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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 …

Strategy Devised for North Korean Nuclear Weapons Threat

On Wednesday, U.S. Defence Secretary, Chuck Hagel, said that the United States and South Korea had devised a strategy for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear and chemical weapons threat. Chuck Hagel met with South Korea’s minister of defence, Kim Kwan …

F-15 Silent Eagle Rejected by South Korea F-15 Silent Eagle Rejected by South Korea
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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 …

South Korea Greenlights “Invisible” Skyscraper Construction Project South Korea Greenlights “Invisible” Skyscraper Construction Project
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The U.S.-based architectural firm GDS Architects has been granted approval by the South Korean government to build the Infinity Tower, a glass-encased skyscraper that will be the third highest observation deck in the world and will include a sophisticated system …

S. Korea Paper: North Has Meth, Hooker Problem
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So if you thought the fake phone factory was bad enough, let alone the appeal to defectors, you may have to do a double-take. A journal entitled North Korea Review published a report that claimed rampant prostitution, human trafficking and …

20 Injured, BB Guns Shot At LG G2 Promotion 20 Injured, BB Guns Shot At LG G2 Promotion

Last week, LG announced its new flagship Android smartphone, the G2. The device’s differentiating feature is that the buttons traditionally found on the edges of smartphones have been moved to the back of the G2, just under the camera. It’s …

Average Global Internet Speeds Are Still Increasing Average Global Internet Speeds Are Still Increasing
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Most of us in the U.S. love to rag on our ISPs and blame them for what we perceive as painfully slow Internet speeds. Our ISPs certainly do deserve their fair share of criticism, but we should also celebrate when …

South Korea’s FTC Clears Google Of Unfairly Using Android For Search South Korea’s FTC Clears Google Of Unfairly Using Android For Search

It looks like Google has won another antitrust battle, this time in South Korea. The country’s antitrust watchdog has reportedly decided to acquit Google on charges that it has used its Android operating system to gain an unfair advantage for …

Jumper Kills 5-Year-Old, Lands On Top Of Her After Suicide Attemp
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South Korea has a problem with rampant suicide in their country, with it being the leading cause of death among 15-24 demographic. While this is a sad fact in and of itself, one suicide became an even more heartbreaking tragedy. …

New N. Korea Threats Issued Following Celebration
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On Monday, the citizens of North Korea celebrated the 101st birthday of Kim Il-Sung, the first leader of the country and the grandfather of its current leader, Kim Jong-un. Today, North Korea has issued more threats, continuing the rhetoric that …

iPhone 5 Coming To 50 More Countries This Month (South Korea Release Date: 12/07) iPhone 5 Coming To 50 More Countries This Month (South Korea Release Date: 12/07)

Apple announced today that the iPhone 5 will be released in South Korea on Friday, December 7, and that it will be released in 50 other countries this month. Last week, Apple revealed that the device would be available in …

The Internet Is Still Slowly Gaining Speed Around The World The Internet Is Still Slowly Gaining Speed Around The World
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The Internet is constantly evolving around the world. The speed at which it’s evolving, however, is an entirely different story. It’s this evolution that has proven to be one of the more interesting things to watch as world moves towards …

Google’s Eric Schmidt Dances Gangnam Style in Korea Google’s Eric Schmidt Dances Gangnam Style in Korea
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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt recently took a trip to the Google offices in Korea and was greeted by none other than PSY, the man behind the viral sensation “Gangnam Style.” According to Google, Schmidt presented PSY with a framed …

Facebook To Spread Organ Donor Initiative to Asia Facebook To Spread Organ Donor Initiative to Asia

It looks like South Korea will be the first Asian country that Facebook will tap in their ongoing organ donation awareness initiative. South Korean news site Yonhap is reporting that Facebook is planning to allow users in the country to …

Apple Vs. Samsung: South Korean Court Rules Against Both Companies Apple Vs. Samsung: South Korean Court Rules Against Both Companies
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Apple vs. Samsung: The hearing just wrapped up in the U.S. and we’re now waiting for the jury’s decision. The decision could lead to consequences, good or bad, in patent law and technology innovation. Either way, one company is going …

You Pay Far Too Much For Internet And That’s A Problem You Pay Far Too Much For Internet And That’s A Problem
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The Internet has become a staple of modern communication. While some people use the Internet to watch funny cat videos on YouTube, it’s importance can not be understated for the millions of global citizens who use it to share important …

Online Game Item Trading Banned In South Korea

Those who play online games are aware of the massive economy surrounding in-game item trading. It has led to such activities like gold farming that many players frown upon but it still makes a lot of money every year. South …

Diablo III Complaints Cause Blizzard Seoul Raid
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It’s hard launching a blockbuster video game these days. Even if you work for a decade and spend hundreds of millions of dollars in development, entitled fans will find something to complain about within minutes of a game’s release. EA …

Human Flesh Capsules Seized in South Korea
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Human flesh capsules crafted from dead babies sounds like the premise for a particularly grisly horror-themed motion picture. Unfortunately, this unusual story has its roots in real life, which, I’ve found, is always a touch stranger than anything you’re likely …

South Korea Changing Cellular Service Policies South Korea Changing Cellular Service Policies

South Korea plans to further implement a new blacklisting policy regarding mobile device distribution on May 1st, in an effort to breakup telecom monopolies in that country. The new deal would make mobile devices more readily available for sale, allowing …

South Korea Has (Much) Faster Internet Than You South Korea Has (Much) Faster Internet Than You
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Soon after Google ranked South Korea as having the second-fastest desktop internet and the fastest mobile internet in the world, a new study has been released that corroborates those accolades. Akamai, a cloud platform enterprise that keeps a close eye …