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  • South Korea athletes blast Moon government for ‘ABUSING POWER to please Kim Jong-un'

    01/19/2018 10:20:31 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Express UK ^ | 1/16/2018 | Joseph Carey
    The country’s women ice hockey team launched an attack on the government following its decision to raise the team’s roster from 23 to more than 30 to include athletes from the hermit kingdom. "Taking roster spots from South Korean athletes who have put so much effort for the Olympics - a dream stage for all South Korean athletes - for the North Koreans is not fair at all." "We are utterly speechless that the government just picked us out of blue and asked us to play with total strangers at the Olympics.” A survey released by the office of the...
  • South Korea's 'Kimchi Deficit' Hits Record High

    01/17/2018 12:37:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    South Korea's trade deficit in kimchi, its proud traditional side dish of fermented cabbage, reached an all-time high last year as low-priced Chinese imports flooded the market, statistics showed Wednesday (Jan 17). The spicy foodstuff is emblematic of Korean cuisine and accompanies almost every meal served in the country, whatever its culinary origins, with kimchi-making still an important annual ritual for many families. But the commercial market has been deluged by Chinese producers in recent years, resulting in what has been dubbed the "kimchi deficit".
  • The Graham Family Legacy in North Korea

    Franklin’s father, Billy, visited the DPRK in 1992 and 1994, and his mother Ruth returned in 1997 after attending high school in Pyongyang in the 1930s. “When I was growing up my mother spoke often about her experiences here, and one of the high points of her life was the opportunity she had to return in 1997,” Franklin said when he landed at Pyongyang airport in 2008. At the conclusion of her six-day visit in 1997, Mrs. Graham summarized her experience as one of the true highlights of her life. “Almost nothing remains from my school days here during the...
  • North Korea’s ‘Army of Beauties’ Set to Invade South

    01/11/2018 10:58:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | JAN 11, 2018
    With their good looks and sharp moves, North Korea’s female cheerleaders are a marked contrast to the regime’s menacing nuclear ambitions. Dubbed the “army of beauties” in South Korea, the young North Korean women — mostly in their late teens or early 20s — have attracted huge publicity whenever they have been sent to the South. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s wife-to-be wife Ri Sol Ju was among the group who attended the 2005 Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon. The cheerleaders are set for their fourth appearance in the South after Pyongyang agreed this week to send a delegation...
  • LG Electronics to start operating U.S. washing machine factory in fourth-quarter 2018

    01/11/2018 12:32:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies ^ | January 11, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    South Korea’s LG Electronics plans to start operating its new washing machine factory in the United States in the fourth quarter this year, its chief executive said on Thursday.
  • Mike Pence Expected to Lead U.S. Olympic Delegation

    01/09/2018 10:46:29 AM PST · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    Around The Rings ^ | 1/9/2018 | Kevin Nutley
    (ATR) According to preliminary reports, United States Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Korea in February for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to make the official announcement within the next 24 hours, according to a spokesperson for the National Security Council. “President Trump has committed to sending a high-level United States delegation to the Winter Olympics and looks forward to announcing the delegation soon,” the spokesperson said according to Reuters. The expected announcement follows the first high-level diplomatic talks between North and South Korea in two years that were held in the...
  • You HAVE arrived to Mt. Zion

    01/09/2018 7:56:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are of heavenly creation no longer earthly bound, My crown of salvation freed you from earths ground, For now you are grounded in Me, Mt Zion your home for all eternity, The Father and I light your day, No illness or sadness its all washed away, My Blood the payment for the fallen world, You in Me The Word , Now and forever I AM your Truth and Life, Nothing else will suffice, Worshipping your Majesty, Savior, Lord, your Gethsemane, Come up higher this very day, Listen closely for I have much to reveal and say, Your kingdom has...
  • Russia’s stake in Korea: How U.S.-backed unification could work for Moscow

    01/02/2018 6:29:03 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    The World Tribune ^ | 2016 | Donald Kirk
    We hear so much about China and Japan competing on and for the Korean peninsula, now and historically, that we overlook one other great Northeast Asian power. That would be Russia, which has a 17-kilometer border with North Korea as the Tumen River flows into the sea. How seriously, then, should we regard Russia’s stake in North Korea? That’s a question that a long-time friend, Rensselaer Lee, weighs with a Russian economist, Artyom Lukin, at the School of Regional and International Studies at Russia’s Far Eastern Federal University. In a ground-breaking book, “Russia’s Far East: New Dynamics in Asia Pacific...
  • Rocket Man’s New Year’s resolution

    01/01/2018 6:47:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot ^ | January 1, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    New Years is a time for fresh starts, optimistic attitudes and positive thinking, so what say we kick off the year with some good news out of North Korea? Naw… I’m just kidding. Things are still a mess over there. But during his annual address to welcome in 2018 (given from some undisclosed, bunker location), Kim Jong-un began striking a new tone. And while it’s not precisely conciliatory in nature, he at least sounds like he’s pretending to be interested in normalizing relations with the international community. In fact, he’s even talking about sending a delegation to the Olympic Games,...
  • South Korea seizes second ship suspected of selling oil to North Korea

    12/31/2017 1:05:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 31, 2017 | Greg Norman
    South Korea announced Sunday that it has seized another ship suspected of violating U.N. sanctions by selling oil to North Korea at sea – this time a Panama-flagged one. The announcement Sunday came just days after South Korea said it is holding the crew of a Hong Kong-flagged ship that allegedly handed over oil to a North Korean vessel in October. The 5,100-ton ship, named the KOTI, is being held in the western port of Pyeongtaek-Dangjin, maritime officials told Yonhap News Agency on Sunday. One official said the vessel has been blocked from departing the port since Dec. 21. The...
  • South Korea holding crew of ship that allegedly gave oil to North Koreans

    12/29/2017 12:27:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2017 | Fox News/AP
    The crew of a Hong Kong-flagged ship that allegedly violated U.N. sanctions by transferring oil to a North Korean vessel in October is being held in South Korea until a full inspection is sent to the Security Council, officials announced Friday. The Lighthouse Winmore is believed to have transferred about 600 tons of refined petroleum products to the North Korean ship, the Sam Jong 2, in international waters in the East China Sea on Oct. 19, after leaving the South Korean port of Yeosu, a South Korean Foreign Ministry official told the Associated Press. The announcement came on the same...
  • Do you see Jesus in your life?[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/18/2017 9:06:29 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-18-17 | Bible
    Do you see me in yourself for truly I AM there but are you allowing me to reign supreme or is there another god in my place of worldly desires ? For truly I am the answer to each breath and step of your life and my staircase leads to me alone for truly I AM all you will ever need and in this revelation you shall find the peace that surpasses the understanding of mortal flesh and desires . So make Me the gold and silver you search for and desire and for truly My rewards are eternal and...
  • ‘North Korea is a time bomb’: government advisers urge China to prepare for war

    12/16/2017 7:51:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    SCMP ^ | 16 December, 2017 | Wendy Wu
    ‘North Korea is a time bomb’: government advisers urge China to prepare for war The risk of conflict on the Korean peninsula is the highest its been in decades and Beijing must mobilise resources for fallout, observers say PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 December, 2017, 10:03pm UPDATED : Saturday, 16 December, 2017, 11:26pm China must be ready for a war on the Korean peninsula, with the risk of conflict higher than ever before, Chinese government advisers and a retired senior military officer warned on Saturday. Beijing, once seen as Pyongyang’s key ally with sway over its neighbour, was losing control of...
  • Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

    12/05/2017 1:46:51 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 5, 2017 | REBECCA R. RUIZ and TARIQ PANJA
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  • 2018 Winter Olympics: What happens if the IOC bans Russia on Tuesday

    12/04/2017 2:32:55 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 44 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | Cody Benjamin
    ...For one, Putin will be furious. Losing any and all connection to the Olympics a month before Russia's election would be a black mark for his country, and the IOC is reportedly already aware that its decision could humiliate the disgruntled president... Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, called the WADA findings a "joke." Since November, with only months to spare before the start of PyeongChang's 2018 ceremonies, Russia has seen more than two dozen athletes reprimanded by the IOC for cheating in previous Olympics, namely the 2014 Sochi Games. Some have been stripped of gold medals for...
  • After North Korea, A Reunited Korea, and then what?

    12/04/2017 10:04:52 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 46 replies
    Much of the focus these days is on North Korea's nuclear capabilities, but the more significant point is the prospect of REUNIFICATION OF THE TWO KOREAS. It's interesting to ponder what the implications would be for the region and for the U.S. It would also clue us into why countries like China and Russia behave the way they do with regard to diplomatic negotiations there. They may have complex long-term considerations motivating them. Some questions to consider regarding the prospects of reunification: * Does disarmament or the fall of the Kim regime automatically imply reunification with the South? Will there...
  • Texas News Studio: Reporting on high activity, associated with current SK / America drill

    12/03/2017 9:34:22 PM PST · by cba123 · 5 replies
    Just clicked on this website, and there are more viewers than normal. However, it seems to be indicating just, an increased activity, due to the drills going on now.
  • The North Korean Revival of 1907

    12/03/2017 11:21:30 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 3 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 2017 | Justin Taylor
    Today as tensions between North Korea and the U.S. reach heights not seen since the 1950s, it is easy to forget that northern Korea used to be one of the Asian strongholds of Protestant Christianity. As Atlas Obscura recently explained, the city of Pyongyang became known to missionaries as the “Jerusalem of the East.” The city had great institutional strength for Protestantism, including Union Christian Hospital, Union Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and Union Christian College, the first four-year college anywhere in Korea. One hundred ten years ago, Pyongyang saw the outbreak of a massive revival, the high point of the season...
  • GOP senator: It's time for military families to leave SKorea [Linda Graham]

    12/03/2017 11:19:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2017 1:42 PM EST
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says North Korea is pushing the U.S. closer to military conflict and he believes it’s time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea. The South Carolina Republican said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” he is also going to urge the Pentagon not to send any more dependents to South Korea. […] About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea to deter potential aggression from the North. …
  • Rodchenkov diary may get Russia booted from Olympics

    11/29/2017 9:06:37 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Nov 28, 2017
    "The chemist who helped Russia's athletes benefit from banned substances kept very detailed notes, which the International Olympic Committee is relying on as it decides what penalities to impose on Russia before the Pyeongchang Games." Olympic officials will announce their decision Dec. 5. If they do not bar Russia completely from the coming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they are likely to keep all Russian emblems out of the games: The Russian flag would not fly at the opening and closing ceremony, Russian athletes would compete in neutral uniforms and the Russian anthem would not be played. Such restrictions,...