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North Korea Just Had Its Most Successful Missile Launch Yet

President Trump has rotated between saying that a “major, major” conflict with North Korea is possible and that he “would be honoured” to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. On Sunday, North Korea did what it usually does when it’s unsure of what’s going on and tested another missile. The launch went pretty well. Read More >>

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North Korea Thinks the CIA Hired a ‘Lumberjack’ to Assassinate Kim Jong Un With Nano Weapons

The North Korean government is famous for coming up with some peculiar theories. But have you heard the one about how the CIA and South Korea’s intelligence agency paid a “lumberjack” $20,000 to kill Kim Jong Un and his cronies with “radioactive” and “nano poisonous” substances? It’s a doozy. Read More >>

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How South Korea’s Fake News Hijacked a Democratic Crisis

Last Thursday, South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was officially ousted from her office after a special Constitutional Court decision held up her impeachment. For the majority of Koreans, it’s the end of a gruelling three-month trial and a longer national scandal. But during the biggest crisis in South Korea’s young democracy, the road to impeachment was filled with fake information spread through the popular messaging app KakaoTalk, websites and newspaper-like pamphlets in which fictional western experts named after anime characters proved made-up conspiracies and “Donald Trump” supported President Park Geun-Hye. Read More >>

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Childcare Interrupts A Man’s Career For A Change

The viral video of the day today is undoubtedly this brilliant clip from BBC World News, in which a discussion on the impeachment of South Korea's president with political scientist Robert E Kelly rapidly spirals into hilarity: Read More >>

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South Korea Wasted £200k Trying to Make People Care About the Olympics at MWC

It's a problem faced by many exhibitors at Mobile World Congress: how do you stand out when there are thousands upon thousands of exhibitors, and companies like LG and Huawei announcing headline-grabbing new handsets? Read More >>

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‘Crown Prince Of Samsung’ Arrested, May Become Crown Prince Of Prison

It's more bad news for Samsung as its de-facto leader, Jay Y. Lee, has been arrested in South Korea in an ongoing investigation into bribery and corruption. Read More >>

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“Crown Prince of Samsung” Avoids Arrest – For The Time Being

The warrant to arrest top Samsung exec Jay Y. Lee has been dismissed today by a court in South Korea and the de-facto company head has been allowed to leave the Seoul Detention Centre where he was being held, reports Reuters. Known in local media as the "Crown Prince of Samsung," Vice Chairman Lee leads the company in the absence of his chairman father Lee Kun-hee, who had a heart attack in 2014. Read More >>

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North Korea Planned a Gigantic Cyber Attack Against South Korea

North Korea has been laying the groundwork for a massive cyber attack against South Korea, government officials from South Korea told Reuters. Read More >>

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South Korea Accused of Massive Cover-Up of Rape and Murder Ahead of 1988 Olympics

South Korea is getting ready to host the Winter Olympics in 2018. But a new investigation by the Associated Press has revealed that the last time the country hosted the Olympics, in 1988, it locked up thousands of so-called vagrants and was complicit in their murder and rape. Read More >>

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The Secret to Stopping Foodborne Illness Might Be Lasers

Researchers have developed a laser that spots illness-inducing bacteria before it makes you sick. Read More >>

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South Korea Will Try to Save Itself From the Inevitable Robot Takeover by Investing £580 Million in AI

South Korea appears to be taking a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” approach to the forthcoming machine revolution. On Thursday, president Park Geun-hye announced plans to invest roughly £580 million in the country’s artificial intelligence industry by 2020, largely as a response to the recent shellacking of countryman Lee Sedol at the hands of—you guessed it—Google’s artificial intelligence bot AlphaGo. Read More >>

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Kim Jong-un is Preparing to Go to War

Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, has put his military on alert, threatening "indiscriminate strikes" on the southern part of Korea. He has declared that the south has 48 hours to meet his demands, or face further military action. Read More >>

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Here’s Samsung’s Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edition – and You Can’t Have One

Avengers Assemble! With your phones! Wait, that should be phone! And only if you live in the Far East! Read More >>

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A Peek into the Life of South Korea’s Food Porn Superstars

Thousands of South Koreans tune in daily to Muk-bang (eating broadcasts): online live-stream channels where people eats large amounts of food on camera. Read More >>