South Korea

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.

South Korea : A Fifth Column?

Colin Pattinson | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics
Colin Pattinson

In recent weeks South Korean media has been awash with stories concerning an explosive story; The case of Lee Seok-Gi. The lawmaker has been accused of conspiracy to commit armed rebellion and has labelled a 'jongpuk' (종북 - a derogatory term for a North Korean sympathiser/apologist).

South Korea To Build World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Tech

South Korea has approved a design for a skyscraper which has been described as "invisible". Though not actually transparent or otherwise mystically...

Just What The World Needs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK

With the world focused on the Middle East, North Korea has restarted a nuclear reactor capable of yielding weapons-grade plutonium. According to fr...

Kim Jong Un's Ex-Lover 'Executed By North Korean Firing Squad After Making Sex Tape'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is said to have ordered the public execution of his former lover after she made a sex tape. Hyon Song-Wol was kill...

Preparations for the 2013 Rowing World Championships

Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Sport
Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

Image courtesy of Pete Reed. A year ago the Olympics was wrapping up and I was left to make decisions; get a proper job or put my iron back in the f...

WATCH: Cameraman Has Lucky Escape During Lightning Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

South Korea’s hot, humid summers always bring their fair share of thunderstorms. This cameraman got a close-up view as a bolt of lightning struck ri...

South Korea Has Its Very Own Sex Theme Park, Jeju Loveland

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT Get your address books ready, thrill seekers. There's a sex theme park in South Korea and you're all invite...

Why Do Women Know Less About Politics Than Men?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Politics

Women still know less about politics than men despite progress in sexual equality, especially in Britain, academics have said. A study of 10 nation...

North Korea : Assessing Its Cyber Capabilities

Colin Pattinson | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK
Colin Pattinson

It would seem likely that many have over-estimated the ability of a likely budding cyber program. The North Korean regime is not unlike a multitude of other nations who are all scrambling to acquire necessary cyber capabilities.

Changing World Orders and Implications for the University Sector

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The reason why Europe has fallen behind, quite simply, is money. Whilst funding of many European universities is being eroded all the time, countries like China are investing amounts unimaginable to us in facilities. Their scientific quality generally stills falls short of ours, but their facilities are well ahead.

Living Dolls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As the reach of plastic surgery stretches, HuffPost UK Lifestyle are hearing more stories from across the globe that challenge our notion of what it m...

North Korea 'Fires Three Missiles Off Coast'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK

North Korea has launched three short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast, South Korea's Ministry of Defence has claimed. Two of the miss...