Archive for May, 2016

Lotte Founder Refuses to Cooperate with Mental Health Check

Nonagenarian Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho has checked himself out of Seoul National University Hospital just three days after he was admitted for a checkup of his mental faculties.
According to Lotte Group, Shin checked himself out of SNU Hospital on Thursday afternoon and returned to his quart… …read more

Choo Shin-soo Set to Return from Injury for Texas Rangers

Choo Shin-soo is likely to return to action for the Texas Rangers on Saturday after a stint on the team’s minor league roster due to injury.
Choo was placed on the Rangers’ disabled list on April 11 due to an inflammation of his right calf.
Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Choo would take the fie… …read more

2nd Unification Expo to Open Next Week in Gwanghwamun

[Domestic] : The 2016 Unification Expo will open later this month in downtown Seoul.
The Unification …[more…] …read more

Prime Minister to Visit Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia

[International] : Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn will embark on a five-day trip to Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey …[more…] …read more

Seoul's Historic Quarter to Open for Night Visits in Late May

The last weekend of May will see atmospheric night tours of historic sites near Deoksu Palace in downtown Seoul.
Major historical buildings in the area will be open to the public on May 27 and 28.
Participants will have a rare chance to look around the official residences of the Canadian, U.K., and … …read more

Obama Gov't to Continue Isolating N. Korea until Denuclearization Vow

[International] : The White House says it will continue its policy of isolating North Korea with strong international sanctions until the end of President Barack Obama’s term in office, unless the communist state promises to end its nuclear weapons program.
[more…] …read more

Later Marriage Leads to More Twins Born

A record- number of twins were born in Korea last year as more older couples resorted to fertility treatment.
According to Supreme Court data, 29,904 twins were born in 2015 accounting for 6.6 percent of all children born that year.
The number of twins has risen steadily over the last decade from … …read more

Hyundai Motor Files Patent for Folding Cars in US

[Economy] : It has been belatedly made known that Hyundai Motor Group filed a patent to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on foldable cars.[more…] …read more

Memorial for Prince Held at His Jehovah's Witnesses Church

Security was tight as mourners packed a Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall on Sunday evening for a memorial for megastar Prince, who worshipped there before he died last month.Traffic cones lined the streets in front of the church in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka, and media and fans were kept w… …read more

Centrist Kim Yong-tae Appointed to Lead Saenuri's Innovation Committee

[Politics] : Representative Kim Yong-tae of the ruling Saenuri Party has been named as the head of the party’s …[more…] …read more

Officials: Suspect Package at Manchester United Stadium Wasn't Viable

British authorities said Sunday that a suspect device they found at the Manchester United stadium and detonated was not viable.
Manchester police described the device as “incredibly lifelike,” and that a full search of Old Trafford stadium was being conducted.
After the device was found, tens of tho… …read more

Gov't to Appraise Postnatal Care Centers Every 3 Years

[Economy] : Health authorities will conduct inspections on postnatal care centers nationwide every three years …[more…] …read more

Park to Hold Talks with Party Chiefs Every Quarter

[Politics] : President Park Geun-hye agreed Friday to meet regularly with the heads of the three main ruling and …[more…] …read more

UK Treasury Searched London Office of N. Korean Insurance Firm in April

[International] : The British government last month searched the London office of a state-run North Korean insurance …[more…] …read more

Korean Olympic Swimming Team Announced

The Korean Swimming Federation on Wednesday announced the preliminary list of 22 swimmers — 11 men and 11 women — who will compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They were selected based on results from the first and second round of the Olympic tryouts held in February and April.Ol… …read more

Seoul: Obama's Hiroshima Visit in Line with Establishing "World without Nuclear Weapons"

[Politics] : Seoul’s Foreign Ministry has positively evaluated United States President Barack Obama’s planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, where the U.S. first used an atomic bomb at the end of the Second World War. [more…] …read more

S. Korean Rhythmic Gymnast Sweeps Asian Championship

[Sports] : Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae won all five individual titles at the eighth Rhythmic Gymnastics …[more…] …read more

Son Yeon-jae Wins 5 Gold Medals at Asian Championships

Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae has swept all five individual events at the Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which ended on Tuesday.
Son earned 18.600 points in both hoop and ball, 18.550 points in clubs and a personal best 18.700 points in an impressive ribbon performance to Libert… …read more

S. Korean Opposition Parties Criticize Kim Jong-un's Remarks

[Politics] : South Korea’s opposition parties have criticized North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in unison …[more…] …read more

Korea Still Ranks 3rd for Adoptions to U.S.

Korea’s economy has grown to the 11th-largest in the world, but the country is still the world’s third-biggest destination for the adoption of orphans after China and Ethiopia.
The Korea Adoption Services last week said of the 5,648 children from other countries adopted by families in the U.S. last… …read more