Category: Korea

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Russia rejects US name to slash ties with North Korea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has rejected the US call to cut ties with North Korea after Pyongyang launched ballistic missiles on Wednesday. “We perceived this negatively,” Lavrov told journalists in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, commenting on Washington’s statement on the need to cut ties with North Korea. US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley,…

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Gyodong Island: Life on the frontline with North Korea

Gyodong Island, South Korea – Soldiers toting assault rifles watch residents and visitors as they pass through a military checkpoint to get onto Gyodong Island. North Korea is just a few kilometres away – separated only by a calm stretch of water – as they approach on a long bridge that connects Gyodong to mainland…

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Suneung, the CSAT bringing South Korea to a halt

On Thursday, hundreds of thousands of students in South Korea will sit for Suneung, an entrance exam that will determine which university they get into. The annual College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), one of the most gruelling moments of a student’s life, involves them being tested on Korean, English, maths, social studies and sciences. Students…