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
Alcohol is a longtime enemy South Korea, and the level of alcoholism in the country takes the 7th place in the world. Korean drinking has its own characteristics. Almost all working Koreans once a month, and many every weekend, arrange with your colleagues feast, accompanied by copious libations.
Such events are called haesik (“hoesik”) and during these feasts required to comply with many rules. For example, if the elder is pouring the drink, the younger must necessarily hold a glass with both hands. If the Junior pours the senior, then the bottle should also hold on with both hands. One hand can be used only to pensioners and people, exposure power. Toast during the “hoesik” follow one another, and to drink all necessarily.
Because such traditions “corporate culture” South Korea is the 13th largest in the world in alcohol consumption per capita, and in terms of pure alcohol per citizen per year accounts for almost 15 L. Among Asian countries is an absolute record.
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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