November 24th @ 7:13 AM GMT
Yahoo! North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has sent one of his top aides to a farm for ''re-education'' to punish him for the sloppy construction of a power plant, South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday. Choe Ryong-Hae, a member of the ruling party's politburo standing committee, was purged earlier this month, Seoul lawmakers told reporters after the National Intelligence Service (NIS) briefed them in a closed session. Questions have swirled about the fate of Choe -- one of Kim's closest confida... (World)
November 24th @ 12:26 PM GMT
SlashDot Ewan Palmer writes: The BBC World service has announced it will expand to serve the worst countries for press freedom as part of a plan to reach a global audience of 500 million. The British government announced its ''single biggest increase in the World Service budget ever committed'' and promised to invest more than $128 million by 2017/18 to the service. Along with improvements in countries such as Thailand, Russia and Somalia, they will launch radio services in North Korea and Eritr... (Technology)
November 26th @ 5:55 PM GMT
Yahoo! The South Korean company is hoping to breathe new life into its various businesses by giving them more autonomy. (Technology)
November 26th @ 2:05 AM GMT
Yahoo! KT Corperation has unveiled technologies that are part of a public safety project to enable fire, police and rescue responders to better communicate with each other using everyday devices. (Business)
November 26th @ 2:27 PM GMT
Yahoo! In just a few weeks, three separate reports have stated that Apple is going to use OLED displays in its flagship product, but the move might not occur as soon as youd hope. A well-connected Apple insider who has provided accurate information about Apples products in the past, including the most recent iPhones, said a few weeks ago that while the iPhone 7 will still have an LCD screen, Apple might finally switch to OLED in 2018. Then a report from The Korea Times said on Wednesday that Samsu... (Technology)
November 27th @ 6:37 AM GMT (5.1 hr ago)
Yahoo! South Korea's justice minister issued a fresh warning on Friday of zero tolerance towards violence during street protests, ahead of a planned anti-government demonstration in Seoul next week. Kim had issued a similar warning before a huge anti-government rally in Seoul on November 14 that drew around 60,000 people and saw numerous clashes between protestors and police who used pepper spray and water cannon to maintain order. Activists have called for a similar demonstration on December 5. (Politics)
November 26th @ 3:59 AM GMT
Yahoo! South Korea said on Thursday it had ordered Volkswagen to recall 125,500 diesel vehicles, after tests confirmed the German automaker had faked emissions results from the cars' engines. Announcing the results of the tests, the Environment Ministry also said it was fining the company 14.1 billion won ($12.3 million). Volkswagen should submit its detailed recall plans including how to improve emissions of the cars in question to the ministry by January 6, it said in a statement. (Top Stories)
November 26th @ 4:17 PM GMT
Yahoo! The two Koreas agreed Thursday to hold a rare high-level dialogue next month, in line with an accord struck in August aimed at easing cross-border tensions, the Unification Ministry in Seoul announced. A ministry official said the two sides would meet at the deputy minister level on December 11 in the Kaesong joint industrial zone, just inside North Korea. (Top Stories)