Posts Tagged ‘Seoul’

A dangerous world we live in: N. Korea, on defense after sanctions, makes nuclear threat

(Media Release) SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military on standby for nuclear strikes at any time, state media reported Friday, an escalation in rhetoric targeting rivals Seoul and Washington that may not yet reflect the country’s actual nuclear capacity. The threats are part of the authoritarian government’s ramped-up […]

China at the Heart of North Korea’s Illicit Cash-Flow Funnel

(Media Release) (Bloomberg) — A trail of money stretching from a Panamanian shipping agent to an octogenarian Singaporean to a Chinese bank provides a window on why U.S. efforts to tighten sanctions on North Korea may be harder to achieve than in the case of Iran. For decades North Korea has built networks of front […]

North Korea to cut hotlines with South amid Kaesong shutdown

(Media Release) North Korea has vowed to cut two key communication hotlines with the South, amid rising tensions after Pyongyang’s recent rocket and nuclear tests. It comes after Seoul suspended its operations at the jointly-run Kaesong industrial complex in the North. Kaesong is one of the last points of co-operation between the two Koreas and […]

Global stock markets dive amid oil rout

(Media Release) Stock markets worldwide have tumbled with investors unsettled by the continued slide in oil prices and fears about the impact on global growth. The UK’s FTSE 100, Germany’s Dax and the Cac 40 in Paris were all down by about 3%, wiping out the gains recorded on Tuesday. The drop in the FTSE […]

North Korea nuclear H-bomb claims met by scepticism

(Media Release) International scepticism and condemnation have greeted North Korea’s claim to have successfully carried out an underground hydrogen bomb test. If confirmed, it would be North Korea’s fourth nuclear test since 2006 and mark a major upgrade in its capabilities. But nuclear experts have questioned whether the size of the blast was large enough […]

How doing homework for friends inspired a global company

(Media Release) It is fair to say that entrepreneur Simon Lee has a flair for languages. The 32-year-old South Korean speaks no less than six of them – Korean, English, French, Arabic, Mandarin and Japanese. And he says he plans to learn more. With such linguistic skills Mr Lee doesn’t have much personal need for […]

Yeon-Mi Park Becomes BBC Top 100 Woman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free Press Release Submitted by yeonmi.net               Press Release Distribution Yeon-Mi Park is a human rights activist and recipient of the 2014 BBC Top 100 Women award. Now, Park speaks out about her experiences and how they inspired her to fight for human dignity across the globe. As a child growing […]

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