Tag: South Korea
City introduces teenage mobile phone curfew
A Japanese city is so concerned that its youngsters are smartphone addicts that it has proposed a 9pm curfew. Many are worried by our digital dependency, but are the fears overblown?
North Korea declares ‘state of war’ with South
As communist dictator Kim Jong-un makes increasingly aggressive threats towards capitalist South Korea, American stealth planes have been deployed. Is this only posturing? Or is it war?
Korean rap star makes waves in the West
With its catchy tune and bizarre dance routine, ‘Gangnam Style’ has taken the world by storm. But the song is also a satirical take on Korean culture. Is the West missing the joke?
Followers mourn death of ‘Messiah’ Reverend Moon
After 92 eventful years, the Korean religious leader Sun Myung Moon has died. To millions worldwide, he was a holy messenger of God; others believe he is the leader of a dangerous cult.
Anger as South Korea vows to bring back whaling
South Korea has revealed a plan to begin hunting whales. The proposals defy a worldwide ban, and the international community is furious. But is whaling really so unreasonable?
North Korean rocket threat upstages nuclear talks
This week, global leaders meet in Seoul to discuss the threat of nuclear weapons. Across the border, North Korea is developing missile technology. What can be done about this rogue state?
Death of a tyrant sparks nuclear fears
After 17 years of power, North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-il, has died. His cruel, often bizarre rule will be continued by his son – but what does the future hold for his country?