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Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side| Reuters

May 24, 2015

Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side| Reuters

PAJU, South Korea A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace. #Business #Technology #France #science #Health #South Korea #markets #Africa #Korea #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico
Nut rage incident: South Korean court freed air heiress after sentence reduction

May 22, 2015

Nut rage incident: South Korean court freed air heiress after sentence reduction

A South Korean appeals court on Friday freed the former Korean Air (KAL) executive jailed for a year in February for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts. #NewsTracker #South Korea #Aviation safety #Nut rage #Korean Air #macadamia nuts #Korean Air incident #sentence cut
Bugged phones and double barbed wire: far fewer North Koreans defect| Reuters

May 22, 2015

Bugged phones and double barbed wire: far fewer North Koreans defect| Reuters

SEOUL It's much more dangerous, and twice as expensive, to defect from North Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in Pyongyang three and a half years ago, refugees and experts say, and far fewer people are escaping from the repressive and impoverished country. With barbed-wire fencing erected on both sides of the Tumen River that marks the border with China, more guard posts and closer monitoring of cross-border phone calls, the number of North Koreans coming annually to the South via China has halved since 2011. Most defections are arranged through brokers, usually Chinese citizens who are ethnically Korean, and their charges have doubled to about $8,000 per person, beyond the reach of most North Koreans - and that gets them only as far as China #Business #Economy #India #France #Health #South Korea #Africa #North Korea #Argentina #Latin America
'Didn't insult India, media report incorrect,' PM told ministers, says Gadkari

May 21, 2015

'Didn't insult India, media report incorrect,' PM told ministers, says Gadkari

There was a huge hue and cry after the comments were made and many including the Opposition parties had termed it as an insult to the country. The comments even triggered storm of protest on social media. #China #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Nitin Gadkari #TheySaidIt #South Korea #Seoul #Shanghai
Modi woos South Korean CEOs, winds up three-nation tour

May 19, 2015

Modi woos South Korean CEOs, winds up three-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday outlined his vision of an inclusive Asian century fuelled by India's progress and wooed South Korean businesses to 'make in India' in a big way. #Business #China #Narendra Modi #South Korea #Uslan