The South Korean army began the formation of outposts in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Two days after North Korea’s military fired on November 23 of the South Korean island. relations between North Korea and South Korea remain extremely strained. As a result of clashes killed 4 people. On 25 November, South Korea announced that it urgently starts to increase military power of the ground troops on the five Islands of the Yellow sea in the North-West. In response, North Korea declared that in case of increase of capacity of the army of South Korea, Pyongyang will be ready to apply the second and third strikes on the shores of its southern neighbor.
«people’s democratic Republic of Korea has always advocated the maintenance of peace in the region, but now faces the need to ensure its independence, so artillery bombardment winkaraoke coast were the way to support justice and maintain your freedom”, – reads the statement of North Korean leaders, published November 24 on Wednesday.
The head of the South Korean Republic Lee Myung-bak, convened on the morning of Thursday 25 November emergency meeting, during which it was decided to increase the number of military Continue reading
For the first time in about 40 years the Catholic Church in South Korea began to teach seminarians, who will serve as priests in North Korea, a country that is often criticized U.S. and international organizations for the oppression of believers.
“We cannot say that North Korea wants us to do. But we do it with hope for the future, when the two parts of the country will unite,” he said in an interview with Monsignor Matthew Hwang In-Kook, Episcopal vicar of the diocese of Pyongyang.
Catholic priest are not allowed to be on a permanent basis in North Korea, the country, the Catholic community which before the war, 1950-53 had about 55 000 believers.
The first five seminarians, who should be the clergy of the Pyongyang diocese, started training last week. According to Mons. Hwang, a small group of new students will be recruited each year.
Their preparation will take about 10 years, but then they may not be allowed to the North.
Clerics from the South and occasionally come to the DPRK, most often, they accompany the cargo of humanitarian aid or oversee the launching of charitable projects. According to some, one South Korean priest was able to conduct mass in Pyongyang on the day of death of Pope John Paul II.
Earlier in the Pyongyang diocese, Continue reading
In the summer of 2013 Evgeny Konovalov spent six months in North Korea, and six months later went to South Korea and compared their impressions. About the strangeness of people’s culture on both sides of the border, the Juche ideology and experience of eating dog he agreed to tell the editorial staff FURFUR.
In North Korea we three went: my friends held in North Korea for 44 days, I — for a day longer. Before the trip I could agree to live there for six months. It is now unlikely, too wild were the conditions in North Korea.
I am from Komsomolsk-on-Amur and class with ninth trip to the Far East. Used all the time to be light and in straitened circumstances — in North Korea it helped me. The climates of the Far East and Korea are alike: summer is very hot and humid, just under 100 percent. But most of all I regretted that hadn’t brought an umbrella: almost every day there were seasonal rains that blur all around.
In North Korea the exchange students can get, but it’s not easy. It is necessary that the universities signed the agreement and between their countries established diplomatic relations — Russia has with North Continue reading