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S. Korean defense chief to visit Pentagon next week

South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo will visit the United States next week for talks with his American counterp …

NIS committee recommends legislation to prohibit domestic intelligence gathering

The National Intelligence Service’s (NIS) reform committee headed by Professor Jeong Hae-gu advised the spy agency to specifically forbid in its regulations the resurrection of the division that colle.. …

[Weekender] Kids go wild in ‘infant forests’

“Take a look at this pupa hanging from a leaf.” At the call of the guide, 5-year-olds crowded around to observe the coco …

Moon urges additional support for start-ups

SEJONG, Aug. 25 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in called for additional support for small companies, including new start-up businesses Friday. The call came in a policy discussion session involving officials from the finance ministry, the Financial …

Korea, China mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relationship

President Moon Jae-in and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping exchange congratulatory messages on Aug. 24 to mark 25 years of diplomatic ties between Seoul and Beijing. The two heads of state (pictured …

Hyundai Motor Set to Develop Pickup Truck Model Aiming at U.S. Market

Hyundai Motor is currently in the works to develop a pickup truck model for the U.S. market. Michael O’Brien, vice president in charge of product planning for Hyundai Motor America, said on August 22 in a press conference, “The top management approved a project to develop a pickup truck model.” Pickup trucks are highly popular in the United States. There is only one pickup truck model available in Korea, which is Ssangyong Motor’s Korando Sports.Hyundai Motor unveiled a pickup truck concept mode… …

S. Korea's parliamentary speaker makes thinly veiled defense of THAAD

South Korea’s parliamentary speaker on Thursday made a thinly veiled defense of Seoul’s move to host a U.S. missile defe …

[Interview] Veteran diplomat hints Sino-Korean relations may improve after 19th Party Congress

“Even if China’s retaliatory economic measures come to an end, Sino-Korean relations will not be the same as they were before. Now that we are in the era of a ‘new normal,’ it is important to avoid up.. …

PM takes swipe at food safety chief over egg scare

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said Thursday that public criticism of the government’s handling of the contaminated egg scar …

LG Electronics to Invest $25 Mil. to Build New EV Parts Plant in Michigan

LG Electronics said on August 23 that it would establish an electric car parts plant in Hazel Park, outside Detroit, Michigan, by investing about US$25 million. The proposed plant will be built in a 215,000-square-meter site within the first quarter of 2018. The company will produce battery packs for electric cars, with plans to expand the line-ups to other electric car components in the future. LG explained that the locational decision was based on the proximity to the Vehicle Components N… …

Samsung looks ahead to an era of ‘smart homes’

Samsung Electronics is preparing for a new age of smart homes where consumers will be able to control the appliances in their house via their smartphones. In a report released on Aug. 22, Samsung reve.. …

Lee Jae-yong’s fate to be decided Friday

After five months of trial, a Seoul court will determine Friday the fate of Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yo …

[Special contribution] The danger of reckless threats

President Trump’s off-the-cuff comment that North Korea could expect fire and fury like the world has never seen if it threatens the US continues to occasion alarm and consternation here and abroad, e.. …

Oil thieves nabbed for allegedly digging 40-meter tunnel to steal from underground pipeline

IKSAN — Police said Wednesday they have arrested two members of a six-man theft ring accused of having dug a 40-meter t …

President Moon meets with U.S. Senate subcommittee

President Moon Jae-in holds talks with a delegation from the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 21. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae …

Diplomacy is “stronger, powerful” to resolve standoff with NK: US Pacific Commander

The top US military commander in the Asia-Pacific region said Tuesday that the diplomatic approach is the “stronger and …

Moon urges officials to lead reforms, advocates media independence

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday called on government officials and public workers to step up their efforts to actively lead the ongoing national reforms. “I believe the people have come to want a different type of public …

Samsung Pay Sees Its Transaction Volume Surpass 10 Tril. Won in 2 Years

Samsung Electronics said on August 20 that its Samsung Pay service has surpassed the 10-trillion-won milestone in payment volume within two years since launch. Introduced in August 2015, Samsung Pay exceeded the 1-trillion-won level in August last year. Since that time on, the service volume quadrupled for one year’s time. An official with Samsung Electronics said, “The volume of out online transactions has taken off since last year, accounting for 30 percent of the total online transactions…. …

Pesticide contamination in eggs means more consumers turning to vegetarian dishes

On Aug. 17, Kim Ho-yeon, 36, an office worker, stopped by a bookstore and picked up three books about vegetarianism. One of the books contained recipes for vegetarian dishes and vegetarian bread that .. …

President Moon addresses major public concerns

President Moon Jae-in speaks to the nation about his government’s new policies, at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 20. He is speaking alongside ministers, top presidential aides and more than 280 members of the …