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Yang cruising at soggy Thailand Open.

PATTAYA: Rain continued to play havoc with the Honda LPGA Thailand Open, where Amy Yang of South Korea opened up a four-stroke lead before third-round play was suspended due to darkness on Saturday evening.

- BangkokPost - TH

AP Explains: What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war.

- Yahoo! News - US

Choi collects Asian Winter Games gold.

Rika Hongo struggled in the free program Saturday and missed out on a medal in the women's figure skating competition at the Asian Winter Games, placing fourth. South Korea's Choi Da-bin held on to win the gold with a total score of 187.54 points at Makomanai Ice Arena, while China's Li Jizun took silver with The post Choi ...

- The Japan Times - JP

The Samsung Chromebook Plus is officially on sale.

SEOUL, Feb 25 — The first premium 2-in1 take on Google's affordable virus free computer, is now available to order from the Google Store. The original Chromebook was a co-development between Samsung and Google so it only makes sense that...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kim Jong-nam killed by nerve agent, Malaysian police say, putting spotlight on chemical weapons.

Kim Jong-nam, the North Korean Supreme Leader's estranged and exiled half-brother, was killed by a VX nerve agent, which is classified by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction, Malaysian police said on Friday. This latest development in Mr. Kim's assassination, which South Korean and US officials have said ...

- Yahoo! News - US

LG Chem lets contract for Daesan ethylene expansion.

LG Chem Ltd., Seoul, has let a contract to KBR Inc. to provide technology licensing and basic engineering design services for a previously announced 3-year program to modernize and expand ethylene capacity at the Daesan petrochemical complex in Chungcheong Province, South Korea.

- OGJ - US

AP Explains: What chemical weapons does North Korea possess?.

North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war.Malaysian police said on ...

- The Hindu - IN

South Korea's 3 Foreign Policy Blind Spots.

South Korean policymakers refuse to acknowledge three basic realities that should shape foreign policy.

- The Diplomat - US

Ariya chasing Yang at Thailand Open.

PATTAYA: 2015 champion Amy Yang of South Korea held a one-shot lead over local favourite Ariya Jutanugarn and Shanshan Feng of China as the third round of the Honda LPGA Thailand Open got under way just after noon on Saturday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Kimchi and hypochondria keep South Koreans healthy.

The nation is set to inherit the world's highest life expectancy by 2030

- Financial Times - US

Malaysia murder mystery breaks with North Korean assassin tradition.

By James Pearson and Jack Kim SEOUL - The bizarre assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother marks a departure from the isolated country's repertoire of overseas operations, according to experts on its opaque ruling structures. Kim Jong Nam died last week after being assaulted at the airport ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Life Expectancy in South Korea May Reach 90 by 2030

Life expectancy is expected to rise in many countries around the world, but in the United States, that increase is predicted to be smaller than in other countries, a new study finds. In the study, published today in the journal The Lancet, researchers predicted what the average life expectancies will be in 35 countries for ...

- Yahoo! News - US

First planned North Korea-U.S. contact in Trump administration canceled: WSJ

SEOUL - Plans for the first contact between North Korea and the United States after President Donald Trump took office were canceled after the U.S. State Department denied a visa for the top envoy from Pyongyang, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

- Reuters - US

AP Explains: What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to...

- Townhall.com - US

Netflix muscles into the reality TV game with 'Ultimate Beastmaster'

For someone who helped created the The Biggest Loser, producer David Broome sure knows how to be a winner when it comes to reality television. Now, after over a decade creating and producing unscripted projects for cable and broadcast channels, Broome is hoping to make reality TV work for Netflix. Ultimate Beastmaster, ...

- Mashable! - US

Kim Jong-nam killed by nerve agent, Malaysian police say, putting spotlight on chemical weapons

This latest development in Mr. Kim's alleged assassination, which South Korean and US officials suspect of being directed by North Korea, is another reminder of the regime's chemical weapons, often overshadowed by its nuclear program.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Watch Ed Moses, a former U.S. Olympic swimmer, compete on Netflix's 'Ultimate Beastmaster'

Are you a beast? Ed Moses, a former U.S. Olympic swimmer, wants to be. The athlete was among the 108 competitors to tackle Netflix's first reality competition series Ultimate Beastmaster. Mashable got an exclusive look . The show launched across the globe on Friday. SEE ALSO: Netflix's 'Mystery Science Theater' gets release ...

- Mashable! - US

Netflix launches 'Ultimate Beastmaster' to muscle into the reality competition game

For someone who helped created the The Biggest Loser, producer David Broome sure knows how to be a winner when it comes to reality television. Now, after over a decade creating and producing unscripted projects for cable and broadcast channels, Broome is hoping to make reality TV work for Netflix. Ultimate Beastmaster, ...

- Mashable! - US

South Korea selects L3 for K21 IFV transmission kits

L3 Technologies has been awarded a USD17.3 million contract to supply 800 hp-rated transmission kits for the Republic of Korea Army's K21 Infantry Fighting Vehicle and Light Recovery Vehicle programmes, the US-based company said in a statement on 23 February. Product deliveries are

- Jane’s - US

Canada Today: South Korean Hockey, Biking to the Border and Medicine Hat’s Money

Medicine Hat, Alberta, has plans to set up a sovereign fund with its oil and gas revenue, a shift as it becomes a leader in renewable energy.

- New York Times - US

The nerve toxin reportedly used on Kim Jong Un's half-brother takes only a single, oily drop to kill

Associated PressOn February 13 in a Malaysian airport, two women allegedly sprayed poison onto Kim Jong-nam — the exiled half-brother of North Korea's ruler, Kim Jong Un — leading to Jong-nam's untimely death. South Korean and US officials believe North Korean agents assassinated Jong-nam, according to Reuters, ...

- Business Insider - US

Curlers, ice dancing duo boost gold tally

CHINA swept the curling titles and ice dancing crown at the Asian Winter Games yesterday, but its pre-Games prediction of finishing second overall is proving to be beyond reach. China beat Japan 11-4 to win the men’s curling final, thanks to a decisive six points garnered in the fourth and fifth stanzas, while its ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

In bloom: 2017 Cherry Blossom Festivals

Places in Japan and South Korea to celebrate the bloom.

- Stars and Stripes - US

The chemical used to kill Kim Jong Un's half-brother is classified as a weapon of mass destruction

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joonKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — VX nerve agent, a chemical the United Nations classifies as a weapon of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a bizarre murder in Malaysia last week, the police said on Friday. Kim Jong-nam was killed February ...

- Business Insider - US

Kim Jong-nam VX gas murder puts North Korea's 5,000-tonne chemical WMD stockpile in the spotlight

South Korean sources claim Pyongyang has sarin, mustard gas and hydrogen cyanide.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Use of VX in Kim killing 'blatant violation' of treaty: Seoul

South Korea called it a "blatant violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and other international norms".

- Zee News - IN

In South Korea, the average woman may soon live to 90

But America is lagging way behind other countries.

- Washington Post - US

Trump backs missile shield against North Korea, pushes upgrades to nuclear arsenal

A very angry' U.S. President Donald Trump advocates better missile defense systems for Japan and South Korea as a way to counter provocations from North Korea. The post Trump backs missile shield against North Korea, pushes upgrades to nuclear arsenal appeared first on The Japan Times.

- The Japan Times - JP

AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess

SEOUL, South Korea " North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war.Malaysian police said Friday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Samsung Electronics tightens donation rules; report says two group executives offer to quit

Tech giant Samsung Electronics is tightening board oversight on donations while two senior Samsung Group executives reportedly offered to resign, as the conglomerate struggles with the fallout from a graft scandal that led to its leader's arrest. Samsung Electronics said on Friday its board of directors will now vote on any ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Hyundai Motor to launch eight new models

Chennai, Feb 24 South Korean automobile major Hyundai Motor Co will launch eight new models in the next four years, said a top official of the Indian subsidiary. Hyundai will log double digit growth in India in 2017 while the industry as a whole would log a single digit growth, the official said. Speaking to reporters here ...

- Yahoo! News - US

North Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile - Seoul

North Korea has up to 5,000 tons of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate its leader's half-brother.

- GMA News - PH

Use of chemical weapon in Kim slay 'blatant violation' of treaty -- Seoul

The use of the banned nerve agent VX in the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother in Malaysia was a 'blatant violation' of an international treaty, South Korea said Friday.

- GMA News - PH

AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to...

- Townhall.com - US

Why China's freezing out South Korea

Ever since Seoul agreed last year to host a US missile defense system, South Korean pop stars, musicians and companies have felt a distinct chill in China.

- CNN Top Stories - US

N. Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile: Seoul

North Korea has up to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate its leader's half-brother

- The Daily Star - LB

Samsung Elec tightens donation rules; report says two group execs offer to quit

SEOUL - Tech giant Samsung Electronics is tightening board oversight on donations while two senior Samsung Group executives reportedly offered to resign, as the conglomerate struggles with the fallout from a graft scandal that led to its leader's arrest.

- Reuters - US

Aguirre stands by story on Korean execs' call on PHL to skip Korean mafia angle

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Friday stood by his claim that South Korean authorities dissuaded him from looking into the possible involvement of the so-called Korean mafia in the abduction and murder of businessman Jee Ick Joo last year.

- GMA News - PH

Chemical Weapon Found On Body Of North Korean Leader's Half-Brother

Malaysian police said VX nerve agent — classified as a weapon of mass destruction — was found on Kim Jong Nam's body. South Korea says North Korea ordered the hit.

- NPR - US

The One Thing That Might Doom South Korea: Babies

David Hundt Demographics, Asia Why immigration is the only answer.  It's going to take something radical to arrest South Korea's demographic and social decline. Societies can counter population decline by having more babies, allowing more immigration, or a combination of the two. The government has bet on increasing South ...

- The National Interest - US

Experts in South say North Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile

North Korea has up to 5,000 tons of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of leader Kim Jong Un. Traces of VX — a nerve agent listed as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations — were detected on swabs from The post Experts in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Samsung Electronics tightens donation rules; report says two group executives offer to quit

SEOUL - Tech giant Samsung Electronics is tightening board oversight on donations while two senior Samsung Group executives reportedly offered to resign, as the conglomerate struggles with the fallout from a graft scandal that led to its leader's arrest.

- Reuters - US

Claiborne receives Luce Scholarship for internship in popular art in Asia

Princeton senior Monique Claiborne has been awarded a Luce Scholarship that will allow her to spend the next year in Asia. She hopes to pursue an internship in the entertainment business in Seoul, South Korea, such as at a record label, film production studio or arts magazine.

- Princeton University - US

Two Samsung execs stand down amid corruption scandal

Two senior Samsung executives have offered to resign, taking responsibility for the mobile phone giant's involvement in a scandal involving South Korean President Park Geun-hye. According to a report by Yonhap news agency, Vice Chairman Choi Gee-sung and President Chang Choong-gi have offered to resign. Both were ...

- City AM - UK

Two senior Samsung Group executives offer to resign: Yonhap

SEOUL - Two senior Samsung Group executives have offered to resign to take responsibility for the conglomerate's involvement in the graft scandal involving South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Yonhap news agency said on Friday, without citing sources.

- Reuters - US

Skylanders is getting a mobile RPG

Skylanders continue their push on mobile. Activision Blizzard announced today that it is partnering with South Korean developer Com2us to create a mobile role-playing game based on the Skylanders franchise, which has earned over $3 billion. It did not specify which mobile platforms the game would release on or when it ...

- VentureBeat - US

Netmarble completes acquisition of Kabam's Marvel Contest of Champions studio

South Korea's Netmarble Games said today that it has completed the acquisition of Kabam's high-value assets. As previously disclosed, the deal includes the Kabam Vancouver studio, which makes the Marvel Contest of Champions title. That team consists of 180 developers. Netmarble is also picking up around 20 people in the ...

- VentureBeat - US

Airport murder not typical N. Korean assassination

SEOUL - The bizarre assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother marks a departure from the isolated country's repertoire of overseas operations, according to experts on its opaque ruling structures.

- BangkokPost - TH

Why South Korean performers are getting banned from China

Ever since Seoul agreed last year to host a US missile defense system, South Korean pop stars, musicians and companies have felt a distinct chill in China.

- CNN Top Stories - US

South Korea confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak at duck farm

South Korea has confirmed an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus at a duck farm in a southwestern county, its first such incident in 15 days, the farm ministry said on Wednesday. Asia's fourth largest economy has culled a record number of more than 33 million farm birds, or nearly a fifth of its poultry ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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