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North Korean nuclear test, war threats "unacceptable": U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon

North Korea's third nuclear test and threats of military action are "completely unacceptable", U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in remarks published on Saturday, urging Pyongyang to feed its people and seek peace with South Korea.


North Korea can't hit America, but South Korea and Japan in range

Jim Jong-Un - Reuters

North Korea has plenty of military firepower even if its threat this week of a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the United States is a hollow one, with South Korea most at risk from the isolated regime's artillery and rockets.


Park sworn in as S Korea president

Park Geun-Hye

Park Geun-hye is sworn in as South Korea's president, making her the first woman to lead the East Asian nation.


In Korea, Changes in Society and Family Dynamics Drive Rise in Elderly Suicides

The number of suicides among people 65 and older has nearly quadrupled in recent years, a rate that is among the highest in the developed world.


South Korea unveils missile it says can hit North's leaders

South Korea

South Korea unveiled a cruise missile on Thursday that it said can hit the office of North Korea's leaders, trying to address concerns that it is technologically behind its unpredictable rival which this week conducted its third nuclear test.


China might block eventual Korean unification, report says

A recent report by Senate Republican staff members warns that China, because of its deepening economic ties with North Korea as well as its ancient claims on Korean land, could attempt to “manage, and conceivably block,” an eventual unification between the two Koreas, if ever the Kim family falls from power in Pyongyang.


China fines LG, Samsung in flat panel price case

Chinese regulators have fined South Korean companies LG and Samsung and four Taiwanese companies on charges they fixed prices of flat panel screens sold to Chinese manufacturers.


PSY apologizes for anti-American rap

The Korean pop star, who rose to recent fame with his video "Gangnam Style," rapped out these lyrics in 2004: "Kill those f--ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives ...


Ahn Cheol-soo Unexpectedly Quits South Korea’s Presidential Race

Ahn Cheol-soo, a computer software mogul who was widely seen as a top contender for the presidency, threw his support behind a fellow liberal who has championed aggressive engagement with North Korea.


Observatory: Surrounded by Humans, Korean Elephant Learns to ‘Speak’

Elephant Learns to Speak Korean

At the Everland Zoo in South Korea, there is a young male elephant that can speak Korean. His vocabulary includes “annyong” (hello), “anja” (sit down), “aniya” (no), “nuo” (lie down) and “choah” (good). Researchers say the elephant, whose name is Koshik, vocalizes in a novel way: he puts his trunk in his mouth.


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