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Obama to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

Obama to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will commemorate the 60 year anniversary of the Korean War armistice Saturday, marking the end of hostilities on the peninsula.
Communist North Korea invaded South Korea with 135,000 troops on J…

Soccer Diplomacy: North Korea Beats South Korea in Women’s East Asian Cup

Soccer Diplomacy: North Korea Beats South Korea in Women’s East Asian Cup

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEOUL) — Despite tensions on the Korean peninsula, the game of soccer brought North Korean and South Korean players together for Women’s East Asian Cup on Sunday.
North Korean women’s soccer team won 2 to 1 against the South.
Th…

Abby Wambach Sets Women’s International Goal Record

Abby Wambach Sets Women’s International Goal Record

Al Bello/Getty Images(HARRISON N.J.) –  Abby Wambach is now the greatest goal-scorer in the history of international soccer.
Wambach scored four goals in the first half of the United States’ 5-0 win over South Korea on Thursday night, breaking th…

Abby Wambach Scores, U.S. Defeats South Korea, 4-1

Abby Wambach Scores, U.S. Defeats South Korea, 4-1

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) — Abby Wambach scored her 156th career international goal as the U.S. Women’s soccer team defeated South Korea Saturday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, 4-1.Kiristie Mewis put the U.S. on t…

North Korea, South Korea Engage in Marathon Talks

North Korea, South Korea Engage in Marathon Talks

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — Delegates from North and South Korea held marathon preparatory talks at Panmunjom on Sunday, after months of tension between the nations.The talks, which occurred along the heavily-armed borde…

North Korea Launches Three Short-Range Guided Missiles

North Korea Launches Three Short-Range Guided Missiles

Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — The South Korean Defense Ministry says that North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into waters off its east coast on Saturday, raising concerns about the potential for more military provocat…

Psy Debuts New Single “Gentleman” Before 50,000 Fans

Psy Debuts New Single “Gentleman” Before 50,000 Fans

Dana Edelson/NBC(SEOUL, South Korea) — “Gangnam Style” celeb Psy has finally released his long anticipated new single, “Gentleman,” amid North Korea’s daily threats of nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula.Consisting of hea…

American and South Korean Generals Postpone Trips to Washington

American and South Korean Generals Postpone Trips to Washington

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — The ongoing tense situation on the North Korean peninsula has led the top American general in South Korea and South Korea’s top general to cancel long-planned trips to Washington this week.
On Sunday,…

North Korea Might Launch Missile on Date of Founder’s 101st Birthday

North Korea Might Launch Missile on Date of Founder’s 101st Birthday

PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — The South Korean military is now speculating that if there is a missile launch from North Korea, it could happen on or before April 15, the nation’s founder Kim Il-sung’s birthday.
North …

White House Responds to North Korean Threats

White House Responds to North Korean Threats

Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — One day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned that the time had come to “settle accounts with the U.S.,” the White House responded, calling Kim’s comments “unconstructive.”"We’ve seen reports of a new and…

Live-Fire Artillery Drills Rock the Korean Peninsula

Live-Fire Artillery Drills Rock the Korean Peninsula

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — With hostilities running higher than at any time in recent memory, North Korea and South Korea are both holding live-five artillery drills to demonstrate their military might.At this stage, the rockets bein…

North Korea Dresses Down New South Korean Leader

North Korea Dresses Down New South Korean Leader

LEE JAE-WON/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — With North Korea threatening the U.S. and South Korea for trying to halt its nuclear ambitions, its Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces has personally attacked South Korea President Park Geun-…

South Korea Warns North Korea to Cancel Nuclear Test

South Korea Warns North Korea to Cancel Nuclear Test

PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea is not going to take another nuclear test by North Korea lightly.South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Thursday warned of “very grave consequences” if Pyongyang conducts another nuclear…

South Korea Launches Rocket Carrying Satellite into Orbit

South Korea Launches Rocket Carrying Satellite into Orbit

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — It looks like the third time’s a charm for South Korea.  The country said on Wednesday that it successfully launched a rocket carrying a satellite into orbit after two previous failed attempts.The 140-…

North Korea Warns of Action Against South Korea over UN Sanctions

North Korea Warns of Action Against South Korea over UN Sanctions

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea is warning South Koreans there will be “strong physical counter-measures” taken if South Korea participates in the tougher sanctions recently passed by the United Nations. The threat…

South Korea’s Presidential Race Close, Exit Polls Show

South Korea’s Presidential Race Close, Exit Polls Show

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Koreans are picking their new leader on Wednesday.Early exit polls from the country’s presidential election indicate the two leading candidates are neck and neck. The new leader will help set the tone…

Strict Gun Control Laws in South Korea

Strict Gun Control Laws in South Korea

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — When news of frequent shooting incidents comes out of the United States, Koreans let out a small sigh of relief for living in a place where gun ownership is strictly illegal.Military service for Korean men …

South Korea Strips Petraeus Recommendee Kelley of Honorary Position

South Korea Strips Petraeus Recommendee Kelley of Honorary Position

Tampa Bay Magazine(NEW YORK) — Jill Kelley, the Florida socialite who sparked an investigation that brought down CIA head David Petraeus, will be relieved of her ceremonial position as honorary consul for South Korea because she allegedly tried to &ld…

Jill Kelley Wanted $80M to Broker Korea Deal: ‘It Didn’t Smell Right,’ Businessman Says

Jill Kelley Wanted $80M to Broker Korea Deal: ‘It Didn’t Smell Right,’ Businessman Says

Tampa Bay Magazine(NEW YORK) — A New York businessman who discussed a multi-billion-dollar Korean business deal with Jill Kelley said the Tampa woman at the center of the Petraeus scandal told him Gen. Petraeus had arranged for her to become an honora…

Yu Darvish To Sit Out 2013 World Baseball Classic

Yu Darvish To Sit Out 2013 World Baseball Classic

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Texas Rangers righthander Yu Darvish announced on Tuesday that he won’t pitch for Japan in the World Baseball Classic in 2013.
Darvish is instead choosing to rest and focus on preparing for his second season in…

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