Archive for November, 2017

Prince Harry, Markle to Wed in May at Windsor Castle

Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will be married at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in May next year, Kensington palace said Tuesday.”Her Majesty The Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place in the chapel. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding,” t… …

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Today's Photo: November 28, 2017

KOSPI Closes 0.25% Higher at 2,514.19

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) on Tuesday gained six-point-38 points, or …[more…] …

Fire truck lacks water to extinguish blaze

Firefighters arrived at the scene of a fire but failed to extinguish the blaze due to the lack of water, a local media o …

(2nd LD) Moon replaces senior political aide amid corruption scandal

(ATTN: RECASTS headline; CHANGES photo; UPDATES throughout with new info) SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday promoted his secretary for political affairs, Han Byung-do, to fill the void left by his former supervisor who resign …

Gov't extends deep condolences to victims of Egypt terror attack

The Korean government extends its deep condolences to the victims of the terrorist attack on the al-Rawda mosque in Egypt on the Sinai Peninsula on Nov. 25. (Korea.net DB) By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Hana …

[Reporter’s Notebook] eBay Korea demands exclusive contracts with advertising companies

eBay Korea, the US-based company that operates Gmarket, Auction, and other shopping malls, is being accused of coercive tactics in demanding that its advertising agencies not sign contracts with other.. …

Foreign Minister: Seoul Has No Plan to Restrict THAAD Operation

[International] : Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha says Seoul has no plans to impose restrictions on the operation of …[more…] …

Efforts to amend anti-graft law hit snag

Efforts to revise an anti-graft law hit a snag on Monday before they even got off the ground.   The Anti-Corruption and …

(2nd LD) Russia ready to cooperate for peaceful resolution of N. Korean issues

(ATTN: UPDATES with comments in last 2 paras) SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Yonhap) — Russia is ready to cooperate with South Korea to peacefully resolve regional issues involving North Korea, Russia’s top envoy on North Korean nuclear issues said Monday during a …

To attach bubble to windows to block cold drafts

To attach bubble to windows to block cold drafts, spray a 9:1 mixture of water and dish soap on the windows and plaster it on. …

KOSPI Closes 1.44% Lower at 2,507.81

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) on Monday fell a whopping 36-point-52 …[more…] …

Park Geun-hye trial resumes; former president refuses to appear

The trial of former President Park Geun-hye, who was indicted for a massive influence-peddling and corruption scandal, r …

S. Korea, Uruguay to push for trade agreement between Korea, Mercosur

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Yonhap) — South Korea and Uruguay have agreed to jointly push for a trade agreement between South Korea and Mercosur, the Southern Common Market, of which Uruguay is a member, the foreign ministry said Monday. The agreement was ma …

Artwork commemorating Candlelight Revolution installed in Blue House

Candles have made a return to the Blue House. “Standing in the Square,” a masterwork by artist Lim Ok-sang showing public squares teeming with candles last winter, was recently installed in the main h.. …

Yun Sung-bin Wins 2nd Skeleton World Cup Title of Season

[Sports] : South Korean skeleton racer Yun Sung-bin has won his second World Cup title of the season in …[more…] …

Ex-NIS officials, ex-prosecutors indicted over NIS scandal

Prosecutors on Sunday indicted four former National Intelligence Agency officials and two former prosecutors for attempt …

(LEAD) Former senior NIS official probed over surveillance allegations

(ATTN: UPDATES with fresh allegations that an incumbent prosecutor is involved as an enabler in paras 5-7) SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Yonhap) — Prosecutors on Sunday questioned a former deputy director of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) allegedly involv …

2 Aftershocks Hit Pohang Saturday

[Domestic] : Two aftershocks jolted the southeastern city of Pohang in North Gyeongsang Province on …[more…] …