Sunghee Hwang
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'I couldn't breathe': Seoul crowd crush survivor writes to heal
by Sunghee Hwang - October 27, 2023 - 10:17am
Kim Cho-long escaped death by chance last October -- pulled from packed streets in South Korea's capital by a friend, as those around her were swept into an alley where 159 people later died in a crowd crush.
Military exemption for South Korean gamers reignites debate
by Sunghee Hwang - September 23, 2023 - 2:28pm
K-pop powerhouse BTS didn't get one, star footballer Son Heung-min did: South Korea grants limited exemptions from military service and for the first time eSports players can earn one.
North Korea says spy satellite launch ends in failure, again
by Sunghee Hwang - August 24, 2023 - 8:33am
North Korea's latest attempt to put a spy satellite into orbit has ended in failure, state media said Thursday, just months after Pyongyang's first such launch crashed into the ocean shortly after blast off.
North Korea fires two ballistic missiles, slams US carrier deployment
by Sunghee Hwang - October 6, 2022 - 8:21am
As the United Nations Security Council met to discuss Pyongyang's Tuesday launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan, North Korea blamed Washington for "escalating the military tensions...
At military parade, Kim vows to boost North Korea nuclear arsenal
by Sunghee Hwang - April 27, 2022 - 8:41am
Kim said he would "take measures for further developing the nuclear forces of our state at the fastest possible speed", according to KCTV footage of his speech.
Despite COVID-19 shutdown, North Korea to stage huge parade
by Sunghee Hwang - October 8, 2020 - 4:31pm
Eight months into a strict, coronavirus-triggered border shutdown, nuclear-armed North Korea is widely expected to stage an attention-grabbing display of its latest and most advanced weaponry at a...
Samsung flags near-60% operating profit jump after Huawei boost
by Sunghee Hwang - October 8, 2020 - 10:31am
Samsung Electronics flagged a leap of nearly 60 percent in third-quarter operating profits Thursday, as its mobile and chip business were boosted by US sanctions against its Chinese rival Huawei.
Seoul mayor found dead after '#MeToo allegations'
by Sunghee Hwang - July 10, 2020 - 7:30am
Seoul's outspoken mayor Park Won-soon, long seen as a potential South Korean presidential candidate, was found dead Friday, police said. He was 64.
Holiday homes and battlefields: Legacies of the Korean War along DMZ
by Sunghee Hwang - June 24, 2020 - 5:30pm
From North Korean party headquarters to holiday homes to cemeteries, 70 years after the Korean War began its legacies line the Demilitarized Zone that marks where the fighting came to a standstill.
Cross-border love story smashes South Korea TV ratings
by Sunghee Hwang - February 14, 2020 - 4:25pm
"Crash Landing on You" is unashamedly fantastical in its plotlines, but has drawn praise for its portrayal of everyday life in the North, even down to accents and words.
North Korea fires two 'unidentified projectiles' on Thanksgiving
by Sunghee Hwang - November 29, 2019 - 9:00am
North Korea fired two "unidentified projectiles" on Thursday -- the Thanksgiving holiday in the US -- Seoul said, as nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked.
Bullying debate after death of K-pop star Goo Hara
by Sunghee Hwang - November 25, 2019 - 2:54pm
Fans mourned and questions were asked Monday after K-pop star and revenge porn victim Goo Hara was found dead in a possible suicide, which would make her the second female singer in a month to take her own life in...
North Korea says weapons test involved 'long-range' capability
by Sunghee Hwang - May 10, 2019 - 9:14am
North Korea said Friday it had tested a long-range weapon, a claim that was likely to raise tensions on the peninsula and contradicted accounts from the South and in the US that Pyongyang had fired short-range ...
Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit 'at earliest date'
by Sunghee Hwang - October 8, 2018 - 8:32am
Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said Sunday, after Washington's top diplomat held "productive" talks on denuclearisation with the North Korean...
Ashes of war to South Korea holiday gift: Spam Spam Spam
by Sunghee Hwang - September 23, 2018 - 2:50pm
From the front lines of war to a staple of institutional catering, Spam is rarely seen as a gourmet ingredient -- but the canned pink meat holds a unique position in South Korea as a top-selling holiday gift.
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