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S. Korean Border Loudspeakers Inform of Kim Jong-nam Death

[Politics] : The South Korean military has begun to inform North Koreans of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, through loudspeakers on the border.[more…] …

Shipbuilding Industry Shows Signs of Recovery after Years of Restructuring

After long years of order freeze, the shipbuilding market is showing signs of thawing. The performance of Korea’s shipbuilding industry which underwent a long period of “order drought”, is showing improvement thanks to its painstaking restructuring efforts that led to a reduction in overall cost. The newbuilding price is also hitting the bottom. As global environmental regulations are toughened and the commodity prices are rebounding, newbuilding orders are expected to recover from t… …

[Urgent] Court denies warrant for Woo Byung-woo

The Seoul Central District Court on Wednesday rejected the independent counsel’s proposal to issue an arrest warrant for …

[Editorial] Despite mounting evidence in Kim Jong-nam’s killing, N. Korea still shameless

Despite the confirmation that a large number of North Koreans were involved in the killing of Kim Jong-nam, North Korea remains shameless. Rather than taking responsible actions, it continues to talk .. …

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Feb. 22)

Miles to go The controversy over President Park Geun-hye’s longtime friend Choi Soon-sil wielding influence in state affairs is heading toward another climax. Special prosecutors under independent counsel Park Young-soo have obtained clear evidenc …

Paris Tourism Rises After Yearlong Slump

Tourism to Paris is showing signs of a revival after a yearlong slump attributed to deadly extremist attacks, violent labor protests, strikes and floods.The biggest drop came in demand for Paris hotels from Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Italian tourists, according to 2016 figures released Tuesday b… …

S. Korea to deliver 48 K9 self-propelled howitzers to Finland

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) — South Korea will deliver 48 of its K9 self-propelled howitzers to Finland, the country’s defense procurement agency said Tuesday. The Finnish government has recently approved the purchase of the 155mm howitzer systems from …

KOSPI Hits 2,100 Mark in 19 Months

The KOSPI has surpassed the 2,100 level for the first time in 19 months. At 10:13 am on February 21, the KOSPI was traded at 2,100.18, up 0.76 percent (15.79 points) from the previous day’s closing price. This is the first time for the KOSPI index to hit the 2,100 mark since July 17, 2015. Suh Sang-young, analyst with Kiwoom Securities, “The market recovered on the news that Greece may get out the financial crisis. The fact that international oil prices keep rising was also a factor for the r… …

Korea to deliver 48 K9 self-propelled howitzers to Finland

South Korea will deliver 48 of its K9 self-propelled howitzers to Finland, the country’s defense procurement agency said …

KOSPI Rises Above 2,100 Threshold

[Politics] : The Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) has risen above the two-thousand-100-point threshold …[more…] …

Crackpot Asiana Hack Paralyzes Ticket Bookings

A baffling hack of the website of Asiana Airlines on Monday morning caused a lot of trouble for people who tried to book tickets. Around 4:30 a.m., the website suddenly showed an image of two masked men with a caption reading, “No Justice No Peace.” The hackers, who identified themselves as Ku… …

Korea discusses NK provocations with Russia, China, EU

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (second from left) and his Korean counterpart, Yun Byung-se (right), hold bilateral talks in Munich on Feb. 18 on the margins of the Munich Security Conference. …

Jong-nam’s son Han-sol arriving in KL

 PETALING JAYA (The Star Online) —  Members of the media from local and international organisations are rushing to Kual …

N. Korea Says Malaysia Cannot be Trusted to Investigate Kim Jong-nam Murder

[International] : North Korea says Malaysia cannot be trusted to investigate the murder of North Korean leader Kim …[more…] …

“Snowy Road” and “The Apology” films on comfort women coming to theaters

A feature film and a documentary about Japanese military comfort women will be coming to theaters this March. The film “Snowy Road” debuts on Mar. 1, while the documentary “The Apology” opens on Mar… …

NYT calls for Trump to negotiate freeze on N.K. nuclear program

By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump should negotiate a freeze on North Korea’s nuclear production as well as its nuclear and missile testing, even though completely ending the program should be the goal, the N …

SK Hynix Stock Fluctuates amid Mixed Outlook

The share price of SK Hynix is fluctuating in recent days after rising sharply thanks to the booming semiconductor market. Some foreign brokerage firms cast cold water onto the upward movement of its share price, claiming, “The memory chip market would enter an oversupply phase this year.” The share price of SK Hynix, however, moved up again after a string of domestic securities firms refuted such claims saying that it is excessively pessimistic. The chip maker’s share price closed at 5… …

5 youths booked for stealing dolls from claw machine

GWANGJU, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) — Police said Monday they have booked five youths without physical detention for being allegedly involved in a break-in of a claw machine to steal dolls by entering the machine through its exit which is slightly larger than a …

Former aide of President Park questioned in scandal probe

Special prosecutors on Monday questioned a former aide of President Park Geun-hye over suspicions she received treatment …

KOSPI and KOSDAQ up

[Politics] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) on Monday rose three-point-81 points, or …[more…] …