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Spring to Come Early This Year

Flowers will start to bloom a few days earlier than usual this spring as unseasonally warm temperatures are expected for late February and March. According to information provider Kweather on Thursday, forsythia and azalea are expected to start blossoming on March 13-16 in Jeju, March 14-27 in south… …

Korea, US, Japan strongly condemn N. Korean missile launch

Korea, the U.S. and Japan release a joint statement condemning North Korea’s Feb. 12 ballistic missile test during a meeting held on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bonn, Germany …

Disabled declare their humanity, in real-life Korean version of “I, Daniel Blake”

Ten or so people were pushing themselves in wheelchairs, each with a sign around his or her neck. “I’m not lazy or a beggar. My name is Choi Yeong-eun.” “I, In-hyeon, am not worthless or useless. Pl.. …

S.Korea to Blast News of Kim Jong-nam Killing Across Border

The South Korean military will blast news of Monday’s assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother across the border via the giant sound systems it has set up in the demilitarized zone.”The military is going to send broadcasts to North Korean people and soldiers near the military … …

(2nd LD) Court hints at early March verdict on Park's impeachment

(ATTN: UPDATES with more remarks, details in paras 6-7, 12-15; RECASTS paras 2, 4, 9; ADDS photo) SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Yonhap) — The Constitutional Court said Thursday it plans to conclude President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment hearings next week, promptin …

Dongwon Group to Sell Dongbu Bus and Dongbu Rent-a-car

Dongwon Group decided to sell non-core businesses of Dongbu Express, including Dongbu Bus and Dongbu Rent-a-car. This decision came in less than one month after Dongwon Group acquired the management control of Dongbu Express on February 1. The move is part of the group’s efforts to focus more on its core logistics business, as well as reduce the financial burden arising from its acquisition of Dongbu Express. According to industry sources on February 15, Dongwon Industries is… …

S. Korea fails to repatriate rescued N.K. fishermen

South Korea failed Thursday to repatriate rescued North Korean fishermen, as the North did not respond to its call, Seou …

Special Counsel Submits Request to Extend Mandate

[Domestic] : The independent counsel probing the Choi Soon-sil scandal has formally petitioned Acting President …[more…] …

Brazil's Olympic Legacy Far from Fulfilled at Idle Game Venues

Less than six month after Rio de Janeiro hosted the first-ever Olympics in South America, game venues sit idle and already in disrepair, raising questions about a legacy that organizers promised would benefit the Brazilian city and its residents.”We thought this would be for us,” said Alex da Silva … …read more

Malay Police Arrest Assassination Suspect

[International] : One of the suspects in the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half brother, Kim …[more…] …read more

Assassi-nation: History of North Korea's state killings

If North Korean agents are responsible for the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’ …read more

[Analysis] Trump administration shows growing discomfort with North Korea

On Feb. 13, US President Donald Trump responded to North Korea’s ballistic missile launch by saying that he would “deal with North Korea very strongly.” His tone was tougher than when he said during h.. …read more

Int'l community strongly condemns North Korea missile test

The U.N. Security Council convenes at U.N. headquarters in New York on Feb. 13 in response to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch on Feb. 12. All 15 members strongly condemned North Korea an …read more

Revisiting May 18

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Feb. 16)

Murder in Malaysia North Korea has shocked the world again. We are deeply concerned about its abominable act of terror at a crowded airport in a foreign country in broad daylight. Though it may take a while to discover the whole truth behind the a …read more

Prices Surge in China, Causing Concerns about Inflation

China’s producer price index for January 2017 marked the largest gain in five years and five months, leading to an analysis that the Chinese economy escaped the phase of deflation, entering the phase of reflation. Reflation refers to a situation where the economy moved out of deflation but has yet to enter the inflation stage. The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics announced on February 14 that the nation’s producer price index rose 6.9 percent last month compared to a year ago. This… …read more

S. Korea agrees to return remains of Chinese soldiers killed in Korean War

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Yonhap) — South Korea has agreed to return to China the remains of some 20 Chinese soldiers killed during the Korean War, the government said Wednesday. Under the agreement signed Wednesday in Seoul, the remains of former Chinese s …read more

(LEAD) State Department 'aware' of death of N.K. leader's brother

(ATTN: CORRECTS time element to Monday in para 3) WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (Yonhap) — The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it is aware of reports that the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been killed in Malaysia, but declined any furt …read more

China's Wanda Group Hunt for European Bank

China’s largest real estate group Wanda, which has actively carried out M&A activities targeting foreign companies over the past three years, is now attempting to acquire a European bank. The Financial Times reported on February 13 that Wanda is now looking for chances to acquire a European bank and has interest in taking over the German retail-banking unit Postbank, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG. Source close to the situation said, “Wanda is now in the initial stage o… …read more

(LEAD) Court OKs controversial audio files as evidence in Park's impeachment trial

(ATTN: UPDATES with debut of Park’s new lawyer in last 5 paras; RECASTS paras 1-2, 4; ADDS photo) SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Yonhap) — The Constitutional Court on Tuesday accepted a set of audio files as evidence, which President Park Geun-hye’s attorneys hope …read more