South Korea

'Deeply Ashamed' South Korean Ferry Captain Gives Emotional Public Apology

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

The "deeply ashamed" captain of the ferry that capsized off the coast of South Korea has given a public apology to the families of the victims. In ...

Arrest Warrant Sought For S Korean Ferry Captain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

An arrest warrant is being sought for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank, it has emerged. Warrants are also being sought for two other...

School Vice Principal Rescued From South Korean Ferry Found Hanged

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

The high school vice principal rescued from a doomed South Korean ferry has been found hanged, police have said. Kang Min-Kyu, 52, was one of more ...

'Mom I Love You': The Heartbreaking Messages Sent By Students On Board Sinking Ferry

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

“Mom, This might be the last chance to say I love you” “Dad, I can‘t get out.” “Are you okay son? Son? Answer me...” “The ship is s...

'Almost 300 Missing,' At Least Four Killed As Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

At least four people have died and hundreds remain unaccounted for after a ferry with more than 400 passengers – mainly school students – sank off...

Man 'Left Son To Die' Because He Was Too Addicted To Online Games

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech

A man in South Korea has admitted letting his two-year-old son die because he was addicted to playing online video games. According to Yonhap News ...

North Korea's Drones Are Rubbish

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech

South Korea is studying what it claims is a remote controlled airplane drone from it's dictatorial neighbour in the North. Camouflaged in a fetchin...

North Korean Coast Hit By Earthquake Sparking Fears Of Nuclear Test

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

A magnitude 5 earthquake was recorded off the coast of North Korea on Tuesday morning, sparking fears that Kim Jong-un had carried out his promise to ...

Korea's 'Exploding Donut' And 18 Other Remarkable Pictures From Sea Border Dispute

Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

Remarkable pictures of an explosive dispute between North and South Korea have emerged. Artillery shells were fired into each other's waters as a f...

'North Korea Executes Entire Family Of Kim Jong-Un's Uncle'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK

Kim Jong-un is believed to have ordered the total elimination of his uncle’s biological relatives. The terrifying purge reportedly started straig...

S Korea's Internet Is So Fast It Will Make You Weep

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

You might think we live in a country at the forefront of modern technology but you'd be wrong. Asia are light-years ahead of us particularly in the...

Asia-Pacific Is Leading the World on Carbon Emissions Trading

Adam Matthews | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

This article is co-authored with Terry Townshend who is Head of Policy at GLOBE International It is not well know that Kazakhstan -- a nation whose l...

Has A Satirical Tweet About North Korea Fooled The World?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Reports of North Korea's exploits are always worth being extra-skeptical of, but it seems Western media as a whole may have been duped by what could b...

Was Kim Jong Un's Uncle Executed By A Pack Of Starving Dogs?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Last month it emerged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s “traitor” uncle Jang Song Thaek was executed, after being accused of plotting against th...

Kim Jong Un 'Very Drunk' When He Ordered Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

North Korean despot Kim Jong Un was extremely drunk when he ordered the execution of two close aides to his uncle Jang Song Thaek, a Japanese newspape...

Kim Jong Un's Uncle 'Executed By Machine Gun Fire'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Kim Jong Un's "traitor" uncle is believed to have been executed by machine gun fire, after being accused of plotting against the regime, as well as pa...

'Engaged In Dreaming Different Dreams'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

North Korean despot Kim Jong-un has unceremoniously purged his powerful uncle from his inner circle, with concerted media campaigns denouncing his all...

Has North Korea Executed 80 People For Watching TV?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK

Eighty people have been executed in North Korea for watching foreign TV and owning bibles, a South Korean newspaper has claimed. Seoul’s JoongAn...

What Drives Someone To Defect To North Korea?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Driven to desperation by family troubles or business failures, six South Korean men, and one woman, risked their lives by jumping into the freezing wa...

Diet Pills Containing Human Flesh Seized In South Korea

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Two Chinese students have been arrested for selling "diet" pills found to contain human flesh, police say. The pair bought 3,000 diet capsules and...

Going West - The Challenges Facing Corporate China

Karsten Fischer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Karsten Fischer

Without doubt, as a highly competent manufacturer of electronic devices, household items and more, China's economy has experienced tremendous growth i...

Two Thirds Of North Korea Suffer Chronic Food Shortages... But Kim Jong Un Enjoys A ‘Seven-Star' Lifestyle

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

North Korea may be facing chronic food shortages but leader Kim Jong Un is enjoying a “seven-star” lifestyle. That’s according to his unlike...

WATCH: Swarms Of Autonomous Robots Deployed To Killy Jellyfish

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The world has too many jellyfish, and not enough robots. So let's build robots to defeat the jellyfish. That's essentially the thinking behind a...

As IPCC Launches Landmark Study, Is the Tide Turning on Tackling Climate Change?

Andrew Hammond | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK
Andrew Hammond

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released last Friday the most comprehensive ever study on global warming. The landmark report, prepared by more than 200 scientists over two years, concludes that global temperatures could rise by up to 4.8 Celsius (8.6 Fahrenheit) by the end of this century compared to pre-industrial levels, but could potentially still be held to 0.3 C (0.5 F) with deep, speedy cuts in emissions.

Key 'Missing' Debate Over Future of Nuclear Energy Is Waste Storage

Behnam Taebi | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK
Behnam Taebi

Across the world, the contentious debate over the future of nuclear power continues apace. In East Asia, for instance, it emerged last month that a nuclear plant in Taiwan may have been leaking radio-active water for three years. Meanwhile, Japan is still struggling to contain radio-active water from Fukushima; and in South Korea prosecutors are conducting a huge investigation into forged nuclear safety certificates.