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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

  • Global share markets tumble amid fears the rise of big tech is over
    Apple shares were down 5% after suppliers cut their forecasts, causing the tech-heavy Nasdaq and other tech stocks to fallStock markets in Asia have tumbled after a sharp selloff on Wall Street hit leading companies including Apple, Goldman Sachs and…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 11:44pm -
  • BTS should apologise to Japan and Nazi victims, says rabbi
    K-pop band accused of mocking the past as row over ‘atomic bomb’ T-shirt continuesA Jewish human rights organisation has condemned the K-pop band BTS over photographs of them wearing Nazi-style hats.The Simon Wiesenthal Center accused BTS of “m…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 4:36am -
  • South Korea's nascent feminist movement turns to abortion ban
    Women have continued to access abortion illegally in defiance of 65-year-old lawKim Soo-jin will never forget the disgusting taste of the pulpy green-brown traditional Korean brew she drank in the hopes of ending her pregnancy, or the night she spent…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • BTS performance axed by Japanese TV show over atomic bomb T-shirt
    Top worn by K-pop band member Jimin appeared to celebrate Hiroshima attackA TV network in Japan has cancelled an appearance by the popular K-pop band BTS, after a photo emerged of one of its members wearing a T-shirt that appeared to celebrate the at…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 6:26am -
  • 'I still feel sad and cry': Korean victim of Japanese forced labour awaits justice
    Lee Chun-sik, 94, is only survivor in a court battle for wartime damages and still hopes for his back pay Nearly eight decades after he left the steel mills of Japan, Lee Chun-sik is still driven to tears by the memory of the beatings, burns and forc…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 10:32pm -
  • South Korea and US resume military drills ahead of nuclear talks
    Joint exercise on Monday comes days before Mike Pompeo meets leading Kim Jong-un adviser in New York The United States and South Korea have resumed some military exercises just days ahead of a high-profile meeting focused on denuclearisation between…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Nov 18, 9:51pm -
  • North Korea set to allow inspectors into nuclear test site
    International experts will be allowed into the dismantled Punggye-ri site, according to reports in South KoreaNorth Korea is preparing its Punggye-ri nuclear test site for international inspectors, according to South Korea’s National Intelligence S…
    - 15 days ago, 31 Oct 18, 1:24am -
  • 'Escape the corset': South Korean women rebel against strict beauty standards
    Women destroy makeup as part of backlash against culture of laborious skincare regimes and pressure to look perfectWhen Cha Ji-won decided to throw out all her makeup and cut her hair, her mother was the first to tease her: “Oh look, I have a son n…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 6:26am -
  • Bong arm of the law: South Korea says it will arrest citizens who smoke weed in Canada
    Seoul reminds 23,000 South Korean students in Canada that domestic law applies to them no matter where they are For South Koreans in Canada, the police in their home country have no problem harshing their mellow.Canada became the second country in th…
    - 24 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 1:02am -
  • Guns and guards to be removed from Korean 'truce village' of Panmunjom
    Demilitarisation will happen within days after talks between South Korea, North Korea and UN CommandThe two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command have agreed to remove weapons in a border village where troops from both sides face off daily, th…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Oct 18, 8:55pm -
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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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