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  • Biden to Place U.S. Nuclear Submarines in South Korea in Deal with Visiting President Yoon

    04/26/2023 5:21:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/26/2023 | John Hayward
    President Joe Biden and visiting South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday signed an agreement that would increase U.S. support for South Korea’s security and give Seoul more input in responses to North Korean aggression. In exchange, Yoon abandoned his proposal for South Korea to devel op its own nuclear weapons. A major element of the “Washington Declaration,” as the deal has been dubbed, is an agreement for U.S. nuclear submarines to resume docking in South Korea — a practice that was discontinued in the early 1980s. Soon afterward, the United States withdrew all of the nuclear weapons it had...
  • US to dock nuclear subs in SKorea for 1st time in 40 years

    04/26/2023 3:54:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2023 | AAMER MADHANI and ZEKE MILLER
    Presidents Joe Biden and Yoon Suk Yeol on Wednesday will sign an agreement that includes plans to have U.S. nuclear-armed submarines dock in South Korea for the first time in more than 40 years, a conspicuous show of support to Seoul amid growing concern about nuclear threats by North Korea, according to senior Biden administration officials. The planned dock visits are a key element of what’s being dubbed the “Washington Declaration,” aimed at deterring North Korea from carrying out an attack on its neighbor.
  • Ron DeSantis to Travel Overseas as He Nears 2024 Decision

    04/21/2023 5:24:36 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Apr 2023 | JORDAN DIXON-HAMILTON
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) will travel to four countries overseas as part of an international trade mission as he prepares to make a decision on whether to enter the 2024 Republican presidential primary. DeSantis will travel to Israel, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. The Florida governor will meet with business and government leaders such as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, and British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, a press release detailed. “This trade mission will give us the opportunity to strengthen economic relationships and continue to demonstrate Florida’s position as an economic...
  • Why is South Korea lending 500,000 rounds of artillery shells to the US?

    04/12/2023 8:37:50 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 30 replies
    WION via Youtube ^ | 4/12/23 | Staff
    The Russia-Ukraine war sparked an international drive to increase the production of arms. Despite not directly arming Ukraine, South Korea has taken the lead in arms production & its export. Ally South Korea reached an agreement to lend the US 500,000 rounds of 155 mm artillery shells. This could give Washington greater flexibility to supply Ukraine with ammunition. ...
  • N. Korea fires intermediate-range or longer ballistic missile towards East Sea: S. Korean military

    04/12/2023 5:32:45 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | 4/13/2023 | Yonhap
    SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap)--North Korea fired an intermediate-range or longer ballistic missile toward the East Sea on Thursday, South Korea's military said, following its continued refusal to answer what used to be daily cross-border calls. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it detected the launch in the vicinity of Pyongyang at 7:23 a.m. It did not elaborate pending further analysis...
  • Revolutionary battery technology to boost EV range 10-fold or more

    04/02/2023 10:32:37 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 83 replies
    The electric vehicle market has been experiencing explosive growth, with global sales surpassing $1 trillion (approx. KRW 1,283 trillion) in 2022 and domestic sales exceeding 108,000 units. Inevitably, demand is growing for high-capacity batteries that can extend EV driving range. Recently, a joint team of researchers from POSTECH and Sogang University developed a functional polymeric binder for stable, high-capacity anode material that could increase the current EV range at least 10-fold. A research team led by POSTECH professors Soojin Park (Department of Chemistry) and Youn Soo Kim (Department of Materials Science and Engineering) and Professor Jaegeon Ryu (Department of Chemical...
  • North Korea Executes People for South Korean Videos, Drugs: Report

    03/30/2023 8:36:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 30 Mar 2023
    North Korea executes people for drugs, sharing South Korean media, and religious activities as it stifles its citizens' human rights and freedom, its rival, South Korea, said in a report on Thursday (Mar 30). South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean affairs, based the 450-page report on testimony collected from 2017 to 2022 from more than 500 North Koreans who fled from their homeland. "North Korean citizens' right to life appears to be greatly threatened," the ministry said in the report."Executions are widely carried out for acts that do not justify the death penalty, including drug crimes, distribution of South...
  • South Korea U-turns on 69-hour working week after youth backlash

    03/20/2023 2:44:34 PM PDT · by anthropocene_x · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 15 March, 2023 | Justin McCurry
    South Korea’s government has been forced to rethink a planned rise in working hours after a backlash from younger people who said the move would destroy their work-life balance and put their health at risk. The government had intended to raise the maximum weekly working time to 69 hours after business groups complained.But protests from the country’s millennials and generation z prompted the president, Yoon Suk-yeol, to order government agencies to reconsider the measure. The plan has also been criticised as out of step with other major economies, including Britain, where dozens of companies last year trialled a four-day week...
  • Exiled for 21 years in Korea: Life of Chinese dissident Wu Zhenrong

    02/24/2023 1:43:59 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 1 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | 2/23/2023 | Jack Lau
    ...Witnessing how Shenzhen had become a showcase for affluence, he wrote a letter in 2002 to the Commercial Press, one of Hong Kong's biggest publishers, to pitch his book called "Treatise on the '66 Movement" ― a memoir about his young adulthood during the Cultural Revolution. He later said he handwrote the letter while being under the illusion of Shenzhen's reforms and was mistaken that there was greater room for political speech than the rest of China. "I believe that the Commercial Press in Hong Kong is a free publishing house," Wu said, reciting a part of his letter. He...
  • Christian missionaries target the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal

    01/15/2023 3:33:56 AM PST · by Cronos · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 14th January 2023 | Kevin kim & Rebecca Henschke
    Converting people to another religion is illegal in Nepal, but missionaries are willing to risk prosecution to spread the Christian faith. "Victory to Jesus," Korean pastor Pang Chang-in cries as he blesses a new church in the village of Jharlang, in the foothills of the Himalayas. The congregation of the newly converted raise their hands in prayer. Most are from the indigenous Tamang community, who used to follow the Lama faith, an ancient spiritual practice. In Pang's eyes the Tamang people are "poor financially and spiritually". "So, a miracle takes place and the whole village converts," he says. Missionaries, many...
  • Yoon's office maintains S. Korea, U.S. in talks over joint nuclear operations (Biden denies it)

    01/02/2023 5:26:32 PM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | 1/3/2023 | Yonhap
    SEOUL, Jan3(Yonhap)--The office of President Yoon Suk Yeol said Tuesday that South Korea and the United States are in talks over sharing information and jointly implementing plans involving U.S. nuclear assets, after U.S. President Joe Biden denied the allies were discussing joint nuclear exercises. Yoon said in a recent newspaper interview that the two sides were in talks over joint planning and exercises involving U.S. nuclear assets to counter North Korea's nuclear threats. When asked by a reporter at the White House on Monday (local time) if such discussions were under way, Biden said, "No"...
  • South Korean Man Passes Away From ‘Brain-Eating Amoeba’, 1st Case Reported In Country

    12/26/2022 4:13:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    MSNEWS ^ | 27 Dec 2022 | Jeremy Lee
    After the experience of Covid-19, many people may be sensitive to reports of a rare disease surfacing anywhere in the world. So it won’t help matters that a South Korean man has recently passed away due to something known by the scary name of “brain-eating amoeba”. He was the first case reported in the country. Man had stayed in Thailand for 4 months In a press release on Monday (26 Dec), the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said the case had returned to South Korea after staying in Thailand for four months. He was a man in his...
  • More South Korean adoptees demand probes into their cases

    12/09/2022 9:14:52 AM PST · by DFG · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 12/09/2022 | KIM TONG-HYUNG
    Nearly 400 South Koreans adopted as children by families in the West have requested South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission investigate their adoptions through Friday’s application deadline, as Seoul faces growing pressure to reckon with a child export frenzy driven by dictatorships that ruled the country until the 1980s. The commission on Thursday said it decided to investigate 34 cases among the 51 adoptees who first submitted their applications in August, which could possibly develop into the country’s most far-reaching inquiry into foreign adoptions yet. A total of 63 adoptees from the United States, Europe and Australia submitted applications to...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea fires 1 suspected long-range ballistic missile toward East Sea: S. Korean military

    11/17/2022 7:01:32 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | 11/18/2022 | Yonhap
    SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Yonhap)-North Korea fired an apparent long-range ballistic missile toward the East Sea on Friday, the South Korean military said, in apparent protest over the United States' move to reinforce its "extended deterrence" protection of South Korea and Japan. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it detected the launch from the Sunan area in Pyongyang at 10:15 a.m. It did not provide other details...
  • North Korean missiles believed to have fallen

    11/02/2022 5:55:14 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    NHK World ^ | 11/3/2022 | NHK
    Japanese government officials say North Korea launched what may have been a ballistic missile Thursday morning. But they confirmed that it did not fly over Japan, as earlier feared. Japan's Defense Ministry has confirmed that the missile has disappeared over the Sea of Japan. The Japan Coast Guard has announced that North Korea may also have launched two additional missiles. All are believed to have fallen. The government continues to monitor the situation...
  • N. Korea fires 3 SRBMs toward East Sea, one flying over NLL: S. Korean military

    11/01/2022 6:28:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | 11/2/2022 | Yonhap
    SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Yonhap)--North Korea launched at least three short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) into the East Sea on Wednesday, one of which flew across its de facto maritime border with South Korea, according to the South's military. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the missile firing from a site in or around the North's eastern coastal city of Wonsan was detected at around 8:51 a.m. The North's latest provocation came in apparent protest of the five-day large-scale combined air drills of South Korea and the United States that kicked off Monday. One of the SRBMs fell into high seas...
  • N. Korea indicates missiles were response to S. Korea

    10/13/2022 12:00:33 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    NHK World ^ | 10/14/2022 | NHK
    North Korea's military has indicated that it launched ballistic missiles in response to what it calls a military provocation by South Korea in a frontline area. State-run Korean Central News Agency issues a spokesperson's statement shortly after 2 a.m. on Friday. It says the South Korean military continued to engage in a firing exercise for 10 hours on Thursday, and that North Korea carried out a "strong" military action in response...
  • Giant explosion at South Korean airbase

    10/04/2022 1:44:16 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 39 replies
    9 news ^ | By Richard Wood • Senior Journalist 6:21am Oct 5, 2022 | By Richard Wood • Senior Journalist 6:21am Oct 5, 2022
    There has been a major explosion at an airbase in South Korea, the closest military base to the border with North Korea. Footage released on social media on Wednesday shows giant flames over the Gangneung Air Base, about 170km from Seoul. Early reports suggest it was caused by an accident.
  • "Vice President Kamala Harris

    09/29/2022 8:01:08 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Turcopolier ^ | 9/29/2022 | Pat Lang
    "Vice President Kamala Harris made an unfortunate gaffe during her speech at the Korean Peninsula's Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Thursday, saying that the United States has a 'strong alliance' with 'the Republic of North Korea'. 'It's an alliance that is strong and enduring," she added, intending to refer to the Republic of Korea which is South Korea's official name... Comment: She is famous for refusing to read anything given to her by staff. I doubt that the silly b---h knows where North Korea is....
  • Kamala Harris to visit Korean Demilitarized Zone Thursday

    09/26/2022 9:43:59 PM PDT · by McGruff · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | September 26, 2022 | y Paul LeBlanc, Jasmine Wright and Nikki Carvajal
    Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone that divides North and South Korea on Thursday as part of her visit to South Korea, a White House official said. Harris’ trip will include site visits at the DMZ, meetings with service members, and an operational briefing from US commanders, the official said, reiterating the US’ commitment “to stand beside” South Korea in the face of “any threats” posed by North Korea. Harris, the official added, “will reflect on the shared sacrifice of tens of thousands of American and Korean soldiers who fought and died together, and will reaffirm...