Archive for December, 2014

Korean Air Heiress Arrested

Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah, who exposed the carrier to global ridicule with her “nut rage” on board a flight from New York, will be greeting the New Year in jail.

A Korean Air executive surnamed Yeo who is suspected of destroying evidence that could be potentially damaging to Cho, was… …read more

US Supports Improved Inter-Korean Relations After Proposed Talks Between Two Koreas

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Following Seoul’s proposal to Pyongyang to hold high-level talks next month, Washington said it …

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PM, Deputy PMs Hold First 3-Way Meeting to Discuss State Affairs

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Prime Minister Chung Hong-won and two deputy prime ministers have held an inaugural meeting of …

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8 Ministry Officials to Be Disciplined Over 'Nut Rage'

Eight civil servants will be disciplined for their misconduct in the investigation of the Korean Air “nut rage” incident.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport came under the fire for blatantly rigging the initial investigation to exculpate Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah.

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S. Korea-Japan Vice Foreign Ministers Meeting Held in Seoul

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Vice Foreign Ministers of South Korea and Japan have agreed to make 2015 the year that marks a …

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Security Still Up on Nuclear Reactors, No Unusual Movements Seen

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The nation’s main nuclear reactors are running normally on Saturday with no unusual movements detected, while officials are still maintaining heightened security around the reactors.

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Today's Photo: December 27, 2014

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Gov't to Remain on Alert By Year-End for Possible Nuke Accidents

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Amid lingering concerns of a cyber attack on the nation’s nuclear facilities, the government and …

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LG to Develop Driverless Tech for Mercedes

LG Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mercedes-Benz to jointly develop a stereo camera system.

Instrumental to driverless cars, the system collects traffic information and detects dangerous situations.

The system will automatically stop the car when an obsta… …read more

Russia Threatens to Cut Ties with NATO If Ukraine Joins

Russia said on Wednesday NATO was turning Ukraine into a “frontline of confrontation” and threatened to sever remaining ties with the Atlantic military alliance if Ukraine’s hopes of joining it were realized.

The Kyiv parliament’s renunciation of Ukraine’s neutral status on Tuesday in purs… …read more

BOK to Stick to Expansionary Monetary Policy Next Year

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The Bank of Korea (BOK) says its expansionary monetary policy will continue into next year.

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Plastic Surgeons Are Out of Control

A 21-year-old university student died last week after undergoing four hours of plastic surgery to trim her jaw bone. An investigation will reveal the exact cause of her death, but it is heartbreaking to see yet another casualty of the cosmetic surgery industry, which has come to resemble a factor… …read more

Nuclear Reactor Info Leaked Online

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Internal documents of South Korea’s nuclear reactors have again been posted on the …

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Diplomatic Academy to Promote S. Korea-China-Japan Cooperation

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The Korea National Diplomatic Academy and the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) of South …

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Book of Ancient Maps of Korean Sea Published

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The Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration (KHOA) says it will distribute a book containing some 60 ancient maps of the Korean sea.

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Pyongyang Requests S. Korean Visit to Gaeseong

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North Korea has invited the aides of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung and officials of …

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In Australia, 8 Youths Die in Mass Stabbing

Australian police say they have found the bodies of eight children and a woman suffering from stab wounds in a house in northern city.

Queensland state police said they were called to a house in the Cairns suburb of Manoora Friday morning and found a wounded woman and the bodies of eight c… …read more

PM: Gov't Respects Constitutional Court's Ruling to Disband UPP

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The South Korean government said Friday it respects the ruling by the Constitutional Court to …

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Christmas Shopping Season Brings Limited Benefits

This time of year is traditionally the busiest shopping season, but only some companies are benefiting from the seasonal factor.

At Lotte Department Store, overall sales increased eight percent on-year in the first 16 days this month, largely due to booming sales in winter clothes. But sal… …read more

Xi Says Will Play Constructive Role in Denuclearizing Korean Peninsula

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Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to play a constructive role in achieving denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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