Archive for June, 2018

Moon Cancels Schedule for Remainder of Week Due to Flu

[Politics] : The presidential office said on Wednesday that it has cancelled or postponed President Moon Jae-in’s schedule for the remainder of the week due to his flu symptoms.  Presidential Spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said during a media briefing that Moon is reeling from a bad cold and fatigue caused by overwork and …[more…] …

Luxembourg PM to visit Korea

Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel pays an official visit to Korea from July 1 to 3. (Luxembourg Government) By Sohn JiAe Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel is offici …

President Moon to hold meeting on deregulation

SEOUL, June 27 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in was set to attend a special meeting Wednesday to discuss easing regulations that block business innovation. The president is expected to call for efforts to further accelerate the removal of excessiv …

Two Koreas Agree to Reconnect and Modernize Railways

[Inter-Korea] : South and North Korea have agreed to push forward with inter-Korean railway projects.   At the talks held at the Peace House on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjeom on Tuesday, the two sides agreed to take practical measures to reconnect and modernizing the railways both on the western …[more…] …

Which Are World's 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women?

India was named as the world’s most dangerous country for women in a survey of global experts released on Tuesday.The Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues ranked war-torn Afghanistan and Syria in second and third place, with Somalia and Saudi Arabia next.The surve… …

Jeju immigration authorities begin reviews of Yemeni refugee applicants  

The Jeju Immigration Office began reviews on June 25 for refugee status applications by Yemeni nationals, which have recently become the topic of heated debate. Meeting with reporters that day, Je.. …

Turkey asked N. Korea to return Korean War remains: source

SEOUL, June 26 (Yonhap) — Turkey asked North Korea earlier this month to return the remains of its soldier killed in the 1950-53 Korean War as the North prepares for the return of American war dead as agreed between the leaders of the two countries, a …

Does Korea Face Japan-Style 'Lost Decade'?

Korea is at risk of a drawn-out economic slump that is worse than Japan’s “lost decade” in the 1990s, according to some projections.The forecast is based on economic indicators that resemble Japan’s when in the early stages of the doldrums, with the difference that Korea’s youth unemployment and hou… …

Seoul's Top Diplomat to Visit Thailand to Enhance Cooperation

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will visit Thailand early next week to seek the country’s support for the Moon Jae-in administration’s initiative to deepen South Korea's ties with Southeast Asia.  Foreign Ministry Spokesman Noh Kyu-duk said on Tuesday that Kang will hold talks with Thai Prime …[more…] …

S. Korea's offset arms trade policy to focus on industrial cooperation

SEOUL, June 26 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s defense procurement agency said Tuesday that it will shift its “offset-trade” policy focus from technology transfer to industrial cooperation in its future deals with foreign exporters. Under the offset trad …

Gov't to Announce Economic Policy Goals for 2nd Half

[Economy] : The government says next month it will announce its major economic policy targets for the second half of the year.  An official of the Ministry of Strategy and Finance revealed the plan on Monday.  Late last year, when it announced its economic goals for 2018, the government said it would try to …[more…] …

Uber Argues It Should Remain in Business in London

Uber argued Monday that is should be allowed to keep driving on the streets of London, telling a court that the ride-hailing app has made significant changes since a regulator refused to renew the company’s operating license last year.Lawyers for the company opened their case in an effort to overtur… …

Conservative Protestantism elevates national anti-queer, anti-NK, anti-Islam campaigns

A total of nine “united prayer rallies to stop Islam” have been held to date in the South Gyeongsang Province area. A small pamphlet produced by Christians to spread the word about the rallies include.. …

We will never forget your sacred sacrifices: PM

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon (third from right) and other participants pledge their allegiance to the nation during the 68th anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Ceremony, at Jamsil Arena in Seou …

(2nd LD) S. Korea chooses Boeing's P-8 patrol aircraft for naval procurement project

(ATTN: RECASTS 7th para) SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) — South Korea decided Monday to purchase U.S. defense company Boeing’s P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in a US$1.7 billion project, Seoul’s military acquisition agency has said. The Defense …

Duterte Acts on Pledge to Make Philippines Safer for Visitors

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is acting on pledges to make the Philippines safer for tourists with his characteristic brutality. During his visit to Seoul early this month, Duterte promised to boost security and allay the fears of many Korean visitors. Duterte last week ordered cust… …

S. Korea Looking to Make History to Reach World Cup Last-16

[Sports] : Anchor: South Korea will be looking to make FIFA World Cup history this week as it seeks to become the first team to progress to the last-16 stage of the 32-team tournament after losing its first two games. The Taeguk Warriors take on Germany in a must-win clash on Wednesday.      Our Laurence Taylor has …[more…] …

[Column] Killing the Gig Economy Myth, Are the Job-Killing Robots Next in Line?

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its survey of non-standard work. This release was long awaited both because of a long gap with the prior survey and the view that gig .. …

(2nd LD) Remains believed to be those of missing girl found

(ATTN: ADDS details throughout; CHANGES photo) SEOUL, June 24 (Yonhap) — Human remains believed to be those of a girl who went missing eight days ago were found on a mountain in her hometown Sunday, police said. Gangjin Police Station said its re …

Trump: Kim Wants to Attract Companies to N. Korea

[International] : United States President Donald Trump says that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants to attract foreign companies, adding he believes Kim will do the right thing. Trump made the remarks during an interview aired on Saturday on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), a Christian cable network. Trump touted his …[more…] …