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[Newsmaker] Defense minister nominee pledges strong military reform

Under the previous Roh Moo-hyun administration, Vice Adm. Song Young-moo was tasked with leading the effort to overhaul …

N. Korea on track for new missile test every 2.1 weeks: U.S. expert

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Yonhap) — North Korea could carry out a missile test every 2.1 weeks if the communist regime continues with such banned launches at the same pace it has done so far this year, a U.S. expert said. Troy Stangarone, senior direct …

Gas Stations in Crisis...Due to Gov't-Supported Low-cost Filling Stations

The nation’s gas stations are going out of business in droves due to excessive competition and increasingly declining oil prices. There are more “ghost” filling stations than ever before on major local roads. Many gasoline station owners complained about government-supported low-cost service stations for causing the current state of affairs. According to the Korea Oil Station Association, the number of petrol stations shrank to 12,010 as of the end of last year from 12,901 in 2011. Last year … …

Gov't to ban live bird trades at midnight

The government said Sunday it will ban the trade of live birds for two weeks starting midnight Sunday to prevent the fur …

Pres. Moon Nominates 5 More Cabinet Ministers

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has nominated five new Cabinet ministers, including a new deputy premier and …[more…] …

[Reporter’s notebook] Can “Moonshine” bring an improvement to inter-Korean relations?

A new word has popped up in early predictions for President Moon Jae-in’s North Korea policy approach: “Moonshine.” The expectation is that Moon’s policy approach will follow along the lines of the Su.. …

(LEAD) President names new defense chief, four other ministers

(ATTN: UPDATES with remarks from a Cheong Wa Dae spokesman, additional information in paras 4, 7-14) SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in on Sunday named five new ministers, including a new vice prime minister and minister for education, a …

Former foreign ministers endorse Kang Kyung-hwa as Moon's first FM

South Korea’s former foreign ministers have come out in support of Kang Kyung-hwa, a beleaguered diplomat nominated by P …

Former foreign ministers endorse Kang Kyung-hwa as Moon's first FM

SEOUL, June 10 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s former foreign ministers have come out in support of Kang Kyung-hwa, a beleaguered diplomat nominated by President Moon Jae-in to be his first foreign minister. Ten former top diplomats, who served as foreig …

Moon Vows No More Retreat in Democracy

[Domestic] : A ceremony was held in Seoul Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising in June 1987.[more…] …

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Abe's special envoy-cum-seasoned politician visits Korea

Japan’s senior ruling party official has arrived in Seoul as a special envoy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the president …

Case of South Korea state violence victim reported to UN

The case of a South Korean doctor resisting the terms of the Security Surveillance Act has been reported to the UN Human Rights Council. The Truth Foundation, an organization with recognized UN consu.. …

Former defense official draws jail term for bribery

SEOUL, June 10 (Yonhap) — A former defense ministry official has been sentenced to five years in jail for receiving bribes in connection with military facility construction projects, the Seoul Central District Court said Saturday. The court handed …

More Bone Remains Found on Sewol

[Domestic] : Another bone fragment presumed to be human has been found on the third floor of the salvaged Sewol ferry.[more…] …

Court issues arrest warrant for daughter of Sewol ferry owner

INCHEON, (Yonhap) — A local court issued an arrest warrant on Friday for a daughter of a late businessman who controlle …

Presiding over first National Security Council meeting, Moon condemns N. Korea’s provocations

“The only thing that North Korea has to gain from its provocations is international isolation and economic hardship, and it will lose its opportunity to develop. The South Korean government declares t.. …

S. Korean president to meet special envoy of Japanese premier

SEOUL, June 9 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet with a special envoy of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next week, officials said Friday. Toshihiro Nikai, a lawmaker and secretary-general of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democrat …

SK Innovation CEO Unveils Ambitious Management Plan

SK innovation’s CEO and president Kim Jun unveiled a blueprint for the future of the nation’s leading oil refining and chemical company. He intends to invest 10 trillion won, including 3 trillion won this year, by 2020 to boost the company’s global competitiveness in the areas of electric car batteries and chemical business. Kim said, “We will make intensive investment in battery and chemical areas to increase our corporate value from the current 16 trillion won up to 30 trillion won, … …

President presides over first NSC meeting

President Moon Jae-in presides over his administration’s first National Security Council meeting, at Cheong Wa Dae on June 8. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in presided over …