Articles by: Korea Noodles

Another BMW car catches fire

MUNGYEONG, South Korea, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) — A BMW sedan caught fire in South Korea on Monday in the latest in a series of similar cases that have sparked a police investigation the German carmaker’s massive recall in Korea. The fire broke out in th …

KCNA: N. Korea Has Firm Will to Implement Panmunjeom Declaration

[Politics] : As rare reunions of families separated by the Korean War got underway at North Korea's Mount Geumgang resort, the North's official media outlet reiterated that the regime stands firm and committed to the implementation of the Panmunjeom Declaration. The Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) …[more…] …

[Editorial Reunions for divided Korean families need to become a regular event

Reunions of families divided by the Korean War will be taking place from Aug. 20 to 26 at North Korea’s Mt. Kumgang tourism district. These will be the first reunions held in two years and 10 months, .. …

China Must Not Relax Pressure on N.Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Pyongyang on Sept. 9 to attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea, Singaporean media reported Saturday. North Korea and China have yet to issue an official announcement, but North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has already visited China three times… …

Dismembered body of man found in Seoul park

GWACHEON, South Korea, Aug. 19 (Yonhap) — Police are looking into a possible homicide after they retrieved a dismembered body of a man in a park complex just south of Seoul on Sunday. The Gwacheon Police Station said it received a call earlier i …

[Column] The United States is Not on the Brink of a Financial Crisis

Prior to the collapse of the housing bubble and the resulting financial crisis, major news outlets had little interest in pieces warning about the bubble and the risks it posed to the economy. These d.. …

Typhoon Soulik Likely to Affect Korean Peninsula

[Science] : Powerful typhoon Soulik is expected to keep moving north and affect the Korean Peninsula. The Korea Meteorological Administration said that with a pressure of 955 hectopascals, the 19th typhoon of the season advanced to eleven-hundred kilometers southeast of Kagoshima in Japan at 9 a.m. …[more…] …

Typhoon likely to hit Korea in midweek

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Yonhap) — South Korea is bracing for the rapidly intensifying Typhoon Soulik, which threatens to hit this week and become the first typhoon to directly pass through the peninsula in six years, according to the state weather agency. …

Ban offers condolences after Annan's death

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Yonhap) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday mourned the death of Kofi Annan, the Nobel laureate and Ban’s predecessor, saying that he will always be remembered. Annan — who had led the United Nations from 1997 …

Moon asks National Assembly to ratify Panmunjeom Declaration

On Aug. 16, South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked the floor leaders of both the ruling and opposition parties in the National Assembly to ratify the Panmunjeom Declaration as part of his plan to cr.. …

Gasoline, Diesel Prices Up for 7th Week, Highest This Year

[Politics] : Domestic gasoline and diesel prices have risen for the seventh week, reaching the highest levels this year. According to Opinet, a Web site on oil price information run by the Korea National Oil Corporation, the price of regular gasoline sold at gas stations nationwide rose by an average one-point-nine won …[more…] …

Less Is More as Mini Fruits, Veggies Find Favor with Shoppers

Miniature fruits and vegetables are surging in popularity amid a rise in the number of single or two-person households who don’t need a huge amount of food and seek dishes that are easy to prepare. Supermarket chain Lotte Mart started selling a selection of miniature fruits and vegetables in May.”Mi… …

Some activity seen at N.K. shipyard capable of building ballistic missile subs: 38 North

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (Yonhap) — A North Korean shipyard capable of building ballistic missile submarines appears to be somewhat active, but it’s unclear whether a new submarine is being built, according to a U.S. website monitoring the regime. 38 N …

Indonesia Pins Great Economic Hopes on Asian Games

Indonesia has spent more than $3 billion on preparations for the Asian Games, with the government projecting that it will produce immediate and long-term benefits for the country. While investments have been made in infrastructure development and in addressing the notorious traffic issues in the cap… …

Immigration Clearance to Get Simpler for Family Reunion Participants

[Politics] : The Ministry of Justice says it will allow family members to get immigration clearance on behalf of participants in the upcoming reunion of the war-separated families. The ministry said Vice Justice Minister Kim Oh-soo visited the inter-Korean immigration office near South Korea's east coast on …[more…] …

Korea, Qatar to expand cooperation

Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (left) and Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon shake hands before their meeting at the Government Complex Se …

Top diplomats of S. Korea, Qatar discuss ways to expand bilateral ties

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Yonhap) — The top diplomats of South Korea and Qatar held talks in Seoul on Friday to strengthen cooperation over a range of bilateral and regional issues, including security on the Korean Peninsula. During the meeting, Seoul’s For …

KOSPI Close Friday Up 0.28%

[Economy] : South Korean stocks gained on Friday following White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow's confirmation that Chinese-U.S. trade talks will resume later this month. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) closed the day six-point-25 points, or point-28 percent higher, to end the day at …[more…] …

[Editorial] Pompeo’s upcoming visit to North Korea prime opportunity for both sides

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears poised to visit North Korea as early as next week. Considering that multiple sources who are familiar with North Korea-US affairs have said that North Korean .. …

Jin Air Gets Reprieve

Korean Air’s low-cost affiliate Jin Air has dodged the axe. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Friday said it decided not to revoke the license of Jin Air, which violated an obscure aviation law by keeping a foreign national on the board. Cho Hyun-min, the daughter of Korean Air c… …