Archive for August, 2016

Crumbling Islamic State Caliphate Puts Europe on Edge

Progress against the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria could come at a cost for European countries, which fear returning foreign fighters could soon turn their wrath on their homelands.IS has long put European countries in its crosshairs, “unambiguous” about its view of the continent as p… …read more

[Exclusive] British RB Aware of Toxicity of Humidifier Sterilizer Since 2012

[Domestic] : Anchor: In an exclusive report by KBS, Reckitt Benckiser appears to have been aware of the toxicity …[more…] …read more

IS Buried Thousands in 72 Mass Graves, AP Finds

In exclusive interviews, photos and research, The Associated Press has documented 72 of the mass graves that Islamic State extremists have left behind. It is the most comprehensive survey so far, but many more will likely be found as IS retreats.
In Syria, AP obtained 17 mass grave locations, includ… …read more

China Expresses Opposition to Actions Inciting Tension

[International] : China has urged concerned parties not to engage in actions that can escalate tensions in regards to …[more…] …read more

Hot Season for Premium Smartphones

LG will unveil its premium V20 smartphone on Sept. 7 in both Seoul and San Francisco around the same time as Apple’s new iPhone.
The Korean electronics giant changed the location of the U.S. launch from New York to San Francisco, the better to challenge the American market leader on its own turf.
Sa… …read more

S. Korea Finishes Runner-up in 2016 Little League World Series

[Sports] : South Korea’s Little League baseball team has finished runner-up in the 2016 Little League World …[more…] …read more

Russia to Take Paralympics Ban to Higher Court

Russia on Monday will appeal the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to uphold a blanket ban on its athletes from competing in next month’s Rio Paralympics.
Russian Paralympic Committee President Vladimir Lukin announced Friday that the appeal would go before the Swiss Federal Court, according… …read more

UNSC Adopts Statement Condemning N. Korea's SLBM Launch

[International] : The UN Security Council(UNSC) on Friday adopted a press statement strongly condemning North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launches, including the latest one fired from a submarine on Wednesday.
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1st Driverless Taxi Hits the Streets of Singapore

The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore.
Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its “robo-taxi” in a western Singapore hi-tech business district, hoping to get feedback ahead of a p… …read more

Lawmaker Submits Revision to Sea Act to Stiffen Penalty on Intruders

[Politics] : Ruling Saenuri Party lawmaker Kim Do-eup submitted a revision to the Territorial Sea and Contiguous …[more…] …read more

Germany Warns N. Korea's Provocation Will Have Consequence

[International] : Germany has warned North Korea that it will deal with another North Korean provocation with actions.
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Prolific Actress Waits for Her Big Break

Actress Kim Ye-won is on the lookout for a new and challenging role after the release of her latest film “Run Off” early this month.
In the film, she appears as a hockey player who seems to be more interested in looks than training, but later tries hard to do her best with passion for the sport.
“It… …read more

UNSC Members in Talks on Response to N. Korea's SLBM Test

[International] : The UN Security Council has reportedly launched discussions on how to respond to North Korea’s …[more…] …read more

Why Do Koreans Scrimp at Home But Spend Freely Abroad?

Household spending at home in the second quarter of this year fell to the lowest level ever, while credit card spending overseas reached a record high. The average propensity to consume — the spending money left over after standing costs — fell to 70.9 percent, which was a record low.
But Korean … …read more

N.Korea Plants Landmines 'to Stop Soldiers Defecting'

North Korean troops have been spotted planting landmines near the truce village of Panmunjom, apparently to prevent soldiers from defecting.
A government source here said on Tuesday, “North Korean military personnel were spotted last week laying several landmines in the northern part of Panmunjom.” … …read more

Minister Yun Assesses Importance of Foreign Ministers' Meeting

[Politics] : South Korea’s Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se says that the timing of Wednesday’s trilateral meeting with his Chinese and Japanese counterparts is of great importance due to ongoing disagreements among the three nations.
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Young Korean Golfer Gets 1st PGA Win

Golfer Kim Si-woo won his first PGA Tour title on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.He finished 21-under 259, five shots ahead of Luke Donald of England.Kim is now the youngest Korean golfer to win a PGA title at the age of 21, beating Bae Sang-moon’s old record of 22 … …read more

Heat Wave Refuses to Abate

Temperatures defied predictions on Sunday by setting a new record for the capital as the heatwave refused to abate.
Daytime temperatures soared particularly in the Seoul metropolitan region and Jeolla provinces, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration, rising above 37 degrees in Siheun… …read more

China Expresses Will to Cooperate with S. Korea on N. Korean Nuke Issue

[International] : A high-ranking Chinese official has reiterated Beijing’s stance that it is resolute about …[more…] …read more

THAAD Opponents in Seongju Divided over Alternative Site Option

[Politics] : Residents opposing the planned deployment of THAAD in their town of Seongju are divided over the …[more…] …read more