Post Tagged with: "Korea News"

Pro-N. Korea Newspaper: Inter-Korean Ties, US-N. Korea Dialogue Separate Issues

[Inter-Korea] : A Japan-based newspaper considered to represent North Korea's stance overseas has indicated that Pyongyang is treating inter-Korean relations separately from its dealings with the United States.  In an article posted on its Web site Tuesday, the Choson Sinbo said that having progress on dialogue …[more…] …

Today in Korean history

May 23 1985 — South Korean university students storm into a U.S. cultural center in Seoul and launch a sit-in. The protesters demanded the U.S. apologize for allegedly overlooking a bloody crackdown by South Korea’s then military-backed regime …

LG Group’s quiet and swift transition to fourth-generation inheritor

The LG Group plans to launch a full-scale transition to a new management system centering on fourth-generation ruling family member and LG Electronics vice president Koo Kwang-mo, 40, following a fune.. …

Today's Photo: May 22, 2018

Pompeo says Kim meeting reflects commitment to diplomacy

WASHINGTON, May 21 (Yonhap) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump’s willingness to meet with the North Korean leader is a reflection of U.S. commitment to diplomacy. Trump is set to meet with Kim Jong-un in …

LG Group chairman Koo Bon-moo dies at age 73

LG Group chairman Koo Bon-moo’s death at the age of 73 on the morning of May 20 signals the arrival of the fourth generation of managers from the LG ruling family. Koo’s adopted son, 40-year-old LG El.. …

President Moon heads to Washington for talks

President Moon Jae-in (right) and first lady Kim Jung-sook board a plane for Washington, D.C., where he will hold a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi- …

Hyundai Motor Withdraws Mobis-Glovis Merger due to Investors' Opposition

[Economy] : Hyundai Motor Group has withdrawn a corporate restructuring plan centering on the merger of its two affiliates amid opposition from its investors, including U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management.  Hyundai Mobis said on Monday that it will stop the merger with Hyundai Glovis and cancel a temporary …[more…] …

Lee Myung-bak's Corruption Trial Starts Wednesday

The corruption trial of ex-President Lee Myung-bak starts on Wednesday, some two months after his arrest in late March.The Seoul Central District Court last Friday announced a schedule that coincides with the ninth anniversary of the death of Lee’s predecessor Roh Moo-hyun. It is unclear whether Lee… …

(2nd LD) S. Korea to spend extra budget to create more youth jobs

(ATTN: CORRECTS figure in fifth para) SEJONG, May 21 (Yonhap) — South Korea will make use of an extra budget as soon as possible to create new jobs for young people and help industrial regions grappling with massive layoffs, the finance ministry said …

(3rd LD) Moon, Trump vow continued effort to ensure successful U.S.-N. Korea summit

(ATTN: UPDATES with White House statement in paras 5-6) SEOUL, May 20 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Sunday and exchanged views on making the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit a success, the …

Victims of 1980 Gwangju Uprising buried secretly during the night, witness says

“They were dragging the loaded cart in front and I was pushing it from behind, and the legs of the bodies we had tied up were bouncing up and down.” This was part of the detailed account that a 60.. …

Moon, Trump Agree on Close Consultation for Success of US-N. Korea Summit

[International] : South Korean President Moon Jae-in and United States President Donald Trump have agreed to continue close consultation for a successful summit of the planned U.S.-North Korea summit. Presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan said on Sunday in a written news briefing that the two leaders spoke on the phone for …[more…] …

Rival parties fail to reach agreement on extra budget

SEOUL, May 19 (Yonhap) — The ruling and opposition parties failed again to reach an agreement on government-requested supplementary budget Saturday, forcing a plenary session of the National Assembly to be delayed until next week. The ruling Democ …

Unification Minister: Denuclearization and Inter-Korean Relations Are Two Key Pillars

[International] : Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said he will seek ways to hold a high-level inter-Korean meeting once the annual South Korea-U.S. air drills are finished.  In an interview with Japan's Kyodo News, Cho likened denuclearization and inter-Korean relations as “a car's two wheels” and that with …[more…] …

Today in Korean history

May 20 1949 — Kim Yak-su and Lee Mun-won, lawmakers in South Korea’s first National Assembly, are arrested for arguing for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country and negotiations on the reunification of the two Koreas. As a result o …

Kim Jong-un announces reorganization of defense projects

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un discussed and decided upon “organizational measures that will usher in improvements through national defense projects” while presiding over an expanded meeting of the W.. …

'2 N. Koreans Including a Soldier Defect to S. Korea'

[Politics] : Two North Koreans are known to have defected to South Korea across the Yellow Sea, early Saturday. A Seoul government official said a small boat was spotted in waters north of Baengnyeong Island near the western inter-Korean sea border. The official said a South Korean military vessel arrived on the …[more…] …

Huge Crowds, Tight Security as Britain Prepares for Royal Wedding

The big day is nearly here for Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as the couple is to marry Saturday in the town of Windsor, outside London.Early Friday Kensington Palace announced that Prince Charles, Prince Harry’s father, will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle in her wedding to Prince Harr… …

Women gather in rain-soaked Gangnam in memory of murdered woman

Amid the pouring rain, the black outfits were still sending a message – the women are here to encourage each other, and they’re not going to stop. At 7 pm on May 17, people gathered in front.. …