Park Geun-hye

Korea’s Ex-Culture Minister Jailed for Operating Talent Blacklist

Former South Korean minister of culture, Cho Yoon-sun has been sent to jail for her part in operating a blacklist of media and entertainment figures …

Korean Peninsula

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Omaha World Herald. January 17, 2018<p>Nebraska has a stake in U.S.-South Korea relationship<p>A Nebraska delegation met last week with government and …

Business

International struggle for ‘comfort women’

RECENTLY, a Manila statue commemorating Filipino “comfort women” has sparked a major controversy. Yet, history cannot be ignored, especially in the …

News (China)

Warming trend keeps rising on Korean Peninsula

A North Korean delegation arrived in South Korea on Sunday to inspect facilities a day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had given the …

North Korea

A history of the unified flag the two Koreas will march under at the Winter Olympics

Among the recent series of diplomatic breakthroughs achieved between South and North Korea is an agreement that the two countries will march under a unified Korean flag at the Winter Olympic games being held in Pyeongchang in February.<p>Though South Korean president Moon Jae-in is hailing the …

Korean Peninsula

U.S. Humiliates South Korea, Threatens North Korea. Trump Undermines North-South Dialogue

<i>Fearing that peace might break out with the two Koreas talking to each other, Washington instructed South Korean President Moon Jae-in to keep the</i> …

North Korea

South Korea President Moon's approval rating drops on Olympics furor

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has fallen to a four-month low, a poll showed on Friday, after a public backlash over a decision for South and North Korea to field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Winter Olympics.<p>Moon's approval rating dropped to 67 …

Olympics

Why aren’t more South Koreans going to their own Olympics?

South Korea has plenty to be excited about right now: It’s holding the 2018 Olympics games in Pyeongchang. North Korea is sending athletes to South …

Korean Peninsula

A Diplomatic Breakthrough—or a North Korean Propaganda Victory

How much do the Olympics matter in a nuclear crisis?<p>It looked like a breakthrough, and in a way it was.North and South Korea announced Wednesday they would not only march together under one flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea’s PyeongChang, but also for the first time at the games …

North Korea

Korea's Biggest Fund Has Got to Think Small

It's time the world's third-largest pension fund looked further than chaebol.<p>It's been more than 12 months since the head of South Korea's National …

Business

South Korea’s president is getting the K-pop idol treatment on his birthday

K-pop fans often go to great lengths to display their love for their idols. It’s common to see large billboards in subway stations or ads in newspapers—even outside of Korea—taken out by fans to celebrate the birthdays of their favorite stars.<p>Now South Korean president Moon Jae-in is getting his …

Korean Peninsula

Japan Balks at Calls for New Apology to South Korea Over ‘Comfort Women’

TOKYO — On matters of history, Japan and South Korea can never seem to agree to disagree.<p>Three days after South Korea said it would not roll back a 2015 accord over women forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese military during World War II, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan rejected on Friday …

News

OFFICIAL: No Cryptocurrency Trading Ban in South Korea, Government Says

The Blue House, the executive office and official residence of the South Korean President, has announced that there will be no cryptocurrency trading …

North Korea

Yes, North Korea could drive a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea

On Jan. 9, North and South Korea met for their first direct talks in two years. The talks focused on issues that aren’t especially contentious, including North Korea’s participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea. But talking at all has its risks.<p>In particular, critics warn that …

North Korea

Bitcoin Prices Fall After South Korea Cracks Down On Exchanges

South Korean police raided several cryptocurrency exchange businesses this week, including Coinone and Bithumb, as part of a nation-wide crackdown to …

Business

Winter Olympics 2018: Organisers sweat over using venues post-Games; storing frozen fish among solutions offered - Firstpost

<b>Seoul</b>: Thousands of fans will pack the futuristic Gangneung Oval for the Olympic speed skating competition next month. But afterwards, one suggestion …

Olympics

Pew survey gauges Japanese confidence in media coverage at 65%

A U.S. think tank survey released Friday found that 65 percent of Japanese saw the domestic media as doing very or somewhat well at reporting news …

South Korea

South Korea ended its review of its ‘comfort women’ deal with Japan. Here’s what you need to know.

On Tuesday, the South Korean government wrapped up a months-long process of reviewing a landmark 2015 agreement with Japan over the “comfort women” issue. In the agreement, Japan apologized for the sexual enslavement of Korean women in military brothels before and during World War II. It also …

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