South Korea

The World's So Messed Up That N Korea Is Insulting Trump And It Sounds Reasonable

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK

The Trump Administration continues to break the mould in the most astounding of fashions, this time by prompting statements from North Korea that many...


The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK

No doubt if you’ve seen the news today or ventured onto social media you’ll have noticed the world appears to be slightly more... apocalyptic toda...

North Korean Defectors Tell Of Mass Graves And Public Executions For The Theft Of Rice

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK

North Korea is carrying out public executions on river banks and on school grounds for minor crimes including thefts of corn and rice, a new report sa...

Rare Sighting Of Kim Jong Un’s Wife At Bizarre Banana Missile Party

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK

Celebrations are underway in North Korea following the launch of the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missile – and even Kim Jong Un’s...

North Korea Brands Donald Trump ‘A Psychopath’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK

North Korea state media has branded US President Donald Trump “a psychopath.” It comes as a war of words escalates between the two powers, followi...

North Korea Flaunts Long-Range Missiles In Massive Parade

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK

North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang on Saturday, with ruler Kim Jong Un loo...

Four Seasons - But Not By Vivaldi...

Graham Sheffield | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Graham Sheffield

There's a well-worn phrase about London buses: none come for ages, and then several come along at once! I wouldn't say our British Council seasons ru...

Viral BBC Interview Star Explains Why His Daughter Danced Into The Room And It's Adorable

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK

The inside story has been revealed about the sweetest viral video ever, in which a young girl gate-crashed her dad’s live and very serious interview...

Kim Jong Nam Assassination ‘Carried Out By Women With Hands Coated In Poison’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK

The two women suspected of fatally poisoning the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals...

Second Arrest Made Over Mysterious Death Of North Korean Dictator's Older Brother

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK

UPDATE: Malaysian police say a third person has been arrested in connection with the death. Malaysian police have arrested two women over the death of...

Alleged Assassin Of Kim Jong-Un's Half Brother Wore 'LOL' Sweater And Pink Tights

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK

One of the alleged female assassins behind the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half brother was wearing pink tights and a sweater emblazo...

South Korea Is Working On An Incredible 'Near Supersonic' Train

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Tech

The South Korean government has said it plans to unveil a revolutionary train that can travel at near-supersonic speeds and would cut a five hour jour...

Dogs Destined For The Dinner Plate Could Soon Be Cancer Sniffing Saviours

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

Dogs destined for the dinner plate could soon be saving lives by sniffing out cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The eight rescues to arrive...

This Terrifying Giant Mech Isn't Hollywood Special Effects, It's Real

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech

Meet Method-2 a vast hulking “mech” and one that, according to its creators, is a world first. This vast robot is the brainchild of designer Vital...

Scientists Just Got One Step Closer To Creating 'A Star In A Jar'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Tech

Nuclear fusion is the ultimate energy source: mimicking the reaction that powers the sun, it could one day offer a virtually limitless supply of clean...

More Evidence Of North Korea 'Reign Of Terror' As Vice Premier Is 'Executed'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK

North Korea has executed a vice premier and banished two other top officials to rural areas for re-education, South Korean officials said Wednesday. I...

One Selfie Has Summed Up Everything The Olympics Is Truly About

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK

Their countries may officially at war and be separated by the most heavily fortified border in the world, but the 2016 Rio Olympics briefly gave the o...

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 10.03.2017 | 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 27.12.2016 | 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 03.11.2016 | 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 23.10.2016 | 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.