South Korea http://www.kunc.org en Move Over Vodka; Korean Soju's Taking A Shot At America http://www.kunc.org/post/move-over-vodka-korean-sojus-taking-shot-america Every year, the trade magazine <em>Drinks International<a href="http://drinksint.com/"></a></em> puts out a <a href="http://www.drinksint.com/files/CombinednewPDF.pdf">list</a> of the top-selling alcohols in the world, and in the category of spirits, there is one brand that more than doubles the sales of its closest competitor every year. Smirnoff, Jack Daniel's and Bacardi don't even come close.<p>That top-seller is South Korea's Jinro soju, a clear spirit traditionally made of rice. It's about 20-percent alcohol and has a light, slightly sweet taste. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 20:59:00 +0000 49910 at http://www.kunc.org Move Over Vodka; Korean Soju's Taking A Shot At America North Korea Cancels Plans For Cross-Border Family Reunions http://www.kunc.org/post/north-korea-cancels-plans-cross-border-family-reunions A chance for families in South and North Korea to meet their long-lost relatives has been put off indefinitely, as North Korea canceled reunions that were to take place in the coming week. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 17:24:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49885 at http://www.kunc.org North Korea Cancels Plans For Cross-Border Family Reunions South Korean Soldiers Kill Man Trying To Cross To North http://www.kunc.org/post/south-korean-soldiers-kill-man-trying-cross-north Thousands of North Korean defectors have made their way to the South, but it rarely goes in the opposite direction. So, news that South Korean troops at the border shot and killed a man trying to swim north across the Imjin River is unusual.<p>South Korea's <a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2013/09/16/53/0301000000AEN20130916008151315F.html">Yonhap news agency reports</a> that the unidentified man "tried to cross the Imjin River near the western border in Paju, north of Seoul, at around 2:23 p.m. Soldiers fired off warning shots and told him to return to the South. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:31:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49657 at http://www.kunc.org South Korean Soldiers Kill Man Trying To Cross To North Koreas Reportedly Agree To Resume Family Reunions http://www.kunc.org/post/koreas-reportedly-agree-resume-family-reunions North and South Korea have reportedly <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/koreas-agree-reunions-1st-time-3-years">agreed to resume reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War</a>, picking up from where the emotional meetings left off when they were suspended three years ago.<p>The Associated Press says the deal, struck Friday at the border village of Panmunjom — the same place the armistice was signed six decades ago — comes a week after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/26/179220636/south-korean-workers-to-leave-industrial-zone-in-north">two sides said Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:42:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 48720 at http://www.kunc.org Koreas Reportedly Agree To Resume Family Reunions Koreas Set Talks To Resume Cross-Border Family Reunions http://www.kunc.org/post/koreas-set-talks-resume-cross-border-family-reunions North Korea has agreed to talks with the South to resume cross-border reunions of families separated for decades by the most militarized border in the world.<p>On Sunday, a spokesman for the Pyongyang's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea, said it had agreed to talks, hosted by the Red Cross, that are to take place on Sept. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:47:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 48499 at http://www.kunc.org Koreas Set Talks To Resume Cross-Border Family Reunions