YTN Group http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24268/all en Soccer-North Korea's Jong arrives in South for Suwon move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-north-koreas-jong-arrives-south-suwon-move <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - North Korea striker Jong Tae-se arrived in Seoul on Tuesday to finalise his move to the K-League's Suwon Samsung and said he hoped to play the role of sporting ambassador during his stint in the South.</p> <p>Jong is set to be unveiled as a Suwon player on Thursday after sealing a 300,000 euros ($395,850) switch from German club FC Cologne to the South Korean top flight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-north-koreas-jong-arrives-south-suwon-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomatic Relations Jong Tae Kim Jong-il Korea Mass media North Korea Person Career Person Location Person Travel Quotation Yonhap YTN Group Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:07:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731587 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ 'Artificial' quake detected in N. Korea: Yonhap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/urgent-artificial-quake-detected-n-korea-yonhap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea has detected an "artificial earthquake" in North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday, suggesting Pyongyang may have gone ahead with an expected nuclear test.</p> <p>"Artificial earthquake detected in North Korea," the news agency said in a one-line report.</p> <p>nys-gh/ac</p> Yonhap YTN Group AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753216 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211-46 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>'Artificial' earthquake detected in N. Korea: Yonhap</p> <p> bur/gh/ac</p> YTN Group AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:45:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753221 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea spy agency says more nuclear tests possible http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/s-korea-spy-agency-says-more-nuclear-tests-possible <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea's spy agency warned that North Korea might conduct another nuclear test after Pyongyang detonated what it said was a miniaturised atomic device on Tuesday.</p> <p>The warning came during a briefing to lawmakers by the head of the National Intelligence Service, Won Hei-Soon, Yonhap news agency reported.</p> <p>The briefing raised "the possibility for another nuclear test by the North" or a ballistic missile test once the UN Security Council begins discussions on imposing new sanctions on Pyongyang, Yonhap said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/s-korea-spy-agency-says-more-nuclear-tests-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear program of North Korea Yonhap YTN Group AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:31:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753413 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Korea bans flights, sailing off coasts, indicating possible drills http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/blank-headline-received-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 6 (Reuters) - North Korea has set no-fly and no-sail zones off its east and west coasts that indicates it will conduct major military drills, but test firing of short-to-medium-range missiles cannot be ruled out, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"The North's military ... is preparing large-scale combined military exercises so it may have blocked off the areas for nautical firing or fighter jet firing exercises," Yonhap quoted a South Korean government source as saying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/blank-headline-received-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Divided regions Political geography YTN Group Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774837 at http://www.globalpost.com Nine dead, one missing in S. Korea fishing boat fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/nine-dead-one-missing-s-korea-fishing-boat-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine people died after jumping off a fishing boat that caught fire off South Korea's west coast early Saturday, with efforts underway to rescue one missing crew member, a report said.</p> <p>The 20-ton vessel caught fire off the port city of Gunsan, forcing 11 crew to plunge into freezing sea waters to avoid flames and smoke, Yonhap news agency said, citing local police.</p> <p>Ten crew were plucked from the water by rescuers but nine of them were pronounced dead later.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/nine-dead-one-missing-s-korea-fishing-boat-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Yonhap YTN Group AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:01:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777854 at http://www.globalpost.com bobsleigh-victory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/bobsleigh-victory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korean bobsledders Won Yun-jong and Jun Jung-lin captured the country's first international title in the sport on Thursday.</p> <p>Won and Jun finished first in the two-race final at the two-man bobsled race at the Lake Placid America's Cup event in New York.</p> <p>In the first race, Won and Jun ranked first at 56.66 seconds. They also topped the field in the second race at 57.25 seconds, for the gold medal total of 1:53.91.</p> <p>Jake Peterson and Dakarai Kongela of the U.S. were the runners-up at 1:54.24, 0.33 seconds back of the South Koreans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/bobsleigh-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mass media Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:02:01 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781284 at http://www.globalpost.com US intelligence chief-NK threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/us-intelligence-chief-nk-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korea seems to have taken "initial steps" to deploy mobile long-range missiles, the head of the U.S. intelligence community said Tuesday, as the unpredictable communist nation churns out military threats.</p> <p>"Last April it displayed what appears to be a rogue mobile intercontinental ballistic missile," James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, said at a Senate hearing on national security challenges. "We believe North Korea has already taken initial steps towards fielding this system, although it remains untested."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/us-intelligence-chief-nk-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> James R. Clapper War Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:16:16 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781299 at http://www.globalpost.com central bank-NK resolution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/central-bank-nk-resolution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's central bank said Friday that it plans to beef up its monitoring of the financial markets as the U.N. Security Council's adoption of new sanctions on the North for its nuke test may raise geopolitical risks.</p> <p>The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea in response to its nuclear test last month. The resolution calls for tightening financial restrictions and cargo inspection on the North, and curbing its development of nuclear weapons and missiles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/central-bank-nk-resolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Social Issues Technology YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:13:20 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781400 at http://www.globalpost.com builders-domestic orders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/builders-domestic-orders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 11 (Yonhap) -- Domestic orders won by South Korean construction companies fell to the lowest level in 11 years in January, an industry association said Monday, in the latest sign of a prolonged slump in the local construction sector.</p> <p>Local builders bagged a combined 4.37 trillion won (US$3.9 billion) worth of new orders in January, compared with 7.91 trillion a year earlier, said the Construction Association of Korea (CAK).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/builders-domestic-orders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:15:04 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781426 at http://www.globalpost.com singer-marijuana sale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/singer-marijuana-sale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- A member of pop idol group DMTN was booked Tuesday for investigation over allegations that he sold marijuana, police said.</p> <p>Choi Daniel, the group's 21-year-old lead vocal, was accused of selling the drug to his acquaintances on numerous occasions between last September and December, police said.</p> <p>Police said they plan to ask prosecutors to indict Choi, who admitted to the allegations during questioning on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/singer-marijuana-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:17:32 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781487 at http://www.globalpost.com NK leader-military units http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/nk-leader-military-units <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid visits to front-line military units near the western sea border on Monday, calling for troops to throw all enemies into a "cauldron," break their "waists" and cut their "windpipes."</p> <p>The visit to the Wolnae Islet Defense Detachment and a long-range artillery sub-unit of KPA Unit 641 near the South's western border island of Baengnyeong came as South Korean and U.S. forces kicked off annual military drills that Pyongyang denounces as a rehearsal for invasion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/nk-leader-military-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea News agencies War YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:09 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781500 at http://www.globalpost.com Park defamation-indictment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-defamation-indictment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- A self-proclaimed pastor has been indicted on charges of defaming President Park Geun-hye by falsely accusing her of bribing late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during a 2002 visit to Pyongyang, prosecutors said Tuesday.</p> <p>In two video clips posted on the Internet last month, Cho Woong, whose real name is Cho Byeong-kyu, claimed that Park had handed over 50 billion won (US$45.6 million) to Kim during the visit in violation of the National Security Law banning giving any monetary support to the communist country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-defamation-indictment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korea–South Korea relations Technology Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:53 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781519 at http://www.globalpost.com judge-defense chief nominee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/judge-defense-chief-nominee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- A sitting senior judge on Tuesday publicly opposed the appointment of President Park Geun-hye's defense chief nominee through a social networking site (SNS), raising questions over his moral standards.</p> <p>Choi Eun-bae of the Seoul Eastern District Court said on his Facebook page that it would be best not to name Kim Byung-kwan, who has been accused of various ethical lapses, as the country's next minister of defense.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/judge-defense-chief-nominee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Park Chung-hee Politics Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:58 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781522 at http://www.globalpost.com gov't-security meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/govt-security-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will hold a meeting of senior security officials Friday to discuss rising tensions with North Korea amid war threats from the communist nation, a presidential official said.</p> <p>Senior presidential security secretary Ju Chul-ki will preside over the meeting that is also expected to draw deputy chiefs of the defense ministry, the foreign ministry, the unification ministry and the National Intelligence Service, the official said.</p> <p>The session will be the first of its kind since the inauguration of the new government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/govt-security-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Nuclear program of North Korea YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:19:11 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781529 at http://www.globalpost.com