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Korea, Japan, Netherlands support ’Peace Olympics’

President Moon Jae-in (right) holds a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Yongpyeong, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 9. By Yoon Sojung Photos Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on …

Pence avoids encountering NK nominal head of state

US Vice President Mike Pence avoided encountering North Korea’s ceremonial leader Kim Young-nam during a reception dinne …

Moon: PyeongChang Will Be Starting Point for World Peace

[Sports] : President Moon Jae-in is lauding the international community for coming together despite differences and conflicts to celebrate the Winter Games in South Korea, saying the PyeongChang Olympics will be a starting point for world peace.  Moon made the remark in a welcoming speech he gave to a group of top …[more…] …

[Interview] World-renowned harpist uses her “foreignness” to create a rich variety of music

The song “Arirang” is an umbilical cord of sorts for Korean culture. It is a simple song, featuring the repeated words, “Arirang, arirang, arariyo” – yet it has the power to bring together Korea.. …

(LEAD) N. Korean leader's sister highlights 'charm offensive'

(ATTN: ADDS more info in para 8-10) SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Yonhap) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday stepped into the spotlight at the Winter Olympics taking place in South Korea, becoming the first member of the communist …

Korea-US alliance led to inter-Korean talks, Pyongyang at Olympics: president

President Moon Jae-in (right) shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in a meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Feb. 8. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Sohn JiAe President Moon Jae-in said …

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Yonhap) — The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on Feb. 9. Korean-language dailies — Moon to have luncheon with N.K. leader’s sister to tomorrow (Kyunghyang Shinmun) — Congratulatory performance in …

Twitter Turns First Profit, But Problems Remain

Twitter says it had first quarterly profit in history and returned to revenue growth in the fourth quarter.Its stock increased in pre-market trading Thursday. Though the results beat Wall Street’s cautious expectations, they don’t solve the company’s broader problems.It’s been dealing with abuse, fa… …

Sanctions caused power shift among NK’s elites: scholar

 International sanctions on North Korea have brought changes to the power structure among the country’s governing elite, …

N. Korean Parade Shows ICBMs, N. Korean Leader, Family

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has unveiled video footage of its massive military parade held in Pyongyang on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of its military.  The edited clips broadcast by the North’s state-run Korean Central Television later in the day showed a host of intercontinental ballistic missiles that are …[more…] …

U.N. chief Guterres: N. Korea-U.S. talks 'absolutely necessary, urgent'

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Yonhap) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday dialogue between North Korea and the United States is “absolutely necessary” and “urgent” to fend off any possibility of tensions escalating into a sudden crisis …

[PyeongChang 2018] Cheering squad of Japan-based pro-Pyongyang body arrives in S. Korea

A cheering group from a pro-Pyongyang organization in Japan arrived in South Korea on Thursday to support the Olympic te …

S. Korea Secures First Win at PyeongChang Olympics in Curling

[Sports] : Anchor: Although the opening ceremony has yet to take place, the sporting competition of the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games began Thursday with curling and ski jumping. South Korea’s curling team secured its first win by defeating Finland.   Our Bae Joo-yon has more.   Report: The team of Jang Hye-ji …[more…] …

N.Korea Keeps Trying to Weaken Sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s younger sister Yo-jong will come to South Korea on Friday to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. This is the first time that a member of the North’s ruling Kim dynasty is visiting the South, and some North Korea watchers say she is the… …

US roots for PyeongChang Olympic Games

The New York State Senate adopted a legislative resolution that wishes all the best for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, on Jan. 16. (Consulate General of the Republic of Kore …

Korea-Estonia summit to help launch peace through Olympics

President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia (left) and President Moon Jae-in discuss cooperation between the two countries during their bilateral meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Feb. 6. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim …

Tillerson says N. Korea an equal player at PyeongChang Olympics

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (Yonhap) — North Korea will be participating in the Winter Olympics as an equal player, not to win concessions from the South Korean government, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. The top U.S. diplomat, who was visi …

NK asks S. Korea to provide fuel for ship that transported art troupe

North Korea has requested South Korea provide additional fuel for its vessel currently docked in the South, as it serves …

Survey shows 20% of women in Korean film industry forced into unwanted sexual contact

One out of every ten women working in South Korean film – including acting, directing, writing, and staff positions – has experienced “unwanted sexual demands,” a survey shows. Around 20% .. …

Seoul Welcomes Planned Visit by N. Korean Leader's Sister

[Inter-Korea] : Seoul has welcomed a planned visit to the South by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s younger sister, saying it shows Pyongyang’s will to ease inter-Korean tensions. Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyum said in a media briefing on Wednesday that it is significant that the regime is sending Kim Yo-jong, …[more…] …