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A fishing deal with China could be the reason North Korean 'ghost ships' are flooding Japan

Japanese police say this boat contained eight men who they claimed were North Korean fishermen.Kyodo via ReutersDozens of boats containing dead bodies from North Korea have washed up on Japan's west coast recently.Experts say this could be due to a fishing deal between North Korea and China.The phen

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-12-16 08:00:00

Racist Woman Kicked Out Of Starbucks For Telling Korean Students 'This Is America. Speak English Only'

A woman was kicked out of a Starbucks in California for a racially insensitive remark to two college students speaking Korean. South Korean international student Annie An was at a tutoring session with Sean Lee, a South Korean native and UC Berkeley student at a Starbucks in Walnut Creek, California

NEWSWEEK - 2017-12-16 16:07:23

Before the Tories start preaching about plastic in our seas, they should clean up their own mess at home

We're supposed to believe Michael Gove, who made such a mess of our schools, is a champion of the planet Sir David Attenborough's programmes have far more cut-through with the public than any speech from a politician (Image: Getty) Sir David Attenborough's Blue Planet II is the best -documentary I'v

MIRROR - 2017-12-16 21:48:45

Why does Seoul routinely low-ball North Korea's missile range?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP When North Korea fired its latest intercontinental ballistic missile on November 29, experts said it was the regime's longest range ICBM to date, with an estimated reach of up to 13,000km - putting the entire US mainland within reach of Pyongyang's nuclear

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - 2017-12-16 02:31:05

Litecoin Price Surges by 10% Again to $300 as Demand Skyrockets

Over the past 24 hours, the Litecoin price has surged by nearly 10 percent, increasing from below $270 to $300. Surpasses Charlie Lee's Expectation On CNBC's Squawk Box, Litecoin creator and former Coinbase executive Charlie Lee stated that he would be satisfied if the price of Litecoin remains in t

CRYPTOCOINSNEWS.COM - 2017-12-16 16:23:57

Search for soldier who went missing in Korean War continues

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Saturday before Veterans Day, on a glorious autumn day when Boiseans were honoring veterans with a festive parade, Jorja Reyburn wasn't there. Instead, she was in a quiet meeting room with officials from the Department of Defense who were reporting their painfully slow progre

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2017-12-16 07:12:33

On the Buddhist trail of Malananda

In the depth of Korean winter, snow flurries along the southwest coastline are common. On the nearby slopes along the coast, Buddhist temples - solid wooden structures that stand in harmony with their green surroundings - are quickly layered in white. From their perch atop rolling hills, the fringes

THEHINDU.COM - 2017-12-16 14:09:24

Where You Should Go In 2018: Airbnb's Official Trending Destinations

If you can't decide where to travel to in 2018, why not check out where everyone else is heading. Perhaps they know something you don't? Certainly, there are some insane deals for cheap travel to the sun in 2018. Whatever the reason for the popularity of these destinations, here is the official list

LUXURYTRAVELDIARY.COM - 2017-12-16 07:30:08

At least two people dead following Java earthquake

South Korea's intelligence agency says it has evidence showing North Korea was behind two hack attacks on the country's cryptocurrency exchanges earlier this year. The National Intelligence Service said North Korea is suspected of stealing the personal information of some 30-thousand people regist

ARIRANG.COM - 2017-12-16 23:57:37

Kim Shin-wook scores twice, South Korea wins EAFF E-1 title

TOKYO (AP) - South Korea beat Japan 4-1 on Saturday to win the East Asian Championship after Kim Shin-wook scored two goals. Yu Kobayashi gave Japan the lead from the penalty spot after just three minutes, but South Korea scored 10 minutes later as Kim Shin-wook headed home a cross from Kim Jin-su o

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2017-12-16 13:19:55

Report warns of Britain's ability to impose sanctions on countries post-Brexit

The UK must urgently address how it plans to maintain sanctions on Russia, North Korea, Syria and other countries post-Brexit or risk losing influence in the world, a report has warned. The EU Select Committee found the Government's planned approach to sanctions after leaving the European Union was

THE INDEPENDENT - 2017-12-16 16:09:59

ROK President Moon Jae-in visits Chongqing

ROK President Moon Jae-in pays a visit to the Museum of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea in Chongqing, on Dec 16, 2017. [Photo by Tan Yingzi/China Daily] The Republic of Korea's President Moon Jae-in paid a visit to the Museum of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Kor

CHINA DAILY - 2017-12-16 18:42:00

Minnesota homecoming sweet for members of U.S. National Team

ST. PAUL -- Earlier this month, the United States Women's National Team took the ice at Xcel Energy Center for an exhibition game against Canada's National Women's Team, part of USA Hockey's The Time is Now tour. Every now and again, though, three members of the team are content to influence the gam

NHL - 2017-12-16 06:00:00

South Korean Government Will Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges, Refutes Ban Rumors

The South Korean government has officially refuted various reports on the possibility of a cryptocurrency trading ban within the country. On Wednesday, December 13th, the South Korean government, central bank, and financial authorities had held an emergency meeting to discuss the legality of cryptoc

COINJOURNAL.NET - 2017-12-16 11:07:03

Korea's Kim doubles up in historic four-goal thrashing of Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kim Shin-wook scored twice as South Korea handed Japan an historic 4-1 thrashing on Saturday to retain the East Asian Championship title at Ajinomoto Stadium. Shin Tae-yong's team successfully defended the title with their second consecutive win of the competition having starting

REUTERS - 2017-12-16 13:48:42

The right start: healthcare in India

We may lament about the poor state of health in India, but we must also realise that some things have improved. In 1980, only 85 out of every 100 children born would live to age five. Today, that number is 96. Improved child survival translates, among other benefits, into reduced fertility since peo

THEHINDU.COM - 2017-12-16 18:32:00

Maryland thoroughbred farms help court South Korean business

BALTIMORE (AP) - John William Boniface Sr. bent down and ran his fingers through the grass at his Bonita Farm in Harford County. "Maryland has as good a grass as Kentucky," he told a group of visitors from South Korea. Boniface boasted that Maryland held its first thoroughbred horse race in 1721, ba

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2017-12-16 14:16:07

Portland veteran who faced deportation released

TACOMA, Wash. - An Iraq War veteran who was held at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Tacoma for eight months has been released. Chong Hwan Kim was released Thursday after being held at the detention center since April. Kim was taken into custody on April 5, when he me


Kremlin: Putin and Trump Agreed to Share Information on North Korea

On Friday, the Russian government said President Donald Trump's and Russian President Vladimir Putin's phone call included an agreement to share information regarding North Korea and a discussion about potentially establishing contacts with the rogue nation. Reuters reported the Kremlin released a s

IJR - 2017-12-15 13:27:01

North Korea reportedly just launched its own version of Netflix - but there's a catch

North Koreans have something new to watch, according to reports.Reuters/KCNANorth Korean state media announced a new Netflix-like app available to smartphone users within the country.North Koreans can only consume state-approved media, and can be killed for watching South Korean programs.North Korea

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-12-15 19:35:04