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Dismissed producer returns as new president of MBC after nearly 2,000 day absence

Newstapa producer Choi Seung-ho was selected as the new president of MBC. Choi’s “reinstatement” to the presidency comes 1,997 days after his dismissal from the network. Following a review of inter.. …

Ban Ki-moon Donates W100 Million to Needy

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday donated W100 million to the Community Chest of Korea (US$1=W1,095).”This is the biggest spend in my life since I bought my house. I feel nervous about it, but it gives me a pleasant shiver at the same time,” Ban said.”When I worked for the UN, I al… …

Trump signals willingness to send part of his family to 2018 PyeongChang Olympics: presidential aide

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump signaled his willingness to send part of his family to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Seoul last month, a source here said Friday. …

FAO relists N. Korea as nation in need of food aid: report

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has relisted North Korea as one of the 37 nations suffering …

National Assembly Wraps up 1st Regular Session under Moon Gov't

[Politics] : The first regular parliamentary session since the launch of the Moon Jae-in administration has …[more…] …

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Dec. 8)

Ask Xi to cut oil supplies Korean President Moon Jae-in will fly to Beijing on Dec. 13 for a four-day state visit to China. He goes with a load on his shoulders at a time when the security situation on the Korean Peninsula has never been so perilo …

Palestinian-Israeli Clashes Erupt After Trump's Jerusalem Shift

Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops and street protests erupted Thursday in the West Bank and Gaza on the day after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.In the West Bank, crowds of demonstrators threw stones at the Israeli forces and set tires… …

Sacked MBC Producer Nominated as New MBC President

[Domestic] : A former MBC producer who was sacked due to a conflict with its former leadership has been …[more…] …

[Graphic News] A day in Seoul in numbers

KEB Hana Bank discovers first known example of new US$100 “supernote”

KEB Hana Bank announced on Dec. 6 that it had discovered the first example in the world of a new type of US$100 “supernote,” a high-quality counterfeit bill. New series of US dollars are issued with d.. …

How Did Korea End up on EU’s Tax Haven Blacklist?

The European Union has placed Korea among 17 countries on its blacklist of offshore tax havens alongside such far-flung island nations as Samoa and African banana republics like Namibia. Korea is the only major economy on that shameful list.The EU defines offshore tax havens as countries that charge… …

President Moon to visit China

President Moon Jae-in will go on a state visit to China from Dec. 13 to 16. The photo above shows President Moon (left) and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, prior to their summit in Da Nang, Vietn …

S. Korea joins hands with Mongolia on patient follow-up program

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s health ministry said Friday that it has reached an agreement with a Mongolian hospital to carry out patient follow-up measures aimed at improving the quality of medical treatment. According to the pact betwee …

Former chief of Daewoo Shipbuilding gets 6 years in jail for accounting fraud

A Seoul court on Thursday sentenced a former chief of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. to six years in priso …

Top Office: Special Pardons More Likely to Come Early Next Year

[Politics] : A senior presidential official said Thursday that special pardons will likely be granted early next year rather than later this year. [more…] …

Chinese Boycott Wakes Korea's Tourism Industry from Stupor

Korea’s tourism industry has been forced to wake up and improve by the shock of a Chinese boycott. A key example is Nami Island in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, which was the background for memorable scenes in the hit Korean soap “Winter Sonata.” Before China banned so-called zero-dollar group tours … …

N. Korea Reports on UN, N. Korean Official Meeting

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has reported on a meeting between a visiting senior UN official and its vice foreign minister.[more…] …

Scholar claims annual working hours of South Koreans are undercounted

Just how many work hours did South Koreans average last year – 2,241, or 2,069? The annual work hours of South Korean employees – the second most among OECD member states, after Mexico &#.. …

Chinese Boycott Wakes Korea's Tourism Industry from Stupor

Korea’s tourism industry has been forced to wake up and improve by the shock of a Chinese boycott. A key example is Nami Island in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, which was the background for memorable scenes in the hit Korean soap “Winter Sonata.” Before China banned so-called zero-dollar group tours … …

S. Korea to reopen consulate general in Barcelona

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Yonhap) — South Korea will reopen its consulate general in Barcelona next year to meet a growing need to assist its citizens traveling to the city, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. The National Assembly endorsed the 2018 governm …