Archive for June, 2016

Saenuri Emergency Chief Return to Work

[Politics] : The ruling Saenuri Party’s emergency committee head, Kim Hee-ok, has decided to return to work …[more…] …read more

India Optimistic of China's Support for Membership in Nuclear Group

India is optimistic that China will not block its bid for membership of the Nuclear Supplier Group, the 48 countries controlling nuclear commerce and sensitive technology. With the backing of the United States, India has been lobbying hard before a key meeting in Seoul on June 23 to gain entry into … …read more

VOA: N. Korean Ship Blacklisted by US Openly Traveling in Asia

[International] : Voice of America said Saturday that some of the 12 North Korean vessels blacklisted by the U.S. government are openly traveling in Asian waters.[more…] …read more

British MP's Murder Casts Shadow on Brexit Vote

British politicians reached across party lines Friday to pay tribute to Jo Cox, a junior member of Parliament murdered Thursday after meeting with constituents.
Cox was known for her strong pro-immigrant views, her drive to help refugees, and her campaigning to keep Britain inside the European Union… …read more

'VW Headquarters Ordered Software Replacement to Manipulate Emissions Results'

[Domestic] : Prosecutors have secured circumstantial evidence that the German headquarters of …[more…] …read more

Korea Needs to Brace for Brexit

The hotly debated referendum on whether the U.K. is to quit the European Union will be held in a week, and polls show an increasing number of Britons supporting Brexit.If the U.K. decides to quit, the impact on the global economy will be huge. First of all, other EU member nations may follow suit, a… …read more

Defense Chief: N. Korea's 4th Nuke Test Showed Previous Approach Won't Work

[International] : Defense Minister Han Min-koo says North Korea’s fourth nuclear test in January served as a …[more…] …read more

Shim Hyung-rae to Build Movie Theme Park

Director Shim Hyung-rae, who is working on a sequel to his disastrous film “D-War,” has joined hands with a Chinese real estate mogul to build a theme park.The irrepressible former comedian recently met with China Real Estate Association vice president Miao Leru to discuss building a park themed on … …read more

China Bans More Exports to N.Korea

China on Tuesday banned the sale to North Korea of about 40 goods and technologies that could be used to make nuclear weapons and missiles.The move came two months after Beijing banned trade of 25 goods like iron ore, coal and aviation fuel after the UN Security Council adopted UN sanctions against … …read more

Park Meets New USFK Commander Vincent Brooks

[Politics] : President Park Geun-hye met with United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks at her …[more…] …read more

Union of Daewoo Shipbuilding Votes in Favor of Strike

[Domestic] : The labor union of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering has voted in favor of launching a …[more…] …read more

Sssangyong Rolls Out 10,000th Tivoli

Ssangyong has churned out more than 100,000 Tivolis and Tivoli Airs in just 17 months, the fastest models to achieve the feat in the carmaker’s history. The carmaker celebrated hitting the 100,000 mark at its plant in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province on Monday.The Tivoli became the bestselling model in… …read more

Another Chinese Boat Seized for Illegal Fishing in S. Korean Waters

[Domestic] : Another Chinese fishing boat was seized for illegally operating in South Korean waters in the …[more…] …read more

Korean Brands Fare Poorly in China's High-End Market

Korean brands rank a poor sixth in the lucrative Chinese market for high-end consumer goods like perfume, fashion, jewelry and handbags. But exports of high-end goods to other countries in Asia are increasing thanks to the popularity of Korean TV dramas and movies in the region.
According to the In… …read more

Operation Begins to Lift Bow of Sunken Sewol Ferry

[Domestic] : An operation has begun to lift the bow of the sunken ferry Sewol, which remains deep underwater off Jindo Island in South Jeolla Province for over two years.[more…] …read more

Hall of Famer Park Fails to Make Cut at LPGA Event

[Sports] : Golfer Park In-bee failed to make the cut at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship under way in the U.S. state of Washington.[more…] …read more

Wars Cost World $13 Trillion Last Year

Wars and other conflicts cost the global economy more than $13.6 trillion, some 13 percent of global GDP, in 2015, according to an annual study on the cost of violence.
The Global Peace Index for 2016, which was compiled by the Institute of Economics and Peace in Australia, ranks 163 countries by th… …read more

Avg. S. Korean Household Watches VOD on TV for 160 Minutes a Month

[Culture] : Recent data shows that a South Korean household watches TV programs through the video on …[more…] …read more

Civic Groups Opposing Landmark Deal with Tokyo Set up Foundation

[Domestic] : South Korean civic groups opposed to the agreement reached between the Seoul and Tokyo governments …[more…] …read more

Korea's Cosmetics Production Exceeds W10 Trillion

Korean cosmetics production surpassed a record W10 trillion in 2015 powered by explosive popularity on Asian markets (US$1=W1,158). The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Wednesday said cosmetics production totaled W10.7 trillion in 2015, up 19.6 percent compared to the previous year.The country ex… …read more