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Moon: Fiscal Policy Should Play More Active Role

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has emphasized a more active government role in addressing the country’s …[more…] …

White House cites start of KORUS renegotiations as accomplishment

By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, July 20 (Yonhap) — The White House on Thursday cited the Donald Trump administration’s launch of a process to renegotiate the bilateral free trade agreement with South Korea as an accomplishment during the president’s first …

TB infection at mass facilities on rise: report

Suspected cases of tuberculosis outbreaks at mass facilities more than tripled in South Korea over the past three years, …

LG Chem Breaks 12 Tril. Won Mark in First Half Sales

LG Chem, the largest chemical company in Korea, set a string of new earnings records in the second quarter of this year. Its quarterly sales reached an all-time high, while its operating profit hit the highest in six years. Boosted by the strong second-quarter results, its first-half sales broke the 12-trillion-won level, the highest in its history. LG Chem announced on July 19 that it posted consolidated sales of 6.38 trillion won and consolidated operating profit of 726.9 billion won… …

Police Reform Commission recommends fact finding to make police more sensitive to human rights

The Police Reform Commission, chaired by Park Gyeong-seo, which was launched last month to devise a reform plan to make the police more sensitive to human rights, recommended the establishment of a fa.. …

Moon Mustn't Railroad Through the End of Nuclear Power

President Moon Jae-in has backed off some way from his campaign pledge to stop the construction of two new nuclear power plants. In a meeting with the heads of the four major parties on Wednesday, Moon promised to ask the public whether they want him to revise or maintain his promise. Cheong Wa Dae … …

Gov't to host war history camp for U.S. teachers

SEOUL, July 20 (Yonhap) — The South Korean government has invited some U.S. teachers to an annual program meant to enhance public awareness on the historic meaning of the 1950-53 Korean War, a related ministry said Thursday. The weeklong camp to o …

Finance Minister Calls for Economic Paradigm Shift

[Economy] : Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon has called for fundamental measures to address structural problems of the South Korean economy such as protracted low growth and polarization.[more…] …

President Moon unveils five-year policy agenda

President Moon Jae-in announces the five-year policy agenda for his new administration, at Cheong Wa Dae on July 19. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae July 19, 2017 l Cheong Wa Dae “The …

Park refuses to appear at Samsung heir apparent Lee’s trial

Former President Park Geun-hye, who is on trial for a string of corruption charges, refused to take the witness stand We …

11 years after US decamped, military base in Busan still festering with pollution

Between Gaegeum Station and Dong-eui University Station on line two of the Busan subway system is the polluted site of a former American military base. The site occupies 29,354 square meters of the Do.. …

Moon's Overtures to N.Korea Are Troubling Alliance with U.S.

The White House has voiced opposition to President Moon Jae-in’s overtures to North Korea in language anyone can understand. It is rare for the U.S. to voice such immediate opposition to an offer by South Korea to hold military and Red Cross talks with North Korea as White House spokesman Sean Spice… …

FM requests Brazil for additional search for missing crew of cargo ship

SEOUL, July 19 (Yonhap) — The country’s top diplomat on Wednesday asked her Brazilian counterpart to carry out an additional search operation for crew members who are missing from an ill-fated South Korean cargo ship, the foreign ministry said. F …

Defense Minister Song, US Commander Brooks Discuss N. Korea

[Politics] : Defense Minister Song Young-moo has met with Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command(CFC) chief Vincent …[more…] …

More Gas Station Owners Show Willingness to Switch to Self-service Stations

After the government decided to increase the minimum wage growth rate for the next year by 16.4 percent, the number of gas stations that intend to switch to self-service stations is fast on the rise. An official with the Korea Oil Station Association said on July 18, “We have been getting a lot of inquiries from gas station owners whether they can get the association’s subsidies if they switch to a self-service one.” On average it costs 100 million won for a full-service filling station to tu… …

Man arrested for armed robbery in Busan

A man in his 30s was arrested for breaking and entering into his neighbor’s home as well as attacking the neighbor with …

N.Korea 'Lacks Capacity to Hit U.S. with Accuracy'

North Korea does not have the ability to strike the United States with “any degree of accuracy” and while its missiles have the range, they lack the necessary guidance capability, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Paul Selva said on Tuesday.”I… am not sanguine that the test o… …

Rival Parties Fail to Pass Extra Budget, Gov't Reorganization Bills

[Politics] : The ruling and opposition parties have failed to narrow differences over the supplementary budget …[more…] …

N. Korea still unable to hit U.S. with accuracy: U.S. general

WASHINGTON, July 18 (Yonhap) — North Korea does not appear to have the technology to strike the United States with accuracy, the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday, referring to the North’s recent launch of an intercontinenta …

[Job Posting] Hankyoreh English is hiring a Copy Editor

Duties, requirements and working conditions: – Copyediting skill and experience – Intermediate-level Korean language ability – Experience in news media preferred but not required – Full or .. …