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Seoul (Korea HERALD/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - Yet another sexual harassment scandal is brewing in South Korea, this time around Kumho Asiana ... The new allegations come after a South Korean public prosecutor went public with a story of being sexually harassed by a senior official and then ...

The Miryang fire is now South Korea's worst since 2003, when an arson attack on a subway station in the southeastern city of Daegu killed 192 people. Authorities are still investigating the exact cause of the January blaze, but preliminary inspections have suggested possible defects in wiring in the ceiling ...
"This case once again shows why the South Korean judiciary does not have the people's trust when it comes to cases involving chaebol chieftains." Samsung is arguably South Korea's brightest corporate success story, as the country transformed from a war-torn agrarian economy into a global export ...
Seoul, South Korea -- North Korea plans to send a high-level government delegation to South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics this week, South Korean officials said on Sunday. The 22-member delegation will be led by Kim Yong-nam, the president of the Presidium of North ...

Islamabad (AP) - A Pakistani official says thirteen Pakistanis have been identified among some ninety illegal migrants on a boat that capsized off Libya's coast. Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman, Mohammad Faisal, said Sunday that the bodies of 13 Pakistanis have been identified through documents ...
Seoul officials say North Korea will send its nominal head of state to South Korea this week amid Olympic cooperation. By The Associated Press. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Feb 4, 2018, 10:15 AM ET. 0 Shares. email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Seoul officials say North Korea will send its nominal head of state to South ...
4 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday accused South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo of trying to scuttle ... and hostility toward the fellow countrymen could scuttle the efforts for improving the inter-Korean relations," said the official daily of the ruling workers' ...
WASHINGTON -- Soon U.S. service members deploying to South Korea may not be allowed to bring their families with them. Top Pentagon officials ... Trump did not raise the issue during a phone call Friday with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, a senior administration official said. The official said the ...
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence embarks on a trip this week to Northeast Asia meant to enhance his profile -- he plans to visit as many as 10 countries this year -- and to help counter North Korea's charm offensive at the Winter Olympics. "I think a lot of vice presidents in the past have gone ceremoniously ...
People walk past the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics mascot Bandabi in Gangneung, South Korea February 3, 2018. ... For months, South Korean president Moon Jae-in has sought North Korea's participation in the hopes it will ease tensions between the still officially warring nations and prevent ...
WASHINGTON -- Soon U.S. service members deploying to South Korea may not be allowed to bring their families with them. Top Pentagon officials ... Trump did not raise the issue during a phone call Friday with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, a senior administration official said. The official said the ...
United Nations - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that it is "absolutely essential" for key players to hold "serious" talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis to build on a thaw in relations between Pyongyang and Seoul. Guterres will pay an official visit to South Korea in the coming week for ...
The drop in the price of bitcoin in South Korea has been led by weeks of speculation and misinformation about the South Korean government's stance on cryptocurrency trade in the country. Early in January 2018, a South Korean official in the justice ministry made a sweeping statement that suggested a ...
GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- A pair of smiling North Korean skaters carried out lifts, death spirals and other difficult moves during practices ahead of the ... South Korean officials say they view the two as support staff though some social media and online message boards speculated they might be security ...
At almost every turn, South Korea has had to go great lengths to make sure its hospitalities don't run afoul of sanctions or other laws, according to several South Korean officials. Just raising the North Korean flag alongside other national banners in the Olympic Villages required an exemption from South ...

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that he is bolstering military options so that negotiators will have leverage in talks with North Korea over its nuclear program, talks that have yet to be scheduled but continue to be the goal of U.S. and South Korean officials. "Diplomacy should impose reason on ...
South Korean president Moon Jae-in comforts a relative of a victim of a hospital blaze at a memorial altar for the victims in Miryang, South Korea, ... There were scenes of despair and anger, with relatives sobbing uncontrollably and screaming at government officials who came to pay their respects.
South Korea is preparing to host hundreds of North Koreans during the Olympics, including officials, Athletes, artists, journalists and a 230-member cheering group. Liberal South Korean president Moon Jae-in sees the Games as an opportunity to resume meaningful contact with the North following an ...
A fire official says the death toll from a hospital fire in South Korea has risen to 31. By The Associated Press. Seoul, South Korea -- Jan 25, 2018, 9:03 PM ET. 0 Shares. email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. A fire official says the death toll from a hospital fire in South Korea has risen to 31.
South Korean financial authorities in cooperation with Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KFIU) created a task force to oversee cryptocurrency ... and cryptocurrency market have been outraged by insider trading initiated by government officials working for the South Korea Financial Services Commission.
A health official says the death toll from a South Korean hospital fire has increased to 39. By The Associated Press. Seoul, South Korea -- Jan 25, 2018, 11:33 PM ET. 0 Shares. email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. A health official says the death toll from a South Korean hospital fire has increased to 39.
Agency officials said the death toll could increase. Details of the fire including its cause were unknown. But local Miryang fire officials said they put out the blaze at 10:26 a.m., nearly three hours after it started at the first-floor emergency room of the hospital. A National Fire Agency official said many of the ...
Western intelligence officials cited by Reuters said the North had repeatedly shipped coal to Russian ports, where it was unloaded and then passed along to South Korea and Japan. Representatives of the Russian and Japanese foreign ministries did not respond to Reuters' requests for comment, while ...
... cooperation between North and South Korea" after a joint meeting of government and political parties, Reuters reports. It also called for a reduction in military tensions between the two countries. Context: South Korean president Moon Jae-in campaigned on reducing tensions with North Korea, and has been a supporter of ...
The Winter Olympic games will take place in South Korea next month and, in an unexpected development, North Korea is planning to attend. As part of the agreement, South Korea's ski team will spend a short time training in the North, so Southern officials have begun a rare three-day trip over the border to ...
Seoul, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea has requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by ... South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyun on Saturday said that the countries could hopefully reschedule a visit soon.
South Korea is particularly known for its heavy speculation in cryptocurrency, with the nation driving a huge chunk of daily trade volumes. Seoul is still considering appropriate measures to rein in crypto speculation, but officials have not committed to any new course of action. Last month, government ...
On January 18th the chairman of South Korea's Fair Trade Commission Kim Sang-jo stated during a radio show that shutting down cryptocurrency exchanges is not realistic. During the interview, chairman Kim went as far as to say that banning cryptocurrency trading is "not realistic at all," and warned the ...
Among South Korean officials, there's confusion about why Cha's nomination isn't moving forward given the stakes and tensions on the peninsula, a person familiar with the situation said. They're getting no explanations from the administration, sources tell CNN, and among themselves, think the problem ...
The past week of confusion and friction over cryptocurrency regulation in South Korea continues to unfold as accusations surface of government officials practicing insider trading, local news source Chosun reports. According to the local reports on Thursday, Jan. 18, some government officials from the ...
During their third day of talks at the border in about a week, senior officials reached a package of agreements including fielding a joint women's ice hockey ... But there are worries in South Korea that adding new players less than a month before the Olympics will weaken the team and deprive South Korean ...
Hong Kong -- North and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to march their Athletes together under one flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter ... number would be determined in Switzerland on Saturday, when the International Olympic Committee is to bring together North and South Korean officials.
Beginning Monday, Seoul officials waived public transport fees during commuter hours as the daily average density of ultra-fine dust remained above 50 micrograms per cubic meter -- a level that's widely considered harmful. Authorities have also limited car use for public employees, closed 360 parking ...
'We were asked by the tax officials to disclose paperwork,' an official at Bithumb said, requesting anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue. The nation's tax office and police declined to confirm whether they raided the local exchanges. South Korean financial authorities had previously said they are ...
UlAN BATOR, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of Mongolia and South Korea on Monday agreed to make more efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, the Mongolian government press office said. Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Hurelsukh and South Korean president Moon Jae-in ...
government officials have already visited Tsushima to inspect hotels and other potential lodging facilities, as well as planning for stocks of food and water, the paper added. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference on Tuesday that the government is always considering ...
The Extended Deterrence strategy (EDSCG) and Consultation Group will be held in Washington on Wednesday with diplomats and defence officials from both countries. The US assured South Korea of providing both nuclear and conventional options to deter aggression by the North, it has been reported.
South Korean financial authorities said Sunday that cryptocurrency investors must change anonymous virtual accounts to ones attached to their identity or face penalties. The unnamed authorities said that cryptocurrency investors and traders will be allowed to convert their virtual accounts to real-name ...
The orchestra, known as the Samjiyon Band, one of the North's top arts troupes, will enter South Korea by crossing over at Panmunjom, a border village, and will perform twice in the South: once in Seoul, the South Korean capital, and once in Gangneung, a city on the east coast where some of the Olympic ...
Fort Stewart officials said in a news release that the 1st Brigade of the army's 3rd Infantry Division has received orders to head overseas this spring. The brigade will serve a nine-month rotation in South Korea, replacing an armored brigade from Fort Hood, Texas, tasked with training alongside the South ...
South Korean arrested after double murder at luxury Hong Kong hotel ... 14 at the luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel on Hong Kong's harborfront, officials said. ... A source with knowledge of the investigation told AFP that a friend of the suspect had warned authorities in South Korea he was potentially suicidal shortly ...
For years, officials turned a blind eye to the prevalence of abortion as they sought to advance social goals. In the 1970s and 1980s, as South Korea's population grew rapidly, the government mounted a campaign to control the birthrate, issuing propaganda posters with slogans like "It's too crowded in ...
"South Korea has been a strong international partner of Nebraska's for years," Ricketts said in a press release. "Shared values of hard work and loyalty have cultivated a strong and prosperous relationship. As our fifth-largest export market, South Korea provides numerous opportunities for Nebraskans ...
North Korean propaganda website Uriminzokkiri said South Korea should "permanently halt" its annual military drills with the US, which South Korean ... North Korea's authorities and delegates for inter-Korean talks have yet to publicly raise the issue to their South Korean counterparts, but the remark raises ...
The South Korean women's hockey team, which has qualified for the Olympics, would be replaced with the joint Korean team under the South's proposal. On Feb. 14, South Korea is scheduled to play Japan, which for decades ruled the Korean Peninsula as a colony; a face-off between Japan and a unified ...
More than 30 percent of 941 office workers surveyed in December by Saramin, a South Korea-based job portal, said they traded cryptocurrencies. The respondents had ... Scepticism of "get-rich-quick" schemes among South Korean officials has colored past forays by international finance into the country.
South Korean officials announced today that they're preparing a bill that will completely ban domestic cryptocurrency trading. In response to the news, the price of bitcoin in South Korea dropped by $2,000 this morning. "There are great concerns regarding virtual currencies," explained justice minister Park ...
They've agreed the North will send Athletes and a cheerleading group to next month's Winter Olympics. Source: BBC. Entertainment. Michael Douglas pre-emptively denies potential sexual harassment claim. 12:35am. share. Source: Bang Showbiz. Michael Douglas has pre-emptively denied a potential claim that he ...


 

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