Archive for October, 2017

KOCIS to revitalize arts, heritage on global scene

Director of the Korean Culture and Information Service Kim Tae-hoon (center) speaks about the revitalization efforts underway to make Korean arts, media and tourism more popular around the world, at t …

S. Korea, China in talks over Moon's visit: foreign ministry

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Yonhap) — South Korea and China are currently discussing President Moon Jae-in’s possible visit to China for a summit with President Xi Jinping, the foreign ministry said Thursday. “There was an agreement in principle over the pre …

Men and Women Favor Different SUVs

The red-hot market for small SUVs appears to be divided by gender and age. According to sales data, Hyundai sold 10,495 Kona small SUVs between July and September, and 63.9 percent or nearly two-thirds were sold to men. By contrast, Ssangyong sold 12,767 Tivolis over the same period, and 59.4 percen… …

Lawyer’s bid for reinstatement denied by Korean Bar Association

A reinstatement application by attorney Baek Jong-geon, whose registration as a practicing lawyer was previously revoked after he served time in prison for conscientious refusal to perform mandatory m.. …

UN Projects N. Korean Men to Live 68 Years, Women 75

[International] : The average life expectancy for North Korean men has increased by one year to 68, while the figure …[more…] …

Kim Kyo-heung named as National Assembly secretary-general

National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun chose Kim Kyo-heung, a former lawmaker and his current chief secretary, as the …

Korea, Greece cooperate on PyeongChang Games

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon (left) and his Greek counterpart, Alexis Tsipras, hold a joint press conference following bilateral talks at the prime minister’s offices in Athens on Oct. 23. By …

USS Nimitz arrives in Pacific amid N.K. tensions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (Yonhap) — A U.S. aircraft carrier arrived in the Pacific Wednesday, joining two other warships in the region as tensions with North Korea run high. The USS Nimitz deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet’s area of operations (AOO) after …

Prosecutors demand 2.5 year prison term for Park aide

Prosecutors demanded a 2.5 year prison term for a close aide to ousted former President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday on ch …

US Passes Bill Sanctioning N. Korea, State Dept. Urged to Relist North as Sponsor of Terror

[Politics] : Anchor: A bill has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday with the aim of cutting off …[more…] …

Big Business Happy with Anti-Graft Law, But Small Firms Gripe

The anti-graft law that took effect in September last year is a success with big businesses, which save a lot of money on gifts, but small firms complain that it is making things harder for them. In a poll by the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry of 300 companies on Tuesday, 74.4 percent said … …

(LEAD) Prosecutors demand 2 1/2 year prison term for Park aide

(ATTN: UPDATES with quotes, details) SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Yonhap) — Prosecutors demanded a 2 1/2-year prison term for a close aide to ousted former President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday on charges of leaking presidential documents to a friend of Park accus …

Moon's Nuclear Policy Is Schizophrenic

President Moon Jae-in has accepted a recommendation from a special panel to resume construction of two nuclear reactors near the southern city of Ulsan but vowed to ban constructing any new nuclear power plants to pursue his nuclear-free policy. Failing to address what to do with the country’s accum… …

Excavators begin work on presumed secret burial site in Gwangju

Excavation work has begun at the presumed site near an old prison in Gwangju where the commander of an airborne brigade said 12 citizens killed during the Gwangju Democratization Movement (which took .. …

Supreme Court Cancels 170Bln Won Corporate Tax on Lone Star Subsidiaries

[Economy] : South Korea’s top court has upheld a decision to rule in favor of subsidiaries of U.S. private …[more…] …

Moon vows to reinstate laborers as partners in shaping govt. policies

President Moon Jae-in promised Tuesday to actively involve laborers and their representatives in discussions on major go …

'Korea, GCF to strengthen cooperation': deputy PM

Green Climate Fund (GCF) Executive Director Howard Bamsey (left) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance Kim Dong-yeon shake hands at Seoul’s Shilla Hotel on Oct. 23. (Ministry …

(3rd LD) Moon vows to reinstate laborers as partners in shaping gov't policies

(ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead paras; UPDATES with remarks from president, details of the meeting; REPLACES photo) SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in promised Tuesday to actively involve laborers and their representatives in discussions o …

Korea-EU agree to expand strategic partnership

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha (left) meets with E.U. High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Oct. 20. They pose for a photo holding S …

White House: Trump Seeks Peaceful Resolution of N. Korean Nuke Issue

[International] : The White House says that U.S. President Donald Trump is basically seeking a peaceful resolution of …[more…] …