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S. Korea to add N. Korean firms, individuals on independent sanctions list

South Korea will add 20 North Korean organizations and 12 individuals to its sanctions blacklist, as part of its ongoing …

UN Official Tells N. Korea 'Urgent Need' to Engage in Dialogue

[International] : A senior United Nations official has reportedly urged North Korean authorities to swiftly engage in …[more…] …

Shinsegae Group to shift to 35-hour workweek

The Shinsegae Group, South Korea’s tenth largest chaebol, announced on Dec. 8 that it will be implementing a 35-hour workweek in January of next year, with its employees only working seven hours a day.. …

Tower crane collapse kills 3, injures 4 workers in Yongin

YONGIN, South Korea, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) — Three workers were killed and four others injured after a high-rise crane collapsed at a construction site in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, police said Saturday. The 90-meter-tall tower crane snapped and fell to …

New MBC president reinstates dismissed journalists on first day of work

“The MBC network and union declare here and now that the dismissals of Kang Ji-woong, Park Seong-je, Park Seong-ho, Lee Yong-ma, Jeong Yeong-ha, and Choi Seung-ho are null and void, and all of them ar.. …

Today in Korean history

Dec. 10 1973 — South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with India. 2000 — South Korean President Kim Dae-jung receives the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his efforts for reconciliation between South and North Korea, and for de …

Tower crane collapse kills 3, injures 4 workers in Yongin

Three workers were killed and four others injured after a high-rise crane collapsed at a construction site in Yongin, Gy …

Slovenian Magazine Apologizes to U.S. 1st Lady Melania Trump

A Slovenian magazine apologized Friday to U.S. first lady Melania Trump for suggesting she had worked as a high-end escort while pursuing her international modeling career, and said it is paying her compensation.Melania Trump had filed a libel lawsuit against the Suzy women’s magazine. Her Slovenian… …

President Moon emphasizes expanded supply of zero-energy housing

President Moon Jae-in inspects a model zero-energy apartment complex, called the Nowon Energy Zero Houses, in Nowon-gu District, Seoul, on Dec. 7. By Yoon Sojung Photos Hyoja-dong Studio Presi …

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…] …

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… …

(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.. …

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 …