Archive for November, 2016

Kim Kwang-hyun to Continue Baseball Career at Home

Pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun signed a four-year contract worth W8.5 billion with the SK Wyverns on Tuesday, ending speculation of his move to Major League Baseball (US$1=W1,171).
The left-hander had thought of playing in the MLB after he became a free agent this year, but he decided to return to his orig… …read more

Lawmakers Left with 3 Options for Power Shift

[Politics] : Anchor: It is highly likely President Park Geun-hye will not complete her remaining term scheduled …[more…] …read more

Trump Threatens to 'Terminate' U.S.-Cuba Detente

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to reverse President Barack Obama’s warming of relations with Cuba, the clearest indication yet that the historic restoration of ties is under threat.”If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U… …read more

Pro-Park Lawmakers to Demand President's Resignation

[Politics] : Senior Saenuri lawmakers loyal to President Park Geun-hye have agreed to demand she step down …[more…] …read more

Record Numbers March for Park's Ouster

Hundreds of thousands of protesters braved sleet and icy temperatures on Saturday to call for the ouster of President Park Geun-hye over a snowballing corruption scandal.
Organizers said a record 1.5 million people converged in downtown Seoul and another 400,000 across the country.
Once again the … …read more

S. Korea to Expand Organization in Charge of N. Korean WMD Threats

[Politics] : The South Korean military reportedly plans to strengthen its preparedness against increasing threats of North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction(WMD).[more…] …read more

5-Nation MIKTA Condemns N. Korean Provocations

[International] : A group of five middle powers including South Korea, known as MIKTA, has denounced North Korea’s …[more…] …read more

Jill Stein Raises $5 Million for U.S. Vote Recounts

Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has now raised the necessary $5 million to fund a vote recount in three swing states won by Donald Trump this month, a statement on her website said Friday.
“Now that we have completed funding Wisconsin’s recount (where we will file on Friday) and… …read more

Data: 3rd of Depression Patients Aged Over 65

[Domestic] : One out of three patients being treated for depression at South Korean hospitals is a senior …[more…] …read more

NBC to Cover PyeongChang Test Events for US Viewers

[Sports] : U.S. broadcaster NBC is gearing up to cover test events for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.[more…] …read more

Frequent Cold Spells Expected This Winter

This winter will see frequent sudden cold spells amid the mounting ravages of climate change, the Korea Meteorological Administration said on Wednesday. The ice in the Barents and Kara Seas has shrunk to record lows in October and November, which indirectly affects the development of the Siberian an… …read more

Opposition Begins Procedure to Propose Park's Impeachment

[Politics] : Opposition parties have embarked on procedures to impeach President Park Geun-hye over the Choi …[more…] …read more

Australia Considers TPP Without U.S.

Australian experts are divided over whether the world’s biggest trade deal could survive without the United States. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, on his first day in office. The agreement includes the US, Australia and ten other count… …read more

Hwang Jae-gyun Shows Off Skills for MLB Scouts

Hwang Jae-gyun of the Lotte Giants showed off his batting skills in front of a score of Major League Baseball scouts at a 90-minute event in Bradenton, Florida on Monday, in a bid to realize his desire to play in the U.S.
He batted three rounds and 14 out of 24 balls were slugged over the fence, eno… …read more

Samsung Electronics to Take over US Quantum Dot Maker QD Vision

[Economy] : Samsung Electronics plans to buy QD Vision, an American company specializing in quantum dot …[more…] …read more

RFA: 1,533 N. Koreans Died of Natural Disasters Since 2007

[Inter-Korea] : Radio Free Asia(RFA) reported on Tuesday that more than one-thousand-500 North Koreans have died of natural disasters over the past decade.[more…] …read more

APEC Leaders Push Back Against Protectionism

Leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific nations have ended their annual summit with a call to resist protectionism and protect the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact, which has been thrown into uncertainty after the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president.The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum cl… …read more

PM Calls for Global Dialogue on Low Growth, Trade Protectionism

[Politics] : Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has proposed discussing ways to overcome slow economic growth and …[more…] …read more

Zika No Longer a Global Health Emergency, WHO Says

The World Health Organization said Friday that the Zika virus no longer posed a world public health emergency, but it stressed the need for a long-term response to the mosquito-borne disease.
“The Zika virus remains a highly significant and long-term problem, but it is not anymore a public health em… …read more

Rallies Calling for Park's Resignation Being Held Nationwide

[Domestic] : A mass rally is being held for the fourth weekend in a row in 46 locations nationwide on Saturday demanding the president’s resignation over the Choi Soon-sil scandal [more…] …read more