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Prosecution Requests Arrest Warrants for 2 Ex-NIS Chiefs

[Domestic] : The prosecution has requested arrest warrants for two former National Intelligence Service(NIS) …[more…] …

UN adopts Olympic Truce for PyeongChang Games

Kim Yuna, figure skating champion and PyeongChang honorary ambassador, addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Nov. 13. (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) By Lee Hana On Nov …

Leaders of S. Korea, Singapore agree to enhance cooperation

MANILA, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) — South Korean President and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong agreed Tuesday to continue expanding their countries’ bilateral cooperation, vowing joint efforts to prepare their nations for the fourth industrial revol …

Korea Leads in Treating Cancer But Lags in Disease Prevention

Korea ranks at the top of the world when it comes to treating cancer, stroke and heart attack but trails behind in terms of preventing chronic illnesses.According to the annual OECD “Health at a Glance” report out Monday, only 6.2 percent of Korean patients over 45 die within 30 days of being hospit… …

Korea gauging proper timing for planned aid to NK

South Korea said Tuesday it is gauging an “appropriate” time to implement its planned aid to North Korea via UN agencies …

High Court Upholds 3-year Prison Sentence for Choi

[Domestic] : The Seoul High Court has handed out prison sentences to Choi Soon-sil and other figures related to …[more…] …

[Column] Trump Picks Crony to Audit His Taxes: The End of the Rule of Law in the United States

The United States has long been viewed as a country with a tradition of respect for the rule of law. Political figures were held accountable to the courts and independent bureaucracies enforced rules .. …

New UNESCO Chief Pledges to Keep Down Tensions

UNESCO’s new leader Audrey Azoulay has promised to promote unity and reduce tensions in the global culture body, casting doubt on Korea’s efforts to list divisive documents on the Memory of the World Register. Azoulay, a former French culture minister, told AFP on Saturday, “To rebuild unity, we mus… …

(3rd LD) Leaders of S. Korea, China note 'bright' future for Seoul-Beijing ties

(ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES with additional details, more information in paras 11-12, 14-16) MANILA, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang reaffirmed their efforts Monday to quickly nor …

S. Korea, China Agree to Normalize Cooperation, Exchanges

[International] : President Moon Jae-in says he is confident that South Korea and China can substantially …[more…] …

S. Korean leader urges increased cooperation in summit with ASEAN

MANILA (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in on Monday called for efforts to diversify and upgrade relations between South K …

UN peace resolution to be adopted in advance of Pyeongchang Olympics

A resolution calling for a temporary halt to conflicts around the world during the Winter Olympics next year in Pyeongchang is to be adopted on Nov. 13 by the UN General Assembly in New York. The O.. …

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Nov. 13)

Long way to go President Moon Jae-in and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, formally announced that bilateral ties are back to normal in a summit meeting held on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders meeting in …

U.S., S.Korea Begin Drills in Warning to the North

The United States and South Korea started joint naval exercises Saturday that will involve three U.S. aircraft carriers in what military officials describe as a clear warning to North Korea.The four-day drills that began in waters off South Korea’s eastern coast come as President Donald Trump contin… …

‘Neither wishful thinking nor empty threats will work on NK’

[Herald Interview]North Korea is defying every warning and sanction, experimenting with nukes and missiles in what appea …

APEC adopts Da Nang Declaration for multilateral trade

President Moon Jae-in and leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group pose for a commemorative photo at the APEC Summit at the InterContinental Hotel in Da Nang, Vietnam, on Nov. 11. …

S. Korean Navy, 3 US Carriers to Conduct Joint Drill

[International] : The South Korean Navy will hold a joint naval exercise with the United States involving three U.S. …[more…] …

S. Korea, China, Japan to enhance cooperation on aging population

Health ministers from South Korea, China and Japan have vowed to enhance cooperation among their countries to deal with …

Prosecutor’s investigative net closing around Lee Myung-bak

As investigations into political meddling by the military Cyber Command and the National Intelligence Service during the administration of former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak pick up speed, th.. …

(LEAD) Trump tweets he would never call N.K. leader Kim 'short and fat'

(ATTN: ADDS more info in paras 6-8) SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted a derisive message on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in response to Pyongyang’s repeated insults against him. “Why would Kim Jong-un ins …