Park: S. Korea to begin discussions with China on Koreas’ unification

[Newsmaker] Global warming ‘far above’ target

Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be “far above” the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned Wednesday.In...

Updated : 2015.09.03 18:21

[NEWSMAKER] Sankei under fire again for attack on Park

Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun came under fire again for an online column that called President Park Geun-hye’s plan to attend China’s World War II victory event “toadyism” and likened her to a...

Updated : 2015.09.01 17:56

[Newsmaker] Samsung C&T as new group holding company

The “new” Samsung C&T kicked off on Sept. 1 as the de facto holding company of Samsung Group, the nation’s largest conglomerate. The group’s construction, trading, fashion, food and bio businesses...

Updated : 2015.08.31 17:43

[Newsmaker] Cable car approval touches off dispute

The government’s decision to allow the construction of a second cable car route on Mount Seoraksan last week drew mixed reactions over the weekend, with civic groups blasting authorities for ignoring...

Updated : 2015.08.30 17:49

[Newsmaker] War plan upgrade reflects NK WMD threats

 The new wartime contingency plan of South Korea and the U.S. is presumed to address the growing concerns over North Korea’s evolving weapons of mass destruction and likely to reflect changes in the...

Updated : 2015.08.27 17:19

[Newsmaker] POSCO leads change in labor relations

 The much disputed peak wage system may be gaining more momentum with the steelmaker POSCO and its union agreeing to expand its use. Although the system is intended to increase corporations’ capacit...

Updated : 2015.08.26 17:52

[Newsmaker] Loudspeakers mightier than the sword

Though it came to a close just 15 days after breaking an 11-year hiatus, South Korea’s loudspeaker broadcast along the heavily fortified border proved to be formidable enough to rush a defiant Kim Jo...

Updated : 2015.08.25 18:11

[Newsmaker] Hawk-dove duos at inter-Korean dialogue

As the high-level inter-Korean dialogue dragged on, hopes and doubts were flying around the seemingly incongruous duos from each side driving the rare gathering: rigid former and incumbent military co...

Updated : 2015.08.24 21:36

[Newsmaker] Biden meets Warren as he mulls 2016 bid

Vice President Joe Biden left the seclusion of the Delaware home where he’s been weighing a presidential run to meet Saturday with Elizabeth Warren ― another influential Democrat who has faced calls...

Updated : 2015.08.23 20:06

[Newsmaker] Samsung Pay shakes up mobile wallet race

Samsung Electronics’ new mobile payments system Samsung Pay made its Korean debut on Thursday, aiming to replace credit cards with mobile phones. Starting with the Korean service, Samsung Pay will b...

Updated : 2015.08.20 18:20

[Newsmaker] Two lawmakers face uproar over kids' employment favors

A number of lawmakers are facing increasing pressure on allegations that they influenced sought-after workplaces to hire their children.Rep. Kim Tae-won of the ruling Saenuri Party and Rep. Yoon Hu-du...

Updated : 2015.08.19 18:31

[Newsmaker] SK chairman catches up on creative economy boost

SK Group chairman Chey Tae-won cheered on staffers by visiting the group’s provincial-based innovation centers Tuesday, in line with his stated promise to lend a hand in reviving the South Korean e...

Updated : 2015.08.18 17:19

[Newsmaker] Chung Mong-joon in bid to clean up FIFA

Corruption, scandal, money laundering, internal strife, fraud, power and FBI investigations – the recent allegations surrounding FIFA have all the elements of a Hollywood movie.Chung Mong-joon (Yonha...

Updated : 2015.08.17 17:45

[Newsmaker] Park likely to improve ties with Japan

 President Park Geun-hye on Saturday made a moderate response to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s statement Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, signaling her intentio...

Updated : 2015.08.16 17:26

[Newsmaker] New momentum has KAI flying high

Korea Aerospace Industries is flying high. The country’s sole aircraft manufacturer is enjoying its best ever year, with solid first-half earnings and its share price up 150 percent since January, an...

Updated : 2015.08.13 18:25
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