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South Korean Scientists have Found an Effective Cure Against Baldness.

South Korean scientists have found an effective cure against baldness in tests with mice, which will give hope to millions of people suffering from hair loss, according to Metro. The team of Professor Choi Kang Yel of Yonsei University in Seoul found the ingredient CXXC, a zinc protein that controls the development of hair ...

- Novinite - BG

South Korea passes bill declaring 'comfort women' day; Japan protests.

South Korea's parliament passes a bill to officially designate Aug. 14 as the day to honor the Korean women who were forced into Japan's military ...

- The Japan Times - JP

North Korean defector loves 'Bruce Almighty,' 'CSI,' K-pop; has tuberculosis, hepatitis.

A North Korean soldier who made a daring dash to defect to South Korea last week has been enjoying American movies, television shows and Korean pop music while recovering from his gunshot wounds -- and a host of other maladies.

- FOX News - US

North Korea replaces guards after soldier fled across border under hail of gunfire: reports.

North Korea appears to have replaced all of its guards at a jointly patrolled border area where a North Korean soldier defected last week under a hail of gunfire, according to South Korean media. Military officials said Friday they could not confirm the report.

- Global News - CA

U.S., South Korea Plan Joint Military Exercises Next Month.

Military exercises involving thousands of troops and hundreds of U.S. and South Korean aircraft will take place on the Korean Peninsula next month, in the latest show of force aimed at deterring North Korea.

- Wall Street Journal - US

EU preparing list of 5G cities for 2020 launch.

The EU's 5G Infrastructure Association has released a new version of its roadmap for 5G trials, at the latest 5G Global Event being held in Seoul. The 5G-PPP Trials Roadmap Version 2.0 outlines expectations for the first private trials by operators and businesses in 2018-19, ahead of an expected launch of the first 5G ...

- Telecompaper - NL

North Korea replaces guards, fortifies border after defection.

North Korea has replaced dozens of guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea following the dramatic defection of one of its soldiers last week, a report said Friday. The 24-year-old soldier, identified only by his surname, Oh, is recovering in a South Korean hospital after being shot at least four times ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Russia is complaining that Japan and South Korea are arming themselves against North Korea.

via Lockheed Martin Russia's foreign minister complained that the North Korea crisis is causing Japan and South Korea to more heavily arm themselves. South Korea and Japan have expressed interest in getting more US missile defenses. Russia fears that with a global network of missile defenses, the US could one day launch a ...

- Business Insider - US

Report: N. Korea Replaces Border Guards After Defection.

North Korea appears to have replaced all of its guards at a jointly patrolled border area where a North Korean soldier defected last week under a hail of gunfire, South Korean media said Friday. Military officials said they could not confirm the report. Yonhap news agency cited an unnamed intelligence source saying there ...

- Voice of America - US

North Korea replaces guards after solider fled across border under hail of gunfire: reports.

North Korea appears to have replaced all of its guards at a jointly patrolled border area where a North Korean soldier defected last week under a hail of gunfire, according to South Korean media. Military officials said Friday they could not confirm the report.

- Global News - CA

US, S. Korea to stage massive air exercise in show of force.

SEOUL, Nov 24 — The United States will send stealth fighters to a large-scale air force drill with South Korea next month, the US military said today, in a new show of force aimed at North Korea. The massive five-day annual exercise comes as...

- The Malay Mail - MY

N Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and US soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector’s rescue.

- BDNews24 - BD

Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

The mayor of Japan's western city of Osaka plans to cut ties with U.S. sister city San Francisco after the latter accepted the donation of a "comfort women" statue from a private group there. The issue of "comfort women", as those forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels were euphemistically known, has long ...

- Yahoo! News - US

North Korean soldier who defected 'nice guy' who likes 'CSI,' pop music

Dramatic footage of the soldier's daring defection to South Korea was released earlier this week.         

- USA TODAY - US

North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

SEOUL - North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector's rescue.

- Reuters - US

Report: N. Korea replaces border guards following defection

North Korea appears to have replaced all of its guards at a jointly patrolled border area where a North Korean soldier defected last week under a hail of gunfire, South Korean media said Friday.

- FOX News - US

North Korea may have replaced its entire border security team after defection

Pyongyang may have replaced its entire security force at the border after a North Korean soldier, under a hail of gunfire, defected into South Korea last week.

- FOX News - US

Report: N. Korea replaces border guards following defection

North Korea appears to have replaced all of its guards at a jointly patrolled border area where a North Korean soldier defected last week under a hail of gunfire, according to South Korean media. Military officials said Friday they could not confirm the report.

- Stars and Stripes - US

North Korea fortifies border and sacks guards after soldier's daring defection

North Korea reportedly replaces guards and fortifies a section of its border where a soldier staged a defection last week, while South Korean and US soldiers are decorated for their role in his rescue.

- ABC News - AU

N.Korea replaces soldiers; S.Korea awards medals after defector’s border dash

SEOUL -- North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector's rescue.

- GMA News - PH

Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector drama

SEOUL - A defector's treatment for critical injuries suffered during a dramatic dash from North Korea has highlighted a shortage of South Korean trauma doctors and again underscored Seoul's lack of preparedness in the event of hostilities with Pyongyang.

- Reuters - US

South Korea Has a Secret Weapon If North Korea Starts a War

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia And Kim can't match it.  In modern Korea's relatively short history, amphibious warfare has played a key and pivotal role. The United Nations essentially liberated South Korea from invasion with a single amphibious stroke, and the country has maintained a large and powerful Marine Corps ever ...

- The National Interest - US

North Korea replaces troops at border where defecting soldier sprinted across

North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier staged a daring defection ...

- The Japan Times - JP

North Korea 'Punishes' Border Troops Over Defection

North Korean troops who were unable to stop one of their colleagues defecting across the border on November 13 have been replaced. South Korean intelligence sources told Yonhap news agency that border security personnel at the Joint Security Area have been withdrawn after the most high-profile defection across the ...

- Novinite - BG

U.S., S.Korea to hold joint air force drill in early December – media

The air forces of the United States and South Korea are scheduled to hold a regular joint drill early next month, deploying six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters in the exercise, a South Korean defense ministry official said on Friday, according to Reuters.

- UNIAN - UA

US to send F-22 jets to South Korea in show of force for Pyongyang

Seoul, Korea, Republic of, Nov 24 - The US will send F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to South Korea for a joint drill, reports said Friday, in a new show of force aimed at Pyongyang. Six fighter jets, normally based in Okinawa, Japan, will be deployed to the South for a five-day joint military exercise,

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

US preparing to fly up to 10 stealth fighter jets over Korean peninsula as part of massive air drill

Six F-22 Raptor and up to four F-35A Lightning stealth fighter jets of the US Air Force will engage in enemy infiltration and precision strike drills with South Korean Air Force fighter jets.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over “comfort women” statue

In 2015, Japan and South Korea agreed the issue of 'comfort women' would be 'irreversibly resolved' The post Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over “comfort women” statue appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

More Australians fear nuclear attacks and health epidemics than average: Ipsos

International poll finds even the proportion of South Koreans fearing a nuclear attack was 15 percentage points lower than Australia.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Army report blames 'human factors' for deadly Apache crash in 2015

Two soldiers were killed when their AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crashed 50 miles east of Camp Humphreys in South Korea on Nov. 23, 2015.

- Stars and Stripes - US

The IndieBeat: How Rhythm Doctor was 1 second away from losing its pulse

Rhythm Doctor's catchy riffs and clever one-button gameplay have mesmerized a few notable indie game events this year. It was an official nominee at IndieCade and earned a spot at Double Fine's Day of the Devs festival. It also won the award for best audio at the Indie Prize Showcase in Asia, the Busan Indie

- VentureBeat - US

N.Korea sacks soldiers, S.Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier staged a daring defection last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in his rescue. The North Korean defector was shot and wounded by his fellow soldiers as ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Reporter's Notebook: Brooke Baldwin visits US troops in South Korea under threat of war

My 14-hour flight from New York to Seoul was just the beginning. The next morning, my CNN crew and I found ourselves strapped into the Navy's C-2 COD aircraft. Only this plane doesn't exactly come with peanuts…

- Billings Gazette - US

Calls grow for influence operations in North Korea

Seoul urged to break information blockade and push for regime change from within

- Financial Times - US

US to send F-22 jets to South Korea for joint military drill in show of force against Pyongyang

The US will send F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to South Korea for a joint drill, reports said on Friday, in a new show of force aimed at Pyongyang. The post US to send F-22 jets to South Korea for joint military drill in show of force against Pyongyang appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

North Korea sacks soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

SEOUL - North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier staged a daring defection last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in his rescue.

- Reuters - US

Seoul surgeon: Wounded North Korean defector 'nice guy' who has nightmares about repatriation

North Korea's latest defector, a young soldier known only by his family name Oh, is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being returned ...

- The Japan Times - JP

N.Korea 'Replaces All Border Guards' After Defection

North Korea has replaced all guards in the Joint Security Area since one of them fled through a hail of bullets to the South Korean side. "We detected signs that all of their JSA guards were replaced right after the defection," a government source here said. "It seems that the guards were held accou...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Scores Dead as Houses Collapsed After N.Korean Nuke Test

Scores of people were killed or injured when houses and schools collapsed in a village near Punggye-ri, North Hamgyong Province on Sept. 3 when North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test, a source said Thursday.SAND , a defectors' think tank in Seoul, quoted the source...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

N.Koreans Are Easy Prey for Infectious Diseases

North Koreans are easy prey for a wide range of infectious diseases that have often been eradicated in the developed world. A stark example was provided by the parasites found in the gut of a North Korean soldier who defected to South Korea last week, which doctors here said they had simply never se...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

U.S. and South Korea to hold joint drill

Fir forces of the United States and South Korea to hold regular joint drill in early December, deploy F-22 Raptor stealth fighters.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

U.S., South Korean troops recognized for rescuing North Korean defector

'You were all in the range of North Korean fire,' a top general told them.

- Washington Post - US

U.S., South Korean troops recognized for rescuing North Korean defector

"You were all in the range of North Korean fire," a top general told them.

- Washington Post - US

US, South Korea to hold joint air force drill in early December

The air forces of the United States and South Korea are scheduled to hold a regular joint drill early next month, deploying six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters in the exercise, a South Korean defense ministry official said on Friday.

- GMA News - PH

North Korea's wounded defector 'nice guy', says surgeon | Reuters

SEOUL - North Korea’s latest defector, a young soldier known only by his family name Oh, is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being returned to the North, his surgeon said on Thursday. Lee Cook-jong, a South Korean surgeon who operated the defected North Korean soldier with gunshots, speaks during an ...

- Firstpost - IN

Report: China asked South Korea to build THAAD wall

China may have asked South Korea to build a wall to block a U.S. missile defense system from monitoring Chinese military movements.

- UPI - US

Winter Illuminations

Where to get your glow on at light shows and winter illuminations in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.

- Stars and Stripes - US

South Korea to assist Uzbekistan in joining WTO

- Today.Az - AZ

Uzbekistan, South Korea ink deals for about $9B

- Today.Az - AZ

Uzbekistan to launch supplies of uranium to South Korea

- Today.Az - AZ

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