Archive for November, 2014

N. Korean Leader's Special Envoy to Visit Russia

[Inter-Korea] :

A top North Korean communist party official, Choe Ryong-hae, will visit Russia on Monday as a special envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
 

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Choi Min-jeong Wins Gold at ISU Short Track World Cup

[Sports] :

South Korean skater Choi Min-jeong has won a gold medal at the ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Montreal, Canada.

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S. Korea, New Zealand Reach Free Trade Pact

[Politics] :

President Park Geun-hye and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key have agreed to a free trade …

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Today's Photo: November 15, 2014

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Top Office Aims to Take Lead in Regional Economic Integration Talks

[Economy] :

Seoul’s presidential office expressed hope that South Korea would be able to take the lead in the …

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Pres. Park Proposes South Korea, China, Japan Hold 3-way Summit

[Politics] :

President Park Geun-hye has proposed that South Korea, China and Japan hold a three-way summit.

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Are China, U.S. Losing Interest in N.Korean Nukes?

The North Korean nuclear standoff continues to slide down the priority lists of the international community. This was clearly evident during the APEC Summit in Beijing earlier this week.

President Park Geun-hye duly met with her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday and with U.S. Presid… …read more

S. Korea Rejects N. Korea's Criticism of Military Exercise

[Inter-Korea] :

Seoul has rejected North Korea’s criticism that the South Korean military’s …

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U.S. Envoy for N.Korean Human Rights Arrives in Seoul

Robert King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, arrived in Seoul on Tuesday.

The official purpose of his visit is to attend the Chaillot Human Rights Forum hosted by the Korea Institute for National Unification on Thursday. But he is also expected to meet with off… …read more

APEC Leaders Adopt Roadmap to FTAAP

[International] :

Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have adopted a roadmap to the establishment …

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Kwak Tae-hwi Selected as Member of AFC Champions League Dream Team

[Sports] :

The Asian Football Confederation has chosen South Korean defender Kwak Tae-hwi as one of the best …

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S. Korea Hails NK's Release of Two Americans

[Inter-Korea] :

South Korea has welcomed North Korea’s release of two Americans, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller.

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Gov't Says Japan-China Summit Unrelated to S. Korea

[Politics] :

The South Korean government has said that the planned bilateral summit between China and Japan as well as their agreement to improve relations has no bearing on whether South Korea will hold its own bilateral summit with Japan

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Ex-US Ambassador Named Chief US Envoy to Six-Party Talks

[International] :

Sung Kim, the former United States Ambassador to South Korea, has been named as U.S. Special …

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Gov't Cancels Billion-Dollar Fighter Jet Contract with BAE

The government has canceled an upgrade contract for the KF-16 fighter jets with the BAE Systems of the U.K. after costs spiraled out of control.

Kim Shi-cheol, a spokesman for the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, told reporters, “The U.S. and Korean governments discussed the ma… …read more

Hyundai, Kia to Raise Average Fuel Efficiency 25% by 2020

[Economy] :

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have unveiled a plan to raise the average fuel efficiency of their …

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Seoul Re-elected Chair of World e-Governments Organization

[International] :

Seoul City has been re-elected as chair of the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGo).

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Dutch Royal Couple Visit Gyeongbok Palace

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Tuesday. The royal couple arrived in Seoul on Monday for a three-day visit.

After touring the palace, they watched a re-enactment of Dutch explorer Hendrick Hamel being given an audience by King Hyojong… …read more

Marvel Releases Extended Trailer for 'Avengers' Sequel

An extended movie trailer for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which was filmed in Korea this spring, has been released.

It was first shown during the last episode of ABC soap opera “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Marvel Studios decided to release the extended version after the first tease… …read more