South Korea

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.

Ban Ki Moon Says Kim Jong Un 'Gone Too Far'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

North Korea has loaded two mid-range missiles onto mobile launchers on the east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency has reported. A senior offi...

North Korean Army Given Go-Ahead for 'Merciless' Strike Against USA

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK

North Korea's army has been given final approval for a 'merciless' strike against the USA as tensions between the two powers and South Korea continue ...

Kim Jong-Un, George Orwell and a Big Rocket

Olly Lennard | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olly Lennard

Fairly obviously, it isn't in North Korea's practical interests to go to war with the USA. Without the backing of either Russia or China (or both), it would be an unwinnable conflict, and neither of those countries' governments has been holding prominent 'death to the west' rallies of late.

The Anxiety of North Korea's Threats: An Expat's Perspective

April Salchert | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK
April Salchert

As an expat living in South Korea, the North Korean threat is always present. I would be stupid not to take notice. Lately, the threats have been more jarring than in years past. However, like many Koreans, most of the expat community shrugs it off, likening the threats to whining from a petulant child.

Psy Announces Gangnam Follow-Up

PA | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

South Korean rapper PSY says he'll unveil his much-awaited follow-up to Gangnam Style next month and celebrate it with a huge concert in Seoul. PSY...

Kim Jong-Un Visits Military Unit After 'Extreme Rhetoric'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK

Kim Jong-un was seen taking a boat trip to the platoon that shelled a South Korean island in pictures released on Friday as North Korea ramped up its ...

North Korea Ends Peace Pact With South After UN Sanctions

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK

North Korea has said it is ending its peace pact with South Korea following UN sanctions in response to their nuclear test last month. Pyongyang vo...

South Korean 'Economic Democratisation' : Biting the Hand That Feeds You?

Colin Pattinson | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics
Colin Pattinson

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye ran on a ticket of 'economic democratisation'. An ambiguous term that was thrust into prominence during Park's campaigning. The term has earlier roots but has blossomed into importance as Park made it a key component of her campaign.

McDonald’s French Fry Parties Are All The Rage In South Korea (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

A group of schoolchildren were reportedly kicked out of a South Korean McDonald’s after ordering £165 worth of French fries. That’s one heck ...

Gay Style Report - Korean Fashion Update

Gareth Johnson | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Style
Gareth Johnson

For many years, Korea has been developing its reputation as an exporter of high quality textiles and fabrics, but it appears that it is now on the cusp of evolving from being merely a fabric exporter to setting the direction of what the world's designers are sending down the runway.

The World's Next Fashion Design Hubs

Kiyan Foroughi | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Style
Kiyan Foroughi

As someone who makes a living by travelling the world seeking out the latest trends and undiscovered designers, I believe that to find truly innovative fashion design, you need to visit growing cities that are eager to establish themselves on the fashion scene.

Top Gear Helicopter Crash Hits Show In Korea

Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

We all remember when Richard Hammond's Top Gear stunt crash went so horribly wrong - well now disaster has struck on the show's Korean version. Acc...

What Phone Does Kim Jong-Un Use?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Tech

What phone does a North Korean dictator choose? Not one made in South Korea, evidently. A photo has surfaced of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un...

Ministry of Defence Basking in Some Good News for Once

Peter Luff | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Luff

I hope I may be excused feeling a little smug today - the chickens are coming home to roost in precisely the way I hoped they would. Two successive reports from the government's financial watchdog, the NAO, have effectively endorsed the very difficult decisions we took while I was at MoD.

Davos Prides Itself on Looking Forward

Mark Malloch-Brown | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Malloch-Brown

At a session on European competitiveness yesterday the starkness of Europe's future was clearly exposed. A chart was shown that showed US per capita income steadily pulling way ahead of Europe's which has now been overtaken by South Korea.

Flexible Battery Breakthrough In Quest For A Bendable Phone

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Tech

South Korean researchers have unveiled a way to create flexible battery. The breakthrough is the latest step forwards on the quest to create a bend...

Is Psy's Right Now The Next Gangnam Style?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

It may have been the biggest song of 2012, but even Psy is getting tired of Gangnam Style. The South Korean pop star's hit spawned a thousand paro...

N Korean Leader Gives Unusual New Year's Message

The Huffington Post UK | Kim Jones | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made overtures to South Korea, warning that continuing conflict with the state will only lead to "war", in a rare ...

North Korea: Provocation Patterns

Colin Pattinson | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Politics
Colin Pattinson

Many experts were caught off guard by the surprise launch of the North Korean satellite on the 12 December. Many argued that another attempt to launch the rocket, after the failure in April, would not be until 2013.