All posts tagged "BBC"

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) tours a foodstuff factory in Pyongyang. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency reported it on Jan. 19, 2015, without elaborating on the timing of the visit. (KCNA-Yonhap)
    [BBC] N. Korea says it has invented hangover-free alcohol

    — North Korean scientists have invented a hangover-free alcohol, according to the Pyongyang Times. The state newspaper says the “suave” liquor will spare you wincing when you wake, despite boasting 30%-40% alcohol. The brew is reportedly...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
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  • North Korean workers outside of their home country claim that most of their wages get sent to the North Korean government. (Yonhap)
    [BBC] N. Korean hackers ‘could kill’, warns key defector

        North Korean hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and even kill people, a high-profile defector has warned. Speaking exclusively to BBC Click, Prof Kim Heung-Kwang said the country had around...

    • Posted June 1, 2015
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    [BBC] The Koreans who televise themselves eating dinner

    —  How do you fancy eating your dinner at home in front of a webcam and letting thousands of people watch? If they like the way you eat, they will pay you money – maybe a...

    • Posted February 5, 2015
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    [BBC] Did Korea encourage sex work at US bases?

    More than 120 former prostitutes who worked near a U.S. military base in South Korea are going to court to seek compensation from the Korean government. They say the authorities actively facilitated their work – and that...

    • Posted November 28, 2014
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  • Conductor Chung Myung-whun speaks during a press conference in Seoul, Thursday. (AP-Yonhap)
    Seoul Philharmonic to perform in London

    By Do Je-hae The last time Chung Myung-whun stood on the podium of London’s Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms was at a 2002 performance with the “Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France,” a Paris-based ensemble he...

    • Posted January 17, 2014
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  • Kim Yu-na
    BBC selects Kim Yu-na as favorite to win in Sochi

    The BBC reported Thursday that it chose figure skating legend Kim Yu-na as one of 10 athletes to star at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, despite her decision not to participate in this year’s Grand Prix...

    • Posted November 1, 2013
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