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North Korea releases map of four planned missile strike zones inside South Korea

North Korea appears to have divided South Korea into four missile strike zones based on its missiles’ effective firing range. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper, Korean Central Television, and other North .. …

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"No One Can Take Military Action without South's Consent"...Prez. Moon

President Moon Jae-in said on August 15, “Another war in the Korean Peninsula must be resisted at any cost. Military action on the Korean Peninsula can only be decided by South Korea and no one else can decide to take military action without the consent of South Korea.” In congratulatory remarks in celebration of the 72nd Liberation Day in Seoul’s Sejong Culture Center, he said in relation to the North Korean missile crisis, “The government will do everything it can to prevent a war with Nort… …

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China Reiterates Support for Moon's Call for No War on Peninsula

[International] : Beijing has again expressed support for President Moon Jae-in’s call that no one can proceed with …[more…] …

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President meets with U.S. Marine Corps general

President Moon Jae-in holds talks with U.S. Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 14. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in greet …

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Parties present mixed scorecards for Moon's first 100 days in office

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in’s first 100 days in office got mixed scorecards Wednesday as opposition parties denounced his appointment mishaps, policy disputes and cross-border tensions, while the ruling party touted his push for re …

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Ruling party whip opposes tactical nuke redeployment

A senior ruling party official Wednesday rejected conservatives’ growing calls for the redeployment of US tactical nucle …

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President promises better treatment for independence heroes, families

President Moon Jae-in greets a group of independence fighters and their family members at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 14. President Moon says, ’I wanted to treat those who had fought for national independen …

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North Korea backs off missile attack as US ups pressure on China

Tensions between the US and North Korea showed signs of winding down, with Pyongyang backing off from its threat to fire …

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Final date for deployment of THAAD launchers expected within the year

Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo said on Aug. 14 that a date for deployment of four additional launchers for the US Forces Korea THAAD system “has not been set,” but added that the ministry.. …

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Hyundai, Kia Eye Advances in Autonomous Driving

[Economy] : South Korea’s top two automakers say the next big step forward in autonomous vehicle technology is …[more…] …

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(News Focus) Moon stresses Seoul's initiative in solving Korean security crisis

By Chang Dong-woo SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday reaffirmed his commitment to leading diplomatic efforts to solve the latest security crisis facing the Korean Peninsula, amid exchanges of belligerent rhetoric between the U …

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China to begin implementing new U.N. sanctions on N. Korea Tuesday

China said Monday it will enforce the latest United Nations sanctions on North Korea this week, banning the imports of r …

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Ministry of Defense plans to complete small scale environmental assessments for THAAD this month

Another site survey is taking place on Aug. 14 for the base in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province, where the US Forces Korea THAAD system is deployed. “Yesterday, the Ministry of National Defense and.. …

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KOSPI Closes 0.63% Higher at 2,334.22

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) on Monday rose 14-point-51 points, or …[more…] …

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S. Korea, U.S. ready to respond if N. Korea puts threat against Guam into action: ministry

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Yonhap) — South Korea and the United States are ready to respond if North Korea carries out its threat to fire missiles into waters around the U.S. territory of Guam, the Defense Ministry said Monday. The ministry said in a report …

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S. Korea, US military chiefs to meet amid NK missile threats

South Korea’s defense minister and the military chief are set to meet with the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff …

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Guam residents pray for peace as North Korea deadline looms

HAGATNA, Guam (AFP) — The Catholic faithful in Guam led prayers for peace Sunday in the shadow of North Korean missile …

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Leaders of US, France Discuss N. Korean Issue

[International] : United States President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed North …[more…] …

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THAAD protesters refuse to accept gov't survey on environmental impact

SEONGJU, South Korea, Aug. 13 (Yonhap) — Local residents and activists campaigning against the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system said Sunday they will not accept the outcome of a government survey that ruled out the possibility of …

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Tragic death of a Nepali migrant worker

Early in the morning on Aug. 7, a letter was found in the factory dormitory of a parts manufacturer in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province. It was a suicide note written by Keshav Shrestha, a 27-year-.. …

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