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GM Sends Manufacturing Jobs to South Korea as U.S. Workers Are Laid Off

General Motors (GM) executives announced this week that two of their vehicles will be produced in South Korea as American workers in Lordstown, Ohio are left jobless after their GM plant closure and other Americans’ jobs at the corporation hang in the balance.

LORDSTOWN, OH - MARCH 06: GM Lordstown workers hold a rally outside the GM Lordstown plant on March 6, 2019 in Lordstown, Ohio. The sprawling facility was idled today after more than 50 years producing cars and other vehicles, falling victim to changing U.S. auto preferences, according to the company. …

Seven Dead, 21 Missing After River Tour Boat Sinks in Hungary

Rescue workers scoured the Danube River in downtown Budapest Thursday for 21 people missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists sank in a matter of seconds after colliding with a larger cruise ship during an evening downpour.

Budapest Boatr

Korean Star Latest to Attempt Suicide in High-Pressure K-Pop World

South Korean pop star Goo Ha-ra reportedly survived a suicide attempt Sunday amid an increasingly messy legal dispute with an ex-boyfriend, who she has accused of physical assault and attempted use of revenge porn to silence her. He also pressed charges against her for alleged domestic assault.

South Korea's pop girl group KARA's Goo Ha-ra arrives for a press conference in Singapore, Tuesday July 10, 2012. KARA is scheduled to perform their one-night concert here as a campaign to launch their own line of perfume fragrance "K5J" or "K 5 Jewel". (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Seeks Summit with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un without preconditions, a considerable political risk given Abe’s previous focus on resolving the issue of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea before any such talks could occur. Abe’s softening stance toward North Korea comes as Japanese relations with South Korea are deteriorating due to even older issues that stretch back to World War II.

Japan working to arrange Abe-Kim talks: reports

Ballet, Aquarium Rumored Stops on Kim Jong-un’s Russia Tour

North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un may enjoy an elite ballet performance and a tour of one of Russia’s public aquariums during a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin reports have concluded will likely take place this week in eastern Vladivostok.

US sanctions Chinese ships over N.Korea sanctions

China Opens Bridge to North Korea After Three-Year Delay

China opened a bridge to North Korea on Monday, sending four buses from the North Korean city of Manpo across the Yalu River to the Chinese city of Jian. The bus rides inaugurated a span built three years ago but never crossed until now.

North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit

North Koreans Resume Diplomacy After Trump Reverses Sanctions… Except He Didn’t

North Korean diplomatic staff returned to the joint liaison office in Kaesong on Monday, three days after withdrawing in apparent anger over new U.S. sanctions against Chinese companies that conducted illegal business with North Korea. The return was seemingly inspired by President Trump ordering the sanctions withdrawn… but the White House said over the weekend that he was referring to different sanctions that have not been imposed yet.

KAESONG, NORTH KOREA - DECEMBER 26: Officials from South and North Korea stand in front of a road sign during the ceremony for a project to modernize and connect roads and railways over the border between the Koreas at Panmun Station on December 26, 2018 in Kaesong, North Korea. South …

South Korea Sees No Sign of Imminent North Korean Missile Launch

South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo told his parliament on Monday there is no sign of an imminent missile launch from North Korea, despite some provocative activity spotted by satellite at the rocket launch facility in Tongchang-ri.

N. Korea 'missile launch' plans under scrutiny as concern mounts