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Humanoid pilot: PIBOT, a toy-sized robot, learns how to fly a real plane (VIDEO)
It might be not long from now that robots will be flying planes. A tiny humanoid robot proved that when he successfully completed a take-off, a short flight and a landing in a flight simulator.

23.09.2014 19:40

Swim to Kim? American attempts river crossing to N. Korea, arrested by South
South Korean Marines have arrested an American citizen who was attempting to enter North Korea by swimming across a river – allegedly, all in an effort to meet the country’s ruler, Kim Jong-un.

17.09.2014 03:04

​Ebola scare: S. Korea cancels Nigerian students’ visit
A university in South Korea has “politely withdrawn” invitations for three Nigerian students to attend a conference. Also canceled were trips by medical volunteers to West Africa, stricken by the Ebola virus, which has claimed over 700 lives since March.

04.08.2014 04:44

​US, Russia bicker over US antimissile plans for South Korea
Washington has brushed aside Moscow’s concerns that US plans to deploy a missile defense battery in South Korea would have an impact on regional stability, saying the system is not aimed against Russia.

25.07.2014 07:32

​Samsung suspends business with Chinese factory after finding ‘evidence’ of child labor
Samsung Electronics has temporarily suspended business with a Chinese supplier after suspicions it illegally used child labor. The company says it’ll stop cooperation altogether if the allegation is proved.

14.07.2014 06:31

Why N. Korea’s olive branch shouldn’t be brushed away
South Korea must seize the opportunity to improve relations with Pyongyang and lay the groundwork for détente between the two sides based on mutual respect and cooperation.

14.07.2014 09:09

​South Korea, China agree to direct trade in national currencies
South Korea and China have agreed to create a market for direct trading of the yuan and won, which is hoped, will help reduce the pressure of the US dollar, as well as cut foreign exchange costs and boost bilateral investment.

04.07.2014 06:38

S. Korean 'comfort women' for US military sue state for forced prostitution
A group of South Korean former “comfort women”, who worked in state-controlled brothels for the US military after the 1950-53 Korean War, has reportedly filed a suit demanding compensation from the authorities for forced prostitution.

29.06.2014 13:58

​South Korea ‘knocking at Eurasian door’
Days after the US and the EU threatened Russia with more sanctions, following its gas row with Ukraine, unexpectedly good news for President Putin came from Seoul – one of the key Washington’s allies in the Asia-Pacific.

24.06.2014 12:15

Nuclear reactor shut down in S. Korea after rod malfunction
The world’s fifth-ranked in nuclear power generation shut down a reactor due to a control rod malfunction. This brings the number of offline reactors in South Korea to five.

09.06.2014 13:11

'Faster than Usain Bolt': Prehistoric carnivore inspires two-legged sprinter robot (VIDEO)
South Korean scientists have taken tips from the prehistoric Velociraptor dinosaur to build one of the world's simplest and fastest robots, capable of reaching a speed of 46 kilometers per hour (28.5 mph).

30.05.2014 18:22

Blaze in South Korean hospital for elderly kills 21
A fire at a rural hospital for chronically ill elderly patients left 21 people dead and eight injured in Jangseong county, South Korea on Wednesday.

27.05.2014 21:30

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