Archive for May, 2017

S. Korea Urges Japan to Recognize Reality of Sex Slavery Issue

[International] : The South Korea government has expressed hopes Japan can recognize the reality that the Korean …[more…] …

Moon, former Indonesian President Megawati discuss ways to thaw inter-Korean tensions

SEOUL, May 29 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday asked former Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri to play a role in thawing tensions between the two Koreas, during their meeting here, the Seoul presidential office said. …

Absurd “free drinks for one year” claim leads to Starbucks Korea legal defeat

Starbucks Coffee Korea lost a suit filed by a customer who was given just one free beverage after being selected in an event purportedly offering free drinks for one year. The customer, identified as.. …

[Graphic News] South Korea’s suicide rate second highest compared to EU countries

South Korea, which saw 28.7 suicides per 100,000 people in 2014, ranks No. 2 in suicide rate, if compared to European Un …

Kiwoom Securities Expect DRAM Prices to Continue to Rise

Kiwoom Securities maintained its overweight recommendation for the semiconductor industry, saying that the upward trend of the chip prices would likely to continue toward the third quarter of this year. A Kiwoom analyst said, “The price of memory chips remained strong in May. We maintain our overweight recommendation for the semiconductor industry as the upward price trend would likely continue.” According to DRAMeXchange, the per-gigabyte price of DRAM memory chips for person… …

[Column] The Reign of Trump: Understanding Crazy in Washington

It must be very difficult for anyone outside of the United States to understand what is going on in Washington these days. Presidents of the United States have not always been great intellectuals, but.. …

N. Korea Fires Scud Missile into East Sea

[Politics] : North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward the East Sea. The South Korean Joint Chiefs …[more…] …

Europe Left Uneasy by Trump's Message

White House press spokesman Sean Spicer declared Saturday night Donald Trump’s first overseas trip as U.S. president had been a success in a tweet posted as the American leader was flying back to Washington “after very productive 9 days.” Just hours earlier President Trump told American troops stat… …

U.N. chief's office rejects Japan's claim about his support for 2015 'comfort women' deal

   NEW YORK — The office of U.N. Secretary-General Antonia Guterres on Sunday rejected Japan’s claim that he expressed …

(LEAD) White House: Trump briefed on N. Korea missile launch

(ATTN: UPDATES with Pacific Command statement in last 3 paras) WASHINGTON, May 28 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on North Korea’s latest missile launch, a White House official said Sunday. “The United States government is …

Son Heung-min Tops in Scoring Ranking of English FA Cup

[Sports] : South Korean striker Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur is leading the scoring rankings of the English FA Cup.[more…] …

[Interview] One Korean-American author tells the story of comfort women

Nora Okja Keller is a Korean-American author who received the American Book Award in 1998 for “Comfort Women,” a novel dealing with the women forced to provide sexual services for the Japanese imperia.. …

UN chief shows supports for sex slavery deal: reports

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio chief has expressed his support for a deal between South Korea and Japan over w …

Today in Korean history

May 29 1960 — Syngman Rhee, who resigned as South Korea’s first president in April, goes into exile in Hawaii. 1968 — Archbishop Stephen Kim Soo-hwan is appointed as head of Seoul’s Catholic Archdiocese. 1972 — The United Nations …

Fishing Vessel Feared Hijacked Confirmed Safe

[Politics] : A Mongolian fishing vessel carrying South Korean and foreign crew which was feared hijacked in …[more…] …

POSCO's Rust-free Steel Fast Becomes Future Growth Engine

Rust-free steel has emerged as POSCO’s new growth engine. The sales of the steel maker’s “PosMAC” (POSCO Magnesium Aluminium alloy Coating product) have tripled for the past two years, with exports accounting for most of the sales. The company said on May 26 that it is currently building frefab dormitory made of PosMAC in Pyeongchang in preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The building consisting of 30 rooms will host journalists from all over the world for the Olympics. The building mad… …

Former Ambassador to US Hyun passes away

South Korea’s former Ambassador to the US Hyun Hong-choo, noted for his active role in expanding Seoul’s diplomatic fron …

[Photo] They are still members of the cabinet

President Moon Jae-in grabs on to the arm of Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho as Yoo makes opening remarks at a luncheon of ministers, at the Blue House on May 26. Moon told Yoo he could remain seated as he.. …

(LEAD) G-7 says N. Korea poses threat of 'grave nature': reports

(ATTN: UPDATES with Seoul foreign ministry’s reaction in paras 6-7) SEOUL, May 27 (Yonhap) — The Group of Seven (G-7) member countries on Saturday said North Korea poses an increasing threat to the peace and stability of the international community, …

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