central topic of the discussion" between the two leaders. "But they also will discuss climate. They will also discuss...
    Hong Kong (CNN)History is repeating itself in Washington.The White House is, once again, attempting to navigate a pivot to Asia. But seemingly intractable problems in the Middle East are still drawing focus away from issues of the Indo-Pacific.As the world watches to see if a newly announced ceasefire between Israel and Hamas will hold -- following the bloodiest conflict between the two sides since 2014 -- United States President Joe Biden will host his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in for an important summit that may set the tone for how the longtime allies work together for the next several months. Moon's visit will only be the second time Biden has hosted another world leader in-person since taking office in January. The normal flurry of visits that accompany the early weeks of a new presidency was absent this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The first, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, came last month.Hosting Japan first -- as former President Donald Trump did -- and South Korea second, is a clear indication the new President and his advisers view the Asia...