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Trump hints U.S. may use military force against North Korea if necessary

Trump hints U.S. may use military force against North Korea if necessary

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump hinted Tuesday that the United States may use military force against North Korea if necessary, after Pyongyang warned that an end-of-year deadline for the two countries’ denuclearization negotiations is drawing near. Trump revived the threat of military action as negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang have stalled over how to match […]

Prosecution raids Cheong Wa Dae office over probe into ex-vice mayor

Prosecution raids Cheong Wa Dae office over probe into ex-vice mayor

Seoul: The office of President Moon Jae-in confirmed Wednesday that state prosecutors have executed a court-issued search warrant for Cheong Wa Dae in connection with their probe into an alleged cover-up of an inspection into an ex-vice mayor who faces bribery charges. A team of investigators from the Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors Office conducted the […]

South Korea invites North Korea to compete at ping pong worlds in Busan in 2020

South Korea invites North Korea to compete at ping pong worlds in Busan in 2020

Seoul: South Korea’s table tennis governing body said Tuesday it has invited North Korea to participate at the world championships taking place south of the border next spring. The Korea Table Tennis Association (KTTA) said it extended the invitation to the North through the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). The port city of Busan, 450 […]

Native-language classes connect multicultural students to their heritage

Native-language classes connect multicultural students to their heritage

Seoul: Whenever she visits her hometown of Ulaanbaatar on the vast Mongolian steppe, Seoul-resident Jadambaa Nasanjargal makes a point of returning with children’s books written in her native language. At home, she reads the traditional folktales to her daughter, translating into Korean as necessary, to introduce her 7-year-old to the language and culture of her […]

Azerbaijan lawmakers call for parliament dissolution, early elections

Azerbaijan lawmakers call for parliament dissolution, early elections

Baku: Azerbaijan’s lawmakers have asked the country’s president to dissolve the parliament and to call for parliamentary elections. “During the plenary session of the parliament on Monday, deputy chairperson Bahar Muradova read out the draft decision of Azerbaijan’s Milli Majlis (parliament) to appeal to President Ilham Aliyev to dissolve the parliament and call for early […]

South Korean NGO sues Disney over alleged screen monopoly by ‘Frozen 2’

South Korean NGO sues Disney over alleged screen monopoly by ‘Frozen 2’

Seoul: A South Korean non-governmental organization has lodged a complaint against the Korean unit of Walt Disney Co., claiming its latest animated film, “Frozen 2,” violated the antitrust act by occupying up to 88 percent of domestic movie screens. The movie topped the box office over the weekend again, drawing about 2.15 million viewers, according […]

U.S. again flies spy aircraft over South Korean capital areas: aviation tracker

U.S. again flies spy aircraft over South Korean capital areas: aviation tracker

Seoul: A U.S. reconnaissance plane flew above the Korean Peninsula, an aviation tracker said Monday, on an apparent mission to monitor North Korea amid concerns the communist nation could undertake additional military provocations after last week’s short-range rocket firings. The plane, believed to be a RC-135W Ribet Joint, was spotted flying in the skies above […]

Pengsoo, the giant penguin South Korean millennials love

Pengsoo, the giant penguin South Korean millennials love

  Seoul: Pengsoo is South Korea’s newest rising star. Debuting in March with a 23-second “meokbang,” or eating show, clip of munching on meringue cookies, Pengsoo now boasts more than 1 million subscribers on YouTube. Pengsoo soared to stardom in less than a year, appearing on both terrestrial and cable TV and radio programs and […]

Grand opening as exhibition creates great synergy between Kuwait, Korea

Grand opening as exhibition creates great synergy between Kuwait, Korea

Kuwait: There is the art of diplomacy. And there is the diplomacy of art. Marking 40 years of diplomatic relations, Kuwait and South Korea have held several events to celebrate the steady growth of their ties and the successful expansion of their cooperation. Art, the main beauty of mankind, in November contributed to the rich […]

Don’t allow racial issues to fester, become a cancer: Malaysian official

Don’t allow racial issues to fester, become a cancer: Malaysian official

  Kuala Lumpur: Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the values of unity should always be nurtured and racial issues should not be allowed to fester and become a cancer that will weaken unity of the people in this country. Dr Wan Azizah said people in the country had shared their prosperity […]

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