Archive for July, 2018

Russia Suspends Military-Technical Cooperation with N. Korea

[Politics] : Russia says that it has suspended all military-technical cooperation with North Korea in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions sanctioning Pyongyang  Russia’s Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu revealed the suspension in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Giornale on …[more…] …

Korean Air Scion Guilty of Nepotism in University Admission

The Ministry of Education has concluded that Korean Air president Cho Won-tae broke the rules when he transferred to Inha University in 1998 and has told the university to void his degree. His father Cho Yang-ho, the Korean Air chief, was on the board of the private university.Cho lacked the require… …

S. Korea, U.S. to hold talks on sharing defense costs

SEOUL, July 12 (Yonhap) — South Korea said Thursday its negotiators will meet with U.S. officials next week in a bid to narrow differences over the sharing of the cost of maintaining American troops on the peninsula. The fifth session of the 10th …

Hyundai Execs to Visit Mt. Kumgang for Ex-Chief's Memorial

The Hyundai Group is seeking approval from the government for a visit by executives to Mt. Kumgang for a memorial service for its late chairman Chung Mong-hun, who developed the mountain resort in North Korea. Hyundai, which is a different branch of the Hyundai empire from the better-known carmaker,… …

Lee administration made Samsung to pay US litigation costs for DAS

Samsung received a request from the Blue House asking it to pay US litigation costs for the company DAS during the Lee Myung-bak presidency, former Samsung Group vice chairman Lee Hak-soo claimed in t.. …

Vietnam Film Festival to Kick off in Seoul Next Week

[Culture] : The Korean Film Council has announced it will hold a second Vietnamese film festival in Seoul next week.  The Vietnam Film Days in Korea event will be held at Lotte Cinema’s World Tower branch for two days from Wednesday of next week. This follows the inaugural event held last year to commemorate the …[more…] …

(2nd LD) S. Korean leader arrives in Singapore for summit with Prime Minister Lee

(ATTN: ADDS photo) NEW DELHI, July 11 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Singapore on Wednesday for a three-day state visit that will include a meeting with his Singaporean counterpart and a summit with Prime Minister Lee Hsien …

[Editorial] Questions regarding Moon’s meeting with chaebol leader under trial

On the afternoon of July 9, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is currently on a state visit to India, met Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong at a ceremony marking the expansion of a .. …

Rival Parties Agree on Dividing Parliament's Leadership Positions

[Politics] : South Korea’s rival parties have agreed over how to split the top parliamentary positions for the second half of the 20th National Assembly’s four-year term.  The floor leaders of the ruling Democratic Party, main opposition Liberty Korea Party, the minor Bareunmirae Party and the Assembly of Lawmakers …[more…] …

Today's Photo: July 11, 2018

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on July 11)

North Korea’s choice In a visit to Vietnam on Monday following his third trip to North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed that denuclearization will surely lead to peace and prosperity for the recalcitrant state. In a dinner with …

India to be one of Korea's top four diplomatic partners, says president

President Moon Jae-in says that his administration will upgrade Korea-India ties so that they stand at the same level as Korea’s ties to its four largest neighbors, all in line with Seoul’s New Southe …

Ex-Governor's Wife 'Tried to Smear Rape Victim'

The wife of disgraced ex-South Chungcheong Province Governor An Hee-jung is accused of trying to smear her husband’s former secretary, whom he is charged with raping. A witness who had been a staffer on An’s last gubernatorial campaign said Monday that An’s wife asked him to dig into the private lif… …

S. Korea-India Summit Begins

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in is holding a summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi as part of his four-day state visit to India.  The two leaders began small-scale summit talks at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Hyderabad House, followed by expanded talks.  Moon and Modi are likely to focus …[more…] …

Gov't broadens its ban on employment of child molesters

SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) — The government enacted a revised act Tuesday, broadening its ban on the employment of child molesters. Under the revised ordinance of the Act on the Protection of Children and Juveniles against Sexual Abuse, approved by t …

Seoul, Washington Need to Stop Talking up N.Korea Deal

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed as he left Pyongyang on Saturday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s right-hand man Kim Yong-chol “had many hours of productive conversations” and there was “progress on almost all of the central issues.” Just hours later a spokesman for North Ko… …

Ruling Party to Keep Gender Quota System for Supreme Council

[Politics] : The ruling Democratic Party has decided to maintain a system that ensures there is at least one female member on its supreme council. DP spokeswoman Back Hye-ryun announced during a briefing on Monday that the party affairs committee approved the decision. The gender quota system applies to an election to …[more…] …

Trump voices confidence Kim will honor denuclearization deal

WASHINGTON, July 9 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday voiced confidence that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will dismantle the regime’s nuclear weapons program as promised. Trump wrote the message on Twitter after U.S. Secretary of …

Moon Stresses Peace on Korean Peninsula, Cooperation with India

[International] : President Moon Jae-in has expressed his hope for close cooperation between South Korea and India to help bring about peace on the Korean Peninsula and ensure a better future for both countries.  Moon made the remarks in an interview with Indian newspaper Times of India, published on Monday.  The …[more…] …

Moon Kicks Off State Visit to India

President Moon Jae-in kicked off a four-day state visit to India on Sunday afternoon by visiting the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi, the world’s largest Hindu temple. On Monday he joins Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong at the ribbon-cutting for a new Samsung smartphone plant in the nearby city of Noida. H… …