Posts Tagged ‘Seoul’

Drones light up Seoul’s night sky in bid to give South Koreans a boost

Hundreds of drones lit up Seoul’s night sky on Friday, forming colorful pictograms and messages of hope. Organized by the South Korean government, more than 300 drones flew over the Seoul Olympic Park. This was the second drone flash mob event this year, aimed at invigorating and encouraging the public to overcome the economic difficulties […]

Seoul bids to cut congestion with futuristic ‘drone taxis’

This is an empty “drone taxi” taking a short flight over the South Korean capital Seoul. It is part of government plans to have a traffic management system in place to support the aerial taxis, possibly as early as 2025. Jang Young-ki, deputy director of South Korea’s transport ministry drone division, said they would help […]

Alleged North Korea “refugee” rams car into gates of US Embassy in Seoul

Russia Today reported Thursday, June 7, that an as yet unidentified driver drove a car into the gates of the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, screaming “help me!”, in an action that may have been an attempt to gain asylum in the US. The report, also run by London’s Mirror, is […]

Man ‘seeking asylum in America’ rams car into US embassy in Seoul

The driver, a 48-year-old man, smashed a silver Toyota sedan into the gate on Thursday evening. He has been arrested by police and a female passenger has been taken to hospital with a head injury, according to Yonhap news agency. The man told police that he drove his car into the gate because he has […]

Seoul won’t rush to renew joint military drills with US as new intra-Korean summit solidifies

At a bilateral summit on Friday, Moon called on the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to wait before resuming the drills, Yonhap reported, citing a government official. The drills have been paused for the duration of the Winter Olympics, as part of Seoul’s attempt to mend relations with Pyongyang. North Korea considers the drills a […]

Tokyo Warns of War: US Wary as Seoul Asserts Itself, Pursues Peace Talks with North

As South and North Korea begin a cautious, deliberate and “sincere” process of peace talks in the hope of defusing regional tensions in a neighborly manner, right-wing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suddenly sounded alarm bells over the “unacceptable” moves by Pyongyang, playing up its nuclear program and weapons development as a reason to bolster Japanese […]

Tokyo and Seoul will be first to fall victim if there is war on Korean Peninsula – Lavrov

“While condemning Pyongyang’s nuclear missile adventurism, we cannot but condemn the provocative behavior of our American colleagues,” Lavrov said in an interview with Belarusian broadcaster STV. “Unfortunately, they are trying to drag the Japanese and South Koreans in the same direction, who… will be the first victims in the event of war on the Korean […]

N. Korea threatens Guam with ‘salvo of missiles’ as US gears up for drills with Seoul

2 million may die if North Korea nukes Seoul and Tokyo – report As Washington and its Asia-Pacific allies prepare for a joint maritime exercise, the North Korean government issued new threats to target the US territory of Guam. The upcoming war games, which involve the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, are set to begin […]

2 million may die if North Korea nukes Seoul and Tokyo – report

Over the past few months, the stand-off, with Pyongyang on one side, and the US and its allies on the other, has been escalating, with belligerent rhetoric and provocative military posturing on both sides. Amid these tensions, a study by 38 North – a site on North Korean affairs run by Johns Hopkins University’s School […]

‘Pyongyang will fear us more’: Seoul wants to transfer wartime army command from US

     South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called for the long-delayed transfer of its wartime operational control (OPCON) from the Pentagon to be sped up, and says the country must develop its own military capacity to “punish” North Korea’s “provocations.” “North Korea will fear us more and the people will have more faith in our […]

Tokyo and Seoul seek ‘maximum pressure’ after UNSC condemns Pyongyang’s ‘outrageous’ missile test

     Japan’s prime minister and South Korea’s president have agreed to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang “to the maximum,” seeking tougher sanctions after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a statement condemning North Korea’s latest missile test. In a phone call Wednesday morning, Shinzo Abe and Moon Jae-in discussed their neighbor’s “violent conduct” and agreed […]

Tit for tat: Seoul unveils missiles that may counter North Korea (VIDEO)

The tests were the last ones before the deployment of the missiles, South Korea’s state-run Agency for Defense Development (ADD) said, as cited by Yonhap news agency. The ADD said the missiles will serve as key elements in South Korea’s pre-emptive strike scheme. “Our military has the missile capability with top-level precision and power to […]

Larijani calls for expansion of Tehran-Seoul ties

IRNA – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Thursday said Tehran is ready to utilize its capacities to expand relations with South Korea. Talking to reporters in Seoul, he said that Iran calls for holding dialogue between the two Koreas. He added Iran is ready to help settlement of disputes between the two Koreas. Larijani reiterated […]

Iranian speaker in Seoul for Inter-Parliamentary conference

Heading a delegation of Iranian lawmakers, Larijani will join his counterparts from dozens of Asian and European countries in Seoul for the 3-day conference. Parliamentary leaders from 25 Asian and European nations are planned to discuss cooperation for Eurasian prosperity in the gathering. Co-hosted by South Korea’s National Assembly and the State Duma, the lower […]

US supersonic bombers to conduct drill with Seoul warplanes over Korean Peninsula

     Two US long-range strategic bombers are to take part in drills over the Korean Peninsula, according to Seoul’s military. Tensions with the North are again heightened, with Washington vowing to put an end to Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Two American supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers alongside two South Korean F-15K fighter jets are […]

S. Korean ultranationalists attack Ruptly’s producer in Seoul

The incident happened in front of City Hall where the producer and his translator were filming at a camp of supporters of impeached president Park Geun-hye, many of whom are known to be ultranationalists, Ruptly’s producer said. South Korean court upholds President Park’s impeachment, removing her from office “It might have been not even five […]

CIA Director John Brennan says US must maintain ability to enter foreign airspace without any notification

     The US president must maintain the ability to proceed with foreign operations as necessary, including invasion of foreign countries airspace without notifying local governments, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan said in a speech at the Brookings Institution on Wednesday. “The president must maintain the ability to take action as appropriate,” Brennan stated. […]

Iran produces supercapacitors with high energy storage

The growing popularity in the new technologies and the industrialization of lives have highlighted the need for utilization of energy storage systems with higher capacity, lower weight and price, so that the use of electronic equipment would be available at any place and time. Hence, supercapacitors are designed with the features of high importance. Today, […]

Majlis urges Government to help skilled workers get foothold in int’l markets

Tehran, May 1, IRNA – Members of Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) have given green light to the Government to implement plans to promote workers abilities to help them find their way to international markets.  According to the bill passed in Majlis today, the Government has been committed to implement plans to upgrade workers skills […]

The Holohoax for dummies – 21 Amazing Facts

Holocaust Or Holohoax? 21 Amazing Facts by cigpapers   In British Schools, and constantly on British television, we are bombarded with the alleged murder of 6 million jews by the Germans during World War Two. This is commonly referred to as “The Holocaust”. This alleged historical event is also thrown at anyone objecting to mass […]

Greece importing 60,000 bpd of Iran oil

Iran has resumed oil exports to Greece, shipping 60,000 barrels per day to one of Europe’s main buyers of Iranian oil before the West banned crude purchases from Tehran. Greece’s biggest refiner Hellenic Petroleum agreed to an immediate start of Iranian crude imports under a supply deal with the National Iranian Oil Company in January. […]

Thousands rally in Hannover against TTIP trade deal a day before Obama’s visit

While the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and Europe is set to create the world’s largest free trade zone, many Europeans worry that the agreement would elevate corporate interest above national interest. TTIP opponents say that cheaper goods and services would only hurt the EU and help the US.  “People say […]

The variability of perception: The brain doesn’t capture everything you see

     Peek out the window and then close your eyes. What did you see? Maybe you noticed it’s raining and there was a man carrying an umbrella. What color was it? What shape was its handle? Did you catch those details? Probably not. Some neuroscientists would say that, even though you perceived very few specifics […]

Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday,01-03-2016

Iran Daily   Iran expanding economic ties with East Asia As an Asian country, Iran is looking to expand its post-sanctions economic relations with other countries including the Asian states.   Syrian forces retake key road from Daesh Syrian government forces regained control of a key road to the northern city of Aleppo after making […]

Oman backs Iran in Saudi freeze row

Oman has lent weight to Iran in a row over a Saudi proposal to freeze oil output at current levels, saying the Islamic Republic must be exempted from the plan.  Saudi Arabia, which pumped 10.2 million barrels daily in January, wants major producers to cap their output at existing levels at a time when Iran is […]

Siberian daredevil bungee jumper plunges into icy river on rope attached to skin by hooks (VIDEO)

Ksenia Smirnova performed the stunt almost totally naked in -11 C (12.2 F), which is relatively mild for a Siberian winter. She says it was not her first attempt at suspension jumping, as she jumped with hooks embedded into her back more than a year ago, but she didn’t like it then. After that first […]

Even enemies confirm Iran’s victory in N-talks

Addressing the annual meeting of Iran’s Central Bank here in Tehran on Saturday, Rouhani noted that the country suffered very harsh conditions because of the sanctions imposed against the Iranian economy in all areas including shipping, insurance, banking, precious stones, petrochemical industry and auto industry. Rouhani noted that during the sanctions regime, some people looted […]

Trump at psychopathic debate circus: ‘I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding’

     The Republican debates have wrapped up in New Hampshire, with some formidable bickering, topped by poll leader Donald Trump’s comment that he would “bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.” Trump is also the person who recently in November said he does not care if torture doesn’t work, because “they deserve […]

Photos: Iranians celebrate longest night of year ‘Yalda Night’

Traditionally, on this night families huddle together in the houses of the elders to listen to tales, old and new.     By IRNA   Source Article from http://theiranproject.com/blog/2015/12/21/photos-iranians-celebrate-longest-night-of-year-yalda-night/ Hits: 0

Machine-learning breakthrough paves way for medical screening, prevention and treatment

In the second it takes to ‘like’ this article, 6,000 tweets, 5,000 profile updates, 4,000 photos and 500 blogs will have been posted on multiple social media platforms. As that second extends to a minute, … Source Article from http://phys.org/news351948172.html Hits: 0

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