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  • U.S. warship collides with S. Korean fishing boat

    05/09/2017 7:53:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    yonhap ^ | 2017/05/09 18:00
    SEOUL, May 9 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. naval ship collided with a South Korean fishing vessel in the East Sea on Tuesday during its training mission, defense authorities here said. "There was an accident involving the U.S. cruiser USS Lake Champlain and the South Korean fishing ship 502 Namyang in the waters south of Ulleung Island at around noon today," a military official said. But there was no report of any casualties from the accident involving the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, he added. As part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group, the cruiser is participating in joint drills with South Korea's...
  • Virginia Tech Killer Part of "paintball jihad"?

    04/17/2007 6:27:20 PM PDT · by SBD1 · 125 replies · 5,320+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | April 10, 2005 | Debra Erdley
    He never made it to Afghanistan to fight for the Taliban, but Kwon -- a Northern Virginia engineer who fled the United States nine days after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks said it wasn't for lack of effort. Kwon, 29, a South Korea-born graduate of Virginia Tech who is serving an 11-year prison sentence as a result of his guilty plea last year on federal conspiracy and weapons charges. He has emerged as the prosecution's star witness in the case against Ali Al-Timimi, an American Islamic scholar charged with recruiting soldiers for the Taliban just five days after Sept....
  • New Poll of SoCal Korean-Americans (Trump: 63% vs. Hillary: 36%)

    09/15/2016 10:35:49 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 31 replies
    Radio Korean News ^ | 9/14/2016 | Radio Korea
    [Translation] Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's approval ratings in the Korean community have dropped significantly. In a Radio Korea telephone survey conducted on September 14th, which canvassed 168 listeners, found that Presidential hopeful Donald Trump's approval rating was nearly 63% while the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's approval rating is a mere 36%
  • Maangchi: YouTube’s Korean Julia Child

    06/04/2015 7:56:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 2, 2015 | Julia Moskinjune
    During the years that she was addicted to online gaming, life for Emily Kim began when she got home from work at 6 p.m. “I would shower quick, and eat something, no matter what, so I could start playing my game,” said Ms. Kim, a.k.a the YouTube Korean-cooking star Maangchi. “And I wouldn’t stop till 3 a.m.” In 2003, divorced and with her two grown children out of the house, Ms. Kim ventured into the online role-playing battle game City of Heroes and couldn’t pull herself away. Maangchi, pronounced MAHNG-chee and meaning “hammer” in Korean, was the name of her...
  • 'I am so ashamed': Head bowed, daughter of Korean Air chairman resigns and makes humiliating public

    12/12/2014 9:43:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2014 | Henry Austin
    Bowing her head in shame, a senior Korean Air executive whose 'nut rage' delayed a flight made a grovelling apology for exploding with rage after her snack was served in a bag. Screaming Cho Hyun-ah, a senior vice-president at the airline, angrily demanded the removal of a crew member from a flight for failing to serve nuts in a bowl. She then forced the Incheon-bound flight to taxi back to the terminal at New York's JFK Airport to kick the junior flight attendant off the plane.
  • Hyundai, Kia Fined $100 Million Over Misleading Gas Mileage Figures

    11/03/2014 9:06:42 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | 11-3-14 | Eyder Peralta
    In a settlement the Justice Department is calling "unprecedented," Korean car makers Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay a $100 million civil penalty for overstating the gas mileage on 1.2 million vehicles. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the settlement is the largest in Clean Air Act history. "Greenhouse gas emission laws protect the public from the dangers of climate change, and today's action reinforces EPA's commitment to see those laws through," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in a press release. In a statement, Hyundai said it had reduced the combined city/highway fuel economy of a quarter of its...
  • Why so many Koreans are called Kim

    10/13/2014 7:15:13 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    economist ^ | 9-8-2014
    A SOUTH KOREAN saying claims that a stone thrown from the top of Mount Namsan, in the centre of the capital Seoul, is bound to hit a person with the surname Kim or Lee. One in every five South Koreans is a Kim—in a population of just over 50m. And from the current president, Park Geun-hye, to rapper PSY (born Park Jae-sang), almost one in ten is a Park. Taken together, these three surnames account for almost half of those in use in South Korea today. Neighbouring China has around 100 surnames in common usage; Japan may have as many...
  • 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...