Latest North Korea Stories

2010-10-05 09:12:00

AMERICUS, Ga., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Former President Jimmy Carter this week praised a first-of-its-kind building project that will involve volunteers from the United States building homes side by side with North Koreans. The Fuller Center, a US-based Christian non-profit organization, has been working with its North Korean partner, the Paektusan Academy of Architecture, since 2008 developing plans for the project. According to U.S. News & World Report, Carter said: "They've...

2010-10-04 10:05:00

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- VimpelCom Ltd. ("VimpelCom") and Weather Investments S.p.A. ("Weather") are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement today to combine the two groups (the "Transaction") creating the world's fifth largest mobile telecommunications carrier by subscribers with pro forma net operating revenues of US$21.5 billion and pro forma EBITDA of US$9.5 billion for the year ended 31 December, 2009. At the closing of the Transaction, VimpelCom Ltd will own,...

2010-08-19 10:20:00

North Korea has opened a Twitter account and has started using the social media network to post links to anti-South Korean and anti-American statements posted to their Uriminzokkiri.com (Among Our Nation) website, according to various media reports.The first Tweet sent via the new @uriminzok account, which was translated from Korean by the folks at social media news website Mashable and paraphrased by WebNewser reporter David Cohen on Monday, "said 'our nation' now has a Twitter account."...

2010-07-30 09:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, has analyzed the U.S. military exercises off the Korean Peninsula this week . Ellison is one of the top experts in missile defense in the country. His observations are the following: "Off the Korean Peninsula this week our U.S. forces, led by the USS George Washington Battle Strike Group made up of 20 ships, 100 aircraft and...

2010-06-24 12:54:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Republican Leader John Boehner, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and Members of Congress hosted a ceremony in the Capitol today to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. The ceremony honored the sacrifices of the thousands of Americans who courageously fought to defend freedom and safeguard peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. Below are the Speaker's...

2010-06-17 12:31:00

Isolation, Poverty Fail to Curb North Korean Engineering WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite its poverty and inability to feed its population, North Korea produces skilled engineers who excel at nuclear technology, aerospace, dam- and tunnel-building, and computer software. The cover story in the latest Prism magazine, published by the American Society for Engineering Education, takes an in-depth look at North Korea's quest for technological advancement. In nuclear...

2010-06-01 12:09:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher Alf (Chris Alf), Chairman of National Air Cargo Group, announced today that National Air Cargo (NAC) has registered a "Yuhan Hoesa" company in Seoul, South Korea in order to continue the company's Asia expansion. Similar to a limited liability company (LLC), the new entity is part of an overall strategic plan to enhance growth and develop new business opportunities in developing marketplaces. "Our official presence in South Korea is an...

2010-05-18 08:00:00

Using NASA satellite data and Google Earth, a Purdue University researcher has reported finding evidence that North Korea has been logging in what is designated as a protected United Nations forest preserve. Guofan Shao, professor of geo-eco-informatics, studies the Mount Paekdu Biosphere Reserve, a 326,000-acre forest preserve in North Korea. Since many researchers are unable to visit North Korea, Shao studies changes in the forest using remote sensing data. The United Nations Educational,...

2010-04-26 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth season of Vanguard, Current TV's award-winning investigative documentary series, kicks off Wednesday, May 19th at 10 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. PDT with "Captive in North Korea," a special 30-minute episode featuring Vanguard correspondent team Laura Ling and Euna Lee. While on assignment in China for Current TV in 2009, the two were captured in China by North Korean soldiers minutes after crossing into North Korea and making it back on Chinese...

2010-04-23 06:00:00

South Korea, widely considered the most wired nation on the planet, is searching for ways to deal with the growing problem of Internet addiction, according to an April 22 Associated Press (AP) report. Eo Gee-jun, president of the Korea Computer Life Institute, says that 26-percent of teenagers and 30-percent of adults are addicted to online video games. Considering that an estimated nine out of every 10 South Korean homes have broadband Internet access, and that 24-hour Internet cafes are...

Latest North Korea Reference Libraries

2007-07-17 11:33:40

The Chinese Goral (Nemorhaedus caudatus), is a species of wild goat found in the mountains of eastern and northern Asia. A population of this subspecies exists in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, near the tracks of the Donghae Bukbu Line. The species is classified as endangered in South Korea, with an estimated population of less than 250.

2007-01-10 12:49:37

The Eurasian Water Shrew, known in British English as the water shrew, is a relatively large shrew. It is up to 3.94 inches (100 mm) long, with a tail up to three-quarters as long again. It has short dark fur, often with a few white tufts. It has a few stiff hairs around the feet and tail that act as a keel in the water. Its fur traps bubbles of air in the water that greatly aids its buoyancy, but requires it to anchor itself if it wishes to remain underwater for more than the briefest of...

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