All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘seoul’

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea

On the day before the 61st anniversary of the Korean War armistice, North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast. The missile was fired from the country’s southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, and traveled roughly 310 miles over land before touching down in the Sea of Japan. North Korea routinely test-fires missiles as …

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Coffee Prices At Starbucks Rising

Coffee may be America’s favorite drink, but prices are rising at one of the most popular coffee chains in the world, Starbucks. On Thursday, prices rose between 5 and 20 cents. That may not seem very high, but the cost looks like it will just go up from here on out. Reuters reported that Starbucks made the price hike announcement …

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Repatriated Koreans May Face Charges in S Korea

Officials in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday reported on the six South Koreans who were repatriated south by North Korea. Six men and the corpse of a woman, who was married to one of the men, were returned by Pyongyang on Friday. In a rare turn of events, the men had been seeking better living conditions in the impoverished dictatorship …

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F-15 Silent Eagle Rejected by South Korea

Reuters via the CS Monitor reported today that South Korea has voted down a bid from Boeing to sell the country 60 F-15 Silent Eagles in favor of starting the process again to get a better fighter. Although the F-15 was the only plane to fit the south Korean budget initially, the ruling party’s lawmakers and former military officials have …

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This Robot Worm Looks Like A Chinese Finger Trap

There are multiple robots out there that can perform a variety of functions. Just yesterday, we saw a robot that can perform Jewish mourning rituals. If a robot can perform religious rites, surely it can also move like a worm. Researchers at MIT, Harvard and Seoul National University must have thought the exact same thing. Meet Meshworm, it’s a robot …

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Lady Gaga Unveils Four New Costumes for Asian Tour

Lady Gaga is preparing to kick off a tour across select venues in Asian and Europe, so it’s to be expected that the insanely quirky singer/songwriter has four brand new costumes to share with the planet. After all, when you’re as visually-driven as Gaga is, keeping a steady flow of new outfits is almost a job requirement. Assuming, of course, …

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