By Hyung-Jim Kim Associated Press NONSAN, South Korea (AP) — Many of his students are Kims. So are his fellow teachers, an elementary school alumnus and the owners of restaurants and pubs that he patronizes in his small farming village. Lots of Kims in his neighborhood, too. Such is everyday life for Kim Sun Won, […]
Kim Young-sam, former president of South Korea, dies
AP Wire Service By Hyung-jin Kim SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Nov. 22. He was 87. The chief of Seoul National University Hospital, Oh Byung-Hee, announced Kim’s death […]
BLOG: Small pins make a big statement — Madeleine Albright’s collection expresses wit, irony, and diplomacy
What did Madeleine Albright wear when she met North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to represent America’s might? Albright visited China in 1998 to prepare for the summit meeting between President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin to illustrate improved relationship between Washington and Beijing despite US-China differences. What was her symbol? Why did Albright […]
N. Korean leader’s sister named as senior official
AP Wire Service SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers’ Party, adding to analysts’ views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty that runs the country.
North Korea explodes myth of Kim dynasty
By Foster Klug Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea’s propaganda machine has long kept alive the myth of a serene, all-powerful ruling dynasty that enjoyed universal love and support at home. In a single stroke last week, that came crashing down.
North Korean leader’s uncle rumored to be dismissed
By Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea’s spy agency believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle may have been dismissed from his posts last month and that two of his aides were executed, two lawmakers said Tuesday. The lawmakers said they were told by South Korea’s National Intelligence Service […]
Dennis Rodman: NKorea leader wants Obama to call
By Michelle Salecedo The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C, (AP) — North Korea’s young leader has riled the United States with recent nuclear tests, but Kim Jong Un doesn’t really want war with the superpower, just a call from President Barack Obama to chat about their shared love of basketball, according to unlikely diplomat Dennis Rodman, […]
Fewer fireworks set off in smoggy Beijing
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — The annual Lunar New Year fireworks barrage in Beijing was notably muted Sunday, Feb. 10, following government appeals to reduce the smoky celebrations after air pollution rose to near catastrophic levels over recent weeks.
North Korea apparently conducts third nuclear test
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea apparently conducted a widely anticipated nuclear test Tuesday, Feb. 12 strongly indicated by an “explosion-like” earthquake that monitoring agencies around the globe said appeared to be unnatural.
Images suggest North Korea ready for nuclear test
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — North Korea could be almost ready to carry out its threat to conduct a nuclear test, a U.S. research institute said, pointing to recent satellite photos.
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