Amid split, two Koreas face widening linguistic gap

Mar 14, 2015

Amid split, two Koreas face widening linguistic gap

On one side of the line that has divided two societies for so long, the words arrive as fast as globalization can bring them — English-based lingo like “shampoo,” “juice” and “self-service.” To South Koreans, they are everyday language. To defectors from the insular ...

Steinem, other women announce plan to walk Korean DMZ

Mar 12, 2015

Steinem, other women announce plan to walk Korean DMZ

Making a dramatic statement in Korean relations, Gloria Steinem and other prominent women on Wednesday announced plans for a rare walk across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to call for reunification. The DMZ is the world’s most fortified border, with the ...

Mar 10, 2015

South Korea activists plan to send 'Interview' to North

South Korean activists vowed Tuesday to sneak copies of Hollywood satire “The Interview” across the border by propaganda balloon later this month, in defiance of North Korea’s repeated threats. Up to 10,000 copies of the film — a comedy about a fictional CIA plot ...

Mar 10, 2015

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

A United Nations human rights investigator is recommending an international strategy 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 ...

Canadian church says its leader seized in North Korea

Mar 6, 2015

Canadian church says its leader seized in North Korea

North Korea has detained the head pastor of one of Canada’s largest congregations who went missing during a regular humanitarian mission last month, a church spokeswoman said. The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, from the 3,000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, was last ...