Archive for April, 2017

2 believed crew of missing cargo ship found: gov't

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) — A life raft believed to be from a South Korean ship that sank in the South Atlantic last week has been found with efforts now under way to safely rescue two sailors on the raft, the Seoul government said Sunday. The searc …

Korean Figure Skater Secures Two Spots in Olympics

[Sports] : Figure skater Choi Da-bin has secured two spots for South Korea in next year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics with a strong performance at the 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships.[more…] …

Park Geun-hye’s political career goes from “election queen” to suspect in jail

“Only by being a ‘public welfare’ president who always keeps her promises can I usher in the era of national happiness all of you have been waiting for.” (Inaugural address as 18th South Korean presid.. …

S. Korean cargo ship missing after distress call: ministry

A South Korean cargo ship went missing in the Atlantic earlier this week after making a distress call, Seoul’s foreign m …

(LEAD) Ahn Cheol-soo takes fifth consecutive win in People's Party primary

(ATTN: UPDATES with additional details from 6th para) SEOUL, April 1 (Yonhap) — Ahn Cheol-soo of the People’s Party won the latest round of a party primary Saturday, further closing in on the party’s nomination for the upcoming presidential election. …

Two Out of Three Listed Firms Enjoy Stronger Profit

Korea’s listed firms are enjoying strong results in the first quarter of this year as the U.S.-led global economic recovery is entering an expansionary phase. Some analysts predicted the combined operating profit of the listed companies would reach 170 trillion won this year, up by about 20 trillion won from a year ago. According to financial information provider FnGuide on March 30, two out of three listed companies are expected to see their operating profit grow in the first quarter … …

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U.S. denounces N. Korea's holding of Malaysians in row over Kim Jong-nam's killing

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Yonhap) — The United States denounced as “unacceptable” the departure ban North Korea had placed on nine Malaysians to pressure the Southeast Asian nation in a dispute over the killing in Kuala Lumpur of Kim Jong-nam, the half br …