Archive for April, 2018

Kang Jung-ho Gets Green Light for Return to Pittsburgh Pirates

Kang Jung-ho has been given a work visa despite a drunk driving conviction and recently arrived in the U.S. to resume training with the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Florida, MLB.com reported Friday. Kang got the visa from the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic. Kang is on a restricted list,… …

Moon: Panmunjeom Declaration Will Serve as Start of Great Transition in History

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in says he is confident that the Panmunjeom Declaration is what the world was waiting for and will serve as the starting point of a great transition in the course of the world’s history. Moon made the remark on Monday during a meeting of his key aides at the presidential office, noting …[more…] …

Appeals court keeps 20-yr jail term for teenager in kidnapping, murder of child

SEOUL, April 30 (Yonhap) — A Seoul appellate court on Monday retained the 20-year prison term for a teenager charged with kidnapping and killing an eight-year-old girl, while reducing her accomplice’s life sentence to 13 years. The Seoul High Cour …

NK to publicly close nuclear site in May

President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korea’s Chairman of the State Affairs Committee Kim Jong Un shake hands after announcing the Panmunjeom Declaration, at the Peace House on April 27. (2018 Inter …

Moon Conveys Kim's Position that N. Korea is Ready to Talk to Japan

[International] : President Moon Jae-in has reportedly conveyed North Korea’s position to Japan that Pyongyang is ready to talk to Japan any time. Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said on Sunday during a press briefing that President Moon conveyed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s intent for dialogue with Japan during …[more…] …

U.S. has Libya model in mind for N.K. denuclearization: Bolton

WASHINGTON, April 29 (Yonhap) — The United States is considering using the model of Libya’s denuclearization in upcoming negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, the top U.S. national security adviser said Sunday. The Libya …

[Column] Facebook: The Sorry Company

Earlier this month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized to Congress for allowing improper access to the data of tens of millions of Facebook users. This was just one of a long sequence of apologie.. …

(LEAD) N. Korea to close nuclear test site next month, make public its dismantling: Cheong Wa Dae

(ATTN: Adds more details in last 6 paras) SEOUL, April 29 (Yonhap) — South Korean presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday that North Korea has offered to close down its nuclear test site in Punggye-ri in May. During a live broadcast deliver …

Anti-harassment Campaign Unrolled for Cannes Film Festival

Participants at the Cannes Film Festival will be given fliers warning “Proper Behavior Required” as part of an anti-sexual harassment campaign at the May 8-19 event.The top women’s rights official for the French government announced Friday that she reached a deal with Cannes organizers for the campa… …

S. Korean Sailors Kidnapped Near Ghana Freed After 32 Days

[Domestic] : The Foreign Ministry says three South Korean nationals have been released, 32 days after they were captured by pirates near the African nation of Ghana. A ministry official said Saturday that the three sailors were freed Friday local time, and are in relatively good health at a safe location under South …[more…] …

Halting hostile activity between South and North Korea a key feature of Panmunjeom Declaration

In the Panmunjeom Declaration released on Apr. 27, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un affirmed that they would work together to ease inter-Korean tensions in milita.. …

Trump says things 'going very well' after talk with S. Korea's Moon

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump said that things are “going very well” after holding a telephone conversation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who held a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un the prev …

Panmunjeom Declaration shows will for complete denuclearization, end of war

Chairman of the State Affairs Committee Kim Jong Un (left) and President Moon Jae-in return to the Southern side of the Military Demarcation Line in Panmunjeom on April 27. By 2018 Inter-Korean Summit …

Trump Says Korean War Will End

[International] : U.S. President Donald Trump said the Korean War will end while commenting on a summit between the two Koreas.  His tweet “KOREAN WAR TO END!” was a response to the landmark meeting between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the truce village of Panmunjeom on Friday where they …[more…] …

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(2nd LD) Trump says meeting with Kim narrowed down to 2 sites

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with remarks by Trump, Pompeo; CHANGES headline; ADDS photos) WASHINGTON, April 27 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been narrowed to two sit …

President Moon hints that further inter-Korean summits could take place in near future

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met for the first time at 9:30 am on Apr. 27 for an unscripted display that was all the more moving for not having been coordinat.. …

Leaders of 2 Koreas Meet at Border

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walked across the heavily armed border at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning for a historic meeting with President Moon Jae-in in the truce village of Panmunjom.Smiling broadly, they shook hands across border and posed together for the camera in turn on each side of the militar… …

Two Koreas Agree on Ending War, Denuclearizing Peninsula

[Inter-Korea] : South and North Korea have agreed to end the Korean War this year and work together to turn an armistice into a peace treaty.  In addition, they reaffirmed denuclearization is their joint goal while President Moon Jae-in agreed to visit the North this fall.  The two Koreas on Friday announced a …[more…] …

(News Focus) Koreas declare end to military confrontation, present peace vision

By Lee Chi-dong SEOUL, April 27 (Yonhap) — The leaders of the two Koreas took a meaningful, perhaps sensational, step Friday towards a lasting peace on the peninsula during their Panmunjom summit that was meant to write a “new history.” President …