THE physical border dividing North and South Korea is not the only barrier the two nations share. While the opposing countries share a common language there are some major differences in the way their people speak. Do North and South Korea speak the same language? Yes, the countries do speak the same language. However, the way people in the South speak has evolved since the nations split following World War II. How do the languages differ? The North Korean language is said to have evolved little since the 1940s, something which can cause problems for defectors who flee to South Korea, reports Voa News. In the past 70 years, the language in the South has changed to include a variety of new words including some English vocabulary. The tyrannical government in Pyongyang, led by dictator Kim Jong-un, has prevented foreign words from being spoken in the rogue state. Even the meaning of some Korean words have been changed by the oppressive regime. The word “sun-mul” means a … [Read more...] about Do North Korea and South Korea speak the same language and how do they differ?
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World North Korea and China have taken measures to boost their ties with Cuba, bringing together communist Cold War-era powers often critical of U.S. policies that often still target them today. Wednesday marked the 58th anniversary of relations between North Korea and Cuba, which were established just months after the 1959 revolution that saw Fidel Castro overthrow a U.S.-backed government and embrace Soviet assistance. Castro's pivot toward communism and Moscow led Washington to cut political and economic ties with the Caribbean island nation just 90 miles off the coast of Florida and orchestrate numerous attempts to oust and assassinate its leader. Commemorating Wednesday's occasion, official ruling Korean Workers' Party Central Commission newspaper Rodong Sinmun said that "the Korean people and the Cubans have strengthened friendly relations in the struggle to build socialism." The article hailed the Cuban people for weathering "imperialist invasions" along … [Read more...] about Cold War 2018? North Korea and China Build Relations with Cuba, Bringing Old U.S. Foes Together
World North Korea International Affairs North Korea has congratulated Syria on its latest victories in a letter that tied the conflict to a common struggle waged since the two countries established bilateral relations decades ago. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho sent the message to Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem on Thursday, the 52nd anniversary of relations between the two nations. In a readout published by the official Korean Central News Agency, Pyongyang's top diplomat called for a strengthening in ties and praised the Syrian government's retaking of large swathes of territory once held by insurgents and jihadis that rose up after a 2011 rebellion backed by the West, Turkey and Gulf Arab states. "The message said that the two countries have overcome trials and difficulties together in the common struggle for independence from anti-imperialism and true international justice and steadily developed one another's support … [Read more...] about North Korea Congratulates Syria on Latest Victory, Says We’ve Been Through A Lot Together
World North Korea Slavery North Korea is the global capital of modern-day slavery, according to a new study. Home to some 2.6 million forced laborers, the secretive nation has the highest prevalence of slavery in any nation. The 2018 Global Slavery Index said there are around 40.3 million adult and child slaves across the globe, while over the past five years an estimated 89 million people have experienced some form of slavery ranging from a few days to many years. Of those currently enslaved, around 70 percent are women. The report, published by the Walk Free Foundation, interviewed 71,000 people from 48 countries in the course of its research. It found North Korea to be the worst per capita offender, with one in every 10 citizens in modern slavery. The findings were so shocking that the organization created a dedicated project analyzing forced labour in the hermit state. Two North Korean children walk home from school on a farm road in South Phyongan Province, North Korea, … [Read more...] about North Korea Is Slavery Capital of the World, Report Says
World North Korea Russia Sergey Lavrov Kim Jong Un Donald Trump Russia will send its top diplomat to North Korea for discussions on a range of topics, including the rogue nation's nuclear weapons program, as uncertainty remains over a potential meeting between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump. Pyongyang has invited Moscow’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to meet his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho, the government-run KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday. The Russian foreign ministry confirmed the report and accepted the invitation in a statement shortly after. “The negotiations are planned between the foreign policy institutions’ heads, over the course of which they will likely discuss the bilateral agenda, opinions on the situation around the Korean peninsula situation and other key international as well as regional problems,” the statement from the Russian ministry said. Read More: Russia tells Trump to be the bigger man and step … [Read more...] about Russia Sends Top Diplomat to Meet North Korea As Trump Meeting Uncertain