Archive for September, 2017

Second round of KORUS FTA special session set for Oct. 4

The scheduling of a second South Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) special session for Oct. 4 suggests that negotiations could actually begin on the agreement’s amendment. Some experts are bec.. …

POSCO Completes Steel Wire Service Center in the U.S.

POSCO, Korea’s largest steel maker, has completed on September 22 the construction of a steel wire service center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, with an annual capacity of 25,000 tons. The plant will supply steel wire goods to be used for bolts, nuts, and bearings to auto parts companies. Started in April last year, the service center cost the company US$20.9 million to build. The high-quality steel materials produced in the new plant will be supplied to companies like Simplex Korea, Taeyang M… …

NK accuses US of declaring war, claims to have justification for shooting down US bombers

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on Tuesday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country, a …

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N.K. claim that Trump declared war is 'absurd': White House

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (Yonhap) — The White House on Monday denied North Korea’s claim that U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war on the country, saying the suggestion is “absurd.” Speaking to reporters in New York earlier in the day, North K …

Korea to provide aid to NK via UN agencies

Minister of Unification Cho Myoung-Gyon (second from right) talks about the Korean government’s decision to provide USD 8 million in humanitarian aid to North Korea during a meeting held at Government …

Egg Sales Recover Ahead of Chuseok

Sales of eggs are showing signs of stabilizing ahead of Chuseok or Korean thanksgiving after a slump due to the pesticide contamination scare.E-Mart, the country’s biggest hypermarket chain, said Saturday that egg sales soared 47 percent from Sept. 15 to 21 compared to the same period a year ago. Eg… …

KOSPI Closes 0.35% Lower at 2,380.40

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) on Monday fell eight-point-31 points, or …[more…] …

Man pours hot water over victim’s face to steal gold necklace

A man, who poured hot water over victim’s face to take a gold necklace, got arrested on suspicion of robbery resulting i …

BOK says half of manufacturing firms to hire recruits next year

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Yonhap) — About half of South Korea’s manufacturing firms have hiring plans next year, the central bank said in a report Monday. The Bank of Korea (BOK) said 52 percent of 279 firms across the country said they plan to hire new re …

BTS' 'Love Yourself' Hits 14th on British Albums Chart

[Culture] : South Korean boy band BTS’ latest album “Love Yourself: Her” ranked 14th on the British Official …[more…] …

[Column] How Trump and Kim Can Get to Yes

In the early 1960s, the United States was very worried about the potential nuclear threat of China. It was bad enough that the Soviet Union had nuclear weapons, but China under Mao Zedong seemed even .. …

Moon convenes NSC meeting to curb additional provocations by N. Korea

President Moon Jae-in convened a National Security Council (NSC) meeting on Sunday to monitor North Korea and review Sou …

Two-thirds of Americans oppose preemptive strike on N. Korea: poll

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) — Two-thirds of Americans are against a preemptive strike on N. Korea, a poll showed Sunday, amid an escalating war of words between the countries’ leaders. The joint poll by the Washington Post and ABC News found tha …

S. Korean ruling party blasts NK foreign minister's UN speech

The South Korean ruling party on Sunday blasted a recent speech by the North Korean foreign minister at the United Natio …

S. Korean ruling party blasts N.K. foreign minister's U.N. speech

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) — The South Korean ruling party on Sunday blasted a recent speech by the North Korean foreign minister at the United Nations General Assembly, saying Pyongyang will only end up isolating itself from the international community …

London to End Uber Ride Hailing App Over 'Security Implications'

Transport officials in London say they will not renew Uber’s license to operate in the city due to “a lack of corporate responsibility” in dealing with the ride hailing app’s safety issues.The regulatory body Transport for London said in a statement Friday Uber London “is not fit and proper” to oper… …

KMA: Natural Quake Detected from Area near N. Korean Nuclear Site

[Politics] : The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said that an earthquake measuring the magnitude of …[more…] …

[Breaking] China experts say 3.4-quake hits N.Korea in 'suspected explosion'

BEIJING — China’s seismic service CENC on Saturday detected a zero-depth, 3.4-magnitude earthquake in North Korea, call …

(LEAD) Seoul, Washington voice concern about distorted Japanese reports

(ATTN: ADDS more info in last 2 paras) SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Yonhap) — High-ranking officials from South Korea’s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae and the White House held telephone talks Saturday and expressed concern about some distorted reports in the …