Tag Archives: Korea

North Korea Nuclear Test: What You Need to Know

North Korea said Friday it had conducted a “higher level” nuclear warhead testthat “confirmed” certain features needed to mount the weapons on ballistic missiles. While impossible to verify, the claims touched off a familiar round of condemnation and calls for action: It was North Korea’s second nuclear test in eight months and fifth overall. The International Atomic Energy… Read More »

BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and team expelled from North Korea

BBC correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and his team are being expelled from North Korea after being detained over their reporting. Our correspondent, producer Maria Byrne and cameraman Matthew Goddard were stopped by officials on Friday as they were about to leave North Korea. He was questioned for eight hours by North Korean officials and made to sign a statement.… Read More »

LG trademarks G5 SE in South Korea

In a move that could easily be categorized as simply copying an idea Apple had first, LG has trademarked the name G5 SE in its native South Korea. So it looks like at least someone in the world views the SE suffix as great branding. Apple should probably be flattered, but we assume it’s going to become pretty… Read More »

North Korea officially blocks Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

North Korea has officially announced it is blocking Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and South Korean websites in a move underscoring its concern with the spread of online information. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications announcement was posted this week at the country’s main mobile service provider, Koryolink, and other places serving Internet users. Very few North Koreans have Internet… Read More »

South Korea, U.S. deter North Korea with ‘largest ever’ military drill

Amid blasts of explosives and camouflaging smoke, U.S. and South Korean marines and sailors stormed a beach aboard assault vehicles Saturday in a mock amphibious landing. The carefully choreographed drill begins a much larger, eight-week series of annual joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea. They take place against a backdrop of growing tension and missile… Read More »