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Residents and citizens of South Korea have formally requested the country's government and the executive office of President Moon Jae-in, better ... For many years, the South Korean government has utilized a petition system to communicate with its citizens and potentially impose new regulations or make ...
Lambasting the behavior of South Korean business representatives at an Apr. 11 Civil Society Forum to examine the two sides' implementation of FTA labor provisions, Altintzis said members of the Korea ... He also raised the possibility that the EU “may demand government consultations” with South Korea.

Last year the Chinese government organised a boycott of South Korean firms and products to punish the South Korean government for deploying an American ... Moon Jae-in, the president of South Korea, visited Vietnam last month, with business delegates from Samsung and other companies in tow.
The South Korean government has committed itself to peaceful nuclear energy uses, but questions remain about not only the motives of the Park Chung-hee government but also later independent experiments conducted by the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. Today, KAERI is leading the ...
A U.S. university institute at the cutting edge of research on North Korea says the South Korean government has terminated its funding, forcing it to close after it rejected demands to change its leadership. Robert Gallucci, chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at John Hopkins University's School of Advanced International ...
Three South Korean developers were fined nearly a million dollars by the country's Fair Trade Commission for deceiving customers about the odds used in their in-game loot boxes, the Korean Herald reports. Nexon Korea, the developers of “Counter Strike Online 2” and the country's largest game ...

A South Korean company, through its Philippine subsidiary, has offered to undertake the expansion and modernization of Port Irene in Santa Ana, Cagayan, in a proposal to dredge the port's harbor and reinforce its pier that would allow large cargo and cruise vessels to dock. Secretary Raul L. Lambino, ...
Joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea went ahead as planned this week. However ... They will include more than 23,000 U.S. soldiers and 300,000 South Korean forces. ... On Monday, the South Korean government did not make a major announcement about the exercises.
When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hinted in his New Year's address that he would be willing to send a North Korean team to the games in order to start building bridges with his long-time ideological rival, the South Korean government was able to convince the US to postpone the exercises until after ...
"Whether the government discloses (currency market) intervention details or not, there is no change to our stance that we will be taking action in cases of sharp volatility," the official said in a phone call with Reuters. South Korea, along with China, avoided the currency-manipulator label in twice-yearly U.S. ...
The South Korean city of Seoul is developing its own cryptocurrency - the "S-Coin" - to be used in city-funded social benefits programs, says its mayor. ... Like Estonia, which is attempting to apply blockchain technology to all government administrative processes, Park thinks that the "blockchain can be ...
Foreign Minister Taro Kono is arranging his first visit to South Korea next week to try to influence the upcoming summit between the North and South Korean leaders, Japanese government sources said Monday. Kono plans to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in and request that he bring up the ...
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean reporters visiting North Korea's capital to cover a K-pop performance there received a surprise on Monday: an unusually graceful apology from a ... The vice chairman apologized for the lack of coordination between different branches of the Pyongyang government.
SEOUL: The South Korean government is set to introduce a measure that will compel its employees to leave the office at 8pm on Fridays, the BBC reported. The measure involves shutting off computers by 8pm to help ensure employees are prevented from working long hours. According to the BBC, ...
SEOUL: The South Korean government is set to introduce a measure that will compel its employees to leave the office at 8pm on Fridays, the BBC reported. The measure involves shutting off computers by 8pm to help ensure employees are prevented from working long hours. According to the BBC, ...
Especially after the incumbent South Korean President Moon Jae-in embarked on a political campaign for “eradication of long-standing corruption,” evidence supporting the allegations rose to the surface. For instance, the Lee administration won an $18.6 billion bid to construct a nuclear power plant in the ...
Over the course of the next three months, it will shut down government computers progressively earlier on Friday nights. The Seoul Metropolitan ... South Korea government employees work an average of 2,739 hours a year, according to South Korean outlet Yonhap News Agency. That's about 1,000 hours ...

The South Korean government will launch a new initiative to stop the “culture of working overtime” by shutting down computers at 8PM on Fridays so workers ... It's not the only government-sanctioned shutdown of electronics; South Korea has previously mandated shutdowns to prohibit Korean children from ...
On May 7, 2017, two days before Moon Jae-in's historic election as South Korea's president, I interviewed the former human-rights lawyer after he spoke to a campaign rally in Gwangju, the industrial city in Korea's southwest famous for its 1980 citizens' uprising against a US-backed military government.
The government in South Korea's capital is introducing a new initiative to force its employees to leave work on time - by powering down all their computers at 20:00 on Fridays. It says it is trying to stop a "culture of working overtime". South Korea has some of the longest working hours in the world.
Boeing is to open an advanced technologies research centre in South Korea by mid-2018, the US corporation announced on 21 March. Boeing said it is currently in discussion with the South Korean government about the opening of the new facility, which will focus on technologies including autonomy, ...
Driven by consumers in search of a good home brew, capsule coffee sales soared by over 47 percent between 2014 to 2016, according to the South Korean government. “Instant coffee mix used to be popular, but now people want specialty coffees,” said Lee, as he handed me a freshly brewed cup of ...
With thawing relations with its northern neighbor and hopeful prospects for the Korean Peninsula's denuclearization, the government in South Korea under President Moon Jae-in is sailing smoothly, at least externally. ... Amending the constitution has long been a popular agenda in South Korean politics.
Some South Korean news outlets interpreted Mr. Moon's remarks as indicating that he wanted Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim to also hold their summit meeting in the DMZ. Holding it in Panmunjom could provide great optics for Mr. Moon's government, which has focused on easing border tensions and playing ...
... South Korean officials in Finland. North Korean officials have held such informal talks periodically with former officials and scholars. Washington said that the American participants, including Kathleen Stephens, the former ambassador to South Korea, were not representing the United States government.
Historians labelled it the biggest and most popular red-light area in South Korea's capital. But on a cold evening, when the wind-chill dropped to around -15C, the contrast was stark. The area is now a construction site. It was dimly lit. Pedestrians were scarce - passing through to get to their destination rather ...
Ammann said that if the automaker, the South Korean government and unions can agree on a restructuring plan “there's investment in the business, new product programs that we'd look to allocate” to South Korea. “It's a classical restructuring where everybody needs to contribute something in order for ...
South Korea is preparing a policy plan for ICOs, or initial coin offerings, opening the door for Korean companies to raise funds on the crypto-crazed market despite the government's prior reservations, The Korea Times reports. “The financial authorities have been talking to the country's tax agency, justice ...
South Korea's government is reportedly considering reversing its ban on ICOs as it mulls a raft of other regulations related to cryptocurrency. South Korean financial authorities have been developing a plan that would allow ICOs to be held in the country, according to The Korea Times, which attributes the ...
South Korea's Hyundai Motor will pay higher raw material costs due to Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminium, a senior South Korean government official said last week. "Higher tariffs will increase costs of Hyundai and Kia, putting them at a disadvantage compared with their rivals in the United States," the ...
People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, meeting with South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong in Pyongyang, North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. After years of refusal, North Korean leader Kim ...
Ahn is the latest in a string of high-profile men to be toppled by South Korea's #MeToo movement that in the past several weeks has quickly spread through the country's political, religious, educational, business and arts and entertainment sectors. This reckoning is considered by many to be not just a ...
Korean characters seen on the screen read: "South Korea-U.S. joint military drills." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) ... Trump appeared in the White House briefing room shortly after 5 p.m. to tease the news, saying the South Korean government would make a "statement" two hours later. Trump had wanted the ...
In February, it announced that it will shut its factory in the southwestern city of Gunsan. This decision will impact not only GM's 16,000-strong workforce in South Korea, but also its local subcontractors. The South Korean government is naturally anxious for the automaker to continue operating in the country.
People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, meeting with South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong in Pyongyang, North ... Chung will meet Thursday afternoon with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and brief other senior U.S. government officials.
South Korea will investigate allegations that ousted president Park Geun-hye planned to send military troops to quash the candle-lit protests that culminated in her impeachment last year, the defence ministry said today. Activist group the Centre for Military Human Rights Korea (CMHRK), citing multiple ...
Every year when the drills are held it provokes a strong response from the North Korean government, including military displays of force. According to South Korea, Kim told Tuesday's delegation he "understands" the inability to delay them. South Korean officials said they asked the United States to ...
The government stance toward cryptocurrencies in South Korea, reportedly the world's largest market for cryptocurrencies after the US and Japan as of February 2018, has at times been unclear. In December 2017, crypto markets reacted to confusion regarding a rumored full ban on cryptocurrencies in the ...
In this Monday, March 5, 2018 photo, provided by the North Korean government on March 6, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, front right, meets South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong, front left, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event ...
SEOUL, South Korea — A rising political star and presidential hopeful stepped down as a provincial governor on Tuesday, becoming the most prominent South Korean accused of misdeeds by a growing #MeToo movement in this male-dominant society. The politician, Ahn Hee-jung, governor of South ...
The visiting delegation said developments in relations between the two Koreas should go hand in hand with relations between North Korea and the United States, the South's presidency said in a statement. The North's delegation met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at an undisclosed location in ...
General Motors has proposed an investment of $2.8 billion into its loss-making South Korean operations over the next 10 years and has asked Seoul to provide its share of the funds, a South Korean government official said on Wednesday. The U.S. automaker announced last week it would shut down a ...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – A North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said Sunday that his country was willing to open talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy between enemies after a year .... They denounced the South Korean government's decision to allow the visit.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest ... Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. presidential adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump sat in two ...
The North's delegation met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at an undisclosed location in the Olympic city. Moon, the North Korean delegation, and US President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, attended the closing ceremony on Sunday. Earlier this week, North Korean state media ...
A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. ... Perish the thought, some said, but Moon Jae-in's government stayed the course. By the ... They denounced the South Korean government's decision to allow the visit.
"I don't think the government or organizing committee is going to get their money back," said Park Sung-bae, associate professor at Hanyang University's department of sport industry and management. The cost of hosting the event already ballooned from earlier forecasts of about $8 billion. South Korea ...
Although there are plenty of sightseers in the area, few visitors as much as pause at "son rock" these days: a metaphor for South Korea's flagging birth rate, ... The South Korean government has spent $70 billion over the last 10 years on campaigns to boost the birth rate, with few statistical signs of success.
Yes. Washington imposed sanctions on Gen Kim in 2010 and 2015, and Seoul did the same in 2016. However, South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon has clarified that there are no restrictions on his travel to the Olympics. Despite conservative protests, the South Korean government has welcomed his visit, ...
The deployment was a political masterstroke by Park, according to historian Kil J Yi, as it made the president essential to a US government that was balking at the cost of propping up a South Korean administration moving further from, not toward, democracy. "South Korea was under enormous pressure to ...


 

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