Archive for January, 2016

Gov't to Implement Nationwide Integrated Registration System for Bicycles

[Domestic] : The government will implement a nationwide integrated registration and management system for …[more…] …read more

JYP on Defensive Over Tzuyu Twitterstorm

The Twitterstorm involving Tzuyu, the Taiwan-born member of manufactured girl group TWICE, continues to escalate in Korea, China and Taiwan.
The fracas erupted when Tzuyu, who is all of 16 years old, was seen in a webcast waving the Taiwanese flag and was promptly made to apologize by JYP, the tale… …read more

Sejong City Confirms Outbreak of Pine Wilt Disease

[Domestic] : Sejong City has confirmed the outbreak of pine wilt disease.[more…] …read more

China Becomes S. Korea's Second Largest Trading Partner in Q4

[Politics] : China was South Korea’s second-largest trading partner in the fourth quarter of last year.[more…] …read more

S. Korea, US, Japan Agree to "Strong, Comprehensive" Sanctions on N. Korea

[Politics] : South Korea, the United States and Japan have discussed ways to cooperate against North Korea’s …[more…] …read more

Singer Celine Dion's Husband Dies After Cancer Battle

René Angélil, the husband of award-winning Canadian singer Celine Dion, died on Thursday at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer, Dion announced.
“It’s with profound sadness that we are announcing that René Angélil, 73, died this morning at his Las Vegas home after a courageous battle with … …read more

Prosecution Seeks 20 Years for Prime Suspect of 1997 Itaewon Murder

[Domestic] : Prosecutors are seeking a 20-year prison sentence for American Arthur John Patterson, the …[more…] …read more

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Convicted of Fraud

The Seoul Eastern District Court on Thursday gave mixed martial arts fighter Choi Hong-man a two-year suspended sentence for failing to pay back money he borrowed from friends.
In December 2013, Choi borrowed around 710,000 Hong Kong dollars from an acquaintance identified by his surname Moon in Ma… …read more

Centenarians Receiving National Pension on the Rise

[Domestic] : The number of centenarians receiving national pension installments in South Korea is increasing.[more…] …read more

20% of Jeju Property Bought by Seoul Residents

Some 166.8 million sq.m of land was bought and sold on Jeju Island last year, according to officials there, a whopping 32.4 percent leap from 2014.
Of the real estate 60.2 percent or 64.3 million sq.m was purchased by people from the island, but 20.1 percent or 21.5 million sq.m by buyers from Seoul… …read more

Renault Samsung Launches New Sedan

Renault Samsung launched a new sedan for the first time in three years since it released the QM3 in December 2012.
The carmaker on Wednesday unveiled the SM6 at a press event in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province and said that the model will go on sale in March.The SM6 was first released under the … …read more

S. Korea Raises Travel Alert Level for Istanbul

[Politics] : South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has raised the alert level for South Koreans traveling to …[more…] …read more

N.Korea Retaliates with Own Broadcasts at Border

North Korea on Tuesday started its own propaganda broadcasts across the border with South Korea blaring out messages criticizing President Park Geun-hye. The move comes in retaliation for South Korean broadcasts restarted last week in response to the North’s nuclear test.
A senior Defense Ministry o… …read more

US Expert: 'N. Korea's SLBM Ejection Likely Fired from Submerged Barge'

[International] : A U.S. expert says recent North Korean images of its alleged submarine-launched ballistic …[more…] …read more

Deputy Foreign Ministers of S. Korea, US, Japan to Meet in Tokyo

[Politics] : The deputy foreign ministers of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan will meet on Saturday.
South …[more…] …read more

Jeju Air Breaks 30 Million Passenger Mark

Jeju Air has become the first domestic low-cost carrier to serve over 30 million passengers.
Korea’s largest budget carrier on Monday said that it achieved the feat after a flight which departed from Incheon arrived at Da Nang in Vietnam on Thursday.
Launched in June 2006, Jeju Air hit the 10 milli… …read more

Older People Keen Users of Instant Messengers

Five million elderly people over 60 are active users of instant messengers like KakaoTalk and Line.
Seven out of every 10 Internet users in their 60s and more than 30 percent of users in their 70s are using messenger services, according to data released by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future P… …read more

S. Korean DMZ Psy-Ops Enter 4th Day

[Politics] : The South Korean military is continuing its anti-North Korea broadcasts in the inter-Korean border for the fourth day on Monday.[more…] …read more

US, Japan seek to strengthen UN Sanctions on N. Korea

[International] : Japanese media say the U.N. Security Council has prepared a draft resolution sanctioning North Korea. [more…] …read more

Platini Will Not Run for FIFA Presidency

Michel Platini, once seen as a likely successor to deposed FIFA president Sepp Blatter, has announced he will not try to run in the Feb. 26 election for the presidency of the world body governing soccer.
Platini, the suspended president of the group governing European football, told reporters for th… …read more