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NK warns US faces “unimaginable strike” over joint naval drill

North Korea warned it could stage an “unimaginable strike” against the United States at an unexpected time, ratcheting u …

Gwangju to examine old prison site for secret burials of May 18 victims

“Bullets were flying everywhere. They were shooting from a distance of three meters away.” Lee Seung-il, 77, said on Oct. 18 that “still hurts my heart” to think of his experience during the Gwang.. …

Cho Young-nam Convicted of Fraud for Farming out Paintings

Singer-turned-artist Cho Young-nam was found guilty on Wednesday of fraud for farming out his paintings to several professionals and selling them as his own creations. The Seoul Central District Court ruled that Cho’s actions constituted fraud because he sold the paintings without informing buyers t… …

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Oct. 19)

Road map to nowhere The government’s road map for the next five years to create jobs can hardly avoid criticism because it lacks fundamental solutions to the serious unemployment issue facing the Korean economy. In Wednesday’s meeting presided …

Mike Pence's Brother Plans to Run for Congress

Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence’s older brothers, has filed a tax document indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years.He formed the Greg Pence for Congress Committee on Monday, according to a filing with the Inter… …

Report: N. Korea Building New Ballistic Missile Submarine

[International] : North Korea is reportedly building a new diesel-electric submarine capable of launching …[more…] …

iPhone 8 to Hit Stores in Korea Early Next Month

Apple’s latest iPhone is making its way to Korea with pre-orders starting on Oct. 27 and phones hitting stores on Nov.3. The iPhone 8, the first of its kind equipped with Apple’s latest A11 Bionic processor, hit the market in the U.S., Japan and China on Sep. 22. The smartphone is expected to cost … …

(LEAD) Regional powers discuss N. Korean nuclear issue in Seoul meeting

(ATTN: ADDS details in last 3 paras) SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Yonhap) — Top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the U.S. and Japan gathered here Wednesday to discuss how to respond to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats, as President Donald Trump is prepar …

Best for People’s Party to merge with Bareun Party: poll

It would be best for the minor opposition People’s Party to merge with the splinter conservative Bareun Party in terms o …

S. Korea Opens 1st Korea Chair in Europe at Belgian College

[International] : South Korea has appointed the inaugural occupant of its first Korea Chair in Europe. According …[more…] …

Samsung and LG Electronics score poorly in caring for the environment

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics received low respective ratings of D- and D+ in an assessment of the environmental friendliness of their electronic device brands. In contrast, the Dutch social .. …

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Oct. 18)

Workweek confusion As a presidential candidate, Moon Jae-in vowed to shorten South Korea’s notoriously rigorous work hours to give workers more time for leisure. By making companies comply with the legal 52-hour work week, he aspired to create …

Forbes: Trump's Net Worth Declined by $600 Million in Past Year

U.S. President Donald Trump’s net worth declined by some $600 million to $3.1 billion in the past year, according to Forbes magazine.The biggest contributing factor to Trump’s declining fortune was his real estate holdings, much of which is in New York City. Several of his Manhattan properties have … …

US, Japanese officials arrive in Seoul for talks on NK nukes

Senior US and Japanese diplomats arrived in Seoul Tuesday to discuss diplomatic measures to tackle North Korea’s nuclear …

Prosecution Directs Police to Secure More Evidence against Hanjin Group Chairman

[Domestic] : The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office says it needs to see more evidence before it can …[more…] …

Jeju civic groups demand American apology ahead of 70th anniversary of April 3 Massacre

Groups remembering the Jeju Uprising of April 3, 1948, are demanding an official US apology for the massacre ahead of the incident’s 70th anniversary next year. The Jeju April 3 Victim Family Memb.. …

Hong Myung-bo to Promote Pyeongchang Special Olympics

Former national football team manager Hong Myung-bo will promote the upcoming Pyeongchang Special Olympics. At a marathon in Seoul last week, Hong said he will work hard to promote the event, which is to be held in March next year. Hong will take part in promotional activities to raise awareness o… …

FM to visit Europe this week to discuss cooperation

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s foreign minister will leave for Europe this week to discuss cooperation with major European countries in various areas, including the issue of North Korea’s nuclear program, her office said Tuesday. Kang Kyu …

Prime Minister meets former French President Hollande

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon meets with former French President François Hollande at the Government Complex Seoul on Oct. 16. (Prime Minister’s Secretariat) By Cho A-la and Lee Hana Prime Minister …

Gyeonggi rebrands English Village as Change Up Campus

Gyeonggi English Village, which was South Korea’s first residential English camp, has rebranded itself as Change Up Camp …