Archive for February, 2018

Candlelight began with pro-democracy in 1960s: president

President Moon Jae-in delivers his speech at a ceremony to mark the 58th anniversary of the 1960 pro-democracy movement, at the Daegu Concert House on Feb. 28. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong …

Samsung's Galaxy S9 Creates Buzz at Mobile Congress

Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S9 is drawing a lot of buzz at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, which kicked off on Monday. Koh Dong-jin, the head of Samsung’s mobile business, told reporters, “We are getting very good responses from dealers. We are expecting a similar sales perfor… …

[Reporter’s Notebook] Korea’s cultural heritage comes to life at Pyeongchang Olympics

It was a remarkable innovation that no one expected – Korea’s ancient cultural heritage was dramatically brought back to life at the Olympics. During the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Wint.. …

N. Korean Handling US Affairs Promoted to Vice Foreign Minister

[Inter-Korea] : Japan’s public broadcaster NHK says North Korea’s senior diplomat handling U.S. affairs has been promoted to a vice minister.   Citing a source with knowledge of Korean Peninsula matters on Wednesday, NHK said Choe Son-hui, director general of the North Korean Foreign Ministry’s North America …[more…] …

(2nd LD) Capsized boat found off South Korea's southwest coast

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout) WANDO, South Korea, Feb. 28 (Yonhap) — A capsized boat has been found in waters off South Korea’s southwest coast, local maritime police said Wednesday. The boat was found floating upside down by a passing ship near Wan …

Foreign minister emphasizes PyeongChang spirit for peace, prosperity

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha delivers the keynote speech at the 37th UNHCR Session in Geneva on Feb. 26. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Lee Kyong Mi and Yoon Sojung Minister of For …

(LEAD) U.S. does not want talks with N.K. aimed at buying time: acting ambassador

(ATTN: RECASTS headline, throughout with more comments) By Koh Byung-joon and Joint Press Corps SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Yonhap) — The U.S. does not want to have talks with North Korea if it seeks to use them as a means to buy time for further development of …

Winter Olympics an Overall Success

The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang that ended Sunday has mostly received positive feedback and has been free of the disasters that plagued the last winter games in Sochi. The organizing committee of the Olympics had a budget of W2.8 trillion except some W14.2 trillion spent on infrastructure such as… …

Ivanka Trump returns to US after four day visit to South Korea

White House adviser and aide Ivanka Trump, who is oldest daughter of US President Donald Trump, departed South Korea on the morning of Feb. 26 after visiting at the head of a US delegation attending t.. …

N. Korea to Send Athletes for PyeongChang Paralympics on March 7

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea will dispatch its delegation for the PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games, including athletes, on March seventh via the western land border.  The two Koreas agreed on major issues concerning the North’s participation in the Paralympic Games during working-level talks on Tuesday at the truce …[more…] …

FM Kang urged int'l unity for peaceful resolution of N. Korean nukes in Geneva disarmament conference

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Yonhap) — Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha called for international unity for a peaceful resolution of North Korea’s nuclear issue at the Conference on Disarmament held in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, her ministry said. The confer …

To store eggs in a refrigerator without an egg container

To store eggs in a refrigerator without an egg container, cut a 1.5-liter PET bottle lengthwise and place them in it. …

Trump Open to Talks with N. Korea Only Under 'Right Conditions'

[International] : President Donald Trump said Monday that the U.S. will hold talks with North Korea only under the right conditions. His remark comes after a senior North Korean official sent a signal that Pyongyang is willing to talk with Washington.  Trump said at a meeting with U.S. state governors at the White …[more…] …

(2nd LD) Trump says talks with N. Korea only under right conditions

(ATTN: UPDATES with White House briefing in last 2 paras) WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that talks with North Korea are possible only under the right conditions. His remark comes after the communist regime …

N.Korea Is Ready for Talks with U.S., But Under What Conditions?

President Moon Jae-in met for about an hour on Sunday with a high-level North Korean delegation headed by Kim Yong-chol, a vice chairman of Workers Party Central Committee who masterminded the 2010 sinking of the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan. The presidential office in a statement after the me… …

Pyeongchang Olympics lays the groundwork for establishing peace on the Korean Peninsula

The Pyeongchang Olympics, which came to a close on Feb. 25, there is a growing feeling that the event made a decisive contribution toward the eventual restoration of inter-Korean relations and establi.. …

Producer Yang Seung-dong Picked as Final Candidate for KBS Chief

[Domestic] : KBS’s board of directors has chosen Producer Yang Seung-dong as its final candidate for the broadcaster’s new head.  The board said on Monday that among three shortlisted candidates, Yang scored the highest points from the combined assessment reflecting both the board’s and public views. A total of 13 …[more…] …

President Moon holds meeting with Chinese Vice Premier

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong (left) and President Moon Jae-in shake hands at Cheong Wa Dae on Feb. 26. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Young Shin President Moon Jae-in met with Chinese Vice Pre …

(3rd LD) N.K. delegate reiterates door open for dialogue with U.S.: Cheong Wa Dae

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in paras 5, 14-16) SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Yonhap) — A senior North Korean official said Monday that the reclusive state is willing to hold talks with the United States, noting the door for dialogue between the two countries …

Chief Delegate Says N. Korea is Willing to Talk with US

[Inter-Korea] : A senior North Korean official says that Pyongyang is willing to hold talks with the United States. Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said that Kim Yong-chol, the chief of a high-level North Korean delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics’ closing ceremony, made the remarks during a meeting with …[more…] …