Archive for September, 2017

Woman found dead on riverbank in Cheongju

The naked and bruised body of a woman was found on a riverbank in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, early Tuesday.He …

Moon Government's Approval Rating Hits Low of 67.1%

The approval rating of the Moon Jae-in government has hit a low of 67.1 percent largely due to North Korea nuclear issues. The rating has fallen for three consecutive weeks. As for the approval rating of the ruling Minjoo Party has declined for four weeks in a row to 49.3 percent. Pollster Realmeter said on September 18 that a survey commissioned by CBS-TV revealed that the ratio of those who thought positively about the way the current government has performed was 67.1 percent, down by 2.0 p… …

KAERI promotes SMART reactors at IAEA meeting

DAEJEON, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) — The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) said Tuesday that it promoted its SMART reactor for export to third countries at the ongoing assembly of the international nuclear watchdog in Vienna. The promotion wa …

President Moon to visit NY for UN General Assembly

President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook leave for New York to attend the U..N. General Assembly from Sept. 18 to 22. (Yonhap News) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in will visit New Yo …

China Criticizes US Indication of Military Option on N. Korea

[International] : Beijing stands strongly against Washington’s indication of a possible military option against …[more…] …

NIS found to have conducted surveillance of MBC, KBS

It has come to light that under the Lee Myung-bak administration, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) conducted surveillance of KBS and MBC executives and reporters in an effort to curtail or elim.. …

NK slams UNSC statement condemning its latest missile launch

North Korea on Monday blasted the United Nations Security Council’s statement that condemned yet another firing of a mid …

(2nd LD) Police seek arrest warrant on Gyeonggi governor's son on drug charges

(ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead and 3rd para with uptdates on police request of arrest warrant on Nam’s son) SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Yonhap) — Police said Monday they have requested a court warrant to arrest the eldest son of Gyeonggi Province governor on ch …

[Cine interview] “All actors are like swans. They are all running under the water.”

Moon So-ri, the heroine of Oasis (2002) and A Peppermint Candy (2000) is back as a director. The Running Actress consists of her three works made in the film department of Chung-ang University’s Gradu.. …

N.Korea Boasts of New Missile's Power

A North Korean missile that flew some 3,700 km over Japan last Friday morning was a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile. It was the first to be launched from a mobile launcher.After watching the launch, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said efforts “for increasing combat power of Hwasong-… …

Number of N. Korean Defectors to S. Korea Slips

[Inter-Korea] : The number of North Korean escapees who entered South Korea this year has slipped compared to last …[more…] …

Korea puts policy priority on tackling low birthrate

The South Korean government will make concerted efforts to tackle the deepening low birthrate trend in a bid to boost th …

S. Korea puts policy priority on tackling low birthrate

SEJONG, Sept. 18 (Yonhap) — The South Korean government will make concerted efforts to tackle the deepening low birthrate trend in a bid to boost the growth potential of Asia’s fourth-largest economy, the finance minister said Monday. “The low bir …

Moon, Trump Agree to Thoroughly Implement UN Resolutions

[International] : President Moon Jae-in spoke with United States President Donald Trump and agreed to thoroughly …[more…] …

[Newsmaker] Disabled students in South Korea struggle to find right school

At Park Hyun-soo’s home in Gangseo-gu, western Seoul, weekday mornings are just like in any other household with young s …

Calls for government-led reform of chaebol gaining steam

Samsung Electronics vice chairman was sentenced to five years in prison last month in his first trial on bribery charges. It was the first example of actual prison time for a member of the Lee family .. …

U.S. negative to nuclear deployment to S. Korea: opposition lawmakers

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Yonhap) — A group of South Korean opposition lawmakers said Sunday the U.S. government responded negatively to their request to redeploy tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula during their visit to Washington. The legis …

(LEAD) Leaders of S. Korea, U.S., Japan to hold trilateral summit next week

(ATTN: ADDS more info in the last three paras) SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Yonhap) — The leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold a trilateral summit next week on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Seoul’s presidential …

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[Reporter’s notebook] Vestiges of forced labor still remain on Jeju Island

“My father, my big brother, and I went to Altteureu together and dug caves on Songak Mountain, sleeping at a hamba (a Japanese term for a makeshift dormitory for laborers). When I was 15, I was doing .. …