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 2018-04-26 19:04 

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Pompeo sworn in as new U.S. secretary of state...

Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, was sworn in Thursday after winning the confirmation of the Senate....

 2018-04-26 18:00 

Yonhap News

Pohang earthquake may have been caused by geothermal power plant: report...

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake that struck South Korea's southeastern city of Pohang may have been caused by a geothermal power plant located adjacent to the city, a research report said Friday....

 2018-04-26 17:10 

Yonhap News

Trump says 3 or 4 dates being tossed for Kim summit...

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that three or four dates are under review for his potential meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

First Moon-Kim talks...

Both leaders should engage in frank discussion for peace...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Nine ranking officials to accompany N.K. leader...

Nine key aides to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will accompany him on his trip to the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom this week for a historic summit, a presidential official said Thursday. The high-ranking entourage consisting of senior party,...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Panmunjeom: Standing witness to decades of border history...

The leaders of the two Koreas meet at Panmunjeom today, the first inter-Korean summit in 11 years and the first at the border village divided in two by the military demarcation line (MDL)....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

'Korail, SR should be run separately for users'...

The government's move to integrate the country's high-speed train operators is leading to concern it is overlooking the consumer benefits that have greatly increased thanks to competition between the two players....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

'Secret Garden' actress Kim Sa-rang breaks leg in Italy...

Actress Kim Sa-rang is recovering from a major surgery after reportedly fracturing her leg while filming in Italy last week. After the accident - which happened around April 19 - the actress, 40, returned to Korea on Monday for surgery, according to media...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Irresponsible portal site...

Naver, Korea's most-visited internet portal, rolled out a new set of restrictions for its online news comment system Wednesday. The changed policy calls for limiting the number of comments a single account can submit as well as that of "likes"...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Suicide No. 1 cause of death for Korean teens...

Suicide was the No. 1 cause of death among teens and young people in South Korea in 2016, with the suicide rate rising over the past decade, a report showed Thursday. According to the report by Statistics Korea, the suicide rate per 100,000 for those aged...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

3,000 journalists crowd summit press center...

At the crack of dawn, Thursday, international journalists began to flock to KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, where the main press center for the inter-Korean summit has been installed. Slightly flushed out of excitement to cover the historic event, jo...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Pope Francis hopes for success of inter-Korean summit...

Pope Francis has prayed for peace on the Korean Peninsula, expressing his support to the upcoming inter-Korean summit, South Korea's presidential office said Thursday. The pope held a special session of prayer Wednesday (local time) at St. Peter's...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Foreign reporters 'optimistic' of Moon-Kim summit...

Foreign reporters at the main press center for today's inter-Korean summit largely said the meeting will play an important role in creating a diplomatic breakthrough for North Korea's denuclearization. But many said progress on the issue hinges on...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Kim to take sister to summit...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong will be among delegates attending the inter-Korean summit, Friday, according to Cheong Wa Dae, Thursday. Chief presidential secretary Im Jong-seok unveiled Thursday a list of nine ranking North Kore...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

GM Korea workers okay salvage deal...

Union workers of GM Korea have voted for the salvage deal that union leaders and management struck earlier this week, paving the way for the carmaker to get itself back on track....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

DAILY FORTUNE - APRIL 27, 2018...
 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Samsung's Q1 profit reaches all-time high...

Samsung Electronics posted a record quarterly operating profit, for the first three months of 2018, mostly powered by better-than-expected memory chip prices and solid sales of its latest flagship smartphone....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

World to watch historic summit...

All eyes will be on Korea Friday as the leaders of the two countries meet at 9:30 a.m. for a historic summit that may pave the way for a resolution to North Korea's decades-long nuclear weapons program. President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Ki...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Inside the US effort to profile the secretive North Korean leader...

U.S. intelligence experts are trying to build a profile of Kim Jong-un to give President Donald Trump a competitive edge in one of the most consequential summits since the Cold War, but they face a huge challenge - figuring out a secretive North Korean ru...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

First Superstar K runner up aims to headline rock festivals...

Cho Mun-geun, a runner-up in the first season of audition TV show "Superstar K," has taken a different path in his music career from his co-stars. Most of the series participants have continued their careers in show business for publicity, but Cho...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Home plus introduces Roncadin Pizza at online mall...

Amid explosive growth of the frozen pizza market, the country's leading retail outlet operator Home plus has joined the battle with pizza sourced from Italy....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Offline retailers forced to close shops...

Lotte Department Store is planning to sell its Anyang branch, a first for the country's top department store chain to completely sell a shop. As shoppers shift from offline to online, it is considering similar plans for other underperforming branches,...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

South Korea, US working together for early appointment of new ambassador to Seoul...

South Korea and the United States have been working together to fill the post of U.S. ambassador to Seoul as soon as possible, the foreign ministry said....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Have a great fall...
 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

South Korea unveils a meeting room for Moon and Kim ahead of the inter-Korea summit...

South Korea unveiled a main meeting room for the inter-Korea summit on Wednesday (April 25) as the two Koreas are set to hold a historic meeting between the leaders....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

AhnLab introduces enhanced cybersecurity platform...

Korean cybersecurity firm AhnLab will launch a new cybersecurity platform that monitors and responds to advanced cyber threats. The firm said Thursday its new AhnLab EDR platform will help companies protect their data from highly malicious and automated m...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Geologists say North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsed...

A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and necessitating monitoring for any leaking radiation. The findings ...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

GDP grows 1.1% on strong exports in 1Q...

The Korean economy expanded 1.1 percent in the first three months of 2018 from the previous quarter on strong exports by semiconductor makers and robust facility investments, the data showed Thursday....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Hyundai Mobis unveils post-spin-off plans...

Hyundai Mobis, which is the key company in Hyundai Motor Group's shareholder restructuring efforts, unveiled its plans for after the proposed spin-off of its modules and after-service divisions....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Summit - taking ownership of our fate...

Often in our history, we Koreans have had our fate determined by others. The division of the nation at the end of World War II was the work of the victors - the United States and the Soviet Union. As the colony of the vanquished Japan, liberation was thru...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

NK unlikely to broadcast summit live...

While the rest of the world will watch today's inter-Korean summit live on TV, people in North Korea are unlikely to see it in real time....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Kim to cross border to South at 9:30 a.m....

President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the truce village of Panmunjeom for their first summit, a top presidential aide said, Thursday. Kim will cross the military demarcation line (MDL) on foot for the s...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Tight security as South Korea prepares for the inter-Korea summit [VIDEO]...

Security was tight at the inter-Korea border area on Thursday (April 26) a day before leaders from the two Koreas will hold their first summit in more than a decade....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Candidates for mayor and education head form alliance...

The Seoul mayor and Seoul superintendent of education's seats are up for grabs in local elections slated for June 13t. Several candidates for Seoul mayor are looking to join hands with candidates for superintendent, creating election alliances....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Bank employees in hot seat for 'excessive' demands...

Maintaining flexibility and a work-life balance is truly an integral part of society and how companies and organizations should operate. There's no debate about that....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

'Elliott's demands go against Fair Trade Act'...

Fair Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Kim Sang-jo pointed out Elliott's recent proposals to Hyundai Motor Group could violate the country's Fair Trade Act, according to industry officials, Thursday. At a forum hosted by a local news outlet, the ant...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Dreaming of 'peace'...

WASHINGTON - Here's a hard truth that's certifiable by any rudimentary review of modern Korean history: the real news about Korea catches almost everyone by surprise....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Korea not considering replacement think tank after USKI's closure...

South Korea is not considering establishing a replacement think tank after its decision to end funding to a Washington-based think tank led to its closure, a state council overseeing research institutes said Thursday....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

South Koreans welcome inter-Korean summit...

South Koreans of all ages are welcoming the inter-Korean summit, with most expressing a positive attitude toward it. Many hope the talks between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will serve as momentum in denuclearizing the reclusi...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Cowardly anonymity...

What could be one of the most cowardly acts of today? Traditionally, on top of the list of cowards used to be those who shoot or stab a man in the back. Those who beat women may be included on the list, too. Lying is also a signature behavior of cowards....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Seoul establishes hotline to prevent sexual harassment...

The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) is aiming to reduce sexual harassment in the workplace by establishing a hotline and implementing harsher punishment. Once proven guilty, the harasser won't be able to hold key positions for several years....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

KOGAS to use distribution stations as hydrogen car charging infrastructure...

PYEONGTAEK, Gyeonggi Province _ Korea Gas Corp. (KOGAS) said Wednesday the state-run liquefied natural gas (LNG) provider will use its gas distributing stations across the country as charging stations for hydrogen cars....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Leaders of two Koreas to hold symbolic tree-planting ceremony...

The leaders of South and North Korea will hold a tree-planting ceremony when they meet this week for an historic summit, as part of efforts to symbolize their wish for peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula, a presidential official said Thursday. Pr...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Inter-Korean summit and China's role...

Tomorrow (Apr. 27), President Moon Jae-in and north Korean leader Kim Jong-un are holding a sensational summit at Panmunjeom, the village which represents the division of the two Koreas. Following the summits of Kim Jong-il with Kim Dae-Jung, and Kim Jong...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

China's old soldiers hope summit brings Korean War closure...

Sixty-five years after the Korean War's guns fell silent, Chinese army veteran Yu Jihua still shudders in the dark of night when a plane rumbles overhead, triggering traumatic memories of death-dealing US bombers. Like shrapnel that was never extracte...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Ambivalence captures pre-summit sentiment...

Korea Times bloggers share their thoughts about Friday's inter-Korean summit in the truce village of Panmunjeom. - ED....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Naver urged to give up on 'online comments'...

Naver is considering an "outlink system" in its online news section amid growing calls to overhaul its news management system. Naver CEO Han Seong-sook told lawmakers of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party the company may consider introducing ...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

South Koreans express their hopes for the outcome of inter-Korea summit [VIDEO]...

Four South Koreans from different walks of life express their hopes for the outcome of the upcoming inter-Korea summit on Friday (April 27)....

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

Hotels going after kids for Children's Day...

Local hotels are going kid-friendly ahead of Children's Day that falls on May 5. To curry favor with their little guests, hotels are coming up with a variety of packages offering a theme park, sport activities and Lego bricks _ and also tasty food. As...

 2018-04-26 12:50 

Korea Times

South Korean residents of border village hope for peace ahead of summit...

South Korean residents of a border village are wishing for lasting peace in their region, ahead of the first summit in a decade between the leaders of the two Koreas....

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