Archive for March, 2017

Foreign Minister discusses London terrorist attack with his UK Counterpart over phone

1. During his visit to the US for a meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se held a telephone conversation with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson of …

Prosecution Seeks to Arrest Ex-President Park

[Politics] : Anchor: The prosecution is seeking to arrest impeached ex-President Park Geun-hye over bribery and …[more…] …

Ex-N.Korean Restaurant Staff Admitted to University

Most of a dozen North Korean women who defected last year have been admitted to South Korean universities, it was revealed Sunday.”Most of them were admitted into universities this year through special programs,” a government official said. “They are in their early to mid-20s and are taking courses … …

(2nd LD) Prosecutors seek arrest of ex-President Park in corruption probe

(ATTN: ADDS more info in paras 5-6) SEOUL, March 27 (Yonhap) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday requested an arrest warrant for former President Park Geun-hye over a string of corruption allegations that led to her removal from office, they said. …

Memorial for Korean independence fighter held as civic event in China

A group of South Korean people held a ceremony in Dalian, northeastern China, on Sunday to mark the 107th anniversary of …

S. Korea, US Practice Destroying N. Korean Chemical Weapons

[Politics] : South Korea and the United States conducted a joint exercise last week on destroying North Korean chemical weapons. [more…] …

Memorial for Korean independence fighter held as civic event in China

DALIAN, China, March 26 (Yonhap) ― A group of South Korean people held a ceremony in Dalian, northeastern China, on Sunday to mark the 107th anniversary of the execution by the Japanese of a Korean national hero who assassinated a top Japanese official …

Beyond instant noodles: young singles expand their diets to healthy options

Fruit was largely not an option for Park Beom-gi (29, a resident of Seoul’s Seongbuk District), who has been living on his own for five years. When he went grocery shopping, he typically didn’t reach .. …

N. Korea expanding oil import capacity: report

North Korea is expanding its oil import capacity as Washington seeks to tighten sanctions for its nuclear and missile pr …

Engel's Coefficient at Record Low Last Year

[Domestic] : A popular indicator used to gauge standard of living fell to a record low in South Korea last …[more…] …

(2nd LD) Ahn Cheol-soo wins 1st primary of People's Party

(ATTN: UPDATES with final results in 2nd para) SEOUL, March 25 (Yonhap) — Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo won a landslide victory at the first primary of South Korea’s minor centrist People’s Party that kicked off on Saturday, gaining great leverage to become the …

Leading candidate Moon Jae-in officially announces run for presidency

On Mar. 24, when former Minjoo Party leader Moon Jae-in formally announced he was running for president, Gallup Korea released the results of a poll showing support for the official presidential candi.. …

US Aegis destroyer visits Jeju naval base for first time

SEOGUIPO, (Yonhap) — A US Aegis destroyer visited South Korea’s naval base on the southern resort island of Jeju on Sat …

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US Officials: N. Korea Ready to Conduct Nuke Test Any Time

[International] : U.S. officials have told CNN that North Korea is ready to conduct another nuclear test any …[more…] …

U.S. Aegis destroyer visits Jeju naval base for first time

SEOGUIPO, South Korea, March 25 (Yonhap) — A U.S. Aegis destroyer visited South Korea’s naval base on the southern resort island of Jeju on Saturday, becoming the first foreign warship to visit the base since it opened in February last year, officials …

Two months in, Trump suffers string of defeats

WASHINGTON (AFP) — President Donald Trump suffered a bitter defeat Friday in his first major legislative challenge as R …

Federation of Korean Industries Vows to Transform Itself by Changing Its Name

The Federation of Korean Industries, the trade group representing the interest of the nation’s large corporations, will start over with a new name “Association of Korean Corporations.” In addition, it will do away with the council of chairmen who are mostly corporate owners while creating a board of directors meeting consisting of professional managers. FKI chairman Huh Chang-soo said on March 24 in a press conference held in the Federation of Korean Industries headquarters in Seoul’s Yoido… …

Prosecutors Raid Top Office in Probe of Ex-Pres. Aide

[Domestic] : Prosecutors investigating former senior presidential aide for civil affairs Woo Byung-woo searched …[more…] …

Trump taps ex-Tennessee trade secretary for ambassador to Japan

WASHINGTON, March 24 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump nominated a former trade secretary in the state of Tennessee to be his ambassador to Japan, the White House announced. William Francis Hagerty IV, 57, who is a co-founder of the private e …