Kim Jong-un climbs highest mountain to honor late father

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Kim Jong-un climbs highest mountain to honor late father

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has scaled the country's highest mountain to mark the anniversary of the day his late father was given the second-highest military rank, the North's state media reported Sunday.Kim climbed Mount Paekdu, symbolizing his ancestry, a day earlier with ranking mi...

Updated : 2015.04.19 15:53

Police to crack down on violent demonstrators

Police said Sunday they will trace violent demonstrators at a street rally here the previous night that left scores of police officers injured."We will run after those who organized the violent rally and acted violently so they could be subjected to legal punishment," a spokesman for the S...

Updated : 2015.04.19 15:13

Asiana to pay damages for botched jet landing

Asiana Airlines Inc. has said it will compensate all passengers aboard its flight that skidded off the runway at a Japanese airport last week.South Korea's second-largest flag carrier said on its Japanese website in a Saturday post that passengers who were on board Asiana flight OZ162 from...

Updated : 2015.04.19 15:10

Lippert wishes for successful Presidents Cup in S. Korea

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert has expressed his wishes for a successful Presidents Cup in South Korea.The biennial competition is making its first Asian stop in Incheon, west of Seoul, from Oct. 6-11.On Thursday, the U.S. envoy wrote, "The Presidents Cup tournament! In South ...

Updated : 2015.04.19 14:56

S. Korean firms sandwiched over 2 Koreas' wage row

South Korean firms in the joint industrial park in North Korea are sandwiched between North Korea's unilateral pay hike and South Korea's refusal to honor it.The deadline for the March wage payment for the North Korean workers in the industrial complex in the North's border town of Kaesong...

Updated : 2015.04.19 10:47

Park arrives in Peru on 2nd leg of S. America tour

South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrived in Peru on Saturday for a four-day state visit aimed at further strengthening economic and other relations between the two countries.Park plans to hold summit talks with her Peruvian counterpart,Ollanta Humala, on Monday, a day after a meeting w...

Updated : 2015.04.19 09:53

Park meets Korean War veterans in Colombia

South Korean President Park Geun-hye met with Colombian veterans of the Korean War on Saturday as she wrapped up her three-day visit to the South American country.The meeting illustrated that Seoul appreciates the sacrifice Colombia made to help defend South Korea, then a little-known, far...

Updated : 2015.04.19 09:45

N. Korea's ceremonial head of state travels to Indonesia

North Korea's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, arrived in Beijing on Saturday, en route to Indonesia to attend a regional conference where he could hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a diplomatic source said. Kim, the head of North Korea's rubber-stamp parl...

Updated : 2015.04.18 14:52

S. Korea's finance minister highlights role of GCF to G-20

Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan urged the Group of 20 major economies to lend support to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), an organization that helps developing countries tackle climate change-related problems, in Washington on Saturday. In a meeting held immediately after the G-20 financia...

Updated : 2015.04.18 14:30

Park holds talks with Santos on boosting ties

South Korean President Park Geun-hye called Friday for quick ratification of a free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombia to further boost bilateral trade in the second day of her visit to the South American country. The sides clinched an FTA in February 2013, but opposition mainly from the...

Updated : 2015.04.18 10:19

China hints at Kim Jong-un invitation to war memorial parade

China hinted Friday that it has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to a Chinese military parade in September marking the 70th World War II victory anniversary. China has invited world leaders to the planned parade, set for Sept. 3, but the Chinese foreign ministry has not explicitly c...

Updated : 2015.04.17 21:01

More names dragged into graft scandal

The prosecution has secured a fresh list of politicians who allegedly received illegal funds in a widening probe into a graft scandal. The list includes officials from the ruling and main opposition p...

Updated : 2015.04.17 19:26

[Weekender] A rebellion against perfection

In recent years, Korea, one of the most digitalized countries in the world, has seen an increasing number of people pursue “analog” ways of life, such as keeping a handwritten diary or reading a pri...

Updated : 2015.04.17 19:22

[Weekender] Enduring appeal of analog toys

South Korea is flooded with digital entertainment, ranging from mobile gaming apps to live streaming of personal lives.Oddly enough, the digital onslaught has not killed the old appetite for what scho...

Updated : 2015.04.17 19:18

[Weekender] Old calculators gaining popularity

Jupan, a time-honored form of calculator also known as the abacus, is reemerging in South Korea as an analog tool to sharpen mental acumen in the era of digital distraction. The abacus was first prese...

Updated : 2015.04.17 19:17