Before Kim Jong-il's death the United States offered to provide food aid to North Korea if it halted its uranium enrichment program. North Korea has indicated it may be open to negotiations on such a deal. And, the Obama administration says it plans to shift its military policy toward Asia.
North Korea’s government-run Central News Agency announced yesterday that the body of Kim Jong-il will be embalmed and laid in state next to Kim Jong-un, his father and founder of the communist state. The regime also alleges it will build “smiling portraits” of Kim and “towers to his immortali
In 1994, the United States, Canada and Mexico implemented the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). At the time, proponents of the landmark agreement said NAFTA would create hundreds of thousands of high-wage jobs in the U.S.
While South Korea ranks as one of Asia’s wealthiest, most developed countries, traditional values persist. Single parenting remains a major taboo. Unwed pregnant women in South Korea face social disgrace and, in some cases, are shunned by their families.
"In an unprecedented rescue operation, South Korean naval special forces raided a hijacked [South Korean] freighter in the Arabian Sea Friday, freeing all 21 crewmen and killing eight Somali pirates," Yonhap News writes.The news agency adds that:President Lee Myung-bak praised the bold operation