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  • Olympic figure skating star hailed as example for Catholics

    02/17/2014 5:12:51 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    cna ^ | February 16, 2014 | Addie Mena
    Kim Yuna waves to crowds while wearing her rosary ring in New York City, May 4, 2010. Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images for Time Inc. Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2014 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic Olympian and international skating superstar Kim Yuna is a role model not only of dedication and athleticism but also an example of how to live the faith publicly, a fan says.   Seminarian for the Archdiocese of Detroit and blog writer Evan Pham told CNA on Feb. 11 that he was struck by Kim's simple act of praying on ice during the 2010...
  • New York madam snagged in pre-Super Bowl sting

    01/30/2014 2:10:44 PM PST · by csvset · 37 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Joseph Stepansky , Erik Badia and Corky Siemaszko
    A sophisticated Manhattan-based prostitution ring that offered "one-stop shopping" and delivered both drugs and debauchery was sacked just days before the Super Bowl. "Always a treat and always fast to your door," Asian Wave Escorts promised in sexy come-ons broadcast on public access TV, sources said. The ring was headed by a middle-aged madam named Hyun Ok Yoonung, a 41-year-old Korean immigrant who officials said is something of a legend in the flesh-peddling business. "She was really the leader," Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday. "This is someone we've heard of from other criminals, really sort of admiring the scope...
  • U.S. on alert over Canadians [Islamists] in Algeria

    01/31/2013 6:53:28 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | January 31, 2013 8:49 PM EST | Reuters
    Signs that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack by hostage-taking Islamist militants on a remote gas plant in Algeria are of great concern to American authorities, U.S. intelligence officials said on Thursday. While Algerian authorities apparently have not yet provided Western governments with cast-iron proof, a senior U.S. intelligence official said: “We’re taking very seriously the reports of the two Canadians’ involvement.” ... Confirmation that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack on the In Amenas facility in the Algerian desert would raise concerns about a worrying nexus between North America and North African militants. At least 38 plant...
  • N. Korean general says Pyongyang has nuke-tipped ICBMs on standby

    03/07/2013 8:11:31 PM PST · by Deathtomarxists · 125 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2-8-13 | NA
    Brief excerpt; The paper said the general made clear at a speech given at a rally in Pyongyang that intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and other rockets capable of attacking pre-set targets have been armed with various types of atomic warheads.
  • Gangnam Style singer rapped about killing American soldiers ( will perform at White House )

    12/07/2012 9:23:45 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    PSY, the wildly popular Korean rap/pop star who hit it big on YouTube with his viral “Gangnam Style” video, seems so warm and friendly. Scratch beneath the surface, though, and you find anti-American rot: ... He’d get along swell with troop-hating Soulja Boy or cop-killer advocates Ice-T and NWA... PSY will be performing for the White House in a Christmas extravaganza airing on TNT Dec. 21.
  • Caucus-Win Coattails Propel Santorum into Effective Tie With Romney in California

    02/13/2012 10:14:35 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 43 replies
    Survey USA ^ | 2/13/12 | staff
    4 months to the California Primary, but fresh after caucus wins in Colorado and Minnesota and in Missouri's non-binding primary, Rick Santorum draws to within a whisker of nominal frontrunner Mitt Romney, 33% for Romney, 31% for Santorum, effectively even, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KABC-TV Los Angeles, KPIX-TV San Francisco, KGTV-TV San Diego and KFSN-TV Fresno. Santorum leads Romney among seniors, among evangelicals, among pro-life voters, among Tea Party members, among those who say they are "very conservative," and in the Central Valley region of California.
  • Kim Jong-il is dead [Main Thread]

    12/18/2011 7:13:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 959 replies · 2+ views
    Kim Jong-il is dead
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, 69, has died

    12/18/2011 7:27:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    ap ^ | 12/18/11 | ap
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader, has died. He was 69. Kim's death was announced Monday by state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008 but appeared relatively vigorous in photos and video from recent trips to China and Russia and in numerous trips around the country carefully documented by state media. The leader, reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine, was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease.
  • High Stakes Game of Chicken on the Korean Peninsula

    11/23/2011 8:50:07 PM PST · by Rabin · 13 replies
    padresteve.wordpress.com ^ | 2010/11/28 | Steven Dundas
    The game is on. The U.S. Navy and South Korean Navy task forces are moving into position, the South Korean Military is on its highest peacetime alert and the North Korean military is moving fresh batteries of Surface to Air and Ground to Sea missiles into place… fresh artillery fire near Yeonpyeong Island which it brutally attacked earlier in the week. In the South popular protests are rising against soft treatment of the North
  • Woman Leaves Fortune to Church

    09/27/2011 5:45:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    UCA News ^ | 9/27/11 | Stephen Hong
    A 92-year-old unmarried woman has donated 1.1 billion won (US$935,000) to the Church. Columba Lee Jeom-hong told Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk at his office on September 23 the money was earned cleanly with her own hands and feet, in order to offer it to God. “I lived without greed, and without waste of a penny,” she said of her simple life. Cardinal Cheong thanked her and said “God will pay you back for the good deeds.” In 1995 she donated an expensive piece of land in Seoul on which now the Labor Pastoral Center of Seoul archdiocese is located. In...
  • Student obsessed w/Korean culture has tongue surgically lengthened on NHS 2 help her speak language

    08/12/2011 2:07:51 AM PDT · by Stoat · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / Various ^ | August 12, 2011 | Staff
    Student Rhiannon Brooksbank-Jones dreams of living and working in South Korea once she finishes university, even though she has never visited the country. But while taking language lessons, the 19-year-old found that she couldn't pronounce certain crucial sounds in the Korean alphabet. Her dentist suggested it may be because she was born with a slightly shorter than average tongue, caused by having an unusually thick lingual frenulum - the flap of skin that joins the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Language barrier: Rhiannon Brooksbank-Jones, from Nottingham, had her tongue lengthened by 1cm to help her...
  • S. Korean Navy fires shots after hearing sound of artillery fire near wester sea border(NK arty)

    08/10/2011 12:04:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/10/11
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  • Breast cancer sufferer who wanted to die at home denied seat on Korean Airlines flight

    05/11/2011 6:38:18 AM PDT · by rawhide · 3 replies
    She had been due to fly to South Korea with her daughter for a special mother's day treat. But it had also been Crystal Kim's last wish to 'die at home' after being diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in February. Instead Ms Kim found herself in a hotel at the weekend after being turned away by Korean Airlines for looking 'too frail' to fly. The dying mother had approval from two doctors and a note clearing her to fly over the weekend from Seattle, but the carrier still thought Ms Kim may not be up for the long haul...
  • S. Korean Navy frees hijacked cargo ship, kills Somali pirates

    01/20/2011 11:11:09 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 28 replies
    Yonhap ^ | 1/21/11
    SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korean naval special forces successfully rescued 21 seamen and their South Korean-operated cargo ship that was hijacked last week by Somali pirates in an operation that left eight Somali pirates dead, Seoul's military officials said Friday. "Our special forces stormed the hijacked Samho Jewelry earlier today and freed all hostages," said Col. Lee Bung-woo, a spokesman at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Jimmy Carter: North Korean Dictators Deserve Our Respect

    11/26/2010 2:42:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies
    verum serum ^ | 11/26/10 | John
    Wherever there is a tyrannical government in trouble, you’ll find Jimmy Carter there to defend them. Case in point, his op-ed on behalf of North Korea, published Wednesday in the Post. It begins: No one can completely understand the motivations of the North Koreans, but it is entirely possible that their recent revelation of their uranium enrichment centrifuges and Pyongyang’s shelling of a South Korean island Tuesday are designed to remind the world that they deserve respect in negotiations that will shape their future. Every word of this paragraph is false, willfully ignorant or humiliatingly stupid. Take your pick. For...
  • Deliberate or Accidental, a New Korean War Would be Devastating

    11/23/2010 7:29:21 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 156 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 11/23/2010 | David Wood
    Deliberate or Accidental, a New Korean War Would be Devastating The soaring modern glass towers of downtown Seoul are magnificent -- and to a North Korean artillery officer squinting through his sights from just 32 miles away, a delicious set of targets. The glistening South Korean capital is a city of glass, almost literally in the shadow of some 500 long-range heavy artillery guns from which North Korea can fire half a million artillery shells an hour, for several hours. A war on the Korean peninsula could explode almost without warning, senior U.S. military officers say. North Korea's immediate, if...
  • U.S. aircraft carrier heads for Korean waters

    11/24/2010 10:35:37 AM PST · by Bokababe · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/24/10 | Jack Kim and Lee Jae-won
    (Reuters) - A U.S. aircraft carrier group set off for Korean waters on Wednesday, a day after North Korea rained artillery shells on a South Korean island, in a move likely to enrage Pyongyang and unsettle its ally, China.....
  • Why Do Koreans Own The Black Beauty Supply Business?

    09/29/2010 1:16:44 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 54 replies
    Atlanta Post ^ | September 27, 2010 07:06 AM | R. Asmerom
    It’s odd but no so odd at the same time. By now, many people expect to walk into a beauty supply store and see a Korean store owner manning the register. Whether you’re in the suburbs of Houston or on MLK Blvd in Anytown, USA, you know what to expect. And yet, walking down a street in a Black neighborhood with Black residents and Black customers buzzing about the retail shops, that image of the few Koreans in the neighborhood only existing behind the cash register of liquor, beauty supply and other retail shops is still perplexing.
  • North Korean propaganda boasts of sinking South Korean ship

    07/15/2010 5:32:35 PM PDT · by Saint X · 6 replies · 1+ views
    United States Naval Institute ^ | July 15, 2010 | United States Naval Institute
    A poster recently smuggled out of North Korea and released by Radio Free Asia appears to boast of the sinking of a South Korean warship that occurred last March. With the caption "We'll take it down with a single blow if it attacks!" the poster depicts a red fist smashing a small warship that resembles the Cheonan – a corvette that broke in two and sank in disputed waters after a mysterious explosion. Forty-six South Korean sailors died in the incident.
  • Nation Marks Korean War’s 60th Anniversary

    06/23/2010 1:52:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 23, 2010 – Sixty years ago this week, North Korean troops stormed across the 38th parallel into South Korea, launching a three-year conflict that culminated in an armistice in 1953, but never officially ended. The North Koreans launched a massive, coordinated air-land invasion in the early-morning hours of June 25, 1950, with more than 230,000 troops, fighter jets, attack bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, tanks and artillery. The ferocity of the offensive caught the South Korean army by surprise. With fewer than 100,000 troops, no tanks and limited aircraft, they were unprepared to halt the invasion force. Seoul, the South...
  • Korean war 'may break out at any moment': North Korea

    06/03/2010 1:34:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,205+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/3/10 | AFP
    GENEVA (AFP) – A North Korean diplomat said Thursday that tensions on the Korean peninsula were running so high over the sinking of a South Korean warship that "war may break out at any moment." In a speech to the international Conference on Disarmament, Ri Jang-Gon, deputy permanent representative for North Korea at the United Nations in Geneva, blamed the "grave situation" on South Korea and the United States. "The present situation of the Korean peninsula is so grave that a war may break out at any moment," he said. International investigators on May 20 announced their findings that a...
  • Foreign Students See Kimchi as Most Korean Item

    03/17/2010 12:28:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 389+ views
    Korea Times ^ | 03-16-2010 | Bae Ji-sook
    Foreign students selected kimchi ― fermented cabbage seasoned with red pepper ― as the most representative of Korea, a recent survey showed. ``Hallyu,'' the new wave of Korean pop culture, often proves to be a key factor to pique their interest in Korea. And the longer they stay, the more they become attached to kimchi. The survey was conducted by the Sogang University Language Education Center and asked 101 foreign students about what item they most associate with Korea. Thirty-three of the respondents started studying Korean language because they liked its pop culture, mostly TV dramas. However, when asked what...
  • North Korean Slave Labor in Russia

    03/11/2010 1:23:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 732+ views
    verumserum ^ | 3/11/10 | John
    Claudia Rosett has a must read description of North Korean logging camps in the Russian wilderness: In 1994 I was working as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Moscow when a story turned up in the Russian press, saying that North Korea was running lumber camps in remote areas of Russia. In Moscow, Russian officials confirmed to me that they had two big logging operations manned and policed by North Koreans. Both were in the Russian Far East, in areas once part of Stalin’s old gulag. One was based in a place called Tynda. The other was headquartered...
  • Firefight Between North and South Korean Navy This Morning: Causualty Unknown

    11/09/2009 7:19:35 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 119 replies · 7,148+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/10/09
    Firefight Between North and South Korean Navy This Morning: Causualty Unknown Happened on the morning of Nov. 10 at NLL. N. Korean patrol boats went over NLL to the south. Warning shots fired, but ignored. S. Korean navy fired at N. Korean ship. N. Koreans returned fire.
  • North Korean - A purer language, I think not.

    11/04/2009 5:59:19 PM PST · by joey703 · 15 replies · 685+ views
    Breaking Down Borders: Korea ^ | November 2nd, 2009 | Han
    The point of this posting is to continue to systematically attack the notion that it is natural for two Koreas to exist and to continually eat away at all the justifications that South Koreans make in order to some how to ease their collective guilt as they lead their moderately wealthty lives as the other half of the nation continues to suffer (For more on how North Koreans continue to suffer see last week's issue of the New Yorker or what Professor Brad DeLong at UC Berkeley has noted to be last weeks "must read.") I do this under the...
  • To Save Its Dying Tongue, Indonesian Isle Orders Out for Korean

    09/12/2009 11:14:53 AM PDT · by BGHater · 3 replies · 581+ views
    WSJ ^ | 11 Sep 2009 | TOM WRIGHT and GORDON FAIRCLOUGH
    Its Spoken Language Fading, Buton Tries a Script From Seoul That Has Global Ambitions SORAWOLIO, Indonesia -- In an elementary school here on the remote Indonesian island of Buton, a teacher named Abidin recently began to show students how to write their endangered native language -- in the Korean alphabet. Mr. Abidin carefully copied some Korean letters from a textbook onto the blackboard and asked his fourth-grade class what they spelled in their Cia-Cia tongue, a Malayo-Polynesian language related to others spoken across Indonesia. "I eat fish," they replied in unison. The students know little about Korea, 3,500 miles north...
  • After rare US talks, NKorean diplomats hit Vegas (NM Gov. Bill Richardson & the commies)

    08/22/2009 4:55:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1,240+ views
    PTI News ^ | 8/22/09
    After rare US talks, NKorean diplomats hit VegasSTAFF WRITER 3:47 HRS IST Washington, Aug 22 (AFP) After holding rare talks with a prominent US governor, a diplomatic duo from the reclusive state of North Korea is off to see another side of the United States -- Las Vegas. A senior US official confirmed on condition of anonymity yesterday that the two North Korean diplomats had told US authorities they planned "personal travel" in America's casino capital as well as in Los Angeles. The US official declined further details on the travel of the pair, who are accredited at the United...
  • Korean Victims Mark Atomic Bomb Anniversary

    08/08/2009 12:32:54 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 815+ views
    VOA ^ | 8/6/09 | Jason Strother
    Sixty-four years ago, the United States dropped the first nuclear weapon used in war on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. A few days later, another was exploded over Nagasaki. More than 200,000 people died in the bombings and many of them were Korean. S. Koreans pray in font of the cenotaph for Korean atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima, Japan, 05 Aug 2009 S. Koreans pray in font of the cenotaph for Korean atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima, Japan, 05 Aug 2009 At a ceremony in Seoul, the Koreans who survived the blasts marked the 64th anniversary of the Hiroshima attack...
  • The Charge Of The Korean Carmakers (Hyundai and Kia gaining ground in industry's worst year ever)

    07/21/2009 9:57:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 1,085+ views
    Forbes ^ | 7/21/2009 | Jerry Flint
    It's the worst year in history for the industry: Two Detroit companies went bankrupt, and even the Japanese are losing money. But nothing stops those Koreans. Hyundai and Kia are expanding their lineups, a new Kia plant is to open in Georgia, and they are setting most ambitious goals. Their cars may not be the best, but they are improving--many get on the "recommended" list in Consumers Reports--and they are getting major help from the home country's weak currency. The two are connected under the name Hyundai Kia Automotive Group. Hyundai is larger and owns a 39% controlling stake in...
  • A Korean Invasion Blindsides the U.S. Army -- but in a Good Way

    05/29/2009 11:54:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 1,287+ views
    WSJ ^ | 05/29/09 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    A Korean Invasion Blindsides the U.S. Army -- but in a Good Way Immigrants From Peninsula Swamp Program Offering Citizenship; Other Groups Squeezed By MIRIAM JORDAN LOS ANGELES -- Suk Joon Lee, a South Korean immigrant, feared his days in the U.S. were numbered. His ice-cream shop wasn't doing well, and if it failed, his investor visa could be revoked. Then Mr. Lee stumbled upon a Korean-language Web site that described a way out: a program that the Army was about to launch that offered a shortcut to getting U.S. citizenship. The site was created by another Korean immigrant, James...
  • Authorities: At least 4 shot, 1 dead at Korean Christian retreat in Southern California.

    04/07/2009 11:16:16 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 69 replies · 5,195+ views
    ap via Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2009 | None
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  • Kim's Targets (North Korean missile was aimed at Obama Administration)

    04/05/2009 1:44:53 PM PDT · by MaestroLC · 11 replies · 2,039+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | APRIL 5, 2009 | By ANDREI LANKOV
    North Korea's Kim Jong Il and his henchmen are often described as "irrational" or "mad." This description does them a great disservice, for they have stayed in power for decades by manipulating great powers. Sunday's missile launch is just another step in a complicated political game whose aim has not changed since the 1960s: to ensure a steady influx of foreign aid without making any concessions which might put regime at risk. [...] The first target of the North Korean missile is, of course, the White House -- not literally, but figuratively. Pyongyang's leaders know that under Barack Obama's administration,...
  • CIA recruits among Muslims

    03/31/2009 8:54:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,336+ views
    SNIPPET: "The CIA is attempting to recruit more spies by advertising on the internet, radio and television, and by holding meetings with American Muslims to make up a severe shortage of Arabic speakers.... Leon Panetta, the new CIA director, will meet Muslim groups in cities such as Detroit to spearhead personally the new drive to recruit Arabic speakers. He recently lamented the fact that only 13 per cent of CIA officers speak a foreign language, and just 22 per cent come from minorities. "In order to accomplish our vital intelligence mission we want to market our employment opportunities to speakers...
  • Let's not forget this Korean War MIA, now found...

    03/16/2009 12:54:05 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 7 replies · 463+ views
    Dept. of Defense ^ | 3/16/09 | DOD release
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Sgt. 1st Class Patrick J. Arthur, U.S. Army, of Broken Bow, Neb. He will be buried on May 1 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Arthur was a member of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 38th Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. In mid May 1951, elements of the 2nd ID were securing their positions on the No Name Line south of the...
  • The New Hot Cuisine: Korean

    03/08/2009 12:36:34 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 939+ views
    WSJ ^ | 03/06/09 | JULIET CHUNG
    The New Hot Cuisine: Korean Why its flavors are cropping up everywhere from haute cuisine to fast food By JULIET CHUNG The noted Chicago eatery Blackbird has kimchi on the menu, and California Pizza Kitchen is developing Korean barbecue beef pizza. In Los Angeles, crowds are lining up for street food from a pair of Korean taco trucks called Kogi. The slightly sour-tasting Korean frozen yogurt served at the Pinkberry and Red Mango chains has inspired many imitators. Redolent with garlic, sesame oil and red chili peppers, Korean food is suddenly everywhere. It's even on the packaged-food industry's radar. "Last...
  • For a New Generation, Kimchi Goes With Tacos

    02/25/2009 4:34:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 880+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 25, 2009 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    AS the sun begins to sink behind the Santa Monica Mountains and the northbound traffic thickens on the 405 freeway, the hungry refresh their browsers. After obsessively checking the Twitter postings of the Korean taco maker to see where the truck will park next, they begin lining up — throngs of college students, club habitués, couples on dates and guys having conversations about spec scripts. And they wait, sometimes well beyond an hour, all for the pleasure of spicy bites of pork, chicken or tofu soaked in red chili flake vinaigrette, short ribs doused in sesame-chili salsa roja or perhaps...
  • Korean Methodists Celebrate Americans (Appreciation of America from an Asian country)

    12/23/2008 6:46:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 526+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | Dec 23,2008 | Mark Tooley
    The largest Methodist congregation in the world is the 120,000 member Kumnan Church in Seoul, Korea, whose pastor/bishop is an colorful enthusiast for South Korea's alliance with America. "Without [the] U.S. presence, Korea would not have grown to be one of the largest concentrations of Christians in the world," explained a senior U.S. Army chaplain to the United Methodist News Service recently. "The Korean people are on fire for the Lord. Bishop Kim credits his success to prayer and preaching the unadulterated Word of God." Methodist Bishop Hong-Do Kim is the 70-year-old pastor who led a 75 member congregation to...
  • Enjoy Your Stay. . .At North Korean Embassy

    04/04/2008 6:48:45 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 159+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-5-2008 | Harry de Quetteville
    Enjoy your stay... at North Korean embassy By Harry de Quetteville in Berlin Last Updated: 1:52am BST 05/04/2008 North Korea, one of the poorest countries in the world, is reportedly raising much needed funds by transforming parts of its Berlin embassy complex into a backpacker hostel. The deal would see North Korea, famous for the secretive regime of dictator Kim Jong-il, throwing open the doors of former diplomatic buildings to budget travellers from around the world. The large embassy compound is located in former East Berlin close to tourist attractions including Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate. A display case...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Tibor Rubin ~ 18 February 08

    02/17/2008 4:59:55 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 376 replies · 890+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | StarCMC and Chip n Dale
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Tibor Rubin Info from this website.               Tibor Rubin: An Unusual Hero Of The Korean War by Seymour "Sy" Brody Tibor Rubin's bravery during the Korean War is probably unparalleled in the history of America's fighting heroes. That is why many organizations and individuals are involved in a...
  • N Korean denies link to Israel's strike on Syria

    09/18/2007 5:19:16 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 403+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-18-2007 | Tim Butcher
    N Korean denies link to Israel's strike on Syria By Tim Butcher in Jerusalem Last Updated: 12:02pm BST 18/09/2007 North Korea has strongly denied allegations from unnamed American intelligence sources that its regime provided nuclear technology and expertise to Syria. The allegations came after Israel's covert airstrike in northern Syria, with US sources suggesting the target was some sort of shipment of nuclear-connected material provided by Pyongyang. Israel has not given any details on the operation in Syria While North Korea has been providing arms for years to Syria, most notably customised Scud missiles, this was the first allegation about...
  • N Korean Ship 'Linked To Israel's Strike On Syria'

    09/17/2007 12:57:00 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 490+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-17-2007 | Tim Butcher
    N Korean ship 'linked to Israel's strike on Syria' By Tim Butcher in Jerusalem Last Updated: 4:52pm BST 17/09/2007 A suspicious North Korean freighter that re-flagged itself as South Korean before off-loading an unknown cargo at the Syrian port of Tartous is at the centre of efforts today to investigate Israel's recent airstrike on Syria. Israel has not given any details on the operation in Syria An Israeli on-line data analyst, Ronen Solomon, found an internet trace for the 1,700-tonne cargo ship, Al Hamed, which showed the vessel started to off-load what Syrian officials categorised as "cement" on Sept 3....
  • (3rd LD) Cheong Wa Dae announces agreement with Taliban to release 19 Korean hostages

    08/28/2007 7:33:59 AM PDT · by CHEE · 10 replies · 305+ views
    Yonhap News Agency (Korea)_ ^ | Aug. 28 , 2007 | By Yoo Cheong-mo
    South Korea's presidential office said Tuesday that negotiators from the South Korean government and the Taliban reached an agreement to release all of the 19 South Korean hostages still held in Afghanistan. "The hostage release agreement was reached after direct talks between Korean and Taliban negotiators from 5:48 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. (Korea Standard Time). The South Korean government welcomes the agreement on the hostage release," presidential spokesman Cheon Ho-seon said in a press conference.
  • Taleban 'release two S. Koreans hostages'

    08/11/2007 10:16:16 AM PDT · by Ghayyour · 1 replies · 385+ views
    BBC ^ | August 12, 2007
    Taleban militants in Afghanistan say they have freed two women from among the 21 South Korean hostages they are holding as a "gesture of goodwill". Taleban negotiators, who have been holding talks with a South Korean delegation in the city of Ghazni, had said earlier a deal could be near. No Afghan or South Korean officials have been able to confirm the release. The South Korean Christian aid workers were seized last month. Two have already been killed by the rebels. "Our leadership council decided to free unconditionally and as a gesture of goodwill two women hostages who are sick,"...
  • Taleban Rule The Road In Ghazni (Korean Hostages)

    08/10/2007 6:00:18 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 242+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-10-2007 | Alister Leithead
    Taleban rule the road in Ghazni Alastair Leithead BBC News, Ghazni, central Afghanistan Thunder echoed around the wide valley announcing the arrival of a blinding sandstorm that rushed along the roads and down corridors between tall, impenetrable mud compounds. The hostages could be held in as many as 15 separate villages The dust whipped up around the police - dozens of them, all heavily armed - who accompanied us to the place where the South Korean church volunteers had been kidnapped. They tentatively showed us where they think the 21 survivors are being held. In two weeks, two hostages have...
  • S Korea in Taleban hostage talks

    08/10/2007 11:33:42 AM PDT · by Ghayyour · 6 replies · 398+ views
    BBC ^ | August 11, 2007
    South Korean officials have begun their first face-to-face talks with Taleban militants on the fate of 21 Christian hostages, Afghan officials say. The talks were being held in the city of Ghazni, a senior official in the province told the BBC. The official said he was optimistic about the outcome of the talks. Two of the South Korean hostages have been killed, and the Taleban say they will kill more of them if a number of militants are not released from prison. Earlier the Taleban said the Afghan government had provided a written promise of safe passage to two of...
  • Second Korean hostage found dead

    07/30/2007 10:18:50 PM PDT · by Ghayyour · 25 replies · 1,269+ views
    BBC ^ | July 31, 2007
    A second South Korean hostage has been killed by the Taleban in central Afghanistan, local police say. They said the bullet-riddled body of the man was found at the side of the road in the village of Arizo Kalley, in Ghazni province. The Taleban seized 23 Korean Christian aid workers, most of them women, on 19 July and shot dead their leader - a male pastor - last Wednesday. Earlier, a video of the hostages was aired on Arabic TV station al-Jazeera. A reporter for the Associated Press news agency at the scene said the victim appeared to be in...
  • S. Korea: U.S. Food Guru Hails Korean Cooking (lecturer at CIA)

    07/13/2007 8:09:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies · 980+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/12/07
    U.S. Food Guru Hails Korean Cooking “The future of Korean food is bright; it’s healthy and the flavors are unique,” says Assoc. Prof. John Nihoff of one of the top culinary schools in the U.S. He was speaking at the 2007 New York Food Fair. Prof. Nihoff, who has been lecturing in French cuisine and cultural history of food at the CIA - that’s the Culinary Institute of America -- for 20 years, has a special affection for Korean food thanks to his Korean wife. He is a judge on the popular TV show “America Iron Chef.” “Korean dishes...
  • Exclusive: Racial Discrimination Against Koreans Actually Occurring

    06/12/2007 10:14:52 AM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 51 replies · 1,478+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | June 12, 2007 | Jiwon Juliana Yhee
    In the aftermath of the bloodbath that 23-year-old Seung-Hui Cho unleashed on a peaceful Virginia Tech campus only a few months before, American citizens were left to endure an unendurable tragedy and to deal with an ineffable grief that had enveloped all of America. But, mostly, they were left with a multitude of questions that needed answering: Did Virginia Tech do enough to protect its students after its authorities grew aware that a gunman was wreaking havoc on its campus? What was it, really, that finally drove a student to coldly and methodically extinguish 32 promising lives in what the...
  • Virginia Tech Massacre Timeline

    04/17/2007 9:34:20 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 8 replies · 4,193+ views
    http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/breaking/wb/113294 | 04/17/07 | Alan Kim
    Shooter at Tech massacre identified in bomb threat; 9 hospitalized; victims named Monday morning's campus rampage was the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. These are the latest details to emerge. Alan Kim | The Roanoke Times At mid-day today, Blacksburg's South Main Street looks much the same as it always does. Traffic is manageable. Businesses are open. But the flag at A Cleaner World drycleaner is at half mast. Farther down the street, in downtown Blacksburg, it looks a little like a Virginia Tech Game Day. Plenty of students are crossing streets and walking along sidewalks. Almost every one...
  • Remembering our Army at war in Korea

    03/11/2007 8:01:05 PM PDT · by WSGilcrest · 7 replies · 440+ views
    (snip) During the stalemate in March 1952, elements of the 40th Infantry Division were occupying positions on the central front. Among the men assigned was Episcopal Chaplain Robert M. Crane. The 40th Division was a National Guard unit that had relieved the 24th Infantry Division little more than a month before. Although Crane, like many of the men he served, had had previous Army experience, his second tour had begun only 12 months earlier. He spent most of that time in Japan where the two National Guard divisions, the 40th and the 45th, trained and provided security while high-level commanders...