Archive for January, 2018

Rival Parties Coordinate on Committees on Judiciary, Political Reform

[Politics] : South Korea’s ruling and opposition parties are coordinating their activities to get the special …[more…] …

S. Korea’s Unification Minister proposes high-level inter-Korean talks at Panmunjeom on Jan. 9

The South Korean government moved quickly to propose holding high-level talks with North Korean government officials. During a press briefing at the main government office in Seoul on Jan. 2, Unifica.. …

[Newsmaker] Two minor opposition parties speed up merger process

South Korea’s two minor parties are speeding up their merger process, following the People‘s Party’s all-member vote tha …

[Newsmaker] Two minor opposition parties speed up merger process

South Korea’s two minor parties are speeding up their merger process, following the People‘s Party’s all-member vote tha …

S. Korea pledges coordination with U.S. over potential inter-Korean talks

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Yonhap) — South Korea will continue its “watertight” coordination with the United States as it takes steps to resume dialogue with North Korea, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. “While keeping close tabs on North Korea’s movements …

24,000 Volunteers on Hand to Ensure Success of Pyeongchang Olympics

An army of more than 24,000 volunteers on Tuesday started work to help ensure the success of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The organizing committee of the Olympics recruited 24,449 volunteers for the Olympics and Paralympics, 117 percent of the estimated voluntary manpower needed, to ensu… …

Moon Orders Follow-up Measures for North's Participation in Olympics

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has welcomed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s suggestion of possibly …[more…] …

[Peace in PyeongChang] Health ministry pulls out all stops to prevent infections

Director Jeong Eun-kyeong of the Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention stresses that her center is going all out to free next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games f …

Moon vows efforts for fairer society, people’s livelihoods

President Moon Jae-in on Monday vowed his efforts to continue his fight against the accumulated ills to create a fairer …

(2nd LD) S. Korea's presidential office hails North's proposal on PyeongChang delegation

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details from press briefing in paras 6-12) SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s presidential office welcomed Monday’s proposal by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to send a delegation to the upcoming PyeongChang Olympics sla …

NK leader says nuclear button always on his desk

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned Monday that his country’s nuclear arsenal was complete and the launch button was …

(News Focus) N.K.'s olive branch toward Seoul targets breakthrough amid sanctions: experts

By Kim Soo-yeon SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s offer of an olive branch toward South Korea is seen as an attempt to use better inter-Korean ties to break the current stalemate amid deepening international sanctions, expert …

Fugitive Catalonian Leader Seeks Talks with Spain

Catalonia’s fugitive former president has called for Spanish authorities to open negotiations regarding the restitution of what he calls his “legitimate government.”Carles Puigdemont said via social media channels from Brussels on Saturday that Spain should “recognize the election results of Dec. 21… …

Kim Jong-un Willing to Send Delegation to PyeongChang Olympics

[Inter-Korea] : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he is willing to hold inter-Korean dialogue to discuss his …[more…] …

President Moon Jae-in sends New Year’s message to the nation

President Moon Jae-in announces his plans for managing state affairs in 2018 in his message to the nation on Jan. 1. (Korea.net DB) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in sent a New Year’s greeting …