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SEOUL: South Korea's national security adviser has flown to Washington to meet his newly appointed US counterpart John Bolton, an official said Thursday in SEOUL, where concerns are growing over the American's hardline stance on the nuclear-armed North. Chung Eui-yong, who personally ... Korea
Kono touched upon a plan by South Korean parliamentarians to visit the disputed Takeshima islets, which Seoul calls Dokdo. He protested the move and demanded that it be stopped. However, according to South Korean officials, Kang only raised a counterargument, highlighting the territorial dispute ... N. Korea

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index was muted on Thursday while the won weakened against the dollar in the local platform and bond yields fell. The Bank of Korea held its benchmark interest rate steady on worries over soft inflation amid trade tensions between the United States and China. The bank's decision ...
[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index edged higher on Thursday. The Korean won held steady, while bond yields were unchanged. The Bank of Korea kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged at 1.5 per cent as expected, largely shrugged off by market players. At 01.04GMT, the Kospi was up ...
SEOUL, April 12 (Yonhap) -- Nearly 80 percent of foreign visitors to SEOUL like to go shopping the most and about 60 percent wish to enjoy Korean dishes, a survey showed Thursday. According to the survey commissioned by the SEOUL metropolitan government, 85.2 percent of the respondents expressed ...

SEOUL, April 12 (Yonhap) -- Hundreds of Buddhist nuns from around the world held a meeting in SEOUL Thursday and prayed for the peace on the Korean Peninsula. Some 400 members of the World Buddhism Bhikkuni Association from 12 countries participated in the association's inaugural ...
SEOUL - Foreign Minister Taro Kono asked South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday to raise the issue of North Korea's abductions of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s to be put on the agenda at an upcoming inter-Korea summit. "We agreed that Japan and South Korea will ...
SEOUL, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Combined forces of South Korea and the United States will launch their joint military exercise from April 1, Seoul's defense ministry said Tuesday. The springtime war games, codenamed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, will be carried out in a similar scale with last year as agreed ...
South Korea should strengthen its diplomacy to local actors outside Washington to cut a win-win deal from Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) renegotiations and steel tariff talks, U.S. trade experts said Sunday. They said direct negotiations with Washington are important but recommended ...
The neighborhood of Hannam-dong in Seoul contains an unusually quiet residential pocket, steps from a concrete overpass. Deliverymen zip past four-story apartments on electric bikes through streets narrow and winding. It is an unlikely fashion spot, yet those in the know are drawn here by The Room, ...
On Jun. 13, South Korea is holding nationwide local elections. For the first time since its foundation in 2012, Green Party Korea candidates will appear on ballot papers across the country. The Green Party is a massive underdog in an electoral system that favors the two largest parties, the left-leaning ...
Butter and kimchi get equal billing at Boerum Hill's new French Korean bistro Brasserie Seoul, reopen today with a new chef and menu. The Holiday Inn restaurant, at 300 Schermerhorn St. near Nevins Street, now has Sung Park as executive chef, who is combining his Korean heritage and French training ...
Well-traveled Korean entrepreneurs, not to mention a thriving pastry scene in Seoul, are enticing some of San Francisco's best pastry chefs to expand to Asia. South Korea, as the Winter Olympics demonstrated once again, has become an economic and cultural powerhouse, and Seoul is a megacity with 25 ...
WASHINGTON, March 16 (Yonhap) -- The White House said Friday it continues to have conversations about naming an ambassador to South Korea "soon," a post that has been vacant for more than a year. The most likely candidate, Victor Cha, was withdrawn from consideration earlier this year after ...

According to Noh, during her three-day visit to Washington from Thursday, Kang will also meet with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, who is serving as the acting secretary following the dismissal of Rex Tillerson, to discuss pending issues between Seoul and Washington, including the North ...
It was announced today that Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, has won the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2018. The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize has been awarded by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore and the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) since 2010. It is a biennial ...
SEOUL • South Korea will seek high-level talks with North Korea this month as preparations for a summit began yesterday, the presidential chief of staff said, while officials in the South expressed interest in a separate summit with the United States. This came as a report yesterday by intelligence analysts at ...
Prosecutors in South Korea carried out a raid of three crypto exchanges in the country last month, confiscating computer hard drives, mobile phones, and financial records after a January investigation showed that some of the customers' crypto holdings had been moved to the bank accounts belonging to ...
[SEOUL] South Korea's KOSPI stock index ended in positive territory on Thursday as institutional investors turned to net buyers towards end-session, erasing earlier losses. The South Korean won was weaker against the dollar on the local platform while bond yields also fell. At 0630 GMT, the KOSPI was ...
SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korea appears to need more time and to remain prudent in reporting its planned summits with South Korea and the United States, as there has been no official media coverage by the North, a Seoul official said Monday. North Korea has not shown any official response ...
SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks opened higher Monday on strong gains from tech and Internet shares. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 17.64 points, or 0.72 percent, to 2,477.09 in the first 15 minutes of trading. Tech shares were bullish as market ...
Seoul demands Turkish TV publicly apologize for depicting S. Korean president as murder suspect. Published time: 11 Mar, 2018 13:55 ... Seoul has lashed out at a Turkish TV channel after it mistakenly depicted the South Korean president as an alleged murder suspect. Despite the report being taken down, South Korean ...
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's silence on its upcoming summits with the United States and South Korea is likely due to caution over organizing its stance regarding the meetings, South Korea's Ministry of Unification said on Monday. "We have not seen nor received an official response from the North ...
... as "historic" and thanked both leaders for seeking a diplomatic solution to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. "This is an almost miraculous event; my administration will prepare toward the May meeting with utmost diligence," he said in remarks read out in Seoul by a Blue House spokesman.
TOKYO/SEOUL/MANILA -- China on Friday condemned U.S. tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, while Japanese and South Korean officials expressed concerns and vowed to try to persuade the Trump administration to exempt the two countries as allies. Reactions came after U.S. President Donald ...
As for Ko, the 84-year-old has stepped down from posts at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Dankook University, his poems are to be scrubbed from schoolbooks, a library in his honour will be closed and Seoul has shut an exhibition dedicated to his work. Korean actor Oh ...
SEOUL • Seoul's top national security officials yesterday headed to the United States, their first stop in President Moon Jae In's campaign to rally international support in engaging North Korea. National Security Office chief Chung Eui Yong and National Intelligence Service Director Suh Hoon were bound ...
South Korean delegation head, National Security Director Chung Eui-yong, right, speaks to the media at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The delegation led by Chung returned to the South Tuesday after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held an 'openhearted ...
In this Monday, March 5, 2018 photo, provided by the North Korean government on March 6, South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong, center, talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, unseen, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event ...
ReutersSEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea's capital has closed an exhibition by poet Ko Un, long the country's hope for a Nobel Prize in literature, amid allegations of sexual misconduct and the government is considering removing his work from textbooks. Ko Un, who denied any “habitual misconduct” in a ...
All roads within Seoul's four major gates are to be narrowed to between four to six total lanes, starting with Sejong Road, Eulji Road, and Toegye Road this year. But the city of Seoul has left other policy measures to drastically improve transportation and the environment within the gates as mid- to long-term ...
The South Korean government is nervously trying to limit the adverse effects of the decision, while GM is seeking financial support from Seoul, apparently to take advantage of its wish for the carmaker to continue operations in the country. Faced with the iconic American company's move, South Koreans ...
A man walks near the wire fence decorated with ribbons carrying messages wishing the reunification and peace of the two Koreas at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea, Monday, March 5, 2018. South Korea's president will send a delegation led by his national security director to North Korea this ...
March 5, 2018 Seoul, South Korea—Envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in planned to meet Monday with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the start of a rare two-day visit to Pyongyang that's expected to focus on how to ease a standoff over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and restart talks ...
Officials in Seoul say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a dinner late Monday to welcome top aides of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, in the latest diplomatic effort that some hope will pave the way for direct talks between the U.S. and North Korea. The 10-member South Korean delegation ...
The figure skaters, the snowboarders, the curlers... and the pizza dancers? It might sound cheesy, but learning the skills of "pizza dancing" was one of the highlights of my trip to South Korea for the Winter Olympics. On a break from the true athletic action, I visited Seoul to check out this fitness trend that has ...
A new variant for Nike's Air Jordan line is being released on March 10 — the Air Jordan III “Seoul” which is heavily inspired by South Korea's flag design. ... The Air Jordan III Seoul will commemorate the 30 year anniversary for when Seoul hosted the Summer Olympics, which took place in the country's ...
Moon Jae-in has tried to parlay a rapprochement between the two Koreas during the Olympics into more substantive talks. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters. South Korea plans to send a special envoy to North Korea as President Moon Jae-in works to encourage direct talks between Washington and ...
You can look forward to the Air Jordan 3 “Seoul” launching March 10 on nike.co.kr and at the Jordan Hongdae store. In other news, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Game Royal” is also set to arrive in March. Follow here for more. To stay updated on everything happening in the sneaker world, follow ...
The plane flew close to South Korean territory for more than four hours without first giving notice, raising the risk of an “accidental conflict”, Seoul said. South Korean armed forces described the activity as “unusual” and said they scrambled 10 planes, including F-15k and KF-16 fighter jets, to monitor the ...
Having a nice drink at a cafe is a great way to spend the afternoon, but it's even better when the menu also includes a friendly animal companion like a dog, a cat, or even an owl, sheep, or snake. Some people like snakes. And now, yet another animal-themed cafe in Seoul called Blind Alley is offering ...
I waited until deep in the night for my first stab at driving in Seoul. Tangling with the city's horrific rush hour traffic while also getting my bearings seemed like a bad ideal; I wanted empty streets, with plenty of runway to learn the rules of the road without embarrassing myself in front of tired residents hurriedly ...
South Korea's president said Monday that the United States should lower the threshold for talks with North Korea and that the two countries should start a dialogue soon. President Moon Jae-in made the remarks in a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong one day after a senior North Korean ...
Sanctions not to bring down N Korea: Seoul. Sanctions on North Korea aim to pressure it to give up its nuclear ambitions, South Korea says. ReutersFebruary 27, 201810:44pm. Sanctions on North Korea aim to pressure it to give up its nuclear ambitions, not to bring down the government, South Korean Foreign Minister ...
Having a nice drink at a cafe is a great way to spend the afternoon, but it's even better when the menu also includes a friendly animal companion like a dog, a cat, or even an owl, sheep, or snake. Some people like snakes. And now, yet another animal-themed cafe in Seoul called Blind Alley is offering ...
The plane flew close to South Korean territory for more than four hours without first giving notice, raising the risk of an “accidental conflict”, Seoul said. South Korean armed forces described the activity as “unusual” and said they scrambled 10 planes, including F-15k and KF-16 fighter jets, to monitor the ...
SEOUL, South Korea — Samia Mounts, a 34-year-old singer and author, grew up in a small American town with a twist. It was in the heart of Seoul surrounded by concrete walls topped with concertina wire. For decades, the Army's Yongsan Garrison has offered American troops and their families all the ...


 

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