Latest news from South Korea, in Korean newspapers

Japanese chief cabinet secretary makes four-day visit to US
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga discussed solidarity on North Korea-related issues and the thorough implementation of related sanctions in a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike (...)
The Hankyoreh - 11 May 2019
Wise Honest sized by US is N. Korea’s second largest cargo ship
The cargo ship Wise Honest, whose seizure the US government announced on May 9, is reportedly North Korea’s second largest cargo ship. While the US has previously filed charges against North Korean (...)
The Hankyoreh - 11 May 2019
Biegun refrains from public remarks during South Korea visit
During a visit to South Korea, Stephen Biegun, the US State Department’s special representative for North Korea, canceled all public statements he was scheduled to make on May 10. About the only (...)
The Hankyoreh - 11 May 2019
[News analysis] A vicious cycle of rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula in NK-US tit-for-tat
The US Donald Trump administration is pursuing tough measures against North Korea with its announcement of the seizure of a North Korean vessel for sanctions violations as well as the initiation of (...)
The Hankyoreh - 11 May 2019
[Photo] 2 Samsung Biologics execs arrested on suspicions of destroying evidence
Two executives from Samsung Biologics have been arrested on suspicion of hiding and destroying evidence regarding the company’s accounting fraud charges. On May 10, Seoul Central District Court (...)
The Hankyoreh - 11 May 2019
[Photo] Lotte finishes building petrochemical plant in Louisiana
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon and Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin attended a ceremony celebrating the completion of a Lotte Chemical petrochemical plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on (...)
The Hankyoreh - 11 May 2019
[Photo] Intermediate egret chicks hatching caught on film
Three intermediate egret chicks have been captured hatching near the Taehwa River in the Ulsan area. On May 10, the city of Ulsan publicly released video footage of the three chicks hatching and (...)
The Hankyoreh - 11 May 2019
ILO openly calls for S. Korea’s ratification of conventions before proceeding with legislation
The International Labour Organization (ILO) openly called on the South Korean government to ratify key conventions before proceeding with related legislation. Coming amid conflicts over the (...)
The Hankyoreh - 10 May 2019
White House says US won’t intervene in S. Korea’s provision of humanitarian aid to N. Korea
While reconfirming its policy of imposing pressure and sanctions on North Korea, the Trump administration stated that it won’t intervene in the South Korean government’s plans to provide humanitarian (...)
The Hankyoreh - 10 May 2019
Trump says US looking “very seriously” into N. Korea’s projectile launch
US President Donald Trump said that the US is looking “very seriously” at North Korea’s test-launch of two suspected short-range missiles on the afternoon of May 9. “Nobody is happy about it,” he (...)
The Hankyoreh - 10 May 2019
Moon emphasizes peace and “New Korean Peninsula” system in column for German paper
“The New Korean Peninsula System is a peace economy based on a virtuous cycle in which peace leads to economic development, further reinforcing peace. The foundation for this achievement is the will (...)
The Hankyoreh - 10 May 2019
Moon says N. Korea isn’t trying to sabotage dialogue
During an interview on May 9, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that, while he is concerned about North Korea’s launch of what is presumed to be a short-range missile, the North isn’t trying to (...)
The Hankyoreh - 10 May 2019
[News analysis] Questions about Kim Jong-un’s intentions behind projectile launches
North Korea test-launched projectiles believed to be short-range missiles from the Kusong area of North Pyongan Province on May 9 – five days after multiple-rocket launchers and a tactical (...)
The Hankyoreh - 10 May 2019
[Editorial] North’s missile launches only raise tensions while justifying tougher sanctions
On May 9, North Korea fired two projectiles that are presumed to be short-range missiles. This show of force came just five days after the North launched tactical guided missiles and large-caliber (...)
The Hankyoreh - 10 May 2019
[Photo] “May Stools” honoring May 18 installed in front of Myeongdong Cathedral
Sculptures honoring the spirit of the May 18 Gwangju Democratization Movement have been installed in front of Seoul’s Myeongdong Cathedral, a symbolic site of the South Korean democratization (...)
The Hankyoreh - 10 May 2019
[Photo] Unification exhibition to be held in Daegu’s Gukchae Park on June 11
A unification exhibition featuring North Korea’s food and traditional games will be held at Gukchae-bosang Memorial Park in Daegu on June 11, from 10 am to 6 pm. A total of 22 booths will be (...)
The Hankyoreh - 10 May 2019
[Photo] Memorial exhibition for Kim Bok-dong kicks off at Seoul’s Women and War Museum
The opening ceremony to an exhibition honoring the late women’s rights activist Kim Bok-dong, a former comfort woman who became an advocate of global peace and women’s rights, was held at the Women (...)
The Hankyoreh - 10 May 2019
Patients injected with gene therapy treatment initiate class action lawsuit against Kolon Life (...)
Patients who received injections of Invossa-K Inj. for degenerative arthritis initiated legal procedures to claim collective damages amid fears that the alteration of a major component of the (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 9 May 2019
Patients injected with gene therapy treatment initiate class action lawsuit against Kolon Life (...)
Patients who received injections of Invossa-K Inj. for degenerative arthritis initiated legal procedures to claim collective damages amid fears that the alteration of a major component of the (...)
The Hankyoreh - 9 May 2019
N. Korea indirectly calls for removal of travel ban for NK nationals to Japan before bilateral (...)
A North Korean official indirectly called for Japan to remove entry bans on North Korean nationals in response to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s declaration of willingness to hold a North (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 9 May 2019
N. Korea indirectly calls for removal of travel ban for NK nationals to Japan before bilateral (...)
A North Korean official indirectly called for Japan to remove entry bans on North Korean nationals in response to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s declaration of willingness to hold a North (...)
The Hankyoreh - 9 May 2019



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