Archive for July, 2016

IKEA Told to Halt Sales of Hazardous Dressers

The Korea Agency for Technology and Standards has urged IKEA to halt sales of the MALM series of bedroom dressers and chests, which have toppled over and killed several children in North America.
The agency also recommended that IKEA ensure that the high, narrow dressers and chests are secured firm… …read more

LG Releases New High-End OLED TV

LG on Tuesday rolled out an ultra-high-definition TV under its newly launched high-end brand LG Signature.The 77-inch OLED TV costs a whopping W41 million and delivers real sound for a cinema-like experience (US$1=W1,140). LG forged a partnership with Harman Kardon to implement the advanced audio te… …read more

Financial Labor Union Votes to Go on General Strike

[Economy] : The labor-management conflict within the local bank industry over the expansion of a …[more…] …read more

N. Korea Develops 1-Meter-Long UAV

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea was confirmed to have developed a small unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV) aimed at avoiding …[more…] …read more

Ex-Miss Korea in Late-Career Movie Debut

Former Miss Korea Jang Yoon-jeong has returned after a 16-year absence from showbiz with a late movie debut. The suspense drama “Trick,” which hit local theaters last Wednesday, is the story of a documentary producer who wants to film a man with a terminal illness and his wife. Jang won the Miss Kor… …read more

Travel Alert Issued for Turkey

The government here has issued a travel alert for the whole of Turkey after a failed coup attempt there on Friday night.
The government recommends travelers cancel or delay their visit and leave the country.
This alert will be effective until July 29.
“Korean nationals staying at or visiting Turkey … …read more

Alleys, Elevator, Parking Lot of Apartments to be "No-Smoking Zone"

[Domestic] : Spaces within apartments that have remained outside the government’s anti-smoking campaign, such as alleys and elevators, will be able to be designated as an anti-smoking zone beginning in September with the consent of the residents.[more…] …read more

Park: Unification is Final Piece of Eurasia Vision, Solution to N. Korea Human Rights Issue

[Politics] : President Park Geun-hye says the final piece of the puzzle needed to complete the Asia-Europe …[more…] …read more

Today's Photo: July 16, 2016

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Naver's Line Listings in Tokyo, New York Score Big

[Economy] : Shares of Line Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean Internet firm Naver, has surged as it …[more…] …read more

Trick (2016)

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At Least 70 Killed as Truck Drove into Crowd in Nice, France

[International] : At least 70 people are feared dead and over 100 are injured in the southern French city of …[more…] …read more

N. Korea Denies Abduction Claims to UN

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has denied to the UN allegations that it abducted people from other countries, …[more…] …read more

Traditional Punch Helps Cool Off on Hot Days

Hwachae or traditional punch made with various fruits or edible flower petals is one of the popular drinks to help Koreans beat the summer heat.The first step to preparing a bowl of hwachae is to dice seasonal fruit and then soak them in sweetened water or juice. Flower petals can be added as a garn… …read more

Seongju Residents Oppose to THAAD Deployment

[Politics] : Residents of Seongju County in North Gyeongsang Province have voiced strong opposition to the …[more…] …read more

Eye Test Could Detect Early Stages of Alzheimer's

A simple eye test may eventually be used detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study on laboratory mice.
Writing in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, researchers from the University of Minnesota say the discovery could pave the way for a noni… …read more

Korea to Slap Sales Ban on Most Volkswagen Cars

The Environment Ministry is in the process of canceling the sales authorization on 79 Volkswagen diesel and gasoline models sold here since 2007. The move comes after the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office gave the ministry a list of Volkswagens and Audis whose exhaust and noise test results… …read more

US: Pyongyang's Threat Only Justifies THAAD Deployment

[International] : The U.S. said Monday that North Korea’s threat to take “physical action” against the planned …[more…] …read more

Defense Minister: THAAD Can Intercept N. Korea's SLBM

[Politics] : Defense Minister Han Min-koo says that the United States Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery to be deployed in South Korea could intercept submarine ballistic missiles (SLBM) launched from North Korea.
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Defectors Urge Minbyun to Launch Same Action to Protect Families in N. Korea

[Domestic] : An association of defectors from North Korea has requested the Lawyers for a Democratic Society, …[more…] …read more