Archive for October, 2017

10 Koreans unaccounted for after shooting rampage in Las Vegas

Ten Koreans remain unaccounted for after the tragic shooting rampage shook Las Vegas on Sunday, South Korean Foreign Min …

(LEAD) Mattis: Pentagon 'supports fully' diplomatic solution to N. Korea

(ATTN: UPDATES with details in paras 5-7; ADDS photo) WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that the Pentagon “supports fully” a diplomatic solution to the North Korean nuclear standoff amid mixed messages from …

Gunman Kills at Least 58, Injures 515 in Las Vegas Shooting

President Donald Trump has led a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House, facing the Washington Monument, to remember the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday. It was the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history with at least 58 dead and 515 wounded. Trump has… …

Moon likely to name new candidate for venture minister after Chuseok

President Moon Jae-in will likely name his new nominee for minister of SMEs and startups shortly after the Chuseok holid …

59 Killed, 527 Injured in Las Vegas Shooting

[International] : Death toll has risen overnight following the shooting rampage in Las Vegas on Sunday. At least …[more…] …

N. Korean workers in China return home amid tougher sanctions

Beijing, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) — North Korean workers in China are forced to return home amid tougher Chinese sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test last month, sources said. One source in Beijing told Yonhap News Agency that a large …

Islamic State Claims Deadly French Train Station Attack

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an apparent terror attack in which two women were stabbed to death at a train station in Marseille, France on Sunday. The extremist group made the claim through its official news agency. A man shouting “Allahu Akbar,” (God is great) stabbed the two women … …

BOK Pessimistic about Central Banks Being Digital Currency Hub

[Economy] : The Bank of Korea(BOK) has expressed pessimism about transforming itself into a digital currency hub, as several central banks across the world began to experiment with the idea.[more…] …

Italy becomes latest country to expel North Korean ambassador

On Oct. 1, Italy ordered the North Korean ambassador to leave the country. Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica that “the government had f.. …

North Korea gets second route to Internet, this time via Russia

North Korea now has two ways to get on the internet, thanks to a new connection from Russia, according to cybersecurity …

Unification minister urges N. Korea to allow reunion of separated families

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s Unification Minister Cho Myung-gyon on Monday urged North Korea to accept its offer to arrange reunions of separated families across the border. “I once again urge North Korea not to disregard the pain of se …

(3rd LD) Trump discourages Tillerson from talking to N. Korea

(ATTN: UPDATES with State Department spokeswoman’s tweets in last 2 paras) WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he has discouraged his top diplomat from talking to North Korea over its nuclear weapons program because …

Moon Issues Message for Chuseok Holidays

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has stressed harmony in his message for one of the nation’s biggest …[more…] …

NK claims over 1.22 mln NK women ask to join military to fight US

North Korea claimed Sunday that more than 1.22 million women have “volunteered” to join its military to fight the US and …

S. Korea, U.S. in close consultations on N. Korea contact: Cheong Wa Dae

SEOUL, Oct 1 (Yonhap) — South Korea and the United States have maintained close coordination on North Korea, either in responding to its provocations or in exploring dialogue, although Pyongyang has shown no interest in talks, Cheong Wa Dae said Sunda …