Seoul Sends Suspected North Korean Defector Home After Sea Rescue

13 August, 2017, 12:09 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • Devoutly Catholic Guam celebrates Mass amid N. Korea threat

South Korea's finance ministry said Friday that it will take swift and firm action as the heightening geopolitical tension sparked by the latest North Korean provocations may expand market volatility.

As is customary, the man is being questioned to find out why he chose to enter South Korea, which offers refuge to defectors from the North subject to a period of acclimatization.

"An official from the North Korean side came out to meet him, but there was no conversation" between the two sides, a unification ministry official said, according to News 1.

The northern resident was sent home via the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom, which sits in the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries.

But the ministry also denied, at a Friday briefing, Pyongyang's claim Seoul has forced one dozen North Korean women to marry in the South.

DJ's Lawsuit Against Taylor Swift Dismissed
She also said that she was doing this as an example for young victims of sexual assault around the world. Mueller, 55, had sued the pop star for $ 3m, saying that the 27-year-old cost him his job.


As the rhetoric continues to pick up around North Korea, the talk of military options, or worse the "military solution" increasingly appears to center around the conceit that there is some possibility for a limited war, or some other way that the United States could make a quick attack on North Korea and fix everything militarily.

The man in his 20s was rescued on Gyodong Island near the Yellow Sea border at around 1 a.m. local time (1700GMT), local news agency Yonhap reported, citing the JCS.

Not all North Koreans who drift to the South, however, wish to return.

The defection comes more than a month after a flurry of North Korea military desertions. The soldier reportedly used blocks of Styrofoam as floats for his back and shoulders to survive the risky swim.

At least one of the soldiers defected after hearing South Korean loudspeaker broadcasts at the border.

Recommended:

  • Investors rush to gold following rising North Korea tensions

    Investors rush to gold following rising North Korea tensions

    The Japanese currency last traded at 109.07 yen to the dollar, compared to levels around the 110 handle seen earlier in the week. Crude oil futures are slipping USD0.10 to USD48.49 a barrel after tumbling USD0.97 to USD48.59 a barrel on Thursday.
    US President Donald Trump picks fresh fight with Venezuela

    US President Donald Trump picks fresh fight with Venezuela

    The Trump administration has characterized Maduro as a dictator and announced sanctions against government officials. " Trump tells reporters at his New Jersey golf course Friday that he's "not going to rule out" a military option".
    Kim Jong Un doesn't need to strike Guam - he's already won

    Kim Jong Un doesn't need to strike Guam - he's already won

    If it is designated as such, missile interception and protection of USA military vessels will be allowed. Japan moved missile interceptors into position after the Guam threat, the Nikkei newspaper reported .
  • Justin Upton hammers walk-off two-run home run

    Justin Upton hammers walk-off two-run home run

    Minnesota Twins shortstop/third baseman Eduardo Escobar is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers . Down 11-7, after blowing a 5-0 lead, the Tigers scored three times in the bottom of the eighth to make a game of it.
    HBO offers $250000 as 'bounty payment' to hackers

    HBO offers $250000 as 'bounty payment' to hackers

    HBO offered to pay $250,000 to hackers who were threatening to leak episodes of its massively popular drama Game of Thrones. The anonymous hackers were known to have made a ransom demand , but details of how this was handled were not made public.
    National Football League  could still investigate Ezekiel Elliott bar incident

    National Football League could still investigate Ezekiel Elliott bar incident

    Elliott will be appealing the suspension and will have the full support of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones throughout the process. He can play in preseason games and practice until September 2, regardless of the outcome of the appeal.
  • Robin Haase reaches the semi-finals at the Rogers Cup

    Robin Haase reaches the semi-finals at the Rogers Cup

    Mannarino became the fourth established ATP player this week to fall at the hands of the 18-year-old left-handed Canadian. He saved the first with an ace but Ferrer made no mistake with his second set point, converting to take the opener 6-4.
    This Week's GAME OF THRONES' Photos Are All Doom and Gloom

    This Week's GAME OF THRONES' Photos Are All Doom and Gloom

    Game of Thrones has released a new batch of photos ahead of episode five " Eastwatch " - and there's no Jaime Lannister in sight. And although Drogon and some of his flames might've been added in post, much of what we see is real.
    West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth: Baggies edge Cherries

    West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth: Baggies edge Cherries

    Rodriguez then curled an effort inches wide of the far post with Begovic beaten as the Baggies continued to push for the opener. It comes after the Welshman guided the Baggies to a 10th-placed finish in the Premier League last season.
  • Trump blames

    Trump blames "many sides" for violence in Charlottesville

    More than a dozen people held signs, chanted and marched around the statue of Andrew Jackson as a protest against racism. Police took a man into custody as the subject of a homicide investigation, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said.
    Tesla Wants To Test Autonomous Semi Without A Human Driver

    Tesla Wants To Test Autonomous Semi Without A Human Driver

    Tesla is raising $1.5 billion as it ramps up production of the Model 3 sedan, its first mass market electric auto . The company had revenue of $2.79 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.50 billion.
    Studs and duds from New York Jets' preseason opener against Titans

    Studs and duds from New York Jets' preseason opener against Titans

    He found Robby Anderson on a 53-yard deep pass where Anderson beat Logan Ryan, the Titans' big free-agent signing at cornerback. He completed 17-of-24 passes for 119 yards and looked confident and comfortable as he played the majority of the game.


Popular

Barclays Premier League 2017/18 - Top 3 contenders of the new season
With Giroud replacing Holding, Wenger switched the formation from a 3-4-2-1 to a 4-4-2 with Giroud and Lacazette up front. And so they did, within two minutes. "Overall we looked better defensively at the end of the [2016-2017] season".

Stepped-up rhetoric on North Korea wipes $1 trillion off world stocks
While the French CAC 40 Index fell by 0.6%, the German DAX Index slumped by 1.1% and the UK's FTSE 100 Index plunged by 1.4%. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE 6-to-1; on Nasdaq , a 3.60-to-1 ratio favored decliners.

Heading to OR for the solar eclipse? Better plan ahead
He explains that, whenever the Earth, moon and sun align to form a solar eclipse , the event is visible somewhere on Earth. Make sure you don't directly look at the sun during the eclipse unless you have special eye protection.

Bryce Harper injures left knee, leaves game
Elsewhere • Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (lower back soreness) is scheduled to throw a second bullpen session Sunday. The Rockies inked first baseman Ryan Howard to a minor league contract on Saturday, per a team announcement .

Jason Day blows his PGA Championship
The ball bounced high off a rock and settled into what he called "the worst lie I've seen all week" in the deep Bermuda grass. While Kisner was the story early in the day, the weather took the stage as the afternoon wave of players took to the course .

Return to the country of a pastor freed by North Korea
Lim's case at all levels, and we will continue to support him and his family now that he has returned", the statement said. He was sentenced to hard labor for life in December 2015 on charges of attempting to overthrow the Pyongyang regime.

Arsenal score two late goals to open season with victory over Leicester
Only 105 seconds it took the former leader of the Lyon's Alexander Lacazette to score his debut goal in the Premier League . We can't wait to see where the league goes from here. "I'm very pleased for the team and hope we can carry on".

Former Second Round Pick Trent Murphy Suffers Torn ACL, Out For Season
Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. He played two seasons with UAB, recording 40 receptions for 648 yards and five touchdowns.

Mercosur Condemns Trump's Comments On Venezuela
While Trump raised the specter of military intervention, his top national security aides have downplayed that possibility. As to US military action against Venezuela , the Pentagon said it had not received any such orders from the White House.

Kim Jong-Un will truly regret threats to United States and allies
During the call, Xi urged Trump to show "restraint" in his rhetoric about the crisis, according to the Associated Press . Tensions around the Korean Peninsula started to rise in light of the implementation of the North Korean missile program.