Archive for May, 2017

UN Security Council warns of further sanctions against Pyongyang

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopts a statement strongly denouncing the launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea from its Bukchang facility in Pyeongannam-do Province, in New York on May …

Screen, Audio Problems Dog Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung is getting increasing complaints about its hit Galaxy S8 smartphone about the audio and display cracks. Some had no sound at all or audio cutouts after a couple of seconds of listening to music or watching videos.British website Trusted Previews on May 11 said, “Some users are able to bring … …

S. Korean Military Fires at Unidentified Object Flying over inter-Korean Border

[Inter-Korea] : The South Korea military fired warning shots at an unidentified object crossing the inter-Korean …[more…] …

(LEAD) South Korea fires warning shots at flying object from North

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with details) SEOUL, May 23 (Yonhap) — South Korean troops fired warning shots at an “unidentified object” flying across the heavily fortified border from North Korea Tuesday afternoon, the South’s military announced. Th …

Trial and memorial service mark reversed fate of former presidents

Former South Korean leaders were at the center of local media attention Tuesday as the start of a trial marked the plung …

Cheongwadae to Look into Four Rivers Project Policy Making Process...Claims of Political Vendetta May Arise

President Moon Jae-in has ordered an audit on the “Four Major Rivers Project,” a massive government-led investment projects under the Lee Myung-bak administration. The audit’s focus will be on how the decisions were made and how these were implemented. Given the audit will aim squarely at those undertaken by the conservative government before the Park Geun-hye administration, there will likely be backlash and claims of political vendetta. Kim Soo-hyun, Presidential Senior Advisor to Social Af… …

President entrusts water resources solely to environment ministry

Senior presidential secretary for social affairs Kim Su-hyun gives a briefing at Cheong Wa Dae on May 22 about President Moon Jae-in’s order giving the Ministry of Environment final managerial say ove …

Remains of Person Wearing Life Jacket Found in Sewol Ferry

[Domestic] : Search workers have found the remains of a person wearing clothes and a life jacket in the salvaged …[more…] …

Massive Explosion Reported at Concert Arena in Manchester, England

British police reported a massive explosion Monday in an arena in Manchester where a rock concert had just ended.Few details are available, but authorities are warning people to stay away from the area.British police say there are a number of confirmed fatalities, as well as multiple injuries, accor… …

(2nd LD) 2 killed, 3 injured in crane accident at construction site

(ADDS another accident in last two paras) SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) — Two South Koreans were killed and three others injured after a crane broke down at a construction site near Seoul, police said Monday. Five workers fell from a 55-meter-tall towe …

Mark Zuckerberg sends congratulatory email to President Moon Jae-in

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly sent an email on May 19 to President Moon Jae-in congratulating him on his election, the Blue House reported in a May 21 press release. In his ema.. …

‘Kashmir, the root of conflict in South Asia’

By Pakistani Ambassador to Korea Zahid Nasrullah KhanOn 6 June 1998, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolut …

LG Display to Produce LCD Panels at 10.5G Plant

LG Display decided to produce LCD panels in its 10.5G plant (P10) which it is now building in Paju in the northwest of Gyeonggi Province for completion by the latter half of next year. The P10 will launch LCD panel mass-production from late 2018. LG Display originally reviewed the idea of producing OLED panels there but changed its mind towards LCD panel production based on judgment that the size of the OLED TV market would not expand as fast as expected before. Sources close… …

TPP Countries Agree to Move Forward Without U.S.

Countries remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed Sunday to explore ways to move the trade deal forward after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out in his switch to an “America First” policy.The decision, which fell short of a wholehearted commitment to move ahead immediately, came … …

Moon's envoy to ASEAN to meet with Philippine president

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, President Moon Jae-in’s special envoy to key member states of the Association of Southeast As …

President Picks Kim Dong-yeon and Chang Ha-sung to Lead Economic Policy Team

President Moon Jae-in nominated Kim Dong-yeon (60), current president of Ajou University, as new Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Strategy and Finance. For the post of Presidential Senior Advisor for Policy Affairs and Vice Chairman of the National Economic Advisory Council, he announced his appointment of Chang Ha-sung (64), currently Korea University professor, and Kim Gwang-du (70), endowed professor of economics at Sogang University, respectively. In addition, … …

N. Korea Fires Ballistic Missile, NSC Meeting Convened

[Politics] : South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) says North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile …[more…] …

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on May 22)

Diplomacy rising We welcome President Moon Jae-in’s swift appointments Sunday of top diplomatic and security officials. We take special note of his decision to pick Kang Kyung-wha, a senior policy advisor for former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, …

Early Bird program in Osan links high school students with their future career path

“What does architecture mean to you?” The question was posed to high school students at Osan City Hall in Gyeonggi Province on May 8. “Design,” answered Baek Jin-woo, an 18-year-old second-year stude.. …

President Moon to attend late president’s memorial

President Moon Jae-in will attend a memorial ceremony for late President Roh Moo-hyun, his dear friend and reason for st …