Despite threats activist sends The Interview DVDs to North Korea

Posted by on Apr 08, 2015 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: A North Korean defector living in South Korea said on Wednesday he has launched balloons carrying thousands of copies of the film “The Interview” to North Korea, despite protests from the isolated country and emailed death threats. North Korea has denounced the Hollywood comedy featuring a fictional plot to assassinate the country’s leader Kim Jong Un as an act of war and threatened retaliation... 

US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

Posted by on Jan 02, 2015 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: The United States imposed financial sanctions Friday on North Korea and several senior government officials in retaliation for a cyber attack on Hollywood studio Sony Pictures. President Barack Obama said he ordered the sanctions because of “the provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies of the Government of North Korea, including its destructive, coercive cyber-related actions during... 

S Korea acquits family convicted of spying 35 years ago

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: A South Korean court on Friday overturned a 35-year old conviction of spying for North Korea against a family of eight, two of whom were executed in the early 1980s. The district court in the eastern city of Chuncheon ruled that the eight had been illegally detained and then tortured to extract confessions, the Yonhap news agency reported. “There is no admissible evidence for finding them guilty,” the... 

S Korea ferry disaster captain jailed for 36 years

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

GWANGJU: A South Korean court handed down a 36 year jail sentence Tuesday to the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank in April, but acquitted him of murdering the 304 people who died in the disaster. The three-judge bench ruled that prosecutors, who had demanded the death penalty for Captain Lee Jun-Seok, failed to prove the most serious charge of “homicide through wilful negligence”. But the court found Lee,... 

Americans freed by N Korea arrive in US

Posted by on Nov 09, 2014 | Leave a Comment

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD: The last two Americans serving lengthy prison sentences in North Korea arrived home Saturday after the reclusive state freed them following a secret mission by US intelligence chief James Clapper. Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller arrived around 9:00 pm (0500 GMT) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State. Bae disembarked the plane with a suitcase, then smiled as he hugged and embraced family... 

Americans freed by North Korea after spy chief mission

Posted by on Nov 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: The last two Americans serving lengthy prison sentences in North Korea were on their way home Saturday after being dramatically freed by the reclusive state following a secret mission by US intelligence chief James Clapper. The surprise release by North Korea of Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller followed the equally unexpected decision by Pyongyang last month to free 56-year-old US national Jeffrey... 

Divers find body six months after Korea ferry disaster

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: South Korean divers discovered another body inside the sunken Sewol ferry on Tuesday — six months after it capsized and more than 100 days after the last corpse was recovered, officials said. The body was found inside a women´s restroom in the upturned ferry which sank on April 16 with the loss of more than 300 lives — most of them students from the same high school. “An operation is now underway... 

American freed by North Korea arrives in US TV

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: An American man held for five months in North Korea has arrived back in the United States, US television reported Wednesday, showing his plane landing at an airport in Ohio. Jeffrey Fowle, 56, whose release was announced Tuesday, arrived at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, according to the television reports. Television footage showed Fowle smiling as he descended from the plane with baggage in hand, being... 

South Korea beat Malaysia 32 to win hockey bronze

Posted by on Oct 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

INCHEON: South Korea won the bronze medal with a 3-2 win over Guangzhou silver-medallists Malaysia, with three of the five goals coming through penalty strokes. Jang Jong-Hyun scored twice for the hosts to finish as the leading scorer of the competition with nine goals. Jang opened the scoring with a penalty corner in the 19th minute and Kim Young-Jin increased the margin with a field goal at the end of the second quarter. Malaysia,... 

South Korea snatch back hockey crown from China

Posted by on Oct 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

INCHEON: Kim Dar-Ae scored the winner as South Korea ended China´s 12-year reign as the Asian Games women´s hockey champions with a 1-0 win in the final on Wednesday. Kim´s decisive goal in the 41st minute handed the Koreans the title they won four times in a row from 1986 to 1998 before China emerged victorious in the last three editions. Cheered by some 1,000 home fans, the Koreans ran into each other´s... 
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