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 ...

North Korea's claim of ICBM test plausible, experts say

Jan 4, 2017

North Korea's claim of ICBM test plausible, experts say

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North Korea has been working through 2016 on developing components for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), making the isolated nation’s claim that it was close to a test-launch plausible, international weapons experts said on Monday. North Korea has been testing rocket engines and heat-shields ...