Archive for August, 2016

Washington Grills Manila's Envoy About Alleged Insulting of U.S. Ambassador

The United States summoned the envoy of its close Asian ally, the Philippines, on Monday to clarify insulting and “inappropriate comments” made by President Rodrigo Duterte about U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg, according to the State Department.
“We have asked the Philippine chargé to come into the… …read more

Opposition Urges Reforms in Electricity Rates

[Politics] : Opposition parties have urged the government to revise the controversial progressive power rate for …[more…] …read more

Samsung Denies Security Flaw in Mobile Payment Service

Samsung on Sunday denied that the Samsung Pay mobile payment service is vulnerable to hacking.
Security expert Salvador Mendoza showed at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas last week that it is possible to steal a token from a Samsung Pay device and use it to make a transaction on anoth… …read more

Cases of Heat-related Illnesses Top 500 over Two Weeks

[Domestic] : More than one-thousand people were treated for heat-related diseases in South Korea this year amid the scorching heat wave affecting the country for weeks.[more…] …read more

S. Korea Wins First Gold in Rio in Men's Archery

[Sports] : South Korea’s archery team won the country’s first gold medal in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
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Despite Protests, Political Woes and Mishaps, Brazil Celebrates Olympic Opening

Riot police in Rio de Janiero broke up a small protest Friday just hours before the opening ceremonies for Brazil’s Olympic Games.
Police used tear gas and stun grenades to subdue the group of a few hundred protesters denouncing what they said was corruption and overspending in preparation for the g… …read more

2016 Rio Olympics Open with Grand Ceremony

[Sports] : The much-anticipated 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off with an opening ceremony on Friday.

At the …[more…] …read more

Gov't Finalizes 2017 Minimum Wage at 6,470 Won/H

[Economy] : The Ministry of Employment and Labor has made a final confirmation of next year’s minimum wage at six-thousand-470 won, or about five-point-eight dollars, per hour and has notified the public.[more…] …read more

China Produces Fake N.Korean Defectors

China is rolling out fake North Korean defectors who then apply for asylum overseas and reap medical and other benefits from foreign governments. The ruse is another feather in the cap of China’s burgeoning industry in fakes and knockoffs that covers everything from electronics to toxic frozen peas…. …read more

US Air Forces Deploy F-16 Fighters and Airmen in S. Korea

[Politics] : The U.S. Pacific Air Forces said Wednesday that it has completed the deployment of 12 F-16 fighter …[more…] …read more

N.Korea Fires Missile into Japanese-Controlled Waters

North Korea fired two mid-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday morning, one of which flew some 1,000 km and fell into Japan’s exclusive economic zone. The other exploded above the ground immediately after launch. The Joint Chiefs of Staff here on Wednesday said the North fired two presumed Rodong m… …read more

VOA: Mongolia Cancels Registration of N. Korean FOC Ships

[International] : Mongolia was said to have revoked its decision to allow North Korean ships to operate under the …[more…] …read more

Miss Teen USA Racist Tweets Are Latest Controversy for Miss Universe Organization

Racist language in old tweets from the freshly crowned Miss Teen USA is just the latest controversy for the Miss Universe Organization, which suffered a round of turmoil last year over then-owner Donald Trump’s inflammatory comments against Mexicans.
The new flap came over the weekend, shortly after… …read more

Consumer Price Growth Hits 10-Month Low in July

[Economy] : South Korea’s consumer price has posted the lowest on year growth in ten months due to …[more…] …read more

WHO Chief Going to Olympics, Says Zika Risk Low

The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organization said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro.Nearly half a million people are expected to visit for the Games, many from the United States. Worries abo… …read more

N. Korea Suspected of Hacking Emails of S. Korean Officials

[Inter-Korea] : Over 50 email log-ins and passwords of those who work at the government complexes have been hacked …[more…] …read more