Archive for September, 2017

NIS task force pressured broadcasters, advertisers to curtail leftist celebrities

An internal document from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) shows that, during the presidency of Lee Myung-bak, the NIS took the lead in sidelining blacklisted celebrities by creating a “task fo.. …

Tillerson on China visit focused on North Korea, trade

BEIJING — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Beijing on Saturday for discussions focused on trade and North Kor …

(2nd LD) Tillerson says U.S. in contact with N. Korea over possible nuclear talks: report

(ATTN: UPDATES with minor changes, more information) BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) — The United States is probing to find out whether North Korea is willing to hold talks on giving up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been q …

Military Kept on High Alert Against N. Korea Provocation

[Inter-Korea] : The military is to remain on high alert against possible provocations from North Korea during the …[more…] …

Spain's Government Says No on Catalan Independence Vote

The Spanish government says there will be no Catalonia independence vote Sunday, even as the regional government continues preparations for the referendum. Spanish Culture Minister Inigo Mendez de Vigo said Friday the independence vote violates Spanish law and the government will not accept the resu… …

S. Korea, US conduct 1st joint short-range air defense exercise on Korean Peninsula

South Korea and the US forces have conducted their first joint short-range air defense drill amid growing threats from N …

S. Korea, U.S. conduct 1st joint short-range air defense exercise on Korean Peninsula

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap)– South Korea and the U.S. forces have conducted their first joint short-range air defense drill amid growing threats from North Korea. The exercise involved South Korea’s air defense unit and the soldiers from the U.S.’ 6t …

Remains of S. Korean POW Brought Home

[Domestic] : It has been confirmed that the remains of a South Korean prisoner of war(POW) from the Korean War …[more…] …

Why Are Peaceniks Burying Their Head in the Sand?

Documents shared in a meeting Wednesday between President Moon Jae-in and the heads of the four major political parties specify Oct. 10 and 18 as highly likely dates of more North Korean provocations. Oct. 10 marks North Korea’s founding day, while Oct. 18 is when Chinese President Xi Jinping starts… …

Lee Myung-bak criticizes investigations into his involvement in NIS political interference

Former President Lee Myung-bak said on Sept. 28 that the “regressive attempts being made in the name of ‘clearing away deep-rooted vices’ will never succeed.” His remarks, which come amid the emergenc.. …

KAIST named 6th most innovative university in the world

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology took sixth place in the world’s most innovative universities rankin …

Korea to send USD 1 million in humanitarian aid to Mexico

On Sept. 28, the Korean government announces its decision to provide USD 1 million in humanitarian aid to the victims of recent earthquakes in Mexico. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Hana The Korean g …

Jeju Air launches service on Incheon-Vladivostok route

INCHEON, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) — Jeju Air Co., South Korea’s leading budget carrier, on Friday began service on the Incheon-Vladivostok route as the number of passengers on it is rapidly rising, Incheon airport authorities said. Jeju Air became the f …

China Implements Sanctions and US Notes Changing Policy

[International] : Anchor: China has ordered all North Korean companies based in the country to close down within 120 …[more…] …

South Korea remains stuck at 26th in WEF’s Global Competitiveness Report

In the Global Competitiveness Report that is published each year by the World Economic Forum (WEF), South Korea was ranked 26th among 138 countries. This is the fourth year in a row that the country h.. …

N. Korea accuses 'old lunatic' Trump of exploiting Warmbier death

North Korea on Thursday accused Donald Trump of exploiting the death of Otto Warmbier, referring to the US president as …

N. Korea 'highly likely' to launch further provocations: top diplomat

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) — North Korea is “highly likely” to launch additional military provocations and South Korea and the United States are working together to prepare against such possibilities, South Korea’s foreign minister said Thursday. “T …

Toshiba Sold to Multinational Consortium, including SK Hynix, for 20Tln Won

[Economy] : A multinational consortium, including South Korea’s SK Hynix, has purchased Toshiba’s memory …[more…] …

Korea's Competitiveness Stuck at 26th in the World

Korea ranked 26th out of 137 countries in the 2017 global competitiveness rankings announced by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. The WEF said Korea is one of a few industrialized countries whose rankings actually fell over the last decade, citing political instability and an inflexible labor m… …

Foreign ministry to unveil self-reform roadmap this week

South Korea’s foreign ministry said Thursday that it will this week unveil a roadmap to reform and renew itself after co …