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  • [Box Office] Movies in theaters this week
    par 2011025 le 22/11/2019 à 10:06

    Black Money(Korea)Opened Nov. 13Crime, DramaDirected by Chung Ji-youngAn employee of the Financial Supervisory Service is killed in an accident. An employee of a bank takes her own life, putting the blame on alleged sexual harassment by public prosecutor Yang Min-hyeok (Cho Jin-woong). Seeking to […]

  • [Travel Bits] Festivals and sights across Korea
    par 2011025 le 22/11/2019 à 10:02

    Chrysanthemum Exhibition of the Garden of Morning Calm (1)Visitors to the Chrysanthemum Exhibition can enjoy the blazing fall foliage of nearby Chungnyeongsan and the golden waves created by the pine trees, as well as the myriad fully bloomed chrysanthemums covering just about every corner of the […]

  • [Weekender] Vietnamese coffee and sandwiches in Seoul
    par 2017009 le 22/11/2019 à 9:52

    To refresh oneself with Vietnamese coffee in Seoul, Cong Caphe in Yeonnam-dong, western Seoul, is the prime destination. The successful Hanoi-based cafe chain offers visitors a glimpse inside Vietnamese cafe culture, serving various Vietnamese-style coffees and coffee variation drinks, such as the […]

  • [Weekender] Taiwan arrives on Korean cafe scene
    par 2003057 le 22/11/2019 à 9:46

    Myeong-dong is a symbolic battlefield in Korea’s franchise world. To be considered successful, one has to have a store or two there -- ideally right at the center of the busy tourist district. New store openings and closures are watched by many for signs of changes in food trends. A visit to […]

  • Esper says he has no regrets about postponing S. Korea-US drills
    par yonhap2017 le 22/11/2019 à 9:01

    US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday he has no regrets about postponing military exercises between South Korea and the United States, even though North Korea snubbed the gesture as meaningless to efforts to revive diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang.Esper made the remark to […]

  • Top diplomats of S. Korea, US hold phone talks on GSOMIA, defense cost sharing
    par yonhap2017 le 22/11/2019 à 8:52

    The top diplomats of South Korea and the United States held telephone talks late Thursday and discussed a soon-to-expire military information-sharing pact between Seoul and Tokyo, and their ongoing defense cost-sharing negotiations, Seoul's foreign ministry said. The phone talks between Foreign […]

  • Ex-minister grilled for 9 1/2 hours, remains silent on second summons
    par 2016026 le 21/11/2019 à 9:35

    Former Justice Minister Cho Kuk was grilled by prosecutors for about 9 1/2 hours on Thursday for a second time, questioned in relation to his family’s alleged wrongdoings.The questioning, which took place at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors Office, comes a week after Cho attended the […]

  • OECD cuts growth outlook for S. Korea to 2 percent
    par khyonhap le 21/11/2019 à 8:47

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Thursday slashed its growth outlook for South Korea's economy this year to 2 percent amid a slowdown in global trade.The OECD's outlook represented a drop from its previous forecast of 2.1 percent in September. It said the South […]

  • Moon wished for N.K leader's participation in ASEAN summit to create int'l support for peace: Cheong Wa Dae
    par khyonhap le 21/11/2019 à 8:40

    The office of President Moon Jae-in expressed regret Thursday that North Korea rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong-un to visit South Korea for the upcoming summit with Southeast Asian nations, saying Moon wants a joint opportunity to drum up international support for the Korea peace […]

  • Local PEF chosen as preferred bidder to buy SKC Kolon PI
    par khyonhap le 21/11/2019 à 8:30

    A local private equity fund was selected the preferred bidder on Thursday to acquire a controlling stake in SKC Kolon PI Inc., a joint venture between South Korea's SKC Co. and Kolon Industries Inc. that makes polyimide (PI) film. SKC and Kolon Industries said they've selected Glenwood PE as the […]

  • [Graphic News] S. Korea ranks among top OECD member countries in treatment of cancer: data
    par 2000014 le 21/11/2019 à 6:25

     South Korea ranks as one of the leading members among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in the treatment of cancer, medical data showed. The 2019 Health at a Glance report released by the Paris-based organization said Asia’s fourth-largest economy had […]

  • [Around the Hotels] Promotions and Packages
    par Park Yuna le 21/11/2019 à 6:10

    Year-end afternoon tea at Park Hyatt Seoul Park Hyatt Seoul’s The Lounge is offering the “Festive Afternoon Tea” to celebrate the Christmas and year-end season. The afternoon tea set includes honey cheese panini, bulgogi sandwich and mushroom cream soup. Desserts that resemble […]

  • Esper: Unaware of any plans to withdraw troops from S. Korea
    par khyonhap le 21/11/2019 à 5:53

    US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Thursday he has not heard of any plans to withdraw some American troops from South Korea unless Seoul sharply raises its share of the cost of US troop presence, according to Reuters.Esper made the remarks during a trip to Vietnam when asked about reports by a […]

  • Hyundai Capital expands presence in Brazil
    par a2016033 le 21/11/2019 à 5:42

    Hyundai Capital, the financing arm of South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group, is expanding its presence in Brazil with new retail financial products, officials said Thursday.The financial firm’s joint venture with Santander Brasil -- Banco Hyundai Capital Brasil -- which was launched in […]

  • Copy_[테스트] 내일 눈 없이 포근한 '소설'…부산 낮 최고기온 20도
    par Ahn So-yeon le 21/11/2019 à 5:31

    내일 눈 없이 포근한 '소설'…부산 낮 최고기온 20도금요일이자 24절기 중 첫눈이 내린다는 […]

  • KB Kookmin Card acquires 80% stake in Indonesian credit finance firm
    par Bae Hyunjung le 21/11/2019 à 5:21

    KB Kookmin Card, the credit card operator of KB Financial Group, will take over a major credit finance company in Indonesia, in a move to expand its presence in Southeast Asia. The company’s board has signed off a deal to purchase an 80 percent stake in Indonesia’s PT. Finansia […]

  • Biegun downplays N. Korea’s deadline for nuke talks
    par 2008012 le 21/11/2019 à 5:18

    US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said Wednesday that the US will continue its efforts to hold denuclearization talks with the North until the matter is resolved, dismissing the year-end deadline set by the regime. “We do not have a year-end deadline. ... That’s […]

  • S. Korea ready to support Asia's second-largest theme park: minister
    par yonhap2017 le 21/11/2019 à 5:13

    South Korea's finance minister said Thursday that the government will spare no effort for the completion of a multi-billion-dollar project to build Asia's second-largest theme park in the country.South Korean retail giant Shinsegae is set to break ground for the 4.57 trillion-won ($3.8 billion) […]

  • Kakao becomes largest shareholder of internet-only bank
    par 2017014 le 21/11/2019 à 5:00

    Kakao is set to become the largest shareholder of its internet-only bank on Friday, marking it as the first nonfinancial services firm to have majority stake in a South Korean lender. The Financial Services Commission on Wednesday approved Korea Investment Holdings’ request to transfer 15 […]

  • National Security Council convened as GSOMIA nears end
    par 2006030 le 21/11/2019 à 4:49

    Top South Korean officials on Thursday continued reviewing Korea-Japan issues, with the looming expiration of the military intelligence sharing agreement with Japan. On Thursday, the National Security Council was convened, raising speculations that Seoul’s decision on the General Security of […]

  • [Anders Fogh Rasmussen] Building Euro-Japanese alliance of hope for world
    par khnews le 21/11/2019 à 4:42

    Geography aside, Japan and the European Union have never been so close. With Europe’s long-standing transatlantic ties under strain, and China presenting a challenge as well as an opportunity, the EU has sought like-minded allies in the Pacific. And there is none better than Japan.The […]

  • [Daniel Moss] Malaysia’s disappearing opportunity
    par khnews le 21/11/2019 à 4:42

    When a nonagenarian political veteran runs a campaign promising change, it’s only a matter of time before that message comes full circle. For Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, that means succession planning can’t be delayed any longer.In May 2018, Mahathir pulled off a […]

  • [Arnold Fang] South Korea must not expose North Koreans to risk of torture
    par khnews le 21/11/2019 à 4:42

    The South Korean government’s decision on Nov. 8 to deport two fishermen originally from North Korea exposed the men to the risk of torture and other ill treatments in the North, and was unlawful under international law. The government returned the two fishermen to North Korea within a week […]

  • [Editorial] Tall order
    par khnews le 21/11/2019 à 4:42

    It is regrettable that the US is pressing Seoul harder than ever, despite a backlash from South Koreans, to increase to exorbitant levels its share of the cost of keeping American troops on its soil.In a rare sight, the US negotiating team walked out of the third round of defense cost-sharing talks […]

  • [Herald Interview] Aionco Korea aims to become Korea’s Amazon for K-beauty
    par 2015006 le 21/11/2019 à 4:29

    Aionco Korea, a South Korean business-to-business platform of K-beauty products for global e-commerce, was established in 2015. Within four years, the Korean platform that connects local cosmetics suppliers with foreign buyers all over the world has garnered over 500 vendors representing markets in […]

  • CJ Healthcare’s K-CAB Tab makes inroads into Thailand
    par 2016021 le 21/11/2019 à 4:20

    CJ Healthcare said Thursday it will export its original gastroesophageal reflux disease drug to Thailand’s Pond’s Chemical. K-CAB Tab (tegoprazan) is listed as the 30th new drug developed by a Korean company. It acquired commercial approval from South Korea’s Ministry of Food and […]

  • 19 fast-food outlets fail health inspections in two-week crackdown
    par herald003 le 21/11/2019 à 4:19

    Several fast-food outlets were found to have violated the health code in recent inspections by the Food and Drug Safety Ministry.According to the ministry, 19 of 147 burger restaurants across the country failed health inspections during a two-week crackdown from Nov. 1-15.  The inspections […]

  • LG and Kakao join hands to promote blockchain
    par 2016021 le 21/11/2019 à 4:19

    LG’s IT solutions affiliate LG CNS and Kakao’s blockchain subsidiary Ground X joined hands with a view to expanding the use of blockchain and applying it to diverse business areas, the firms said Thursday.The two companies agreed to a strategic partnership to build mutually compatible […]

  • [Newsmaker] Hwang at a loss
    par Choi Si-young le 21/11/2019 à 4:16

    “Pray for me,” Liberty Korea Party Chairman Hwang Kyo-ahn said softly, audible only to people near him.  He was addressing a line of supporters one by one -- most appeared to be in their 50s and beyond -- at the site of his hunger strike in front of Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday.Hwang […]

  • Kia unveils all-new K5 with interactive tech, bold design
    par 2005016 le 21/11/2019 à 4:13

    Kia unveiled the third generation of its bestselling sedan K5 on Thursday and commenced preorders, highlighting its futuristic design and interactive voice control technology.Through the use of “active” interaction technology, passengers can control the air conditioner, air filtering, […]

  • Suicides of 3 families in less than 20 days raises alarm
    par jwc le 21/11/2019 à 3:41

    A family of three and a woman living with them were found dead in a public rental apartment in Incheon, marking the third apparent family suicide reported in the past 20 days.According to the Incheon Gyeyang Police Station on Wednesday, the local fire authorities found a woman, 48, her son, 23, and […]

  • Chef sues Michelin Guide for listing his restaurant against his wish
    par 2017009 le 21/11/2019 à 3:38

    Controversy surrounding Michelin Guide Seoul now shows no signs of abating, as a South Korean chef has accused the fine dining guide of the crime of “insult” for including his restaurant on its list. On Nov. 15, chef Eo Yun-gwon, 49, who runs modern Italian eatery Ristorante Eo in […]

  • Trump hints at tariff exemptions for Apple, citing Samsung
    par 2016026 le 21/11/2019 à 3:34

    Chances are good that the United States may exempt Apple from China tariffs, with President Donald Trump citing competition from Samsung for the local smartphone market, news reports suggested Thursday. During his Wednesday visit to Apple’s laptop manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas, […]

  • N. Korea says leader Kim will not attend upcoming ASEAN summit in South Korea
    par khyonhap le 21/11/2019 à 3:15

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will not attend a special summit that South Korea will host for Southeast Asian leaders next week, turning down President Moon Jae-in's invitation to the event, Pyongyang's state media said Thursday. Moon sent a personal letter on Nov. 5 to invite Kim to the South […]

  • GS E&C introduces big data-based smart home system
    par yonhap2017 le 21/11/2019 à 3:15

    GS E&C introduces big data-based smart home systemGS Engineering & Construction Corp., a major builder in South Korea, on Thursday introduced a big data-based smart home system that can control the living environments of people's residences with deep learning technologies. GS E&C said […]

  • Paris Korea Center opens to spearhead second coming of Hallyu
    par 2011025 le 21/11/2019 à 2:53

    Paris -- The ceramic vases and Hangeul-inspired tables on display and the Korean cuisine experience zone right smack in the heart of Paris are a testament to the power of Hallyu, as the government-run Korean Cultural Center reopened at a new venue on Wednesday as the Paris Korea Center.Nearly four […]

  • Army division commander under probe over destroying Sewol documents
    par sophie le 21/11/2019 à 1:46

    The military prosecution is investigating an incumbent Army division commander who is suspected of ordering his staff to shred documents on the 2014 Sewol ferry sinking while he was working at the presidential office in 2017.Kwon Young-ho, commander of the Army’s 22th Division, allegedly […]

  • Income gap in S. Korea narrows in Q3
    par yonhap2017 le 21/11/2019 à 12:40

    South Korea's household income inequality narrowed in the third quarter of 2019 from a year earlier, data showed Thursday, as employment situations of the low-income bracket improved amid efforts to bridge the income gap.The average household earned 4.87 million won ($4,100) per month in the […]

  • US committed to maintaining current level of troops in S. Korea: defense ministry
    par khyonhap le 21/11/2019 à 11:59

    The United States reaffirmed its commitment to maintain the current level of US troops in South Korea during last week's annual defense ministers' meeting, the defense ministry here said Thursday.  It was the ministry's response to some media reports that the US is considering bringing a […]

  • [News Focus] OECD’s debt data suggests Korea’s inherent risks
    par 2010027 le 21/11/2019 à 11:56

    SEJONG -- A large proportion of middle-aged South Koreans have become hugely indebted to financial firms over the past few years due to their apartment purchases.The previous Park Geun-hye administration provided them with relaxed loan terms in a bid to induce as many households as possible to […]

  • Samsung unveils voice-controlled AI speaker
    par yonhap2017 le 21/11/2019 à 11:37

    Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday introduced a new voice-controlled artificial intelligence speaker compatible with a comprehensive range of home appliances regardless of their brand or ability to connect to the internet.The Korean tech giant showcased the Galaxy Home Mini during Samsung Bixby […]

  • S. Korea eyes striking FTAs with 12 more countries by 2022
    par yonhap2017 le 21/11/2019 à 11:05

    South Korea's trade ministry said Thursday it plans to strike free trade agreements with 12 more countries by 2022, which will further allow Asia's No. 4 economy to expand its presence covering around 90 percent of the world's combined gross domestic product with its FTAs. "Amid growing […]

  • No military exemption for BTS under new government proposal
    par 2016012 le 21/11/2019 à 11:04

    K-pop group BTS will not be exempted from military duty, the government said Thursday, announcing a new amendment to the military service law.All able-bodied young Korean men are required to serve in the military for about two years, with limited exemptions offered for those with outstanding […]

  • LG Uplus partners with Nreal to launch AR glasses in early 2020
    par yonhap2017 le 21/11/2019 à 10:51

    LG Uplus Corp. said Thursday it has signed an exclusive deal with mixed reality display developer Nreal to launch augmented reality glasses in South Korea in early 2020.The Korean telecom operator unveiled Nreal Light AR glasses by the Beijing-based startup to show off its AR applications on LG […]

  • S. Korea's exports down 9.6 % in first 20 days of November
    par yonhap2017 le 21/11/2019 à 10:49

    South Korea's exports fell 9.6 percent in the first 20 days of November mainly due to decreased shipments of semiconductors and ships, customs data showed Thursday.The country's exports stood at $28.2 billion in the Nov. 1-20 period, compared with $31.2 billion in the same period last year, […]

  • Ex-Justice Minister Cho refuses to answer prosecutors’ questions 
    par Choi Si-young le 21/11/2019 à 10:06

    On Thursday morning, ex-Justice Minister Cho Kuk appeared before the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office for a second round of questioning.He reportedly refused to answer prosecutors’ questions, just as he had at the last round of questioning.On Nov. 14 during the initial round […]

  • S. Korea to scale down operation of coal plants over winter
    par yonhap2017 le 21/11/2019 à 9:59

    South Korea's industry ministry said Thursday it will scale down the operations of local coal plants to 80 percent of their capacity starting in December in a broader effort to deal with a spike in fine dust here.The ceiling will come into effect from December to February 2020, according to the […]

  • Biegun says no country gets 'free ride' on shared defense burdens
    par khyonhap le 21/11/2019 à 9:11

    WASHINGTON -- US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said Wednesday that South Korea is an important US ally but no country gets a "free ride" on shared defense burdens.Biegun, who has been nominated as deputy secretary of state, appeared to underscore Washington's position in […]

  • NK vice FM renews calls for US to drop 'hostile policy'
    par khyonhap le 21/11/2019 à 9:08

    SEOUL/MOSCOW -- A senior North Korean diplomat on Wednesday renewed calls for Washington to drop its "hostile policy" against Pyongyang, saying denuclearization could be discussed again in future talks only after such a policy is abolished.First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui made the remarks […]

  • Biegun believes NK can still make choice to denuclearize
    par khyonhap le 21/11/2019 à 9:05

    WASHINGTON -- US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said Wednesday that he has not seen concrete evidence that North Korea plans to dismantle its nuclear weapons program but believes Pyongyang can still make that choice.Biegun made the remark before the US Senate Foreign […]

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