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Actress Ku Hye-sun denies ending marriage with actor Ahn Jae-hyun

Actress Ku Hye-sun denies ending marriage with actor Ahn Jae-hyun

  Seoul: Actress Ku Hye-sun’s lawyer said Wednesday she does not have any intention to end her marriage with actor Ahn Jae-hyun, denying persistent media speculation over their imminent divorce. Ku’s legal agency, LIWU Law Group, said the 35-year-old actress and 32-year-old Ahn have never reached an agreement on divorce, though they had previously discussed […]

Top diplomats of South Korea, Japan to hold talks amid high tensions over trade, history

Top diplomats of South Korea, Japan to hold talks amid high tensions over trade, history

  Seoul: The top diplomats of South Korea and Japan were set to hold bilateral talks in Beijing on Wednesday as Seoul is considering whether to renew a military information-sharing pact with Tokyo amid badly frayed relations between the two countries. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, plan to meet one-on-one […]

Animated Pakistani movie ‘Donkey King’ set for release in South Korea

Animated Pakistani movie ‘Donkey King’ set for release in South Korea

    By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Writer and director Aziz Jindani’s animated film, The Donkey King, which hit cinemas across Pakistan in October last year and had a great run at the box office, is set to release in South Korea by the end of this month. The political satire broke previous box […]

U.S. wants to begin defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea as early as possible: official

U.S. wants to begin defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea as early as possible: official

  Seoul: The United States wants to launch a new round of negotiations with South Korea about sharing the cost for the upkeep of American troops here as early as possible, a foreign ministry official said. Timothy Betts, the top U.S. negotiator for defense cost-sharing talks, on Tuesday proposed a specific date when he held […]

Moon urges North Korea, other parties to seize rare dialogue opportunity

Moon urges North Korea, other parties to seize rare dialogue opportunity

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in on Monday called on North Korea and the United States to seize the current chance to achieve denuclearization and lasting peace, as Seoul and Washington are wrapping up their combined military drills. The allies kicked off the “command-post” exercise on August 5. In response, North Korea demonstrated its own firepower with […]

South Korean, U.S. diplomats to meet in Seoul ahead of negotiations on defense cost

South Korean, U.S. diplomats to meet in Seoul ahead of negotiations on defense cost

  Seoul: South Korean and U.S. diplomats will hold talks in Seoul this week over the allies’ envisioned negotiations on the sharing of the cost for the upkeep of American troops here, a diplomatic source said Sunday. Chang Won-sam at Seoul’s foreign ministry and his U.S. counterpart, Timothy Betts, plan to meet Tuesday. They were […]

South Korean court rules against pastors’ sons inheriting church pulpits

South Korean court rules against pastors’ sons inheriting church pulpits

  Seoul: In a high-profile case that checked large churches with money and power, a tribunal in South Korea sent a strong message by nullifying the father-to-son succession of the Myunsung Presbyterian Church’s head pastor. The court of the General Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in Korea (PCK-Tonghap), which includes the Myungsung Church, said this month […]

Samsung Electronics accounts for 20% of South Korea’s exports in H1

Samsung Electronics accounts for 20% of South Korea’s exports in H1

Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co. was responsible for 20 percent of South Korea’s total exports in the first half of this year, showing its heavy influence on the national economy, its financial report showed on Sunday. The South Korean tech giant raised 75.2 trillion won ($62 billion) in sales in the first six months of this […]

South Korea voices willingness to talk with Japan over its ‘whitelist’ move

South Korea voices willingness to talk with Japan over its ‘whitelist’ move

  Seoul: South Korea has notified Japan in advance of its plan to remove Tokyo from its list of trusted trading partners and is willing to talk with Japan further if needed, the trade minister said on Saturday. South Korea decided on Monday to remove Japan from its “whitelist” of countries that receive preferential trade […]

In South Korea, Artificial Intelligence speakers fill in welfare blind spots of lonely seniors

In South Korea, Artificial Intelligence speakers fill in welfare blind spots of lonely seniors

  Seoul: Kim In-hwan spends most of her time by herself in a small apartment in Seoul, but the 83-year-old with no family says she’s not lonely thanks to a new talking buddy named Aria, the virtual assistant of SK Telecom Co.’s artificial intelligence (AI) speaker, NUGU. Waking up to the alarm of the AI […]

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