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[Seoul] South Korea's Kospi stock index rose on Friday. The Korean won climbed in the local platform and bond yields rose. At 0630 GMT, the Kospi was up 8.51 points or 0.34 per cent at 2,496.42. The won was quoted at 1,064.8 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform, 0.68 per cent firmer than its ...
Slightly more than half a year into his administration, liberal South Korean president Moon Jae-in is altering the geopolitical course of his country. No longer content to be seen as subordinate to the US, Moon is striking out on his own as a middle power. Among his activities are attempting to improve ...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday that he cannot accept Seoul's demand that Tokyo take further measures - including another apology - over its wartime use of " comfort women". Under a "final and irreversible" deal struck in 2015, Tokyo gave an apology and 1 billion yen (S$12 million) for ...
Several news outlets had earlier implied that the decision was already made, and that Seoul was getting ready to ban all domestic crypto exchanges. New proposed legislation in South Korea seeks to ban anonymous accounts and prevent financial institutions from settling transactions for unidentified ...
Seoul - The successive deaths of four newborns at a hospital's intensive care unit in Seoul last month were caused by blood poisoning from a bacterial infection, police said on Friday (Jan 12), Yonhap news agency reported. Blood tests on the infants showed that all of them were infected with Citrobacter ...

Seoul - Choe Ryong Hae, regarded as the right-hand man of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been appointed to head the ruling party's organization and guidance department, South Korea's Unification Ministry confirmed on Thursday. With the appointment, Choe, a vice chairman of the workers' ...
The Overwatch League's first night of competition kicked off with hundreds of thousands tuning in on Twitch to watch a slightly tuned up broadcast, OWL's experienced commentating crew, and two boring, lopsided opening games. Both the Los Angeles Valiant and the Los Angeles Gladiators steamrolled ...
The call comes a day after representatives from North and South Korea held day-long negotiations in the demilitarized zone, where Pyongyang agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics and to hold talks with Seoul to ease military tensions. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders ...
The meeting comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed in his New Year's address his wish to improve inter-Korean ties and send a delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and after Seoul and Washington agreed to postpone annual joint military exercises, which Pyongyang sees ...
(Seoul) - Singaporean fans of San Francisco's Tartine Bakery will not have to travel so far for their pastry treats from February. The award winning bakery is opening its first overseas branch in Seoul's hip Hannam Dong area on Feb 9. And there are plans to open three to four more Tartine Korea outlets ...
Seoul: South Korea will seek discussions on resuming reunions of separated families at this week's inter-Korean talks, Seoul's top delegate said on Monday (Jan 8), as the North trumpeted the importance of achieving reunification. The two Koreas agreed last week to hold their first official dialogue in more ...
Ties between North and South Korea have been frozen since late 2015, as Seoul has sided with its main security ally, the United States, against a recent spate of nuclear and missile tests by Pyongyang. In its most recent test on Nov 29, the North Korean regime fired its biggest and most powerful missile.
TRAVELING to Korea soon? Here are some tips that will surely come in handy as soon as you set foot in Seoul, the Asian country's capital. The land of K-pop and oppa is among the top destinations that Filipinos would love to visit one day. I say this because I often hear colleagues, friends, and even family ...
Apartments for three generations of the same family are stacked inside this multi-storey house in Seoul, which features brick cladding that is perforated to create screens in front of some of the windows. Dongsimwon house is located in the South Korean capital's densely populated Mok 2-dong, where poor ...
The year 2017 marked a highpoint in U.S.-North Korean tensions with the United States continuing to maintain that the military option was still on the table. Though nuclear threats have also been exchanged, one of the oft-quoted retaliatory capability of North Korea has been its ability to devastate Seoul ...
Seoul: South Korea has proposed sending a five-member delegation led by a government minister to rare talks with North Korea next week, the Unification Ministry in Seoul said Saturday (Jan 6). The offer came a day after the two Koreas agreed to hold their first official dialogue in more than two years to ...

dolls mascot of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games, white tiger "Soohorang" are seen at the shop in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the Winter Olympics in ...
On January 4, the Chinese foreign ministry announced that Beijing will send Kong Xuanyou, vice foreign minister and special representative of the Chinese government on the Korean peninsular affairs, to Seoul. This development comes immediately after North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un ...
A South Korean government report casting doubts over the 2015 agreement with Japan on the "comfort women" issue is a source of concern for diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Seoul. South Korean president Moon Jae-in said the report released at the end of last year made it clear that the accord, ...
Seoul says North Korea has agreed to hold high-level talks with South Korea next Tuesday. By The Associated Press. Seoul, South Korea -- Jan 4, 2018, 8:52 PM ET. 0 Shares. email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Seoul says North Korea has agreed to hold high-level talks with South Korea next Tuesday.
An investment fund backed by Anbang insurance's Korean subsidiary has purchased the Metro Tower in Seoul from real estate fund manager Angelo, Gordon and Company and local partner Vestas investment management, according to accounts in the Korean media. The fund invested by Tongyang Life ...
However, its aggressive handling of relations with Taiwan, which it insists is a "breakaway province," as well as its strained ties with Seoul and Tokyo has given substance to the accusations that stocked Bannon's hour-long speech. The People's Liberation army (PLA) Air Force has pierced through the ...
A report by the National Security strategy (INSS) under Seoul's spy agency, said that North Korea may view its attendance as "help" for the south. The report said: "In exchange for that, it cannot be ruled out that it would demand Seoul lift economic sanctions against it and resume economic cooperative ...
South Korea has seized a Panama-flagged ship suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in breach of UN sanctions, a report said Sunday. The 5,100-tonne KOTI was detained two weeks ago at the South's port of Pyeongtaek-Dangjin and its crew are being investigated over the alleged ...
It took eight years of hard work and required travelling 10,000 kilometres for a final exam, but a Bay Roberts man has achieved his grand master eighth-degree black belt in taekwondo. "I was very excited … I attribute this to my family, my friends, my students and my community," said Wes Earle, who has run ...
Seoul - South Korea has seized a Panama-flagged ship suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in breach of U.N. sanctions, a report said Sunday. The 5,100-ton KOTI was detained two weeks ago at the South's port of Pyeongtaek-Dangjin and its crew are being investigated over the alleged ...
Seoul • The Seoul metropolitan government has banned the South Korean city's caffeine-loving commuters from bringing takeaway coffee cups on board public buses, according to media reports. The move aims to make bus travel safer and reduce possibility of disputes, city officials said yesterday, ...
He said: "I am predicting that as a consequence of this collision between Trump and Kim Jong-un there will be a mass evacuation from the South Korean capital, Seoul." North Korea GETTY. The shock forecast would be the largest mass evacuation in history. Korean GETTY. Drills held by South Korean ...
South Korean authorities seized a Hong Kong tanker after it was found to have secretly transferred 600 tons of refined petroleum to a North Korean vessel in international waters in October, in a brazen breach of UN sanctions. Acting on intelligence provided by the US - including surveillance photos of an ...
A woman was killed and 16 others injured, one of the critically, after a 70-tonne crane fell onto a bus in South Korea's capital, Seoul. Witnesses told how they heard a "huge bang" when the neck of the crane smashed through the roof of the bus. A 53-year-old woman, named only by her surname, Kim was ...
That drew an angry response from Japan's foreign minister, Taro Kono, who warned that bilateral ties would become "unmanageable" if Seoul failed to honour the agreement, in which both sides pledged to resolve the dispute "finally and irreversibly". Kono said in a statement: "The Japan-South Korea ...
A North Korean soldier has defected to South Korea, crossing the Demilitarized Zone, Seoul's defense ministry said. Emerging from a thick fog, the "low-ranking" soldier, reportedly 19 years old, appeared in front of a guard post around 8 a.m. Thursday, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported.
SeoulSouth Korea's Defence Ministry has announced that it will launch a special team on North Korea in an organisational shift aimed at responding more effectively to increased nuclear and missile threats from the communist neighbour, Yonhap news agency reported. Under the plan approved at a ...
The awards ceremony previously released details about the awards that will be given out at the event, which will be held on January 25, 2018 at Gocheok Sky Dome. Soompi.Display.News.English.300x250.BTF Soompi.Mobile.English.300x250.ATF. Four of the awards will take into consideration direct ...
Seoul says its new sanctions highlight risks of doing biz with NK ... Seoul announced Sunday its fresh sanctions on Pyongyang, blacklisting 20 North Korean entities and 12 individuals suspected of assisting the North's ... This file photo shows Baik Tae-hyun, spokesman at Seoul`s unification ministry.
Stockholm - Faced with constant missile and nuclear threats from its belligerent northern neighbor, South Korea is boosting its arms sales and aims to become a major exporter, a study said Monday. South Korea's arms industry accounted for 2.2 percent of global top 100 producers' sales in 2016, the ...
The South Korean government on Sunday announced fresh unilateral sanctions against 20 North Korean entities and 12 North Korean individuals, in order to try and limit the financial activities linked to the development of Pyongyang's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons. The new unilateral sanctions ...
Squeeze in a spot of sightseeing in South Korean city of Seoul ... With a population of 25.6m, Seoul is home to more than half of all South Koreans. ... Flying into Seoul, over the of sprawling metropolis, there were skyscrapers as far as the eye could see - nestled against a mountainous backdrop, they ...
Seoul is a thriving, bustling city that's practically a pilgrimage destination for esports fanatics. After all, this ... With its competitive gaming roots dating back more than 20 years, Seoul and South Korea's long-running history is the focus of the latest episode of our esports documentary series, Part of the Game.
North Korea TAUNTED by Seoul - there's 'NO EVIDENCE' Kim can start nuclear war. NORTH Korea's military programme has been mocked by the South who doubt Kim Jong-un's ability to strike the west. By Vincent Wood. PUBLISHED: 08:19, Thu, Dec 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 08:50, Thu, Dec 7, 2017 ...
Seoul's official tourism website crashed after BTS released a free song to promote South Korea's capital city. "With Seoul" is an ambient pop track with soaring orchestral elements that features the septet singing about their love for the city, poising Seoul as a city ideal for refreshing a person's spirit.
This Nov. 29, 2017, image provided by the North Korean government on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, third from left, and what the North Korean government calls the Hwasong-15 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, in North Korea. independent journalists were not given ...
Marking its expansion into the public sector, Samsung SDS, the IT branch of the electronics giant, announced that it will now be working with ...
'Seoul Success Awards' hosted by The Seoul Shinmun and Seoul Shimun STV held its 9th annual ceremony on November 27 at Grand Hyatt ...
The Communist Party in Beijing has been waging economy warfare against Seoul all year, from sanctions of varying types to even cancelling ...
The South Korean government will warn companies planning to invest in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), South Korea's Vice Minister for ...
According to Korea Herald report, Samsung SDS has signed a deal with the Seoul Metropolitan government to help develop its "information ...
Three North Korean soldiers look at the South side near the spot where a North Korean soldier crossed the border on Nov. 13, at the ...
Seoul - For decades, it was a hidden oil depot that held enough reserves to power South Korea's capital city for a month, if needed.


 

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