Archive for July, 2018

Choo Shin-soo's On-base Streak Ends at 52 Games

[Sports] : Texas Rangers' outfielder Choo Shin-soo's on-base streak has ended at 52 games. Choo went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a 16-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians in Arlington, Texas on Saturday. Choo was pulled from the game in the eighth inning after grounding into a fielder's …[more…] …

Study reveals acute psychological distress among Cheonan survivors

“I just get wasted and swallow a handful of sleeping pills,” said Staff Sergeant Chung Ju-hyeon, 28, in a nonchalant tone of voice. Ever since the events of Mar. 26, 2010, Jeong has teetered on the bo.. …

Payment at listed firms 3 times higher than minimum wage

SEOUL, July 22 (Yonhap) — The average hourly payment for South Korea’s listed firms was more than three times higher than the country’s minimum level, market data showed Sunday. A total of 1,932 firms listed on the main KOSPI and tech-laden KOSDAQ …

Russia and China try to block US efforts to toughen sanctions on North Korea

Russia and China are pushing the brakes on Washington’s attempt to stiffen sanctions on North Korea. The differences between the US on one side and China and Russia on the other over whether to relax .. …

Today in Korean history

July 22 1943 — Japanese colonial authorities issue an expanded order for the mobilization of Korean students for Japan’s World War II efforts. Hundreds of thousands of Koreans, many of them students, were forced to become soldiers for the Japa …

Lee Min-jung to Star in 1st TV Series in 2 Years

Actress Lee Min-jung will return to the small screen with her first series in two years. Scheduled to air in November, the 20-episode melodrama tells the story of four people locked in a cycle of love, rage and regret. Lee said she took the role because she wanted a new challenge as an actress, as s… …

Funeral for Marines Killed in Chopper Crash to be Held Monday

[Domestic] : A joint funeral will be held on Monday for the five marines who were killed in a helicopter crash on Tuesday. The Marine Corps and the bereaved families announced the decision on Saturday. In the statement, the two sides said that procedures will begin Saturday to hold the funeral with the utmost …[more…] …

(LEAD) S. Korean foreign minister vows to see N.K. denuclearization through

(ATTN: UPDATES with Kang’s remarks, details in last 9 paras) NEW YORK, July 20 (Yonhap) — South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Friday she seeks to ensure North Korea delivers on its promise to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. K …

Park Sentenced to Another 8 Years in Jail for Corruption

The Seoul Central District Court on Friday sentenced ex-President Park Geun-hye to six years in prison on charges for taking regular kickbacks from the National Intelligence Service. She was also sentenced to another two years in jail on charges of violating the election law by interfering in electi… …

Book on Japan's Notorious Wartime Unit 731 Published in English

[International] : Chinese media outlets have reported on the recent publication of an English language book detailing Japan’s wartime biological and chemical warfare research activities via its notorious Unit 731. Xinhua News said the book, “Unit 731: Laboratory of the Devil, Auschwitz of the …[more…] …

Middle schoolers petition for refugee status of Iranian classmate  

Around 50 students from a middle school in Seoul’s Songpa district gathered around midday on July 19 in front of the Immigration Office in Seoul’s Yangcheon district. Standing under a roasting sun wit.. …

Gov't moves to liberalize medical equipment industry

President Moon Jae-in tries on a rehabilitation glove for stroke patients after announcing his administration's plans to boost innovation in the medical equipment industry, at the Seoul National …

(4th LD) Documents indicate martial law proposal more deliberate than thought: Cheong Wa Dae

(ATTN: RECASTS para 15 to reflect probe team’s correction of earlier statement) SEOUL, July 20 (Yonhap) — Documents submitted by the defense ministry show the earlier reported proposal from the defense intelligence agency to declare martial law may h …

KORAIL Launches Travel Packages for 7 UNESCO-designated Buddhist Temples

[Culture] : The Korea Railroad Corporation(KORAIL) has developed train tour packages for seven Buddhist mountain temples that were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list last month. KORAIL unveiled on Friday the packages where travelers can visit the temples as well as nearby tourist attractions. The …[more…] …

Korean-Kazakh Figure Skater Dies in Stabbing

Ethnic-Korean Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten died on Thursday after being stabbed in the capital of Almaty. He was 25.Russian and Kazakh news media reported that Ten was stabbed when he fought two unidentified men who were trying to steal the wing mirrors of his car.He was taken to hospital but died… …

Shinil Group’s claim of discovering Russian warship comes under question

The Shinil Group’s announcement on July 17 that it had located the Dmitrii Donskoi, a Russian cruiser that went down 113 years ago, just two days before created a sensation, with the stock price of Je.. …

Trump says looks forward to next meeting with Putin on N. Korea, other issues

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he looks forward to meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin a second time to continue their work on North Korea and other global issues. Trump and Putin held their …

How to Name Your Girl Band

No fewer than 77 K-pop girl bands have been manufactured in the last three years, far more than even the most enthusiastic market for their sugary chirpings can sustain. Even supposing that some are quite good, they need to find other ways to stand out, one of them being the name. Successful bands’ … …

Moon Expresses Condolences to Victims of Fatal Helicopter Crash

[Domestic] : President Moon Jae-in has expressed his condolences to the victims and the bereaved families of this week's fatal Marine helicopter crash. Presidential Spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said the president extended his heartfelt sympathy during a meeting on Thursday with new Naval Chief of Naval …[more…] …

(LEAD) New Navy chief takes office, vows to build strong force

(ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead; UPDATES throughout) SEOUL, July 19 (Yonhap) — Adm. Sim Seung-seob took office as South Korea’s new chief of naval operations Thursday, vowing to build a “strong Navy to buttress national security and prosperity.” Hi …