North Korea, U.S. trade warnings over potential ICBM test

Jan 9, 2017

North Korea, U.S. trade warnings over potential ICBM test

With Donald Trump getting ready to take office as president, North Korea is talking about launching a newly perfected intercontinental ballistic missile. Officials in Washington are saying that if Pyongyang launches anything that threatens the territory of the U.S. or its allies, it will ...

Always mangle Korean names? It might not be your fault

Jan 5, 2017

Always mangle Korean names? It might not be your fault

Impeached President Park Geun-hye’s surname is Park, right? Nope. In Korean it is closer to Bahk. Park’s allegedly corrupt confidante, Choi Soon-sil, pronounces her name more like Chwey than the way it is rendered in English. And Samsung’s ailing chairman, Lee Kun-hee? That English ...

Japan's Amano to return as IAEA chief unopposed

Jan 4, 2017

Japan's Amano to return as IAEA chief unopposed

Japan’s Yukiya Amano is set to be re-elected unopposed as head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, a diplomatic source said Tuesday. With no opposition apparently being voiced against his re-election, the 69-year-old Japanese is expected to stay on as the director-general of the International ...