Archive for June, 2016

5 Vaccinations Needed to Travel to Rio Olympics

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday recommended five vaccinations for anyone wishing to travel to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which start Aug. 5.It also advised travelers to avoid mosquitoes and carry anti-malaria pills.The KCDC recommended vaccinations against yell… …read more

Race Begins for Parliamentary Speaker

[Politics] : A plenary session is scheduled at the National Assembly on Thursday for lawmakers to elect a new …[more…] …read more

Yun: S. Korea, Cuba to Work to Realize Potential

[International] : Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se says South Korea and Cuba will work together to fully realize their …[more…] …read more

U.S. Pressure Means Korea's Export Dependency Can't Last

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Ambassador Mark Lippert went on a mission to the Bank of Korea on Friday for a closed-door meeting, apparently to dissuade Seoul from intervening in the exchange rate. It was an unprecedentedly high-profile visit over a problem that has long been treated as none… …read more

Vice Foreign Minister: Top Diplomats' Meeting in Cuba to Lead to Official Outcome

[Politics] : South Korea’s First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam says the recent meeting between the foreign …[more…] …read more

Pres. Park Returns Home from Trip to 3 African Nations and France

[Politics] : President Park Geun-hye returned home on Sunday after wrapping up a three-nation African tour and a state visit to France.[more…] …read more

Defense Minister Han: Seoul Has Intention to Deploy THAAD

[Politics] : Defense Minister Han Min-koo said Saturday that South Korea has the intention to deploy the U.S.-led Terminal High Altitude Area Defense(THAAD) system on the Korean Peninsula.[more…] …read more

FIFA Says Top Soccer Officials Paid Themselves $80M

Soccer’s international governing body said Friday that its former president and two other top officials had awarded themselves pay raises and bonuses worth $80 million over five years.
FIFA attorneys said Sepp Blatter, former secretary general Jerome Valcke and former finance director Markus Kattner… …read more

More Parents Would Cut Support for Kids After College

Only around half of Korean parents are willing to be financially responsible for their children after they graduate from university.
According to a report by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs last week, fewer parents are willing to take care of their kids until they get married, whil… …read more

S. Korea, France Pledge Cooperation on N. Korean Nuke in Summit

[Politics] : President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with French President François Hollande in Paris Friday …[more…] …read more

UK Bans Transactions of 15,000 Euros with N.Korean Banks

[International] : Anchor: The British government announced further financial sanctions on North Korea a day after the U.S. government designated the North as a “primary money laundering concern” under the Patriot Act. The U.K. will ban the transfer of money equivalent of more than 15-thousand euros to North Korean financial institutions.[more…] …read more

Han Seo-hye Reaches Top Rank at Boson Ballet

Ballerina Han Seo-hye has been named a principal dancer at the Boston Ballet.
The dance company last week announced Han’s promotion from soloist to principal dancer for the 2016-17 season. She joined the Boston Ballet in 2012, and was promoted to second soloist in 2013 and soloist in 2014.
The comp… …read more

3 N.Korean Restaurant Staff Arrive in Seoul

Three North Korean women who recently defected from a restaurant in China have arrived in South Korea, the Unification Ministry said Wednesday.
The ministry declined to say how they made their way to Seoul, but sources said they came via Thailand and have been here for a few days.
According to the… …read more

Xinhua: Chinese Pres. Xi Meets N. Korean Delegation

[International] : China’s Xinhua news agency says Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with the visiting …[more…] …read more