US President Donald Trump has rotated between saying that a "major, major" conflict with North Korea is possible and that he "would be honored" to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. On Sunday, North Korea did what it usually does when it's unsure of what's going on and tested another missile. The launch went pretty well.
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Video: Exit polls from South Korea's presidential election indicate that liberal candidate Moon Jae-in will be the country's next leader. Although the latest election was done in the wake of a massive corruption scandal, at least one South Korean news service decided to have a bit of fun with the results.
The North Korean government is famous for coming up with some peculiar theories. But have you heard the one about how the CIA and South Korea's intelligence agency paid a "lumberjack" $US20,000 ($26,946) to kill Kim Jong Un and his cronies with "radioactive" and "nano poisonous" substances? It's a doozy.
The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating new video about the struggles that many North Koreans go through when they defect to the South. Many of the hurdles are technological. As just one example, when North Koreans first encounter ATMs they sometimes believe that there's a person inside the machine because the ATM "talks".
Exploding phones are the least of Samsung's worries. Yesterday, a South Korean court formally removed the country's president, Park Geun-hye, from office. The removal came four months after a corruption scandal rocked the foundation of not just the South Korean government, but also the nation's biggest company.
Yesterday, South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was officially ousted from her office after a special Constitutional Court decision upheld her impeachment. For the majority of Koreans, it's the end of a gruelling three-month trial and a longer national scandal. But during the biggest crisis in South Korea's young democracy, the road to impeachment was filled with fake information spread through the popular messaging app KakaoTalk, websites and newspaper-like pamphlets in which fictional Western experts named after anime characters proved made-up conspiracies and "Donald Trump" supported Park Geun-Hye.
South Korea appears to be taking a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" approach to the forthcoming machine revolution. On Thursday, president Park Geun-hye announced plans to invest one trillion won ($1.13 billion) in the country's artificial intelligence industry by 2020, largely as a response to the recent shellacking of countryman Lee Sedol at the hands of — you guessed it — Google's artificial intelligence bot AlphaGo.
If you're a person with irrational fears of urban horror stories, stay far far away from this real life video of two people falling into a sinkhole in Seoul, a mysterious and apparently growing problem in the city, thanks in part (maybe?) to supertall skyscrapers. They step off a bus — only to have the ground literally fall away. Luckily, they somehow escape with only minor injuries.
Thousands of South Koreans tune in daily to Muk-bang (eating broadcasts): Online live-stream channels where people eats large amounts of food on camera. Those people, called Broadcast Jockeys (BJ's), became real celebrities that could earn up to $US9000 a month just by sharing meals with their lonely audience.