South Korea

Western Tech Can't Succeed Everywhere in the World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 09.10.2016 | 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 14.08.2016 | 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...

South Korean Women React To US Junk Food

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Is it a bush tucker trial? Judging from the fuss, you'd think so. The reality is that a handful of South Korean women have been asked to taste test...

Nitrogen Leak Kills Two At LG TV Factory

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech

Two people have died during an accident at LG's TV factory in South Korea. It is believed that the two men were engineers carrying out routine main...

Four Officials Rapped In Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Scandal

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

A bag of macadamia nuts could cost four South Korean officials their jobs, with punishment promised by investigators after an incident with a former K...

North Korean Citizens Called Kim Jong-Un Ordered To Change Their Name

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

Kim Jong-Un has banned the beleaguered citizens of North Korea from sharing his name, according to internal state documents obtained by South Korean m...

South Korea Trolls Atheist North Korea By Erecting Giant Christmas Tree Visible From Border

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

South Korea has approved a Christian group’s plans to set up a large, illuminated Christmas tree near the border with North Korea. But while und...

South Korea Grounds Planes So Their Students Can Take Exams In Silence

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Well, you can't accuse South Korea of not being dedicated to their younger generation's future. The country went so far as to ground planes so its ...

Fashion, Solidarity and Reform in the Anglo-Kurdish Relationship

Gary Kent | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

MPs, many of whom once struggled to place Kurdistan on a map, are better informed and understand that Kurds are efficient allies in the common fight against Daish. This is eroding the deep resistance to involvement in Iraq, which came to be defined as a disaster of the first magnitude, and maybe Syria.

Planet Appetite: Korean Kimchi Is Good for You

Rupert Parker | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Although it's usually made with cabbage, there are over 200 varieties of Kimchi in Korea, and fermentation produces lactic acid bacteria which protect against cancer, boost the body's immune system and keep your skin young.