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  • South Koreans find U.S. pork pairs well with craft beer

    10/16/2018 8:23:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Hog Farmer ^ | October 15, 2017 | U.S. Meat Export Federation
    South Koreans have now found the perfect cheese to go with their wine. With craft beer becoming so popular across South Korea, the U.S. Meat Export Federation found “Beer Week Seoul” a prime opportunity to introduce the perfectly paired snack ... U.S. pork sausages. Funded by the USDA Market Access Program and the National Pork Board, the promotional effort included offering tasting samples of Johnsonville and Oscar Mayer sausages to the more than 25,000 visitors. “Our goal was to establish American pork sausages as an easy-to-cook and easy-to-eat choice that goes great with craft beer,” says Jihae Yang, USMEF director...
  • You ARE Alive in Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/15/2018 11:55:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You ARE Alive in Me Your situation is about to change for the better. These days are for you, For as I stand with you and beside you it is with my momentum your life is carved. Therefore your now is My Destiny "Yeah " Prophecy coming alive to accomplish The Fathers will in "Real" time. Do you understand?! I Am your Spear head and the Living breathing Force of The ( (( Active Kingdom of Zion )) ) Budding, blossoming and bearing Live fruit before the world's very eyes and existence, for you are riding in My Chariot of...
  • Korean anger at Trump’s ‘approval’ comment continues

    10/15/2018 9:18:43 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | Oct 14, 2018 | Yim Hyun-su
    US President Donald Trump’s statement that Seoul would not lift sanctions on Pyongyang without America’s “approval” did not go down well in South Korea, prompting criticism from activists and politicians from across the political spectrum. A group of student activists climbed up the Statue of King Sejong in central Seoul on Friday afternoon in a protest against Trump’s speech as they flew a banner that read, “South Korea is not a US colony” and chanted, “Trump needs to apologize.” The protest, which saw six people arrested, comes after Trump said Wednesday, “They won’t do it without our approval. They do...
  • North Korea and South Korea agree to reconnect roads, rail amid U.S. concern over easing sanctions

    10/15/2018 9:05:42 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 14, 2018 | Hyonshee Shin
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern about the possible undermining of its bid to press the North to give up its nuclear program. The agreement on transport links came during talks in the border village of Panmunjom aimed at following up on the third summit this year between South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, last month. “The South and North reached the agreement after sincerely discussing action plans to develop inter-Korean relations...
  • 'Why aren't they paying?': Trump hits out at South Korea about missile defense system

    10/14/2018 9:50:04 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | Oct 2018 | Amanda Macias
    U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Seoul on Tuesday for failing to finance the U.S. deployment of a missile defense system on the Korean Peninsula. Last year, the U.S. deployed two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, launchers to South Korea in response to North Korea's increased missile and nuclear tests. "I said, so let me get this, we have a system that's very expensive and we shoot down rockets that are shot from North Korea to South Korea," Trump said to a crowd in Council Bluffs, Iowa. "Okay, so we're protecting South Korea, right? Why aren't they paying?" Trump...
  • South Korean Leader Says North Intends to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Urges U.S. to Officially...

    10/12/2018 7:35:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 12, 2018 | Jakub Lewandowski
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on the U.S. to officially declare an end to the Korean War during an interview Friday, adding that the North had “promised complete denuclearization.” “If North Korea takes certain measures, the end-of-war declaration would be a political statement that would announce that the long-standing hostile relations between Pyongyang and Washington had ended,” Moon told the BBC, adding that he wanted the declaration to happen at the “earliest possible date.” The Korean War, which began in 1950, technically never ended, as only an armistice was signed in 1953. It will only officially be declared over...
  • More foreigners coming to Korea for plastic surgery

    10/10/2018 5:39:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | October 11, 2018 | Staff
    SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Yonhap) -- More than 48,000 foreigners came to South Korea last year to get cosmetic surgery, spending some 215 billion won (US$189.12 million), health ministry data showed on Thursday. The numbers provided to Rep. Nam In-soon of the ruling Democratic Party for a parliamentary audit showed 397,882 foreign patients visited South Korea last year and paid 639.9 billion won in medical fees. The numbers are down 6.5 percent for the volume of patients and down 25.6 percent for the amount of money spent. Corresponding figures for plastic surgery patients, however, increased. There were 968 more foreigners who...
  • Former South Korean president gets 15-year term for corruption

    10/05/2018 1:47:03 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Associated Press
    A South Korean court has sentenced former President Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison over a slew of corruption charges. His conviction is yet another blow to conservatives in South Korea. His conservative successor Park Geun-hye is serving a 33-year prison term over a separate corruption scandal. The Seoul Central District Court issued the sentence on Friday after convicting Lee of bribery, embezzlement and other charges. Lee, who has denied most of the charges leveled on him, has one week to appeal. Lee, who served as president from 2008-2013, has been held at a detention center in Seoul since...
  • North Korea joins South Korean protest over Japan's 'Rising Sun' flag

    10/05/2018 12:01:33 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04 Oct 2018 | Joyce Lee
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan should refrain from flying the “Rising Sun” flag on a warship in a fleet review planned in South Korea next week, a North Korean propaganda website said on Friday, joining South Koreans in the latest spat over the countries’ colonial history. ...“The ‘Rising Sun’ flag is a war-crime flag that the 20th-century Japanese imperialists used when executing their barbaric invasions into our nation and other Asian nations,” North Korea’s state-controlled Uriminjokkiri website said. “Planning to enter flying the ‘Rising Sun’ flag is an unbearable insult and ridicule to our people.”
  • China – not North Korea – is our biggest threat to peace, South Koreans say

    10/03/2018 2:02:22 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 3 Oct 2018 | Lee Jeong Ho
    China is the country presenting the biggest barrier to peace on the Korean peninsula, surpassing North Korea for the first time, according to a new poll of South Korean citizens. China “does not want inter-Korean reunification”, according to 91 per cent of respondents, compared with 90, 88 and 53 per cent for Japan, Russia and the United States respectively. In the survey, released on Tuesday by the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University, 46 per cent of respondents viewed China as “the most threatening country to peace on the Korean peninsula”, a dramatic increase from...
  • North, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

    10/01/2018 7:55:36 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 | Joori Roh, Josh Smith
    Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defense ministry said, in a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula. Project details were agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In a statement, the ministry said the two sides agreed to remove all landmines in the so-called Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom within the next 20 days, with military engineers performing the hazardous task on the South...
  • North Korea, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

    10/01/2018 3:29:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | October 1, 2018 | Staff
    Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defense ministry said, as part of a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula. Project details were agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In a statement, the ministry said the two sides agreed to remove all landmines in the so-called Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom within the next 20 days, with military engineers performing the hazardous task on...
  • Peace pups: North Korea gives two dogs to South Korea

    09/30/2018 9:01:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | James Griffiths,
    Last week Pyongyang sent two rare Pungsans, Korean hunting dogs, to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, as a token of the growing friendship between the two countries. Named Songgang and Gomi, the dogs were transferred via the truce village at Panmunjom on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the Koreas on September 27, along with three kilos (6.6 lb) of food to help them adapt to their new home. According to the Blue House, Kim and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, suggested the gift to Moon at a dinner in Pyongyang during the South Korean leader's historic trip to North Korea...
  • South Korea wants to brainwash students to whitewash North Korea's bloody history

    09/29/2018 2:47:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 28, 2018 | Michael Rubin
    For those whose world is based in moral equivalence, there is no difference between liberal democracy and totalitarian dictatorship. Supposed micro-aggressions or past human rights sins are disqualifying factors to condemn an enemy’s contemporary embrace of slave labor and concentration camps. Welcome to the mindset of South Korea’s supposedly progressive leadership... According to Chosun Ilbo, a conservative paper which is among the largest circulated in South Korea, President Moon is seeking to change the textbooks used in South Korean schools beginning in 2020. Not only will the new books omit that the Republic of Korea (i.e., South Korea) is the...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Tuesday 9/25/2018

    09/25/2018 5:02:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/25/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Swedish Prime Minister, Social Democrat Stefan Lofven, has been voted out. A no-confidence vote was held in the Swedish parliament today following the general election earlier this month. While Lofven is out, its not clear what kind of government will be formed in the place of his. Both the "Right" and "Left" factions are short of a majority, with the anti-European Union, anti-mass immigration Sweden Democrats holding the balance of power...... US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh says: "I've never sexually assaulted anyone"..... Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet President Trump at the White House..... President...
  • Kim Jong-un to visit Seoul in December

    09/22/2018 1:34:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New Straits Times ^ | September 22, 2018 | Bernama
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un plans to visit Seoul in December, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted the chief of South Korean conglomerate CJ Group Sohn Kyung- shik as saying. Kyung-shik was a member of the South Korean delegation that accompanied President Moon Jae-in this week for his three-day trip to North Korea. He joined the delegation as the head of the Korea Employers Federation, a major business lobby. During a joint press conference after the third summit, Kim said he made a promise to visit Seoul “in the near future.” Moon later added that what Kim meant by the...
  • Kim Wants New Summit With Trump, Moon Says After Visiting North Korea

    09/20/2018 9:27:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | September 20, 2018 | Bill Chappell
    North Korea's Chairman Kim Jong Un wants to meet with President Trump again, says South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has just returned from Pyongyang. Moon also spoke directly to the North Korean public, describing a peaceful future to an audience of some 150,000 people. "We had lived together for five thousand years but apart for just 70 years," Moon said in his speech on Thursday, in which he repeatedly addressed the crowd as "Citizens of Pyongyang, fellow Koreans." Moon continued, "Here, at this place today, I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    09/18/2018 5:17:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There is Breaking News from Syria overnight with 15 Russian servicemen dead after their plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses during a sudden Israeli air attack. Russia's Defense Ministry says 4 Israeli F-16's used the larger Russian IL-20 plane as a decoy for their attack on the northern Syrian city of Latakia. Russia says it reserves the right to an "adequate response".... US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is in a knot accusing Russia of "cheating" on North Korea sanctions. Haley spoke at the UN Security Council yesterday..... South Korea's President Moon Jae In arrived in North Korea today...
  • Why is South Korea so intolerant of its gay community?

    09/17/2018 10:52:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | September 17, 2018 | Crystal Tai and Marie Juhyun Lee
    Last weekend, Incheon, South Korea’s second-biggest port city, held its first-ever gay pride parade. Things took a violent turn, however, as more than 1,000 anti-gay protesters, including Christian groups, verbally and physically pushed back the 300 parade participants. The event was expected to last 20 minutes, but took hours due to the conflict. Since 2003, homosexuality has no longer been classified as “harmful and obscene” in South Korea, but discrimination against the community remains widespread. While the country’s national human rights commission act states that individuals cannot be discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation, members of the...
  • A Left-Wing Regime, But a Tough Immigration Policy in South Korea

    09/13/2018 1:11:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 2018 | Ethan Epstein
    South Korean president Moon Jae In has raised government spending...and implemented a traditional left wing economic program. Yet Moon marries left-wing economics with the social conservatism that is still de rigueur in South Korea. During the country’s presidential campaign last year, he came out against gay soldiers and even went to so far as to state that he “ opposes” homosexuality in general. And unlike other left-wing leaders across the globe, Moon evinces hostility to immigration. For the past two months, the picturesque, subtropical South Korean island of Jeju has been home to a bizarre migration crisis. Jeju is a...