South Korea

Parents Of Children In Korea Ferry Disaster Are Still Keeping Watch 2 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK

It has been two years since a ferry capsized in South Korea, killing more than 300 people, most of them school children. The Sewol ferry sank on April...

Why the EU Is Key to Embracing Asia's Growth

Hugo Swire | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Politics
Hugo Swire

Whether we're in politics, diplomacy or business, we all know that risk and opportunity are two sides of the same coin. Some commentators are sounding the alarm about the Chinese economic slowdown, and the impact this might have on other economies in the region and further afield. This does not change the fundamental fact that Asia is now - and will remain - a major engine for global growth, and one with which we must continue to engage.

South Korea Preparing For Terrorist Attacks From Pyongyang

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK

North Korea could be planning to carry out Isis-style “terrorists attacks” on its southern neighbour, according to the national spy agency in Seou...

Koreans React To Seeing Donald Trump For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Comedy

Do you remember the first time you ever saw Donald Trump? Most of us would probably like to forget that fateful moment - so Steve from Asian Boss went...

North Korea On 'Brink Of War' Over 'Psychological Broadcasts' By 'Jealous' South

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.01.2016 | UK

The propaganda broadcasts by South Korea directed over the border at their northern neighbours is driving the peninsula to the “brink of war,” acc...

What Does Professor's Indictment Mean For South Korea's Freedom Of Speech

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Concerns about press freedoms in South Korea has been an ongoing discussion throughout the years. With journalists facing legal consequences because o...

Is South Korea Ready to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

The recent slug fest between Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress on granting President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA or fast track aut...

South Korea: A True Development Success Story

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Tech
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

It was my great pleasure to be invited to South Korea by the World Bank and the Korea Development Institute (KDI) for a two-day workshop. Part of a partnership between eight African governments and the Republic of Korea, the event allowed attendees to share ideas for Korea-Africa cooperation, and to learn from Korea's astonishing development experience.

Western Tech Can't Succeed Everywhere in the World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

I was overwhelmed - and very surprised - by the number of homegrown tech brands in South Korea. After a short while, it became apparent that despite the emphasis on English taught in schools, it's not widely spoken in the country.

Watch The Heartwarming Moment 103 Dogs Are Rescued From South Korean Meat Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

More than 100 “terrified” dogs and puppies trapped in filthy wire cages, waiting to be killed for human consumption, have been rescued from a farm...

7 Things To Know About North Korea's Recent Artillery Fire

HuffPost Korea | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

On August 20, North Korea fired artillery shells toward the South near the western border region. The South Korean military retaliated in kind. Now, S...

4 Things You Need To Know About The Current Conflict Between North And South Korea

The Huffington Post Korea | Wan Heo | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

Tensions between North Korea and South Korea escalated this week as the countries exchanged fire across the border on Thursday. North Korea blame...

Kim Jong-Un Declares 'Quasi-State Of War'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has reportedly ordered his frontline troops to be fully ready for war, following yesterday’s escalation of aggressio...

South And North Korea Exchange Missile Fire, Civilians Evacuated

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

North Korea and neighbouring South Korea have exchanged shelling, with residents near the border forced to flee their homes, according to local media ...

Japan: Sorry Seems to be The Hardest Word... to Accept

Alistair Burnett | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Imagine German Chancellor Merkel visiting a war memorial honouring senior Nazis. You can't, can you? Yet Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has done the equivalent, visiting the Yasukuni Shrine where high profile war criminals are commemorated.

North Korea's New Time Zone Is A Break From 'Wicked Japanese Imperialists'

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Tech

North Korea is to establish its own time zone to mark its liberation from Japanese colonial rule. Pyongyang will put its clocks back by 30 minutes...

Everything You Need To Know About The MERS Virus

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK

Officials have called for calm in the face of panic as cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), rise in South Korea. Sales of surgical mas...

Fabric Could Charge Your Gadgets

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists in South Korea have developed a fabric that can generate static electricity and then harnesses it as energy, powering a range of wearable t...

How Was a Violent Criminal with Prior Convictions in South Korea Able to Get So Close to US Ambassador?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Even as the massive joint military exercise by South Korea and the US is set to begin on March 28, the protestors of the drill have already perpetrated one violent assault and multiple verbal attacks on it.

North Korea Accused Of Nuclear Hack

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Tech

The South Korean government has accused North Korea of hacking a nuclear power provider and stealing secret data. A report claims that North Korean...

US Ambassador Slashed In Face By Screaming Knifeman

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

This is the terrifying moment a screaming knifeman slashed a US envoy in the face. Ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked at a performing arts centr...

Campaigning Across the World - How Cruelty Free International is Ending Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Michelle Thew | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Michelle Thew

Korea is not known for sympathy towards animals - practices such as eating dogs may be dwindling, but the first job was to influence public opinion.

Now You See Them... South Korean Couple Swallowed By 10ft Sinkhole

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

This is the horrifying moment a sinkhole opened under the feet of a couple simply walking along a pavement. The incident was filmed by security ca...

Eaten by Robots

George Zarkadakis | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Tech
George Zarkadakis

Given the risk of being devoured, or otherwise exterminated by the conscious robots of the future why do we persist in developing ever more intelligent computer systems, and ever more agile robotic technologies?

Woman 'Eaten' By Robot

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Tech

An unfortunate woman in South Korea was left in ‘agony’ after being partially eaten by a robot vacuum cleaner. The Guardian reports that the wo...