South Korea

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...

Kim Jong Un Gives Hardline Defence Chief The Boot In Latest Cabinet Purge

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK

Kim Jong Un has sacked his hardline chief of defence, replacing him with an unknown army general, another purge in the young North Korean leader's inn...

North Korea Moves Missiles From East Coast

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK

North Korea has removed two medium-range missiles from a launch site on its east coast, according to a US official. It is the first indication Pyon...

North Korea Sentences US Citizen Kenneth Bae To 12 Years Hard Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

A US citizen detained in North Korea for nearly six months has now been sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for crimes against the state, according t...

Wars of Words Are Violent, Too

His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK
His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje

The so-called war of words involving North Korea, South Korea and the United States, raises an important question for our time: how do we define violence? Many people have pointed to the threat of violent conflict, but I believe that it has already taken place. In Buddhism, violence is thought of not just as physical action, but in terms of our thoughts and words as well.

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: We Have More Work to Do

Alistair Burt | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics
Alistair Burt

North Korea's bellicose nuclear rhetoric has put sharply into the focus how some states are able to put world peace and security at risk and, as a result of their recent actions, this issue has moved to the top of the international agenda.

Bill Gates Offends South Korea With Casual Handshake

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

During his time as Silicon Valley overlord, Bill Gates was noted for his relative informality - he probably wears ties more often now as one of the w...

Are the People of Seoul Worried About the Nuclear Threat From North Korea? Not a Bit

Libby Plummer | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Politics
Libby Plummer

While US President Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye are due to meet in Washington DC on 7 May to hammer out a solution, the local population in Seoul appears to be astoundingly nonplussed about the threats, having heard a lot of the same in the past.

Coercing North Korea

James Davis | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
James Davis

The dangers involved are now on clear display in the escalating crisis in North Korea as the United States seeks to strike a delicate balance between deterring an unknown adversary and reassuring a nervous ally. What's more, the drama plays out in full view of an international audience, some of whom are watching for clues about the utility of nuclear weapons in the 21st Century.

Anonymous Launch New Assault On North Korea, Claiming Insiders' Help

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Tech

The Anonymous hacking collective has launched the second major assault on North Korean websites. Hackers from the amorphous group claimed to have t...

N Korea Must End 'Belligerence' Says Obama

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics

US President Barack Obama has told North Korea to end its "belligerent" attitude amid suggestions the secretive regime has developed the capability to...

G8 Condemns North Korea 'Aggressive Rhetoric' And Threatens Sanctions

PA | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

North Korea was today warned that it faced fresh sanctions if it went ahead with a predicted missile test in the escalating nuclear stand-off with its...

Michael Rundle

Korean Cyber Battle Could Lead To 'Large Scale War' Says Expert | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Tech

There is already a war taking place on the Korean Peninsula: it's on the internet - and the North may be winning. Jarno Limnéll, doctor in militar...

North Korea Warns Foreigners To Leave South Korea

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

North Korea has warned foreigners in South Korea to leave the country amid threats of impending war, in the latest bellicose threat from Pyongyang. ...

Just How Dangerous Is North Korea?

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

Scaremongering by definition tends to exaggerate and mislead. Yet it works.

North Korea : Media, Miscalculations and Calls for Calm

Colin Pattinson | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics
Colin Pattinson

North Korea is not as irrationally troublesome as some sections of the media would lead you to believe. It's often entirely pragmatic and if anything is consistently attention-seeking rather than reckless and erratic.

North Korea Crisis Demands Change of Tactics

Jack Bradshaw | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Bradshaw

Simply put, America's continuation of this "business as usual" course is likely to have grave consequences at some point in the future. As history has demonstrated time and again, it only takes one slight mistake or act of aggression during a tense period to spark a catastrophic conflict.

North Korea Tells British Embassy Staff To Leave

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK

Tensions in the Korean peninsula went up another notch on Friday as North Korea told the British Embassy in the country that the safety of its staff c...

The Korean Dictator Is Behaving Rationally

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Ian Robertson

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un is behaving rationally. The 30-year-old is new leader of a gang which has taken over - nay, created - an entire country, and like any boss he wants to keep his gang in power and build its wealth and status.