Archive for November, 2017

Today's Photo: November 25, 2017

N. Korea taps communist party official as state security chief: report

North Korea has appointed a senior communist party official as its new state security chief as part of leader Kim Jong-u …

Ruling Party Cricitizes LKP Request for Assembly Probe into NIS Fund Scandal

[Politics] : The ruling Democratic Party has brushed aside calls from the main opposition party for …[more…] …

KCC to investigate Google over unlawful data collection

The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has launched an investigation into allegations that Google collected location information from Android smartphone users without their consent. Over 80% of So.. …

S. Korea condemns terror attack in Egypt

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Yonhap) — South Korea on Saturday strongly denounced a terrorist attack in Egypt that killed more than 200 people. “Our government conveys a message of deep condolences to the victims, their bereaved families, and the Egyptian gove …

Gov't Must Stop Kowtowing to China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a meeting with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Wednesday, “China attaches great importance to Korea’s statement that deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery will not damage China’s security interests. We hope the Korean side will … …

Health Promotion Charge on E-Cigarettes to Jump Significantly

[Domestic] : The National Assembly is moving to significantly raise the price of electronic cigarettes. The …[more…] …

American nuclear submarine enters Jeju Naval Base

With an American nuclear-powered submarine entering the Jeju Naval Base for the first time since the base was built, civic groups opposed to the naval base protested and called for its immediate withd.. …

AI virus detected in wild bird droppings

An avian influenza virus has been detected in droppings of wild birds found in the southeastern region of South Korea, t …

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon meets UNHCR head

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi (left) and Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon shake hands at the Government Complex Seoul on Nov. 22. (Yonhap News) By Kim Young Shin …

Foreign ministers of Korea, China discuss strengthening ties

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha (left) shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Nov. 22. (Yonhap News) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim You …

Oceans Ministry Discloses Detail of Cover-up of Bone Discovery

[Politics] : South Korea’s Oceans and Fisheries Ministry has disclosed the details of its controversial cover-up …[more…] …

Moon, head of Japan coalition party vow to improve S. Korea-Japan

President Moon Jae-in and the leader of a partner party of Japan’s ruling coalition vowed Thursday to improve South Kore …

Three Coffees a Day Linked to More Health Than Harm

People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday.The research, which collated evidence from more than 200 previous studies, also fou… …

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Nov. 24)

More bullying from Beijing China is once again pressuring South Korea over the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) missile shield that was deployed in Seongju, North Gyeongsang. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that he achieved some r …

Household Debt Soars to W1,400 Trillion

Korea’s household debt has surpassed W1,400 trillion for the first time ever, but at least the increase is slower than last year (US$1=W1,090). The Bank of Korea on Wednesday said household debt at the end of the third quarter of this year stood at W1,419 trillion, up 2.2 percent from the second qua… …

North Korean soldier defected through JSA on his own free will

The doctor who is treating the North Korean soldier who defected to the South in the Joint Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjeom said that he had learned through extensive conversation with the now-consci.. …

Korea to approve further compensation for Kaesong firms soon

South Korea is expected to approve additional compensation for local firms that suffered losses due to the shutdown of t …

Salvation Army's Year-end Fundraising to Kick off Dec. 1

[Domestic] : The South Korean chapter of the Salvation Army announced Thursday that it will begin its year-end …[more…] …

PM holds meeting with Vietnamese leader

Vietnamese Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (left) shakes hands with Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, at the Government Complex Seoul on Nov. 21. (Prime Minister’s Office) By Kim Young …