Archive for September, 2017

President stresses ‘bipartisan cooperation’ to deal with security crisis

President Moon Jae-in and leaders of four ruling and opposition parties are briefed on the state of security on the Korean Peninsula, at the National Crisis Management Center of the National Security …

Ruling party lobs new allegations against former Lee gov't

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) — A ruling party panel raised fresh suspicions Thursday that the former conservative Lee Myung-bak administration conducted illicit surveillance on liberal mayors and governors, and interfered in elections and the personnel af …

'US Deployment of Strategic Assets to Begin Late This Year'

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in’s top security adviser says that the U.S. promised to deploy its strategic …[more…] …

Volvo Launches Face-lifted Premium SUV

Volvo on Tuesday launched the new XC60 in Korea, which has had a complete facelift for the first time in eight years. The old XC60, which was released in 2008, was Volvo’s bestselling model and topped the medium-sized premium SUV market in Europe from 2014 to 2016 ahead of Audi’s Q5 and BMW’s X3. T… …

Police officers accept responsibility for death of protestor Baek Nam-gi

The police officers who were operating the water cannon truck that fatally injured the late farmer Baek Nam-gi have submitted a letter to the court apologizing to Baek’s bereaved family and promising .. …

Panel delays decision over whether to OK cable car project on Mt. Seorak

A government panel on Wednesday withheld its decision over whether to approve a controversial project to build a cable c …

The Korean Day, World Korean Community Leaders' Convention open in Seoul

President Moon Jae-in (left) receives a map of the Korean Peninsula painted by children from a Korean language school in Germany from Choi Young-keun, president of the Korean Community of Wiesbaden, d …

(3rd LD) Moon, party leaders condemn N.K. nuke, missile provocations

(ATTN: ADDS more info in last 4 paras) SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in and the leaders of major parties issued a joint statement Wednesday condemning North Korea’s provocations and calling for a peaceful resolution of the nuclear sta …

KOSPI Closes 0.07% Lower at 2,372.57

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) on Wednesday fell one-point-75 points, or …[more…] …

Eradicating corruption, starting point of all government policies: president

President Moon Jae-in presides over the first Anti-Corruption Policy Consultation Council at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 26. By Jeon Han and Lee HanaPhotos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in pre …

Korea steps up bird flu quarantine measures

South Korea will step up quarantine measures against the bird flu ahead of the long-haul holiday as a suspected case was …

N.Korean Workers in Middle East Pack up and Leave

North Korean overseas laborers are returning home amid tightened international sanctions against the renegade regime. Of an estimated 6,000 North Koreans working in Kuwait, only about 2,000 are left. And of 2,000 North Koreans on construction sites in neighboring Qatar, three-quarters have gone. T… …

S. Korea's childbirths fall by double digits in July

SEJONG, Sept. 27 (Yonhap) — The number of newborn babies in South Korea continued to fall by double digits in July amid rising concerns that the country will likely see record-low numbers in 2017, government data showed Wednesday. About 29,400 bab …

Moon: Public Safety, Peaceful Management of Situation Is Priority

[Inter-Korea] : President Moon Jae-in says the government will work with the international community to prevent …[more…] …

Police Reopens Investigation of Legendary Singer's Widow

Police said Monday that they are reopening an investigation of the widow of legendary folk rock singer Kim Kwang-seok, who died in mysterious circumstances in 1996.Lee Cheol-seong, the head of the National Police Agency, said investigators will summon Seo Hae-soon for questioning. The decision comes… …

North Korea threatens to shoot down American aircraft in latest verbal salvo

North Korea announced that it considers US President Donald Trump’s threats against it a “declaration of war” and plans to invoke its powers of self-defense. Visiting the US for a UN General Assembl.. …

Trump says US captive in North Korea was ‘tortured beyond belief’

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused North Korea of brutally abusing an American student who …

Trump: N. Korea tortured Warmbier 'beyond belief'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused North Korea of torturing an American college student “beyond belief” before he died earlier this year. Trump made the comment on Twitter in reaction to an interview giv …

Moon congratulates Merkel on fourth victory

President Moon Jae-in sends a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 25 to congratulate her on her recent election victory. Pictured, the two heads of state hold a press conference prior t …

Top Office Denies Reports About Revamp of Electorate System

[Politics] : The presidential office on Tuesday denied media reports that the minor People’s Party and Presidential Chief of Staff Im Jong-seok have agreed on ways to overhaul the nation’s electorate system. [more…] …