Archive for July, 2016

Kam Woo-sung, Han Chae-ah to Promote Organ Donation

Actors Kam Woo-sung and Han Chae-ah have been appointed promotional ambassadors for organ donation, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Kam appeared in a 2014 TV soap as the husband of a woman who donates her organs and registered as an organ donor during filming.
Han also re… …read more

S. Korea Beats Sweden in Final Football Warm-up Before Rio

[Sports] : South Korea’s Olympic football team defeated Sweden 3-2 on Friday in the final warm-up match ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.[more…] …read more

Bezos Passes Buffett, Becomes World's Third-richest Person, Forbes Says

Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of, on Thursday became the world’s third-richest person as of the market close for the first time, Forbes magazine said, passing Warren Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway.
Bezos’ fortune was $65.3 billion as of 4:30 … …read more

'S. Korea to Finish 10th in Rio with 30-31 Medals'

[Sports] : An American political economist has predicted that South Korea will finish tenth on the overall …[more…] …read more

Court Rules Kim Young-ran Anticorruption Law Constitutional

[Politics] : The Constitutional Court has found that the anticorruption Kim Young-ran law is legal.

The court …[more…] …read more

Pak Se-ri to Lead Korean Women Golfers in Rio

Golf star Pak Se-ri will coach the Korean women’s golf team in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next month.
“The goal is to win all three medals available — gold, silver, and bronze,” Pak told reporters Wednesday.
She said the biggest obstacle is Lydia Ko, who though of Korean descent will b… …read more

Hyundai Scion Booked for Abusing Chauffeurs

Hyundai BNG Steel chief Chung Il-seon has been booked for making his chauffeurs work excessively long hours and assaulting them.
The Ministry of Labor and Employment on Wednesday said Chung was booked on charges of violating prescribed work hours and verbally and physically abusing his drivers.
Th… …read more

US Fed Freezes Key Interest Rate

[International] : The U.S. Federal Reserve has decided to keep its key interest rate unchanged reflecting lingering concerns about downward pressure on the world’s largest economy. [more…] …read more

Kim Jong-il's Widow Sent to Prison Camp

Former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s fourth wife Kim Ok was purged and sent to a prison camp less than a year after her stepson Kim Jong-un took power, Radio Free Asia reported Tuesday.
A Chinese businessman who visited Pyongyang recently told the radio station he heard from a senior Workers Par… …read more

Hilary Clinton Becomes Democratic Presidential Candidate

[International] : Hilary Clinton has been officially designated as the presidential candidate for the Democratic …[more…] …read more

USFK to Deploy New Patriot Missiles Next Year

The U.S. Forces Korea will deploy new PAC-3 missiles with intercept altitude about twice as high as the current ones here next year, a source said Monday.The move aims to quell criticism that the controversial Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery to be deployed here will only defend U.S. equi… …read more

S. Korean, US Top Diplomats Hold Talks on N. Korea, THAAD

[Politics] : South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted their …[more…] …read more

Top Businesses Boost Assets, Hire Less Employees

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President Park Begins Summer Vacation

[Politics] : President Park Geun-hye is on a five-day summer vacation beginning Monday.

An official of the …[more…] …read more

S. Korean Female Weightlifter to Get Bronze from Beijing Olympics

[Sports] : South Korean weightlifter Im Jyoung-hwa, who finished fourth in the women’s 48 kilogram category …[more…] …read more

German Police: 8 Dead in Apparent Terror Attack

As police hunt those responsible for a deadly shooting rampage at a shopping mall in Munich, they are already calling it a terror attack.
On Twitter, Munich police said eight people are dead and at least 10 others are wounded after shots were fired at the Olympia Shopping Center Friday evening. A la… …read more

Parties Fail to Set Timetable on Extra Budget Passage

[Politics] : The three main political parties on Friday discussed a timetable for passing the government’s …[more…] …read more

Rival Parties Agree to Hold Hearing on Shipbuilding Restructuring

[Politics] : South Korea’s ruling and opposition parties have agreed, in principle, to hold a hearing on the ongoing corporate restructuring focused on the embattled shipbuilding and other marine-related industries at a parliamentary standing committees level.[more…] …read more

BoA to Star in Remake of Japanese Soap

Singer BoA will appear in a TV series scheduled to go on air in October.
This is her second work for the small screen after a short drama in September 2013.
The new drama is a remake of a 2007 Japanese soap.
It revolves around a man who finds his wife is having an affair and tries to protect his m… …read more

Main Opposition Seeks Legislation on Reforms of Prosecution

[Politics] : The main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea(MPK) is seeking to create an agency dedicated to …[more…] …read more