Archive for November, 2017

Crime Caper Takes Box Office by Storm

Crime caper “The Swindlers” has become the top box office hit of the month, attracting over 1 million viewers in just four days and another million in the next four. Since its release last week, the film has held the top of the box office and given movie theaters an unexpected boom after almost a ye… …

New investigation launched against former NIS director Won Sei-hoon

Prosecutors launched an investigation into former National Intelligence Service (NIS) director Won Sei-hoon after obtaining new evidence suggesting he misappropriated large amounts of the agency’s fun.. …

US Experts: N. Korea Achieved Advancement in ICBM Technology

[International] : U.S. experts who have reviewed photos of North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile …[more…] …

2-year prison term sought for two ex-party campaign officials over fake tip-off

Prosecutors sought a two-year prison term for two former campaign officials of the minor opposition People’s Party over …

(3rd LD) Moon, Trump agree to bring N. Korea to dialogue table thru sanctions, pressure

(ATTN: UPDATES with White House statement in last 3 paras) SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to continue strong pressure and sanctions against North Korea to bring the regime back to negotiations as …

Korean, Japanese leaders reaffirm cooperation on NK

President Moon Jae-in discusses the response to North Korea’s recent long-range ballistic missile launch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, over the phone in Seoul on Nov. 29. By Sohn JiAe and …

Two injured in crash while trying to avoid swan

Two men were injured in a two-vehicle crash late Wednesday, reportedly triggered by a swan. According to police, the acc …

New Book Details Plight of Female N.Korean Defectors

A new book details the plight of female North Korean defectors hiding in China. The book is based on interviews with 100 North Korean women conducted from September 2016 to May this year.Their testimony suggests that more than two-thirds left the North against their will due to abduction, fraudulent… …

(News Focus) S. Korea's economic recovery spurs BOK's rate hike

By Kim Boram SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s central bank raised the base rate for the first time in six years and five months on Thursday as it is confident in Asia’s fourth-largest economy that’s experiencing a clear recovery pace, analysts …

Leaders of Korea, US share condemnation of NK’s latest missile launch

President Moon Jae-in talks to U.S. president Donald Trump on the phone on Nov. 29 to discuss ways to jointly handle North Korea’s latest long-range ballistic missile launch into the east sea. (Cheong …

Chinese Bullying Must Not Be Tolerated

China’s National Tourism Administration on Tuesday decided to partially lift a ban on cut-price package tours to Korea declared eight months ago. At least offline tourist agencies in Beijing and Shandong Province, where 30 percent of last year’s 7.8 million Chinese tourists came from, can now sell c… …

OECD raises projection for South Korean growth rate to 3%

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has adjusted its projection for South Korea’s economic growth rate for next year up to 3.0%. In June, it had projected a growth rate o.. …

Prosecutors seek warrant to arrest former deputy spy chief

Prosecutors on Wednesday sought an arrest warrant for a former deputy head of the nation’s intelligence agency who was a …

Moon, Abe Agree to Cooperate to Increase Pressure on N. Korea

[International] : President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to cooperate to impose …[more…] …

Prosecutors seek warrant to arrest former deputy spy chief

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) — Prosecutors on Wednesday sought an arrest warrant for a former deputy head of the nation’s intelligence agency who was allegedly involved in the agency’s illegal surveillance of public servants and civilians under the former …

Prosecutors seek warrant to arrest former deputy spy chief

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) — Prosecutors on Wednesday sought an arrest warrant for a former deputy head of the nation’s intelligence agency who was allegedly involved in the agency’s illegal surveillance of public servants and civilians under the former …

President condemns NK for reckless provocations

President Moon Jae-in speaks on North Korea’s latest launch of a long-range ballistic missile at an emergency meeting of the National Security Council at Cheong Wa Dae on Nov. 29. By Jeon Han and …

Government unveils plan to increase supply of housing for underprivileged

The administration and ruling Democratic Party plan to supply one million units of housing to meet demand among ordinary people without residences. Additional supply of housing is to be made available.. …

[Breaking] North Korea test fires ballistic missile, in further challenge to Trump

(AP file photo)North Korea abruptly ended a 10-week pause in its weapons testing Tuesday by launching what the Pentagon …

JCS: N. Korea Launches Ballistic Missile

[Inter-Korea] : The South Korean military says that North Korea launched what appears to be a long-range ballistic …[more…] …