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The Chosun Ilbo

  • No Park Ji-sung at Group Draw for World Cup Qualifiers

    No Park Ji-sung at Group Draw for World Cup Qualifiers

    Korean fans were waiting in vain on Tuesday for retired football star Park Ji-sung to appear on stage for the group draw for the final round of Asian qualifiers in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Park was due to take part in the draw in Kuala Lumpur, M…
    - 12 Apr 16, 11:51pm -
  • Korea Grouped with Iran in Asian Qualifiers Final Round

    Korea Grouped with Iran in Asian Qualifiers Final Round

    Korea avoided the worst-case scenario in the draw for the final Asian qualification round for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In the draw in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, 56th-ranked Korea was allotted to the group with China, Iran, Qatar, Syria a…
    - 12 Apr 16, 11:43pm -
  • Park Bo-gum's Costume to Be Auctioned for Charity

    Park Bo-gum's Costume to Be Auctioned for Charity

    The costume actor Park Bo-gum wore in a commercial will be auctioned for charity. Pharma Research Products, a biopharmaceuticals company, said on Tuesday it will auction off clothing and accessories worn by the "Reply 88" star in a commercial for eye…
    - 12 Apr 16, 11:35pm -
  • Chun In-gee Soars to 6th in Women's Golf Rankings

    Chun In-gee Soars to 6th in Women's Golf Rankings

    Chun In-gee saw her ranking rise two places to sixth in the women's world golf rankings released Tuesday. Chun finished second in the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills County Club in Rancho Mirage, California, the first LPGA major of the season, on Ap…
    - 12 Apr 16, 11:11pm -
  • N.Korean Defectors Worked for Pyongyang Hotel Folly

    N.Korean Defectors Worked for Pyongyang Hotel Folly

    Thirteen North Koreans who defected from a restaurant in Ningbo, China were working for the perpetually unfinished, 105-story Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, the Daily NK said Tuesday. Quoting unnamed sources in Pyongyang, the website reported that hote…
    - 12 Apr 16, 10:28pm -
  • Airlines to Ease Ban on Bringing Cold Drinks on Board

    Airlines to Ease Ban on Bringing Cold Drinks on Board

    Passengers can now board international flights carrying cold beverages they bought in the airport, and onboard announcements that made passengers feel like potential criminals have been stopped. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said…
    - 12 Apr 16, 10:25pm -
  • 1/3 of Seoul Citizens Will Be Over 60 by 2030

    1/3 of Seoul Citizens Will Be Over 60 by 2030

    Three in every 10 Seoul citizens will be over 60 by 2030, making it the city with the eighth-largest elderly population in the world. In a global consumer report released Tuesday, the McKinsey Global Institute said Seoul will have 3.2 million elderly…
    - 12 Apr 16, 10:25pm -
  • GM Korea in Worsening Labor Dispute

    GM Korea in Worsening Labor Dispute

    GM Korea posted a net loss of nearly W1 trillion last year amid a worsening labor conflict (US$1=W1,145). The crmaker's union on Tuesday said the company's decision not to produce the Impala full-size sedan here "is a breach of trust between labor an…
    - 12 Apr 16, 10:21pm -
  • Korea to Invest More in Edible Insects

    Korea to Invest More in Edible Insects

    Bugs contain large amounts of protein and are known to help patients recover faster. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, a 100-gram grasshopper contains 21 grams of protein, close to the 26 grams of protein provided by an equivalen…
    - 12 Apr 16, 9:55pm -
  • Korea, China Extend Currency Swap Deal

    Korea, China Extend Currency Swap Deal

    Korea and China agreed on Monday to extend a 2011 currency swap deal that was scheduled to end in October 2017. The deal, now worth US$60 billion, could even be expanded. The agreement was finalized by Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho and People's Bank of…
    - 12 Apr 16, 9:54pm -

The Economist: South Korea

The Guardian: South Korea

  • newNorth Korea: US detects signs of new missile test, official says
    Pentagon believes missile test could take place on 27 JulyNikki Haley says US and China have made progress on new sanctionsThe Pentagon has picked up signs that North Korea is preparing for another missile test, a US defense official said on Tuesday,…
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 2:22am -
  • South Korea investigating 'abduction' of North Korean defector and TV star
    Jeon Hye-sung, who fled the North in 2014 and became a popular guest on South Korean television programmes, disappeared in April South Korean authorities are investigating whether North Korea had a hand in the sudden disappearance of a television per…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:06am -
  • Lacking Seoul? Why South Korea's thriving capital is having an identity crisis
    From the confusing new slogan I.Seoul.U to the viral sensation of Gangnam Style – an inside joke about the city’s success that was lost on most foreign viewers – Seoul is a city struggling to define its brand. But why?In November 2015, a much-p…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 2:15am -
  • South Korea seeks rare talks with North to ease military tensions
    Seoul’s defence ministry wants to reboot moribund diplomacy as Red Cross renews attempts to reunite Korean familiesSouth Korea has offered to hold rare military talks with the North to ease tensions after Pyongyang’s first intercontinental ballis…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 3:08am -
  • From the Observer archive: this week in 1950
    Britain wavers over joining Korean warAt present, the attitude of quite a few people in this country is curiously like that of American isolationists in the past. They feel that the defence of Southern Korea is not a British interest; they doubt whet…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Jul 17, 7:05pm -
  • Energy economics group says export market for Australian coal will decline
    Office of the chief economist projects market will grow by 8.7% by 2022, but Institute for Energy Economics says this is based on out of date analysisAs Australia mulls the building of its biggest-ever export thermal coal mine, its biggest foreign bu…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 2:00pm -
  • 'I think it will go on like this forever': South Koreans on threat from the North
    For Seoul citizens, the threat of armed conflict with Pyongyang seems remote but there are concerns about the unpredictability of Donald TrumpIn the bars and coffee shops along Jongno, the historic avenue through the modern centre of Seoul, South Kor…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Jul 17, 6:15am -
  • Malcolm Turnbull plays down talk of missile shield against North Korea
    System being deployed in South Korea ‘not really suitable’ for Australia, says prime minister, calling on China to take lead on reining in Kim Jong-unA US missile defence system being rolled out in South Korea is “not really suitable” for Aus…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 11:00pm -
  • North Korea: US and allies face shortage of good options over missile threat
    Pyongyang’s latest missile test has revived calls to ‘deal with’ Kim Jong-un. But all possible strategies carry huge risksNorth Korea’s successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could one day carry nuclear warheads to th…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 3:32am -
  • China is giving Trump a lesson in how to handle Kim Jong-un | Simon Jenkins
    Rather than getting embroiled in a petty feud over an exaggerated threat from North Korea, Beijing is playing the long gameIs my missile as big as yours? I bet it goes farther and makes a bigger bang. Anything you can do I can do better. Don’t push…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 2:09pm -
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The Hankyoreh

Yonhap News Agency

  • (3rd LD) Voters head to polling stations in crucial parliamentary elections

    (3rd LD) Voters head to polling stations in crucial parliamentary elections

    (ATTN: UPDATES with latest voter turnout rate in paras 5-8) SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- Voters headed to polling stations Wednesday for the crucial parliamentary elections that will shape the legislative landscape for the next four years and gauge pu…
    - 13 Apr 16, 3:05am -
  • (3rd LD) N. Korea showing signs of mobile ballistic missile launch: CNN

    (3rd LD) N. Korea showing signs of mobile ballistic missile launch: CNN

    (ATTN: EXPANDS dateline; UPDATES with Seoul's reaction in paras 7-8; CHANGES date of birthday in 9th para) By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON/SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is showing signs of preparations to conduct its first launch of a mobile b
    - 13 Apr 16, 3:05am -
  • PM calls on officials to do their utmost to ensure fair elections

    PM calls on officials to do their utmost to ensure fair elections

    SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Wednesday called on all election-related officials to do their utmost to ensure the fairness of the ongoing parliamentary polls. While inspecting the election situation room in Seoul, the
    - 13 Apr 16, 3:05am -
  • N. Korea-China trade volume up 12.7 percent on-year in Q1

    N. Korea-China trade volume up 12.7 percent on-year in Q1

    BEIJING, April 13 (Yonhap) -- Trade volume between North Korea and China posted double-digit growth in the first quarter of 2016 from a year earlier despite the United Nations' punitive economic sanctions imposed on the reclusive country, official da…
    - 13 Apr 16, 2:04am -
  • 'Moon Embracing the Sun' actress gives birth to baby girl

    'Moon Embracing the Sun' actress gives birth to baby girl

    SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- "Hallyu" actress Han Ga-in gave birth to a healthy baby girl, her entertainment agency said Wednesday. BH Entertainer said the 34-year-old star gave birth earlier in the day, and both the mother and child are in good hea
    - 13 Apr 16, 2:04am -
  • IKEA disciplined to revise refund terms

    IKEA disciplined to revise refund terms

    SEJONG, April 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's antitrust watchdog said Wednesday that it has recommended global furniture giant IKEA revise its terms regarding refunds for canceled deliveries. IKEA, which opened its first store in southern Seoul in 201
    - 13 Apr 16, 1:17am -
  • (2nd LD) Voters head to polling stations in crucial parliamentary elections

    (2nd LD) Voters head to polling stations in crucial parliamentary elections

    (ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES paras 5-7; ADDS photo) SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- Voters headed to polling stations Wednesday for the crucial parliamentary elections that will shape the legislative landscape for the next four years and gauge…
    - 13 Apr 16, 1:17am -
  • Magnitude-2.1 quake hits southern city in S. Korea

    Magnitude-2.1 quake hits southern city in S. Korea

    GIMCHEON, South Korea, April 13 (Yonhap) -- A 2.1-magnitude earthquake struck areas near South Korea's southern city of Gimcheon on Wednesday, the weather agency said. The quake was recorded at 5:28 a.m. some 28 kilometers southwest of Gimcheon, N
    - 12 Apr 16, 10:43pm -
  • Foreigners continue to visit N. Korea despite sanctions: report

    Foreigners continue to visit N. Korea despite sanctions: report

    SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- Despite the United Nations slapping punitive sanctions on North Korea about a month ago, foreigners are still heading to the Asian country, a radio report said Wednesday. The report by the Washington-based Radio Free Asi
    - 12 Apr 16, 10:43pm -
  • Exports of industrial parts, materials sink in Q1

    Exports of industrial parts, materials sink in Q1

    SEJONG, April 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's exports of industrial parts and materials fell for the fourth straight quarter in the first quarter of this year amid weak global demand and low oil prices, the trade ministry said Wednesday. Outbound ship
    - 12 Apr 16, 10:12pm -
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