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South Korean shoppers are obsessed with a dish called 'Costco kimchi' — here's how to order it in the US .

Costco KoreaFrom the outside, Costco locations in South Korea look pretty similar to those in the US. They're towering buildings, stuffed with products sold in bulk. Even the food courts are almost identical, serving hot dogs, pizza, and soft-serve ice cream. However, scrolling through photos taken in Korean Costcos reveal ...

- Business Insider - US

U.S., South Korean troops stage mock battle to retake village near North Korean border.

The screech of incoming fire followed by an explosion resounds across forested hillsides near the border between North and South Korea.Battalion Commander Rob Kimmel of ...

- The Japan Times - JP

There's one major difference between Costco food courts in the US and South Korea — and it's not the menu .

Costco KoreaFrom the outside, Costco locations in South Korea look pretty similar to those in the US. They're towering buildings, stuffed with products sold in bulk. Even the food courts are almost identical, serving hot dogs, pizza, and soft-serve ice cream. However, scrolling through photos taken in Korean Costcos reveal ...

- Business Insider - US

Mattis hints at secret 'kinetic' military options for North Korea.

Thomson ReutersDefense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted that the United States still had military options left for dealing with North Korea, but did not elaborate when asked for details Monday. Most experts believe that a military strike on North Korea would invite a devastating response from Pyongyang. The city of Seoul, South ...

- Business Insider - US

Hundreds of North Korea defectors missing in South, Seoul says.

More than 800 North Korean defectors are missing, or their whereabouts are unknown, according to Seoul.

- UPI - US

Korean peninsula draws range of military drills in show of force against North Korea .

The US military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of a UN General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North Korea’s nuclear threat is likely to loom large.

- BDNews24 - BD

US has military options for North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk, says Mattis.

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has indicated that Washington has military options for North Korea that would not put the South Korean capital Seoul at great risk from a counter-attack by Pyongyang. However, Mattis declined to go into details when asked on 18 September what those options might

- Jane’s - US

BAE Systems to upgrade KF-16 radar warning receivers.

BAE Systems has been contracted to upgrade the radar warning receiver units of South Korea's fleet of Lockheed Martin KF-16 fighting Falcon combat aircraft. The USD49.6 million Foreign Military Sales deal, which was announced by the US Department of Defense on 18 September,

- Jane’s - US

‘Loud music, no phone, no ID card’: Hong Kong buyers report sales tactics of travel agent.

The Hong Kong consumer watchdog publicly named and shamed a local marketing agent of a South Korean resort on Tuesday over misleading and high-pressure sales tactics. The Consumer Council said it received 48 complaints against Great Time Universal in the first eight months of the year – a surge of more than four times ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Mattis hints at U.S. military options, says no need to shoot down North Korean missiles yet.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted Monday that Washington retained military options against nuclear-armed North Korea that he said would not leave Seoul at risk ...

- The Japan Times - JP

How the prime minister can win over Japan's neighbors.

Pulling South Korea and Indonesia into the TPP tent would make the free trade pact all the more meaningful.

- The Japan Times - JP

U.S., S.Korea troops stage mock battle to retake village near N.Korean border

The screech of incoming fire followed by an explosion resounds across forested hillsides near the border between North and South Korea.Battalion Commander Rob Kimmel of the U.S. 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, scanned the village at the base of a mountain for the tell-tale smoke."Thats enemy fire trying to attack R.O.K. ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Costco stores in South Korea offer chopped onions for hot dogs. Koreans have a different idea

The sound of silverware scraping plates reverberates through the Costco cafe, competing with the chatter of customers. It is the sound of scooping onions. Chopped onions are being scooped onto hot dogs, onto baked bulgogi sandwiches — and directly into people's mouths, along with healthy dollops...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Egypt to receive South Korean naval vessel

Egypt will receive at least one South Korean naval vessel, the Egyptian Ministry of Defence announced on 15 September. The MoD said that, during a visit to South Korea to boost bilateral co-operation, Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi had inspected one of the naval pieces that will be

- Jane’s - US

BAE to upgrade KF-16 radar warning receivers

BAE Systems has been contracted to upgrade the radar warning receiver units of South Korea's fleet of Lockheed Martin KF-16 fighting Falcon combat aircraft. The USD49.6 million Foreign Military Sales deal, which was announced by the US Department of Defense on 18 September,

- Jane’s - US

BI arrests Korean 'person of interest' in Jee Ick Joo case

Bureau of Immigration operatives arrested on Tuesday a South Korean who is being investigated for his possible involvement in the abduction and murder of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo.

- GMA News - PH

Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea

South Korea and the US also stage exercises in the Korean Peninsula, conducting a joint bombing drill.

- Al Jazeera - QA

North Korea faces increased pressure, as US hints at military options

The United States is pushing for diplomacy with North Korea, but has said it has "many" military options against Pyongyang. While pledging to work with China, it has hinted at tactics that would not put Seoul at risk.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Why North Korea Is Destined to Collapse

Jamie Metzl Security, Asia The story we are all missing.  The good news is that this collapse has the potential to be a win-win for nearly everyone. The North Korean people will end their terrible suffering, North and South Korea will be reunified under South Korean law, potentially following a UN-administered transitional ...

- The National Interest - US

Prodigal K-pop composer enlists in South Korea’s Marine Corps

By Ko Dong-hwan K-pop duo band Akdong Musician’s composer and singer Lee Chan-hyuk, often regarded as a musical prodigy has enlisted in the country’s Marine Corps. The star, 21, who plays with his younger sister Su-hyun, voluntarily entered a training centre in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province. He kept his ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

‘Golf diplomacy’ under fire as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courts US President Donald Trump

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will lay the “old buddies” routine on thick when US President Donald Trump visits in November and is planning to continue the two leaders’ unconventional form of diplomacy on the golf course. Trump is scheduled to visit Japan for three days from November 5 as part of a ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

‘Loud music, no phone, no ID card’: Hong Kong buyers report sales tactics of travel agent

The Hong Kong consumer watchdog publicly named and shamed a local marketing agent of a South Korean resort on Tuesday over misleading and high-pressure sales tactics. The Consumer Council said it received 48 complaints involving HK$2.7 million against Great Time Universal in the first eight months of the year – a ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

On This Day: Greg Louganis wins gold after hitting head on board

On Sept. 19, 1988, Greg Louganis took the gold medal in 3-meter springboard diving at the Seoul Olympics after hitting his head on the diving board.

- UPI - US

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

On Sept. 19, 1988, Greg Louganis took the gold medal in 3-meter springboard diving at the Seoul Olympics after hitting his head on the diving board.

- UPI - US

North Korea missile tests: US, South Korea stage bombing drills over peninsula

The United States and South Korea have staged a series of dramatic bombing drills designed to send a message to Kim Jong-un.The flurry of military drills comes after Pyongyang fired another mid-range ballistic missile over Japan...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US, Japan, South Korea Stage Show-of-Force Following North Korean Missile Overflight of Japan

The mission was described by U.S. Pacific Command as a "sequenced bilateral show of force."

- The Diplomat - US

PHOTO: Keeping an eye on North Korea

In this photo provided by South Korea Defence Ministry, US Air Force B-1B bombers, F-35B stealth fighter jets and South Korean F-15K fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula during joint drills in South Korea yesterday. South Korea says the US military has flown powerful bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

South Korea Outbound Travel Spurred by Pursuit of Stress-Free Vacations

Domestic vacations are fine, but South Koreans are increasingly looking abroad for trips given all the tension these days on the Korean peninsula. If only their families in North Korea had the same options. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

US defense secretary hints at military options on North Korea, but offers no details

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted on Monday about the existence of military options on North Korea that might spare Seoul from a brutal counterattack but declined to say what kind of options he was talking about or whether they involved the use of lethal force.

- BDNews24 - BD

South Korea exempts women from mandatory military service. Is that fair?

Military service is required for most South Korean men between 18 and 35, and they often serve during college or as they launch their careers. It's a formative experience, but only for half the population.

- Stars and Stripes - US

US jets use live bombs in a massive show of force aimed at North Korea

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has hinted about the existence of military options on North Korea that might spare Seoul from a brutal counterattack but declined to say what kind of options he was talking about or whether they involved...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Free Admission to Palaces, Parks During Chuseok

Entry fees to parks, palaces and other tourist attractions will be waived or lowered during Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving.Seoul's four palaces including Changdeok, Deoksu and Gyeongbok palaces, Jongmyo Shrine and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art will be open to the public free of ...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

National Security Adviser Warns of War

National Security Council chief Chung Eui-yong has said South Korea and the U.S. are concerned about war breaking out on the Korean Peninsula. But he added, "President Moon Jae-in will prevent the situation from reaching that level." In an interview with the German weekly der Spiegel published last ...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Young Women Have Less Sex

Korean women in their 20s have an estimated 40 percent less sex than they did 10 years ago as more of them stay single until later in their lives. According to a poll of 516 women by a team headed by Park Joo-hyun of Boramae Medical Center in Seoul, women in their 20s had sex just 3.52 times per mon...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Mattis Hints at Secret Military Options for North Korea

The U.S. has military options available for North Korea that won't put South Korea at grave risk of counterattack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday, but he refused to spell out what those are.

- Wall Street Journal - US

North Korea faces increased pressure, as US hints at miltary options

The United States is pushing for diplomacy with North Korea, but has said it has "many" military options against Pyongyang. While pledging to work with China, it has hinted at tactics that would not put Seoul at risk.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Mattis says US has 'many' military options over N Korea

The United States has "many" military options against North Korea, including some that do not put Seoul at risk, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said.

- RTE - IE

US bombers, fighter jets in drill over Korean peninsula - South Korea

The US military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday , three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan.

- Stuff - NZ

US has 'many' military options in North Korea crisis: Mattis

The United States has 'many' military options against North Korea, including some that don't put Seoul at risk, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Mattis hints at military options on North Korea, no details

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted on Monday about the existence of military options on North Korea that might spare Seoul from a brutal counterattack but declined to say what kind of options he was talking about or whether they involved the use of lethal force.

- GMA News - PH

Egypt to receive South Korean naval vessel

Egypt will receive at least one South Korean naval vessel, the Egyptian Ministry of Defence announced on 15 September. The MoD said that, during a visit to South Korea to boost bilateral co-operation, Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi had inspected “one of the naval pieces that will be

- Jane’s - US

U.S. shows off aerial prowess over Korean Peninsula

The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan.

- The Daily Star - LB

Flurry of military drills on Korean peninsula in show of force against North

The US military stages bombing drills along with South Korea over the Korean peninsula as Russia and China carry out naval exercises ahead of a crucial UN General Assembly meeting on North Korea.

- ABC News - AU

Mattis hints at military options on North Korea, no details

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted on Monday about military options to address the crisis in North Korea that might spare Seoul from a brutal counterattack, but he declined to say what kinds of options those were or if they even involved use of lethal force.

- GMA News - PH

U.S. jets drop live bombs in a new, massive show of force aimed at North Korea

The Pentagon deployed a formation of 14 bombers and fighters over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday that also included South Korean and Japanese aircraft, the latest show of force in response to North Korea's missile launches and nuclear tests. The warplanes were dispatched after North Korea launched...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Report: South Korea acquired outdated Chinook choppers for $130M

The South Korean administration of former President Park Geun-hye purchased more than a dozen Chinook CH-47D helicopters at a hefty price tag of $130 million.

- UPI - US

U.S., South Korea conduct bombing drills to warn North

The United States and South Korea conducted joint drills over South Korean airspace on Monday afternoon.

- UPI - US

Football: More than 70pc of South Koreans want Guus Hiddink to return

GUUS Hiddink – who has a stadium in South Korea named after him – is in demand to return to the national team set-up before next year's World Cup. The post Football: More than 70pc of South Koreans want Guus Hiddink to return appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

U.S. stages bombing drills with South Korea

Russia, China begin naval exercises

- The Hindu - IN

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea

The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan.

- FOX News - US

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