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Pompeo says N.K. launches ‘probably’ violated U.N. resolutions

Pompeo says N.K. launches ‘probably’ violated U.N. resolutions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that North Korea “probably” violated United Nations resolutions with its missile launches last month, but that it’s important to focus on the ultimate goal of denuclearization. The U.S. has sent mixed messages regarding the North’s missile launches on May 9, with President Donald Trump saying he views […]

Ex-speed skating coach to stand trial for alleged sexual assaults

Ex-speed skating coach to stand trial for alleged sexual assaults

A former national speed skating coach will stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting South Korean Olympic short track champion Shim Suk-hee for about three years, prosecutors have said. Prosecutors indicted Cho Jae-beom on Monday on charges of sexually assaulting and molesting the 22-year-old Shim around 30 times beginning in 2014, when she was a […]

Seoul seeks to launch int’l organ to tackle fine dust pollution

Seoul seeks to launch int’l organ to tackle fine dust pollution

The Seoul city government on Tuesday announced a plan to launch an international organization to tackle serious fine dust issues by expanding the functions of an existing anti-air pollution body among East Asian cities. “We plan to expand the number of the members of the East Asia Clean Air Cities (EACAC) and its functions in […]

Moon, Pentagon chief agree that alliance is ironclad: Pentagon

Moon, Pentagon chief agree that alliance is ironclad: Pentagon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan agreed that the countries’ alliance is “ironclad” as they work to ensure peace in the region, the Pentagon said Monday. Shanahan paid a courtesy call on Moon in Seoul on Monday after talks with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo. The two discussed […]

Ban Ki-moon to visit China this week to discuss fine dust problem

Ban Ki-moon to visit China this week to discuss fine dust problem

Former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, now serving as chairman of the National Council on Climate and Air Quality, plans to visit China this week for discussions on how to reduce fine dust air pollution, the council said Monday. Ban and ranking officials from South Korea’s environment-related agencies will be in Hangzhou, eastern China, on Tuesday […]

FM pledges greater efforts to ensure foreign cooperation in search for missing in Hungary boat sinking

FM pledges greater efforts to ensure foreign cooperation in search for missing in Hungary boat sinking

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha pledged Monday to further strengthen cooperation not only with Hungary but also its neighboring nations, like Serbia and Romania, to make progress in efforts to search for the missing Korean victims in last week’s deadly boat sinking. She made the remark at a teleconference meeting with other ministry and agency officials […]

Main opposition party slams liberal gov’t’s N. Korea policy

Main opposition party slams liberal gov’t’s N. Korea policy

The head of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) urged the liberal government on Monday to stop what he called a submissive stance on North Korea and to put pressure on Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear programs. LKP chairman Hwang Kyo-ahn also denounced the government for ignoring North Korea’s human rights violations. “The Moon […]

Top aide to N.K. leader appears in public despite rumors of purge

Top aide to N.K. leader appears in public despite rumors of purge

A top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watched an art troupe’s performance together with the leader, Pyongyang’s state media reported Monday, belying rumors that he was purged for the leader’s embarrassing no-deal summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim Yong-chol, who served as Pyongyang’s chief interlocutor and counterpart of U.S. Secretary of State […]

Op-ed: ‘Clash of civilizations’ theory will come to no good end

Op-ed: ‘Clash of civilizations’ theory will come to no good end

By Zhong Sheng A senior American official from the State Department recently astonished the world with her racist comments portraying China-US relations as “clash of civilizations”. The Director of Policy Planning Kiron Skinner seems to be quite blunt about her deeply-rooted racism. She called US ties with China “a fight with a really different civilization […]

BTS hits front page of U.N. website

BTS hits front page of U.N. website

A one-minute YouTube video featuring world stars BTS’ partnership with UNICEF is on the front of the official homepage of the United Nations, giving a message of hope and happiness for young generations, the website showed Thursday. The short video shows the band engaging in the U.N. Children’s Fund’s campaign for “Generation Unlimited” and promoting […]

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