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seoul says north korea has fired its security chief


seoul, south korea (ap) — south korea says north korea fired its state security minister last month, presumably over corruption, abuse of power and torture committed by his agency. unification ministry spokesman jeong joon hee said friday that the sacking of kim won hong, who had been seen as close to leader kim jong un, […]






seoul says north korea has fired its security chief


seoul, south korea (ap) — north korea fired its state security minister last month, presumably over corruption, abuse of power and torture committed by his agency, according to rival south korea’s government on friday. jeong joon hee, spokesman for the unification ministry, said the sacking of kim won hong, who had been seen as close […]






denmark extends detention of woman in s korea investigation


a danish court has extended the detention of the daughter of the former confidante of south korea's president.






mattis criticizes nkorea ahead of talks with japan, skorea


osan air base, south korea (ap) — in his first public remarks abroad as u.s. defense secretary, jim mattis is criticizing north korea for provocative acts that require new consultations with japan and south korea. mattis spoke to reporters aboard his military plane thursday en route to seoul from washington. mattis says he needs to […]






former un chief ban won’t run for south korea presidency


seoul, south korea (ap) — former un secretary-general ban ki-moon said wednesday that he won’t run for south korea’s presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a well-known figure from contention and further stirs the country’s already tumultuous politics. ban, during a hastily arranged news conference, said he was disappointed by the country’s political establishment. he […]






4 reasons n. korea looms over us defense chief's asia trip


north korea will be casting a dark — and nuclear — shadow over u.s. defense secretary jim mattis' first foray abroad.






4 reasons n. korea looms over us defense chief’s asia trip


tokyo (ap) — north korea will be casting a dark — and nuclear — shadow over u.s. defense secretary jim mattis’ first foray abroad. when mattis calls on south korea and japan from wednesday he will be visiting washington’s two staunchest allies in asia. both host tens of thousands of american troops and both will […]






mattis criticizes nkorea ahead of talks with japan, skorea


osan air base, south korea (ap) — in his first public remarks abroad as u.s. defense secretary, jim mattis is criticizing north korea for provocative acts that require new consultations with japan and south korea. mattis spoke to reporters aboard his military plane thursday en route to seoul from washington. mattis says he needs to […]






former un chief ban won't run for south korea presidency


former un secretary-general ban ki-moon said wednesday that he won't run for south korea's presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a well-known figure from contention and further stirs the country's already tumultuous politics.






mattis criticizes nkorea ahead of talks with japan, skorea


in his first public remarks abroad as u.s. defense secretary, jim mattis is criticizing north korea for provocative acts that require new consultations with japan and south korea.






former un chief ban won't run for south korea presidency


former u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon said wednesday that he won't run for south korea's presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a key figure in the scramble to replace impeached president park geun-hye and further stirs the country's already tumultuous politics.






former un chief ban won't run for south korea presidency


former u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon said wednesday that he won't run for south korea's presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a key figure from the scramble to replace impeached president park geun-hye and further stirs the country's already tumultuous politics.






yonhap news agency says former un secretary general ban ki-moon says he won’t ru


seoul, south korea (ap) — yonhap news agency says former un secretary general ban ki-moon says he won’t run for south korea’s presidency.






south korea president’s office to block search of residence


seoul, south korea (ap) — south korea’s presidential office says it won’t allow prosecutors to search the president’s residence as part of an investigation of the m ive corruption scandal that toppled president park geun-hye from power. prosecutors are pushing to question park and search blue house for information around the scandal that led to her […]






did samsung phone fail because s. korea ‘is trying to pick the next steve jobs’?


this week’s quotes cover south korea’s government-industrial complex, boeing’s bombshell-free earnings news, and u.s. restaurants organizing to oppose a federal crackdown on undocumented workers.






south korea president's office to block search of compound


prosecutors will not be allowed to search south korea's presidential compound as part of their investigation of the m ive corruption scandal that toppled president park geun-hye from power, the president's office said thursday.






south korea president's office to block search of residence


south korea's presidential office says it won't allow prosecutors to search the president's residence as part of an investigation of the m ive corruption scandal that toppled president park geun-hye from power.






us warns north korea of ‘overwhelming’ response if nuclear arms used


u.s. president donald trump’s defense secretary warned north korea on friday of an “effective and overwhelming” response if pyongyang chose to use nuclear weapons, as he re ured seoul of steadfast u.s. support at the end of a two-day visit. “any attack on the united states,...






new pentagon chief seeks to re ure nervous asian allies


washington (ap) — by visiting japan and south korea on his first official overseas trip, defense secretary jim mattis is seeking to reinforce key alliances after president donald trump’s paign-trail complaints that defense treaties disa ntaged the united states. the visits also reflect the urgency of concerns on both sides of the pacific about north korea’s […]






at a pyongyang car dealership, only the logos are local


pyongyang, north korea (ap) — salespeople at pyongyang’s premier car dealership wait patiently beside racks of glossy brochures in a showroom filled with that unmistakable new car smell from a couple dozen whistle sedans and oo suvs — all bearing the distinctive, double-pigeon logo of pyonghwa motors, north korea’s only p enger car company. the streets […]






ban ki-moon rules out run for south korea presidency


former un chief once considered a potential presidential candidate denounces 'character ination' by media.






the debate over south korea's 'comfort women'


academic park yu-ha has disputed the widely held narrative of ual slavery and victimi ion under japan during wwii.






korean valentine’s year: 12 romantic celebrations every 14th of the month


february 14 is a day for all lovers all across the globe. however, in korea, the 14th of each month is very important for couples and lovers. let’s find out all the special celebrations happening every 14th of the month and korea’s valentine’s year. diary day (14th january) januray 14 is known as a diary day for […] the post korean valentine’s year: 12 romantic celebrations every 14th of the month appeared first on dumb little man.






newly announced samsung pay mini will work on all android phones


samsung pay mini will launch in south korea during the first quarter of the year, allowing all android users to make online purchases.






mattis warns nkorea against any attack on us or its allies


in an explicit warning to north korea, u.s. defense secretary jim mattis on friday said any use of nuclear weapons by the north on the united states or its allies would be met with what he called an "effective and overwhelming" response.






new pentagon chief seeks to re ure nervous asian allies


by visiting japan and south korea on his first official overseas trip, defense secretary jim mattis is seeking to reinforce key alliances after president donald trump's paign-trail complaints that defense treaties disa ntaged the united states.






wang wins qatar masters after three-man playoff


south korea's jeunghun wang rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to win the qatar masters after a three-way playoff on sunday, clinching his third title on the european tour.






korea’s aim raises $1.6m for its mobile trading service


 seoul-based startup aim has closed $1.6 million in seed funding to bring its artificial intelligence-powered app for financial investments to market in korea, and potentially other parts of asia. the fintech company has developed a system which works alongside existing investment institutions to allow users in korea to make trades and investments via their smartphone. so rather than a… read more






measuring trump's role in u.s. jobs announcements


jobs growth is a centerpiece of president trump’s agenda, but there’s already debate over his role in creating and protecting thousands of u.s. jobs. since election day, several u.s. and foreign companies — as varied as wal-mart stores inc. and south korea’s hyundai motor co. — have unveiled plans...






mattis criticizes nkorea ahead of talks with japan, skorea


in his first public remarks abroad as u.s. defense secretary, jim mattis on thursday criticized north korea for provocative acts and said he would consult with south korean and japanese officials about whether the current strategy for getting the north to curtail or eliminate its nuclear and missile programs is adequate.






nhl still unsure it if will participate in 2018 olympics


there was nothing new on the olympics front for the nhl, commissioner gary bettman said in his state-of-the-league address urday at staples center. whether the nhl will participate in the 2018 winter olympics in pyeongchang, south korea, has been a looming question and bettman addressed it in...






the difference between calling iraq (33 million people) and trump (1 person) 'ev


to the editor: charlotte allen reminds us that george w. bush designated iraq, iran and north korea as constituting an “axis of evil” and that liberals responded at the time by pointing out that addressing entire countries as evil was a bad thing. now, certain liberal pundits have referred to president...






former u.n. chief ban won’t run for s. korea presidency


politics in south korea have been upended by a m ive scandal.       






ap sources: bettman, fehr, bach to meet on nhl and olympics


two people familiar with the gathering say key decision-makers are meeting friday regarding the nhl’s participation in the 2018 olympics in south korea. a person, who spoke thursday to the ociated press on condition of anonymity because an announcement was not made about the development, says the international olympic committee and international ice hockey federation […]






asian shares slip, dollar wobbles as fed keeps rates steady


hong g (ap) — asian markets retreated and the dollar wobbled thursday after the fed kept its key lending rate on hold as expected at its latest policy meeting. keeping score: japan’s benchmark nikkei 225 index slipped 1.2 percent to 18,914.58 as the stronger yen weighed on exporters, while south korea’s pi dipped 0.5 percent […]