Archive for August, 2017

Lee Jae-yong’s fate to be decided Friday

After five months of trial, a Seoul court will determine Friday the fate of Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yo …

[Special contribution] The danger of reckless threats

President Trump’s off-the-cuff comment that North Korea could expect fire and fury like the world has never seen if it threatens the US continues to occasion alarm and consternation here and abroad, e.. …

Oil thieves nabbed for allegedly digging 40-meter tunnel to steal from underground pipeline

IKSAN — Police said Wednesday they have arrested two members of a six-man theft ring accused of having dug a 40-meter t …

President Moon meets with U.S. Senate subcommittee

President Moon Jae-in holds talks with a delegation from the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 21. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae …

Diplomacy is “stronger, powerful” to resolve standoff with NK: US Pacific Commander

The top US military commander in the Asia-Pacific region said Tuesday that the diplomatic approach is the “stronger and …

Moon urges officials to lead reforms, advocates media independence

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday called on government officials and public workers to step up their efforts to actively lead the ongoing national reforms. “I believe the people have come to want a different type of public …

Pesticide contamination in eggs means more consumers turning to vegetarian dishes

On Aug. 17, Kim Ho-yeon, 36, an office worker, stopped by a bookstore and picked up three books about vegetarianism. One of the books contained recipes for vegetarian dishes and vegetarian bread that .. …

Samsung Pay Sees Its Transaction Volume Surpass 10 Tril. Won in 2 Years

Samsung Electronics said on August 20 that its Samsung Pay service has surpassed the 10-trillion-won milestone in payment volume within two years since launch. Introduced in August 2015, Samsung Pay exceeded the 1-trillion-won level in August last year. Since that time on, the service volume quadrupled for one year’s time. An official with Samsung Electronics said, “The volume of out online transactions has taken off since last year, accounting for 30 percent of the total online transactions…. …

President Moon addresses major public concerns

President Moon Jae-in speaks to the nation about his government’s new policies, at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 20. He is speaking alongside ministers, top presidential aides and more than 280 members of the …

Human rights watchdog examines care facilities for possible abuse cases

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea announced Monday that it will release human rights abuse data from local c …

S. Korea Clinches 3rd Place in 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

[Sports] : The South Korean men’s national basketball team took third place in the 2017 FIBA Asian Cup in …[more…] …

Moon warns N. Korea not to use Korea-U.S. exercises as pretext for provocations

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in warned North Korea on Monday not to use joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States as a pretext for provocations, saying the maneuvers are purely defensive. Moon made the rema …

[Column] Should South Korea Worry About Donald Trump?

Just six months into his presidency, Donald Trump has managed to get himself into a war of insults and threats with Kim Jong‐un. Most likely this situation will de‐escalate without shots b.. …

Moon maintains high approval rating in latest poll

A new poll released Sunday showed President Moon Jae-in continuing to enjoy high approval ratings despite a slight drop …

Moon maintains high approval rating in latest poll

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) — A new poll released Sunday showed President Moon Jae-in continuing to enjoy high approval ratings despite a slight drop from the previous month. According to the poll conducted by the Korea Society Opinion Institute (KSO …

[Interview] British author sheds light on North Korea’s transition to capitalism in “North Korea Confidential”

In 2012, Daniel Tudor, who was the Economist’s correspondent in South Korea at the time, asserted in print that South Korean beer tasted worse than North Korea’s Taedonggang Beer. The next year, the m.. …

Seoul court grants asylum to Jordanian dissident

A Seoul court has recognized a Jordanian man as a refugee in a suit filed against the Seoul Immigration Office, citing t …

Today's Photo: August 19, 2017

(LEAD) PM orders egg farms not following food safety standards to be strictly dealt with

(ATTN: ADDS agriculture ministry’s decision to conduct additional probe into farms in last 2 paras) SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Yonhap) — South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Saturday said local authorities should deal strictly with egg producers who are n …

New Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff claims South Korea can achieve air superiority within three days of conflict

During his confirmation hearing on Aug. 18, Jeong Kyeong-doo, who has been nominated to lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that South Korea could achieve air superiority within three days of a confl.. …