South Korea's Moon taps new ambassador to U.S. as allies face North Korea, defense costs
Friday, 9 August 2019 South Korean PresidentMoon Jae-in tapped a seasoned former diplomat as his new ambassador to Washington on Friday as South Korea steps up efforts to connect with the Trump administration on issues such as North Korea, defense costs and trade.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently spoke out about his country’s latest launch of tactical guided missiles. According to Reuters, he said the missile were a warning to the U.S. and South korea. North Korea’s had four missiles launches in less than two weeks. State media KCNA said the...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War appreciated the efforts made by President Moon Jae-In to preserve and promote peace in the Korean peninsula. PM Modi said, "On this special occasion, I salute all the bravehearts who sacrificed their lives for establishing peace in the Korean peninsula. India is proud to have contributed to this cause by deploying 60 Para Field Hospital in the Korean Peninsula during the War. I also appreciate the efforts made by President Moon Jae-In to preserve and promote peace in the Korean peninsula."
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday accepted the resignation of the minister responsible for relations with North Korea, as tensions with Pyongyang rise over the activities of defectors in the South and stalled diplomacy. Libby Hogan reports.
The liaison office in Kaesong - a gleaming blue-glass four-storey structure in an otherwise drab industrial city - was "ruined with a terrific explosion," North Korea's state news agency KCNA has said.
North Korea on Wednesday rejected South Korea’s offer to send special envoys to ease escalating tensions over defector activity and stalled reconciliation efforts, vowing to redeploy troops to demilitarised border units. Libby Hogan reports.
A businessman, Neeraj Kumar from Gaya bought a piece of land on the Moon. Neeraj Kumar bought one acre of land on his birthday. Speaking to ANI, Neeraj Kumar said, "I have bought 1 acre of plot on Moon. It was not that expensive but the process was really very hard. I reached out to Lunar Registration Society which is US based for the further process. I have read that Sushant Singh Rajput, Shah Rukh Khan and a Mumbai-based businessman have purchased land on the Moon so I got inspired from them." He is the first person from Bodh Gaya to buy land on the Earth's natural satellite. However, as per Outer Space Treaty, ownership of land on moon remains unclear.
Vaikasi Visakam festival was celebrated in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on June 04. The celebration took place at Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple in Madurai. No devotees were allowed at the temple to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Two priests performed rituals of the festival. Vaikasi Visakam occurs when the full Moon coincides with auspicious Vishaka star during the Tamil month of Vaikasi.
North Korea has no intention to sit down with the United States and urged South Korea to "stop meddling," a senior diplomat said on Tuesday, just as a U.S. envoy was due to visit Seoul in an effort to renew stalled nuclear talks with Pyongyang. Ryan Brooks reports.
The UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse will cover those involved in the deaths of the Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the systematic killings of the Rohingyas in Burma and the North Korean gulags. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the measures being brought in by the Government today will "hold to account the perpetrators of the worst human rights abuses".
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US tech giant Apple is reportedly gearing up to unveil its next-generation iPhone 12 series in September and the smartphones are expected to be available for sale in October. The latest leak reportedly reveals the size of the iPhone 12-series batteries. According to Mashable, Three alleged battery units for the Apple iPhone 12 have been certified by a South Korean authority, MyDrivers reports (via GizChina). The units have capacities of 2,227mAh, 2,775mAh, and 3,687mAh. As claimed by the previous reports, Apple's upcoming series will include four variants - iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. If the certified battery units do belong to the iPhone 12 variants, most of the variants will have a smaller unit than what we find on the current iPhone 11-series. In comparison, the iPhone 11 is powered by a 3,110mAh battery, the iPhone 11 Pro by a 3,046mAh battery, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max by a 3,969mAh unit. Usually, Apple's software optimisation and efficient performance seem to get out of its chips. With this in mind, the seemingly small battery sizes of the upcoming iPhone 12 handsets might not be a great deal, especially when the new 5nm A14 Bionic chip should be even more efficient. The new factors are the addition of 5G and the possible inclusion of 120Hz displays on the iPhone 12 Pro models.
One of South Korea's most prominent elected officials, Park Won-soon, the longtime mayor of its capital, was found dead police, said on Friday, after he was reported missing by his daughter amid a criminal probe of an alleged impropriety. Freddie Joyner has more.
When Korea's mayor of its capital city, Seoul, took his life last week, the country was left divided. According to CNN, Park Won-soon certainly had an impressive resume. The 64-year-old former human rights lawyer won the mayoral election by a landslide. However, Park had recently been accused of sexual harassment. Some mourned his passing, whereas others were angered that he would never face charges. Park's death comes as South Korea confronts traditional domestic perceptions of sexual assault.
Donald Trump has appeared to take credit for having “convinced many countries”, including the UK, not to use Huawei after Boris Johnson ordered a ban on the Chinese firm being involved in the country’s 5G network.
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FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test-fire of two short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on July..