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Family, friends describe ‘nice girl’ embroiled in Kim case

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Family and former neighbors of the Indonesian woman suspected of involvement in the audacious …

Assembly Panel, Biz Groups Sign MOU on Fighting Low Birthrate

[Domestic] : South Korea’s public and private sectors are coming together to work towards reversing the …[more…] …

[Photo] Disused Jeju warehouses reborn as cafes

In Jeju Island, disused warehouses are being reborn as cafes and galleries, due to a boom in tourism. …

A Handful of Domestic Institutional Investors Acquire Stakes in British Energy Grid Operator

A handful of Korea’s institutional investors, including Hanwha Life Insurance, Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance and the Korea Scientists & Engineers Mutual Aid Association, will acquire a 4.7-percent stake in Britain’s largest energy grid operator National Grid. An increasing number of domestic institutional investors are turning their eyes toward European markets, including Britain, as the yields from investments in American real estate and infrastructure are in decline. &nbsp… …

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 …

Acting president pledges to nurture 100 global venture firms by 2020

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Yonhap) — Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Friday pledged to nurture 100 global venture firms by 2020 as part of the government’s efforts to promote startups, create jobs and revitalize the economy. To achieve t …

Heritage Economic Freedom Index: Korea's Economic Freedom at a Crossroads

Korea ranks 23rd in the world in terms of economic freedom index. Even though it is four steps higher than last year’s, Korea was warned that it is at a crossroads due to political uncertainty and rampant corruption. According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2017 Index of Economic Freedom published on February 16, Korea won the score of 74.3 and was classified as a “moderately free country.” Its rank of 23rd out of 180 countries under examination has been an improvement over 34th in 2013. Eve… …

North Korea still with no official response to Kim Jong-nam’s killing

As of Feb. 16, four days after the killing of Kim Jong-nam, 46, half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, North Korea had not made any official response. On Feb. 16, which was the 75th birthd.. …

Assassination Suspects Captured on Airport CCTV before Assault

[International] : The two female and four male suspects involved in the killing of Kim Jong-nam were found to have …[more…] …

70 percent of people call for renegotiation of Seoul-Tokyo deal on ‘comfort women’: survey

South Koreans’ calls for the renegotiation of a 2015 Seoul-Tokyo deal on Japan’s sexual enslavement of Korean women duri …

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… …

(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 …

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…] …

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 … …

[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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