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N.Korea's Army of Cheerleaders Needs to Stay at Home

Ambush marketing has become a major source of controversy during each Olympics event. It refers to companies associating themselves with, or “ambushing,” a big event without being its actual official sponsors. SK Telecom was guilty of this practice during the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup and is now st… …

Second terminal makes Incheon airport 'smart': president

President Moon Jae-in (second from right) and Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mee (right) insert tickets into machines, alongside some airline employees, to celebrate the openi …

S. Korea, U.S., Japan reaffirm shared goal of peacefully resolving N.K. nuke problem

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) — The top diplomats of South Korea, the United States and Japan reaffirmed their shared goal of peacefully resolving North Korea’s nuclear problem during a trilateral meeting in Vancouver, the foreign ministry here said Wednesd …

N. Korea Again "Worst of Worst" in Freedom House Report

[International] : Freedom House has once again designated North Korea as among the world’s most repressive …[more…] …

Seoul, Gyeoggi chiefs spar over pollution problem

Consecutive days of heavy smog is nothing new for Koreans. Last year, the country’s air quality at one point reached 179 …

Arrest warrant issued for former presidential secretary

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) — A Seoul court issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a former key aide to erstwhile President Lee Myung-bak for taking illegal funds from the state intelligence agency. Kim Jin-mo, who was a prosecutor himself, received abo …

S. Korea, Mongolia seek cooperation against air pollution

South Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said Tuesday his administration is willing to support Mongolia’s efforts to red …

President Moon meets Mongolian PM

President Moon Jae-in (right) shakes hands with Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh following their meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Jan. 15. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Hana President Moon Jae …

S. Korean Parliamentary Delegation Requests Xi's Visit to PyeongChang Olympics

[International] : A group of South Korean lawmakers have launched their official visit to China by meeting with …[more…] …

Deadline looms for US decision on washing machine trade safeguards

The US’s aggressive push for trade safeguards on South Korean-made washing machines is intended as a pressure tactic from President Donald Trump to encourage investment by South Korean businesses in l.. …

Ko Hyun-jung Plays Lawyer in New TV Drama

Actress Ko Hyun-jung returns to the TV screens as a lawyer in her new SBS series “Return,” which starts Wednesday.”I immediately accepted the offer because I could feel the warmth in the crime thriller,” Ko said at a press junket on Monday. It is Ko’s first starring part in a TV series since “Dear M… …

N. Korea to Send Orchestra to S. Korea during PyeongChang Olympics

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea says it will send an orchestra of around 140 members to South Korea during the …[more…] …

Sharp rise in not guilty verdicts for conscientious objectors

First-trial courts acquitted 45 conscientious objectors in 44 cases last year involving refusal to report for mandatory military service or reserves training for reasons of religious faith or pacifism.. …

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Jan. 16)

Staying alert South and North Korea announced Monday the results of their talks in Panmunjom over the proposed participation of North Korean performing artists in the Feb. 9-25 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. According to the Ministry of Unification, …

S.Africa Summons U.S. Diplomat Over Trump's Reported Vulgar Remarks

South Africa is the latest country to call in an American diplomat to explain U.S. President Donald Trump’s reported vulgar remarks about African and Haitian immigrants to the U.S.Trump stunned lawmakers in a recent White House meeting on immigration when, according to multiple reports, he asked, “W… …

Two Koreas may march under unification flag for Olympic opening

South Korea has agreed to North Korea’s proposal of holding working-level talks Wednesday at the truce village of Panmun …

Gov't issues statement on virtual currency exchanges

Jung Ki-joon, deputy minister for economic policy coordination, gives a press briefing on the administration's decision concerning virtual currency exchanges, at the Government Complex Seoul on J …

Allies to hold talks on 'extended deterrence'

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Yonhap) — South Korea and the United States will open senior-level two-plus-two talks this week on Washington’s security commitment, the Ministry of National Defense said Monday. The Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Gr …

South Korea, US to hold extended deterrence talks Wednesday in Washington

 Foreign affairs and defense officials from South Korea and the US will hold high-level talks Wednesday to discuss ways …

Fine Dust Levels to Worsen from Monday Afternoon

[Domestic] : More fine dust particles are forecast to blow toward the Korean Peninsula from China on Monday …[more…] …