North and South Korea face worst drought in more than a century

June 26, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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KOHYON-RI, North Korea — North Korea dispatched soldiers to pour buckets of water on parched fields and South Korean officials scrambled to save a rare mollusk threatened by the heat as the worst dry spell in a century gripped the Korean peninsula.

Parts of North Korea are experiencing the most severe drought since record keeping began nearly 105 years ago, meteorological officials in Pyongyang and Seoul said Tuesday.

Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/26/north-and-south-korea-face-worst-drought-in-more-than-a-century/

South Korea suspends Iranian oil imports

June 26, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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South Korea will next week become the first Asian country to stop buying Iranian oil, dealing a blow to Tehran’s efforts to bypass the impact of western sanctions.

Seoul is the world’s fourth-largest buyer of Iranian crude, behind top importers China, Japan and India. Last year it purchased an average of roughly 240,000 barrels a day, according to the US Department of Energy.

Read more: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/af64ab9a-bf5d-11e1-a476-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1ywINK3zR

FAR EAST FOCUS: Pyongyang exploits N. Korean loggers in Russia

June 26, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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KHABAROVSK, Russia–A North Korean defector toiled as a logger for about 10 years in a “labor camp” of sorts in Russia’s Far Eastern region under a state program to earn much-needed foreign currency for the repressive nation.

The 49-year-old former soldier appeared at a small hotel along the Trans-Siberian Railway in late May. The short man frequently glanced about, visibly nervous about North Korea’s secret police on the hunt for defectors like him.

North Korea is known for exploiting workers it sends abroad by taking away their wages and infringing on their human rights.

Read more: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/korean_peninsula/AJ201206250084

Ethnic Koreans Caught Using False Identities

June 25, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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Ethnic Koreans from China who are deported for various crimes often re-enter Korea using fake identities, according to a probe by state prosecutors. Some are convicted of serious crimes such as robbery, rape and drug dealing.

Read more: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2012/06/25/2012062501220.html

North Korea calls US-SKorean use of national flag in huge live-fire drills a grave provocation

June 25, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Monday called the use of its flag during U.S.-South Korean military drills last week a serious provocation and evidence of U.S. hostility that justifies the growth of Pyongyang’s nuclear arms program.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/north-korea-calls-us-skorean-use-of-national-flag-in-huge-live-fire-drills-a-grave-provocation/2012/06/24/gJQA4v6b0V_story.html

North Korea Tests the Patience of Its Closest Ally

June 25, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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North Korean workers in a field outside Pyongyang, the capital. The country’s economy remains tightly controlled under its new leader, Kim Jong-un.

BEIJING — As Kim Jong-un, the young leader of North Korea, consolidates his grip on power, China is showing signs of increasing frustration at the bellicose behavior of its longtime ally.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/world/asia/north-korea-tests-the-patience-of-its-ally-china.html?pagewanted=all

N. Korea vows to boost nuclear deterrent

June 25, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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North Korea on Sunday denounced US-South Korean military drills near the tense border as a “provocation” and vowed to “further bolster up its nuclear deterrent”, state media reported.

Some 2,000 South Korean and US troops along with jet fighters, tanks and attack helicopters took part in the live-fire exercise Friday to test responses to any North Korean attack, amid high tensions on the peninsula.

The allies on Saturday also launched a massive naval exercise in the Yellow Sea, ahead of the 62nd anniversary Monday of the outbreak of the Korean War.

North Korea’s foreign ministry accused the allies of firing at the North Korean flag.

“It is an extremely grave military action and politically-motivated provocation to fire live bullets and shells at the flag of a sovereign state without a declaration of war,” the ministry said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

“The DPRK (North Korea) will further bolster up its nuclear deterrent for self-defence as long as the US, the world’s biggest nuclear weapons state, persists in its hostile policy towards the DPRK,” it said.

Read more: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/299569/n-korea-vows-to-boost-nuclear-deterrent

CL Gem: Ranting on here… (Here, not there.)

June 23, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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Found this gem posted on the Rants and Raves section of the Seoul-CL.  Enjoy! –ajosshi.com

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Ranting on here… (Here, not there.)

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Date: 2012-06-24, 1:07AM KST
Reply to: 4hvtr-3096202245@pers.craigslist.org
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…has got to be the most retarded use of time.

Guys
Why aren’t you busy posting ridiculously dirty ads on here that no women ever read?

Gals
Why are you posting ridiculously picky ads that no man will ever measure up to?

Gays
Why are you even bothering to post on here? Itaewon’s no secret, go get laid!

Oh and while I’m posting…
Looking for a girl who will let me go all c0cksmith on her out of the blue and leave right afterwards never to be seen again.

Or

A guy who is nice, smart, funny, real, thoughtfull, rich, handsome, independant, serious, unmarried, and ddf. Looking for LTR but at first just friends for a few months.

Or

A vers top/bttm to meet me in an alley and be my j/o buddy. Don’t look me in the face while we’re together. Opposite sex need not apply.

And remember for all of the above: No pic no reply!

•Location: Here, not there.
•it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID: 3096202245

http://seoul.craigslist.co.kr/rnr/3096202245.html

Witness to Evil: Mothers Kill Children to Survive Hunger

June 23, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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For 28 years Kim Hye Sook was a prisoner inside a North Korean concentration camp. Kim granted CBN News’ George Thomas the first American television news interview. WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT.

Warning or Provocation?

June 23, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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U.S., South Korea put on massive military drill

U.S. and South Korean forces on Friday conducted what they called their largest live-fire military exercise since the end of the Korean War, according to reports from South Korea.

Read more: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/22/u-s-south-korea-put-on-massive-military-drill/




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