Post Tagged with: "Korea News"

First ladies bond over shared love of music

First lady Kim Jung-sook and North Korean first lady Ri Sol Ju visit the Okryu Children’s Hospital, the largest general hospital for children in North Korea on Sept. 18. (Pyeongyang Press Corps) By …

Prices of Leased Homes Soar in Seoul

The market for homes rented on a jeonse or Korean-style deposit lease basis is also heating up in Seoul after apartment prices soared. Jeonse prices are rising two to three times over the peak moving season at about this time of the year compared to a year or two ago.According to KB Kookmin Bank on … …

(2nd LD) Puma caught after fleeing zoo in Daejeon

(ATTN: UPDATES with capture; CHANGES headline, photo) DAEJEON, Sept. 18 (Yonhap) — A puma was caught Tuesday hours after escaping from an enclosure at a South Korean zoo. Zookeepers at Daejeon O-World in the city some 160 kilometers south of Seou …

Kim Jong-un Credits Moon for N. Korea-US Summit

[Politics] : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has praised President Moon Jae-in for facilitating the North Korean leader's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Opening the first round of summit talks in Pyongyang with Moon on Tuesday, Kim said the South Korean leader found “embers” of what he …[more…] …

[Editorial] We look forward to Pyongyang summit producing candid discussions for peace and denuclearization

South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Pyongyang on Sept. 18 for a three-day visit and summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. This is the third meeting between the South and North Korean .. …

Experts discuss Inter-Korean Summit Pyeongyang

A panel discussion is underway under the theme of ‘A forecast for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit: Process of implementing the Panmunjeom Declaration,’ in the main press center for the 2018 Inter-Korean …

U.S. envoy to U.N. accuses Russia of violating N.K. sanctions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (Yonhap) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Russia Monday of violating sanctions on North Korea and undermining efforts to denuclearize the regime. Amb. Nikki Haley told the U.N. Security Council that there wa …

TWICE's 'TT' Reaches 400 Mln Views on YouTube

[Politics] : A recent music video by the girl group TWICE has surpassed 400 million views on YouTube. According to the group’s manager, JYP Entertainment, “TT” reached the milestone as of 1:55 p.m. on Monday, marking the first time a music video by a South Korean female group has attracted 400 …[more…] …

Pro-refugee and anti-refugee demonstrators engage in verbal clash on Seoul city center

Under drizzling autumn skies, simultaneous rallies took place in the heart of Seoul between supporters and opponents of asylum seekers. At one point, the two groups faced off across a single road, one.. …

Why Should S.Korea's Top Business Leaders Waste Time in N.Korea?

Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong, SK chairman Chey Tae-won, LG chairman Koo Kwang-mo and Hyundai Motor vice chairman Kim Yong-hwan will accompany President Moon Jae-in to North Korea for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday. Cheong Wa Dae as good as told them to come, whereas normall… …

Joint probe team tentatively concludes defective rotor mast as cause of marine chopper crash

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Yonhap) — A team of civilian, government and military experts has tentatively concluded that defects in the rotor mast caused the July crash of a marine chopper that killed five troops, a source said Monday. The team reportedly ex …

Top Conglomerates Donate Less to Charity

Charitable donations by Korea’s top 10 listed companies have plunged 15 percent over the last two years. Conglomerates have cut back on donations since the massive bribery and corruption scandal that led to the ouster of President Park Geun-hye and focused on their largesse to two phony charitable … …

Top Office: Two Koreas' Leaders to Hold Summit After Luncheon on Tuesday

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hold two summits during three days, the first after a luncheon on Tuesday.  In a briefing at a press center for the summit in central Seoul on Monday, Presidential Chief of Staff Im Jong-seok said the president will depart for Pyongyang from …[more…] …

(3rd LD) Samsung, Hyundai, SK, LG leaders to join President Moon's Pyongyang visit

(ATTN: UPDATES with visitors details from paras 9-11) SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Pyongyang this week, along with several conglomerate leaders, his office announced Sunday. Cheong Wa Dae said Moon’s en …

[Cine feature] 20 years of independent cinema in Korea

Film associations and companies involved in paving the way for Korean indie cinema are celebrating their 20th year anniversary. The Association of Korean Independent Film & Video, gathering creative e.. …

S. Korea's FTC Fines 36 Bln Won on Nine Japanese Firms for Price Fixing

[Economy] : South Korea's corporate watchdog has slapped a total of 36 billion won in fines on nine Japanese firms for allegedly fixing prices of a key component used in smartphones and many other electrical devices. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said on Sunday that Tokin and eight other Japanese firms …[more…] …

S. Korea checks preparations for next week's inter-Korean summit

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Yonhap) — The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae held a meeting Saturday to assess the preparations for next week’s inter-Korean summit, with an advance team expected to head to Pyongyang the following day. President Moon Jae-in wi …

SsangYong agrees to reinstate dismissed workers 9 years after layoffs

Visitors began arriving singly and in groups on the morning of Sept. 14 to the memorial site set up in front of Daehan Gate at Seoul’s Deoksu Palace for 30 dismissed SsangYong Motor workers and family.. …

7 Out of 10 Part-time Workers to Work During Chuseok

[Domestic] : More than seven out of ten part-time workers in South Korea will be working during the Chuseok holiday. Local job search portal “Albamon” surveyed over a thousand part-time workers and released results Saturday showing that over 72 percent will be working during the Korean thanksgiving …[more…] …

Recreational Start-ups Benefit from Shorter Working Week

Korea’s changing work landscape has wrought some notable changes in the world of small businesses, with recreational start-ups enjoying a boom as working hours are reduced while convenience stores have trouble paying the rising minimum wage. According to KB Kookmin Card, 799 recreational or hobby-re… …