Archive for August, 2017

[Column]Regime Change in Washington?

The most aggressive nationalist in Donald Trump’s administration has been kicked to the sidelines. Steve Bannon, who served as Trump’s chief strategist, left the White House in mid-August after givi.. …

Number of visitors to overpass-turned-park tops 3 million since opening

The number of visitors to the overpass-turned-park Seoullo 7017 surpassed the 3 million mark as of Sunday as the site ce …

Overseas Korean female leaders to hold annual conference

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Yonhap) — Hundreds of Korean female leaders around the globe in various fields will gather in South Korea this week to discuss the role of women in the fast-changing age of information technology, the government said Sunday. The 17 …

[Photo] Deserted Oil Stockpile Base being reborn as cultural complex

An overhead view of the Seoul Metropolitan Oil Stockpile Base, which was created following the 1974 oil shock. After being off limits to the public for 41 years, the base will be transformed into a c.. …

Russia Says Syria's Last 2 Chemical Weapons Sites Dismantled

The chief of the Russian military’s branch for protection from chemical weapons says his troops have dismantled two chemical weapons facilities in areas freed from militants in Syria.Maj. Gen. Igor Kirillov didn’t name the locations, saying only that Russia will provide the data to the international… …

Seoul: US war games to proceed 'more thoroughly'

South Korea’s presidential office says the US and South Korean militaries will proceed with their ongoing war games “eve …

Korea, Japan discuss joint response to N. Korea

President Moon Jae-in holds a telephone conversation for 30 minutes with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss joint cooperation measures against North Korean nuclear weapons, on Aug. 25. By …

S. Korea, Russia to Expand Cooperation on N. Korea Denuclearization

[International] : Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov have agreed to boost cooperation on getting North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program. [more…] …

(10th LD) N. Korea fires three missiles into East Sea

(ATTN: UPDATES with PACOM’s revised assessment; RESTRUCTURES throughout) By Lee Chi-dong, Chang Dong-woo and Lee Haye-ah SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (Yonhap) — North Korea launched at least three missiles into the East Sea on Saturday morning, resumin …

S. Korean defense chief to visit Pentagon next week

South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo will visit the United States next week for talks with his American counterp …

NIS committee recommends legislation to prohibit domestic intelligence gathering

The National Intelligence Service’s (NIS) reform committee headed by Professor Jeong Hae-gu advised the spy agency to specifically forbid in its regulations the resurrection of the division that colle.. …

[Weekender] Kids go wild in ‘infant forests’

“Take a look at this pupa hanging from a leaf.” At the call of the guide, 5-year-olds crowded around to observe the coco …

Korea, China mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relationship

President Moon Jae-in and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping exchange congratulatory messages on Aug. 24 to mark 25 years of diplomatic ties between Seoul and Beijing. The two heads of state (pictured …

Moon urges additional support for start-ups

SEJONG, Aug. 25 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in called for additional support for small companies, including new start-up businesses Friday. The call came in a policy discussion session involving officials from the finance ministry, the Financial …

Hyundai Motor Set to Develop Pickup Truck Model Aiming at U.S. Market

Hyundai Motor is currently in the works to develop a pickup truck model for the U.S. market. Michael O’Brien, vice president in charge of product planning for Hyundai Motor America, said on August 22 in a press conference, “The top management approved a project to develop a pickup truck model.” Pickup trucks are highly popular in the United States. There is only one pickup truck model available in Korea, which is Ssangyong Motor’s Korando Sports.Hyundai Motor unveiled a pickup truck concept mode… …

S. Korea's parliamentary speaker makes thinly veiled defense of THAAD

South Korea’s parliamentary speaker on Thursday made a thinly veiled defense of Seoul’s move to host a U.S. missile defe …

[Interview] Veteran diplomat hints Sino-Korean relations may improve after 19th Party Congress

“Even if China’s retaliatory economic measures come to an end, Sino-Korean relations will not be the same as they were before. Now that we are in the era of a ‘new normal,’ it is important to avoid up.. …

PM takes swipe at food safety chief over egg scare

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said Thursday that public criticism of the government’s handling of the contaminated egg scar …

Samsung looks ahead to an era of ‘smart homes’

Samsung Electronics is preparing for a new age of smart homes where consumers will be able to control the appliances in their house via their smartphones. In a report released on Aug. 22, Samsung reve.. …

LG Electronics to Invest $25 Mil. to Build New EV Parts Plant in Michigan

LG Electronics said on August 23 that it would establish an electric car parts plant in Hazel Park, outside Detroit, Michigan, by investing about US$25 million. The proposed plant will be built in a 215,000-square-meter site within the first quarter of 2018. The company will produce battery packs for electric cars, with plans to expand the line-ups to other electric car components in the future. LG explained that the locational decision was based on the proximity to the Vehicle Components N… …