Robots: Hyundai is using Boston Dynamics’ Spot to patrol its motor plants in South Korea

Spot turns watchdog! Hyundai is using Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot to patrol its motor plants in South Korea Hyundai has upgraded Spot with new sensors, AI and autonomous navigation The robot will work to monitor factory safety and support night security patrols Spot will first be trialled in one factory before being deployed to work in others  Hyundai purchased … Read more

Identical twins separated at birth in South Korea discover each other through DNA testing

Identical win sisters who were separated at birth in South Korea and adopted by two different American families recently learned that one another existed — and reunited for the first time on their 36th birthday.  Neither Molly Sinert nor Emily Bushnell knew that they were twins, or had much information at all about their backgrounds … Read more

Kim Jong Un warns North Korea is facing ‘worst ever’ famine

Kim Jong Un compares North Korea’s situation to 1990s famine that saw millions starve to death as US sanctions and Covid-19 leave the nation in its ‘worst-ever’ situation Kim Jong Un warned party cadres that North Korea is in its ‘worst ever’ situation  Told them to prepare for a ‘more difficult’ crisis than ‘Arduous March’ … Read more

North Korea says it will not attend Tokyo Olympics over Covid fears

North Korea will not attend this year’s Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pyongyang’s sports ministry said, blowing the final whistle on Seoul’s hopes of using the Games to restart talks with its nuclear-armed neighbour. The isolated North’s participation in the last Winter Games, hosted by the South in Pyeongchang, was a key catalyst … Read more

North Korea threatens US with nation’s ‘invincible physical power’

North Korea said on Saturday that the Biden administration had taken a wrong first step and revealed ‘deep-seated hostility’ by criticizing its self-defensive missile test. On Friday, North Korea said it had launched a new type of tactical short-range ballistic missile. President Joe Biden said the test violated UN Security Council resolutions but he remained … Read more

North Korea ‘fires another missile’ after Biden ‘laughed off’ previous test as ‘business as usual’

North Korea has fired its first ballistic missiles in a year, Japan‘s Defense Ministry confirmed – a move likely to increase tensions after it fired its first cruise missiles at the weekend.  The two short-range ballistic missiles were launched from North Korea on Wednesday (Thursday, local time) – fired from Wonsan on North Korea’s eastern coast … Read more

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s son Maddox, 19, to ‘return to college in South Korea’

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s son Maddox is reportedly set to return to college in South Korea amid the couple’s contentious divorce and custody battle. The 19-year-old is said to be studying biochemistry studies at Yonsei University in Seoul and is preparing to travel back to the institution for his second year. It comes after Maddox reportedly testified against his … Read more

North Korea fires off short-range missiles following warning from Kim Jong-un’s sister

North Korea fires off short-range missiles following ‘sleep in peace’ warning from Kim Jong-un’s sister, presenting Joe Biden with another foreign policy challenge The launches came over the weekend They follow a round of joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises Dictator’s sister Kim Yo-jong said if the U.S. ‘wants to sleep in peace for the coming … Read more

North Korea set to carry out ballistic missile tests as show of strength to Joe Biden

North Korea is preparing to carry out its first missile test since President Joe Biden came to office as a show of strength to the US. The head of the US military’s Northern Command said flight testing for an improved design of an intercontinental ballistic missile will begin ‘in the near future’. The North Korean … Read more

White House confirms it has reached out to North Korea through ‘channels’

The sister of North Korean leader, Kim Yo Jong, criticized ongoing military drills in South Korea and warned the new U.S. administration against ‘causing a stink’ if it wants peace, state news reported on Tuesday. The statement came a day before America’s top diplomat and defense chief are due to arrive in Seoul for their … Read more