Archive for March, 2016

LG Launches Flagship G5 Smartphone

LG Electronics launches its latest flagship smartphone, the G5, here on Thursday, the company said on Wednesday.Overseas release will follow over the course of two weeks starting in the U.S., Europe and China. The modular smartphone can be fitted with accessories including the CAM Plus, a camera gri… …read more

N. Korea Fires Short-Range Projectile

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea on Tuesday fired a short-range projectile in an apparent show of force.
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Korean Food Guide Wins Int'l Communications Award

A guidebook by the Korea Tourism Organization promoting traditional Korean cuisine at the Milan Expo 2015 has won a Mercury Award honoring outstanding achievement in professional communications. “Hansik” was published in English and Italian, and introduces the philosophy and science behind tradition… …read more

S. Korea Condemns Terror Attack in Pakistan

[Politics] : South Korea has condemned a terror attack in Pakistan that killed more than 70 people, saying that …[more…] …read more

Per-Capita Income Drops for 1st Time in 6 Years

Korea’s per-capita gross national income fell for the first time in six years last year as growth plunged below three percent and the won weakened.
Per-capita GNI has been stuck below US$30,000 for 10 years, leaving the country floundering in a middle-income trap.
The Bank of Korea on Friday said … …read more

N.Korea Practices Artillery Strike on Cheong Wa Dae

North Korea practiced a massive artillery strike on key government facilities in Seoul on Saturday, mobilizing some 100 long-range artillery pieces.
The North’s official Rodong Sinmun daily covered the live-fire drill in Wonsan, Kangwon Province on four of its six pages, illustrated with no fewer th… …read more

Churches Nationwide Celebrate Easter

[Culture] : Churches around the nation held services and Mass to celebrate Easter.[more…] …read more

Russia to Deploy Weapons to Disputed Kurile Islands

Russia this year will deploy some of its newest missile defense systems and drones to the Kurile islands, where Moscow and Tokyo have rival territorial claims, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.
The dispute over the islands, known as the Kuriles in Russia and the Northern Territories in Jap… …read more

French Designer Gaultier in Seoul for His Exhibition

[Culture] : World-renowned French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier is visiting South Korea for the first time to attend an exhibition in his honor opening in Seoul on Saturday. [more…] …read more

Cheonan Survivors Still Suffering PTSD

Most of the survivors of the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan in 2010 are still experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder.
Chungang University assessed carried out a psychological assessment of survivors to mark the sixth anniversary of the incident on March 26.Nineteen out of 22 survivors sai… …read more

N. Korea Threatens Attack on Seoul

[Inter-Korea] : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to destroy South Korean government offices in …[more…] …read more

France Arrests Suspect in 'Advanced Stages' of Attack Plan

French police have arrested a man they say was in the “advanced stages” of a plot to attack the country.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the suspect was arrested Thursday in the Argenteuil neighborhood northwest of Paris.
He said there was “no tangible evidence linking the plot to ei… …read more

N. Korea Claims to Have Improved Ballistic Missile Technologies

[International] : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has claimed that his country successfully carried out a solid-fuel …[more…] …read more

China Offers $11.5 Billion in Loans, Credit to Southeast Asia

China will offer $11.5 billion in loans and credit lines to five Southeast Asian countries for infrastructure and other projects, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday.
In 2014, Li offered $20 billion in loans to Southeast Asia, while visiting Myanmar to attend an East Asian summit, an attractive pro… …read more

Toyota Releases New Prius Hybrid

Toyota released the fully modified model of its flagship Prius hybrid on Tuesday, posing new competition for Hyundai in the compact hybrid car market.
The Japanese carmaker began taking pre-orders for the vehicle, while Hyundai rolled out the Ioniq, its first fully-dedicated eco-friendly car, in Ja… …read more

N. Korea Appears to Have Conducted Ground-Based Missile Test

[International] : North Korea appears to have conducted a ground-based experiment of its submarine-launched ballistic …[more…] …read more

GM to Launch Series of New Models This Year

GM Korea is planning to launch at least seven new models this year, including the Captiva mid-sized SUV unveiled in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province on Monday.
The company hopes to take up more than 10 percent of the domestic car market, its new CEO James Kim said at the unveiling.
“We will introduce … …read more

First S. Korean Diagnosed with Zika

[Domestic] : A case of the Zika virus infection has been confirmed in a South Korean national.

The Centers for …[more…] …read more

Study: S. Korea May Suffer Labor Shortage of 9 Million in 2060

[Economy] : A recent study has indicated that South Korea could suffer a labor shortage of nine million by …[more…] …read more

4 N. Korean Female Defectors Testify in New York

[International] : Four North Korean women who fled the North and are living in South Korea or elsewhere gave their testimonies in New York on Friday.
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