Archive for April, 2016

Foreign Media Highlight N. Koreans' Group Defection to Seoul

[International] : Foreign news media outlets are also reporting on 13 North Korean restaurant workers overseas who …[more…] …read more

Anne Hathaway Gives Birth to Son

Anne Hathaway is a first-time mother.
The entertainment news website E! reported Thursday that the Oscar-winning star of “Les Miserables” and husband Adam Shulman welcomed a son named Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman on March 24. Hathaway’s spokesman Stephen Huvane confirmed the report.The Academy … …read more

First Day of Early Voting Ends with 5.4% Turnout

[Politics] : The first day of early voting for the April 13th general elections ended Friday evening with a total of two-million two-hundred ninety-six thousand three hundred eighty-seven votes or five-point-45 percent of total eligible voters. [more…] …read more

Education Ministry Seeks to Adopt AI, IT into Policies

[Culture] : The Education Ministry is mulling ways to adopt artificial intelligence(AI) and advanced …[more…] …read more

Putin Denounces 'Panama Papers' as Western Plot

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied allegations that documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm contain evidence of corruption among his closest associates, saying the so-called Panama Papers are part of a Western campaign to undermine Russia.
Speaking Thursday to a media forum in St. Peter… …read more

Samsung's Q1 Operating Profit Up 7 Percent

[Economy] : Global tech giant Samsung Electronics’ operating profit was six-point-six trillion Korean won, or …[more…] …read more

Japanese Diplomatic Report Notes Better Ties with Korea

Japan’s Foreign Ministry has prepared a draft of its 2016 Diplomatic Bluebook that notes improving relations with Korea, the Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to unveil the latest annual foreign-policy report at a Cabinet meeting on April 15. The D… …read more

Kong Min-ji to Leave Girl Group 2NE1

Kong Min-ji of 2NE1 is parting ways with the four-member girl group, YG Entertainment said on Tuesday.
“Kong has decided not to extend her contract which ends on May 5,” the agency said. “We’re not considering a replacement at the moment.”
Since their debut in 2009, 2NE1 have released a number of h… …read more

Lydia Ko Wins 1st LPGA Major of the Season

World No. 1 Lydia Ko won the first LPGA major of the season on Sunday.The Korean-New Zealander finished 12-under 276 at the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. …read more

Overseas Voting for General Elections to Wrap Up Monday

[Politics] : Polling stations for the April 13th general elections that opened early for South Koreans living …[more…] …read more

Hundreds of Senior Citizens Go Bankrupt

Nearly a quarter of bankruptcies in January and February were people over 60 years old.
Of the 1,727 people who filed for bankruptcy in the Seoul Central District Court, 24.8 percent were 60 or older, roughly the same proportion as the 28.2 percent in their 40s.
The biggest proportion was 50-somet… …read more

US Alerts S. Korea on E-commerce Trade Barriers

[Economy] : The United States Trade Representative(USTR) is expected to raise concerns related to information …[more…] …read more

Europe Prepares to Deport Migrants

On Monday, the European Union and Greece are scheduled to begin sending migrants, including Syrians, from the Greek Isles to Turkey under a deal reached two weeks ago between the Turkish government and the EU.
The agreement aims to ease Europe’s migrant crisis, but human rights advocates and leftis… …read more

Park: Seoul to Help Set Cyber Terrorism Guidelines, Support IAEA

[Politics] : President Park Geun-hye said that South Korea will focus on preparing response guidelines to cyber …[more…] …read more

N.Korea Jams GPS Signals

North Korea on Thursday tried to disrupt South Korean global positioning satellite signals as the leaders of the South, the U.S. and Japan met in Washington to discuss the North’s nuclear program.
The disruptions could cause mobile communication devices to malfunction and affect airplanes and ships… …read more

White House Slams Trump’s Call for Nuclear S. Korea, Japan

[International] : White House officials have slammed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s proposal …[more…] …read more