Archive for June, 2017

[Photo] Tug-of-war against the “nuclear plant mafia”

Activists from Greenpeace and members of the public hold a tug-of-war performance against the “nuclear plant mafia” in front of Seoul Administrative Court, calling for the abandonment of construction .. …

Full script of joint news conference of Presidents Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump

Trump: Thank you very much. Melania and I are honored to welcome President Moon of South Korea and his lovely wife Madam …

Korea, U.S. are inseparable economic partners: president

President Moon Jae-in on June 28 emphasizes the significance of the Korea-U.S. alliance and bilateral economic cooperation at the Korea-U.S. Business Summit in Washington. (Cheong Wa Dae)By Yoon Sojun …

IOC Chief Optimistic About Joint-Korean Olympic Team

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was optimistic about President Moon Jae-in’s proposal to field a joint Korean team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.Bach arrived in Korea on Thursday for the closing ceremony of the World Taekwondo Championships in Muju, North Jeolla Pr… …

Samsung Heavy Industries Succeeds in Building World's Largest FLNG

Samsung Heavy Industries has succeeded in completing the world’s largest floating liquefied natural gas. The Korean company said on June 29 that it has completed the building of Prelude FLNG commissioned by Royal Dutch Shell in its Geoje shipyard for the past five years. Samsung had won the Prelude FLNG project in June 2011 at the cost of US$3.4 billion by forming a consortium with France’s engineering firm Technip. The system will be installed in the Prelude and Concerto gas fields … …

N. Korea Criticizes US' Designation as Worst Human Trafficking Sponsor

[International] : Pyongyang is reacting angrily to Washington’s renewed inclusion of North Korea on a list of state …[more…] …

Building rapport key to Moon-Trump summit

WASHINGTON, June 30 (Yonhap) — The leaders of South Korea and the United States were set to hold a summit Friday, in which Seoul officials said building personal rapport will matter as much as substantial agreements on pending issues. Main topics …

PM tries to calm worries over laymen's decision on nuke reactors

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon tried Friday to calm worries over a government plan to give “citizen jurors” the final say ov …

Korea-U.S. alliance to become greater, stronger: president

On June 28, President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook have a moment of silence at a memorial dedicated to the Jangjin Reservoir Battle (장진호 전투) of the Korean War at Marine Corps Based Quantic …

Major Shakeup Looms for the Ranking of Global Automotive Supplies

A major shakeup is looming in the ranking of the global automotive suppliers as an increasing number of auto makers and suppliers are going for M&As to get the upper hand in the next-generation car market, including self-driving vehicles and connected cars. ZF of Germany, which ranked fifth last year, jumped to the No. 2 spot, while Denso of Japan which ranked second last year slipped to No. 4. Hyundai Mobis of Korea, which maintained No. 6 spot for three straight years, fe… …

Canada Extends Mission in Iraq to March 2019

Canada is extending its military mission against the Islamic State group in Iraq for another two years.Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said Thursday that Canada is renewing its contribution to the Global Coalition until March 31, 2019.Canada has about 200 special forces soldiers operating in northern… …

Moon Meets Trump at White House on Eve of Bilateral Summit

[Politics] : Presidents Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump met for the first time at the White House on the eve of …[more…] …

(LEAD) U.S. blacklists Chinese bank, individuals, shipping firm for links to N. Korea

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with details, background; CHANGES headline) By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON, June 29 (Yonhap) — The United States blacklisted a Chinese bank as a “primary money laundering concern” Thursday for helping North Korea access the U …

Human Rights Commission again recommends alternatives to military service

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) voted to again recommend that the South Korean government institute an alternative service system for conscientious objectors to mandatory militar.. …

Opposition party member arrested over fake tip-off against Moon's son

A member of a minor opposition party was arrested Thursday for making false allegations about President Moon Jae-in’s so …

Moon Must Resolve THAAD Controversy on U.S. Trip

President Moon Jae-in flew to Washington on Wednesday to meet with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. The issue of a procedural review delaying the full deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery here threatens to overshadow other issues, even though it has been left off the officia… …

KOSPI Renews Record High, Surpasses 2,400 During Day's Trading

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) renewed its record high for the second time …[more…] …

Iranian speaker says Tehran willing to use Pyongyang ties to help inter-Korean reconciliation

SEOUL, June 29 (Yonhap) — Iran’s parliamentary speaker said Thursday that Tehran will seek to use its ties with North Korea to help improve inter-Korean relations for a “peaceful and political” solution. During an interview with Seoul-based report …

Independent measurements say cars are biggest culprit in Seoul’s air pollution

Fine dust from China? Yellow dust? Automobile exhaust? Coal-fired power plants? The environmental group Green Korea United (GKU) recently joined forces with 130 citizens to independently measure Seou.. …

Moon suggests ‘action for action’ in engaging NK

North Korea should begin by freezing its nuclear program for inter-Korean dialogue to resume, President Moon Jae-in said …