Guns and glory: Two Koreas mark 67 years since armistice

Asia Pacific Jul 27, 2020

Guns and glory: Two Koreas mark 67 years since armistice

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was shown surrounded by pistol-toting generals while in the South masked veterans were socially distanced as the two sides on Monday separately marked the armistice that ended Korean War hostilities. The contrasting events marked 67 years since the ceasefire ...

Paik Sun-yup, major South Korean war hero, dies at 99

Asia Pacific Jul 11, 2020

Paik Sun-yup, major South Korean war hero, dies at 99

Former South Korean Army Gen. Paik Sun-yup, who was celebrated as a major war hero for leading troops in several battle victories against North Korean soldiers during the 1950-53 Korean War, has died. He was 99. Born in 1920 in what is now North Pyongan ...