OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! The Weirdness That Is Gangnam Style
If you haven't heard of Gangnam Style by now, it's a silly Korean pop song that went spectacularly viral online and has since become tremendously popular.
Its music video on YouTube has more than a b... Posted on 1/8/13 at 3:27 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Dayton heads to Japan, South Korea on trade mission
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton leaves today on a South Korea trip, via Japan, to promote trade.
The Democratic governor said he hopes to help open the door to increased trade. Twenty-four business, agr... Posted on 9/23/11 at 1:12 AM
UPDATED 10:13 P.M. The ascension of Kim Jong Il's little-known, 20-something son to a prominent ruling party post put him well on the path Wednesday to succeed the supreme leader at the helm of nuclear-armed North Korea and carry the family dynasty into a third generation.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is visiting China's northeastern city of Harbin today while on a secretive trip reportedly aimed at drumming up support for a succession plan involving his youngest son, a news report said.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il has turned up in China in a strangely timed visit for the reclusive leader while former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is in North Korea trying to win the release of an imprisoned American.
North Korea fired about 110 rounds of artillery today near its disputed sea border with South Korea, the South's military said, amid high tension over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea.
Tens of thousands of North Koreans rallied in their capital today to condemn the United States and South Korea on the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, while Seoul told Pyongyang to admit responsibility for a deadly warship sinking.
Around the world, indulging in romantic flights of interpretation over large-scale street demonstrations is often thought to fly in the face of history. Too many centuries of melancholy have produced too many rotten revolutions. For every liberty, equality and fraternity, there is Lenin, Stalin and Pol Pot.
The country may have been quick to forget the Korean War, but it was never that way for its veterans. “It took us 20 years to forget about the war,” said Floyd Gieske, a Raymond, Minn., native now living in Minneapolis.
But 54 years after he received the draft notice that sent him to war, Gieske decided he was willing to revive the memories when a different sort of letter arrived in his mailbox.
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