Archive for January, 2017

Military: No Signs of Imminent N. Korea Provocation

[Politics] : North Korea is not believed to be showing any unusual signs amid concerns that it could wage a …[more…] …read more

Today's Photo: January 21, 2017

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3rd Case of AI Reported in Gimpo

[Politics] : Another case of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza(AI) was confirmed in Gimpo, Gyeonggi …[more…] …read more

Movie Audiences Dwindle for 1st Time in 7 Years

Movie audiences have dwindled for the first time in seven years. The number of moviegoers hit 200 million for the first time in 2013 and had been rising steadily since, but the Korean Film Council on Thursday said they dwindled by 280,000 last year to 217 million.◆ Blockbusters Sputter The main reas… …read more

Lotte Decides to Follow up on THAAD Site Swap Deal

[Domestic] : Lotte Group has decided to follow through with a land swap deal with the South Korean military that will allow the deployment of a U.S. THAAD battery on the conglomerate’s golf course in North Gyeongsang Province.
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Lee Sung-kyoung Talks About Her 1st Leading Role on TV

It seems actress Lee Sung-kyoung has yet to fully snap out of the character she played in the MBC TV series “Weightlifting Fairly Kim Bok-joo,” which wrapped up last week. “My eyes are swollen from crying. I was so sad when it ended,” she said. In the coming-of-age sports drama, Lee played to perfec… …read more

Phone Records Prove Nonstop Contact Between Choi and Cheong Wa Dae

Phone records show that President Park Geun-hye’s longtime crony Choi Soon-sil was in touch with Cheong Wa Dae three times a day till at least the end of 2014.Prosecutors presented the records in the criminal trial of ex-Cheong Wa Dae secretary Jeong Ho-seong on Wednesday. They show that Jeong and C… …read more

Samsung Welcomes Court's Warrant Rejection

[Economy] : Anchor: Samsung Group has welcomed the Seoul Central District Court’s decision to reject a warrant …[more…] …read more

Independent Counsel Grills Culture Minister, Ex-Chief of Staff

[Domestic] : Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun and former presidential chief of staff Kim Ki-choon were sent home …[more…] …read more

Underwater Search for MH370 Halted, with No Trace of Plane

The underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been suspended, with crews completing their deep-sea search of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the airliner.”Today the last search vessel has left the underwater search area. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has not been lo… …read more

Independent Counsel to Summon Ex-Chief of Staff, Culture Minister

[Politics] : The independent counsel will summon former presidential chief of staff Kim Ki-choon and incumbent …[more…] …read more

Today's Photo: January 17, 2017

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S. Koreans Hold 12th Weekend Rally

[Domestic] : Crowds of South Koreans gathered for the 12th weekend candlelight vigil in central Seoul, demanding President Park Geun-hye immediately step down over a massive influence-peddling scandal.[more…] …read more

Ban to Further Cement Pres. Prospects with Visit to Hometown

[Politics] : Ban Ki-moon is spending his first Saturday in his hometown since he returned to South Korea on …[more…] …read more

Today's Photo: January 14, 2017

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N. Korea Transmits 2nd Number Broadcast This Year

[Inter-Korea] : For the 22nd time since June of last year, North Korea broadcast random numbers Friday believed to …[more…] …read more

Accidents in Fog More Deadly Than in Rain or Snow

Fewer car accidents happen in foggy weather than in rain or snow, but if they do they tend to be more fatal, a study suggests. The Korea Road Traffic Authority analyzed 1.12 million car accidents between 2011 and 2015 and found that the fatality rate in foggy weather was 10 percent, compared to just… …read more

Ban Expresses Will to Give His All for National Integration

[Politics] : Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters Thursday he’s ready to give his all to help …[more…] …read more

Chinese Ban on Korean Cosmetics 'Nothing to Do with THAAD'

The Korea Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday denied that a Chinese import ban on some Korean cosmetics came in retaliation for Korea’s decision to station a U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery here.The agency said the products simply did not meet Chinese quality standards or the … …read more

US Deploys High-Tech Radar to Detect N. Korea's Long-Range Missile

[International] : The U.S. Defense Department has reportedly deployed a powerful antiballistic missile detection …[more…] …read more