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Sexual revolution: S. Korean court abolishes punishment for extramarital affairs
It’s time to engage in extra-marital sex without fear of prosecution, South Korea’s constitutional court has ruled, effectively ending a 62-year ban. Condom stocks soared immediately after the ruling.

26.02.2015 09:03

North Korea holds missile and artillery live firing drill
The North Korean leader attended battlefield gunnery training near the South Korean border on Friday. The drills took place ahead of the announced US-South Korea joint war games set for March close to North Korea’s border.

21.02.2015 05:45

Robots rising: Automated workforce rapidly gaining on humans, will push labor costs down – report
Robots will become cheaper and more efficient in the coming years, replacing human workers at a faster clip than expected while driving labor costs down by 16 percent, according to a new report.

10.02.2015 17:02

South Korea allays Chinese fears, says no plans to install US missile shield
South Korea reiterated it hasn’t consulted with the US over plans to build a missile defense system. China voiced its displeasure at such a possibility, but Seoul says they are looking to build their own system, independent of Washington.

05.02.2015 10:45

US and N. Korea in ‘secret efforts’ to return to talks – reports
Washington and Pyongyang have been trying to restart negotiations over Korea’s nuclear weapons program – with both of them still leading a tough official line while getting engaged into “talks about talks,” US media has revealed.

02.02.2015 19:36

​US refuses N. Korea’s proposal to suspend nuclear tests, calls it ‘implicit threat’
The White House has criticized North Korea’s proposal to temporarily halt nuclear tests if Washington cancels military drills with South Korea. Jen Psaki called the offer, reported in the media, “an implicit threat."

11.01.2015 08:02

S. Korea claims Pyongyang has nuclear missiles that could reach US
South Korea says its northern neighbor has developed compact nuclear warheads that could reach mainland America. Seoul also alleges Pyongyang shows no signs of stopping its nuclear program and has gained access to tons of weapons-grade plutonium.

06.01.2015 12:42

2 reactors closed after deadly gas leak at hacked S. Korean nuclear plant
The South Korean labor ministry has ordered the closure of two nuclear reactors under construction, after a toxic gas leak killed three workers. The incident comes in the wake of cyberattacks and threats against the reactor’s operator.

27.12.2014 07:50

US, Japan and S.Korea to share intel on N. Korea
Officials from Washington, Tokyo and Seoul will sign a trilateral intelligence-sharing pact in an effort to strengthen their surveillance network on the nuclear-armed pariah state of North Korea, Seoul officials said.

26.12.2014 06:27

Opportunity for Russia? India cancels $1bn minesweeper deal with S. Korea
An opportunity has arisen for Russian shipyards to tap the Indian market, with New Delhi canceling a billion dollar deal with South Korea for the supply of eight Mine Countermeasure Vessels (MCMV) to the Indian Navy over suspected irregularities.

25.12.2014 07:25

S. Korean nuclear plants hacker leaks new data right after president orders security boost
South Korea has boosted cyber-security at all its key state-run facilities after a series of “grave” data hacks threatened 23 nuclear power plants. Following the order, the hacker struck again and leaked new diagrams from two nuclear reactors.

23.12.2014 13:58

S. Korea nuclear plant hack: 3 reactors demanded closed by Christmas
A South Korean nuclear plant operator’ computer system was hacked. The perpetrator has leaked blueprints and manuals, says if his demands for three reactors’ closure aren’t met, those living near the facilities should “stay away” from home.

22.12.2014 08:42