March 4, 2016
The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang's latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity. The United States and China, North Korea's traditional ally, spent seven weeks negotiating the new sanctions, which include mandatory inspections of cargo leaving and entering North Korea by land, sea or air; a ban on all sales or transfers of small arms and light weapons to Pyongyang; and expulsion of diplomats from the North who engage in "illicit activities.
January 8, 2016 |
Many GOP presidential candidates, including Gov. Christie, were quick to lash out Wednesday at President Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton in response to North Korea's declaring that it had detonated a hydrogen bomb. Some Republican and Democratic candidates advocated for added pressure on China in response to the claim, which had not been verified by U.S. officials. A White House spokesman said Wednesday that initial monitoring data were "not consistent with North Korean claims of a successful hydrogen bomb test.
July 14, 2015 |
LANCASTER - The week at Lancaster Country Club was all new for In Gee Chun. She never had played in the U.S. Women's Open. Her history of tournament play in the United States amounted to a few LPGA events earlier this year on the West Coast. She employed a caddie she hadn't used before in competition. For the 20-year-old South Korean, however, she acted as if she had been playing in U.S. majors for years. Her game and her nerves were rock-solid in the final round Sunday as the entire field chased Amy Yang, who had led for much of the weekend and appeared as if she couldn't be caught.
June 1, 2015 |
HARRISON, N.J. - As the national anthem concluded before the U.S. women's soccer team kicked off against South Korea, the American Outlaws fan club raised a giant banner in front of the stands at its end of the field. It depicted the Women's World Cup trophy along with a simple message: "BRING IT HOME. " But Saturday's scoreless draw at a sold-out Red Bull Arena showed that there is still work to be done if the Americans are to accomplish that mission. In part because stars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe were out injured, the attack lacked fluidity.
December 24, 2014 |
DOES THE COMCAST repair guy even have a three-hour service-call window for Pyongyang? Somebody - maybe the United States government, but no one's talking - launched a big hack attack on North Korea yesterday, taking down all Internet service in the rogue dictatorship believed behind the cyber-warfare that caused Sony Pictures to cancel its satirical movie "The Interview. " Of course, knocking out the World Wide Web for 9 1/2 hours in Kim Jong Un's primitive totalitarian state is akin to forcing the 76ers to forfeit all of their 2014-15 victories.
December 12, 2014 |
All the guys who hung out at 10th and Lowell in Whitman Park had nicknames. There were Moose, Winky, Dickie Doo - and a wiry fellow they called Muscles. "That's because I didn't have any," explains Stan Bednarczyk, who's written and published My Wagging Tail , a detailed, deeply felt memoir about a Camden corner boy, the neighborhood he loved, and the man he became. The author, now 81, grew up the youngest of five children of an immigrant Polish couple who spoke little English.
November 4, 2014 |
ROBERT BERGHAIER probably could have been a writer or an artist. He didn't take up either trade, but his son, Robert, said his father, a veteran of two wars, had a discerning eye. "He was very observant," his son said. "He had a very good eye and a gift for being very descriptive. He could process information and tell you exactly what happened. " What happened to Robert Berghaier might have made a good book. He and his son would sit around the kitchen table and the elder Berghaier would regale his son with stories of his adventures, down to the smallest detail.
October 22, 2014 |
THE FLYERS had Kate Smith, the Royals have SungWoo Lee. Lee doesn't sing, but he's every bit a good-luck charm as Kate was. Lee, a self-professed Royals "Super Fan," is jetting from South Korea to Kansas City to attend Game 1 of tonight's World Series opener pitting the Royals against the Giants. He's said he likes to root for the underdog and has been a Royals fan for some 20 years. When he visited KC in August, he was invited to throw out the first pitch at a game. During his stay, the team went 9-1, including a three-game sweep of the Giants.
July 22, 2014 |
Artillery shells rained down on them during the daylight hours, and human waves of Chinese soldiers battered their lines at night. But Army Cpl. Emerito Bermudez and others in the 65th Infantry Regiment - the "Borinqueneers" from Puerto Rico - stood their ground during the Korean War, garnering a reputation as fierce fighters. "I remember the surprise attacks, shelling, and winters with lots of snow and temperatures at 10 below zero," said Bermudez, 83, of Vineland, whose comments in Spanish were interpreted by his son Orlando.
May 1, 2014 |
Hello there Patrick, who grew up in West Chester, had been living and teaching English in Korea for just two months when he posted his profile on a website for English speakers. That's where he met Erica. She grew up in Busan, Korea, studied hospitality at the University of Delaware, and interned and worked at hotels in South Carolina for two years before moving to Seoul, where she worked as a project manager for Rosetta Stone. They were amazed that Erica, now 29, was at Delaware when Patrick lived less than an hour away in West Chester, and that she was in South Carolina when he was studying history at the University of South Carolina.