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Korean-Americans yearn for family in N.Korea after 60 years apart

Mar 21, 2015

Korean-Americans yearn for family in N.Korea after 60 years apart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When 82-year-old Tae Young Kim thinks about the happiest days of his childhood in Korea, he recalls spinning tops on the floor and going sledding with his younger brother. Those are some of the few precious memories Kim has of his family before the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 separated him, at age 17, from his two brothers and three sisters. He has not seen them since. #United States #India #China #Arabic #Russia #North Korea #United Kingdom #Mexico
US ambassador attack renews focus on contentious South Korean security law

Mar 15, 2015

US ambassador attack renews focus on contentious South Korean security law

SEOUL (Reuters) - Efforts by South Korean police to charge a nationalist over a knife attack on the U.S. ambassador have renewed debate about the use of a state security act as a political weapon and an attempt to gloss over security shortcomings. Kim Ki-jong, 55, could face charges including attempted murder over the March 5 attack as well as violating the National Security Act, a 67-year-old statute that critics say has long outlived its purpose #Business #United States #India #Brazil #markets #North Korea #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #author #opinion
Attacker aimed to kill US envoy over military drills, says South Korea police

Mar 13, 2015

Attacker aimed to kill US envoy over military drills, says South Korea police

An anti-US activist arrested last week for allegedly stabbing US Ambassador Mark Lippert had intended to kill the envoy to highlight his protest against ongoing US-South Korean military drills, #United States #US #NewsTracker #South Korea #Mark Lippert #US envoy #US envoy attacked #South Korea-North Korea #US Military drills
U.N. expert wants North Korea to answer for decades of abductions

Mar 09, 2015

U.N. expert wants North Korea to answer for decades of abductions

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights investigator recommended an international strategy on Monday to press North Korea to clarify the fate of hundreds of foreign nationals allegedly abducted over decades, mainly from Japan and South Korea. Marzuki Darusman, an independent expert, laid out the strategy in a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council saying that the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague was "competent for prosecuting these perpetrators". #India #China #Japan #France #Russia #markets #North Korea #Argentina #United Kingdom
Missing Canadian pastor being held by North Korea - church

Mar 05, 2015

Missing Canadian pastor being held by North Korea - church

OTTAWA (Reuters) - North Korea has detained the head pastor of a large Canadian church who went missing after he traveled to the secretive state on a humanitarian mission, a church spokeswoman said Thursday. #Economy #facebook #India #France #markets #North Korea #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion
US ambassador assailant a convicted political activist, wrote against 'foreign powers'

Mar 05, 2015

US ambassador assailant a convicted political activist, wrote against 'foreign powers'

The man who staged a shock attack on the US ambassador to South Korea is a convicted, maverick political activist whose blog writings display a profound anger towards "foreign powers" like the US and Japan. #United States #US #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Mark Lippert #US ambassador
US envoy to South Korea in stable condition after knife attack

Mar 05, 2015

US envoy to South Korea in stable condition after knife attack

US Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife. #United States #US #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Mark Lippert #US ambassador #US envoy to South Korea
US ambassador to S-Korea slashed on face, wrists in attack by unknown assailant

Mar 05, 2015

US ambassador to S-Korea slashed on face, wrists in attack by unknown assailant

US Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a knife with a 10-inch blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said. #US #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Mark Lippert #US ambassador
North Korea warns U.S. about pre-emptive strike "if necessary"

Mar 04, 2015

North Korea warns U.S. about pre-emptive strike "if necessary"

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary. His rare speech at the U.N.-backed Conference on Disarmament drew a rebuke from U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood, who urged Pyongyang to stop making threats and rid itself of nuclear weapons #Business #United States #India #Japan #Power #Russia #North Korea #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico