Yonhap http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24269/BF_WIDGET_SRC 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 5731587 at http://www.globalpost.com Three slain in Nigeria attack are S.Korean: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/three-slain-nigeria-attack-are-skorean-police <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>Three doctors killed in a knife attack in a volatile town in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday were South Korean and not Chinese as originally reported, police said.</p> <p>Men armed with knives slit the throats of the three Korean doctors in a pre-dawn attack in the town of Potiskum, police said, in the latest such killings in recent months.</p> <p>"Further investigations have shown that the victims were Korean nationals and not Chinese as earlier stated. They were doctors from South Korea," Yobe State police commissioner Sanusi Rufa'i told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/three-slain-nigeria-attack-are-skorean-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mass media Potiskum Yonhap AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:16:01 +0000 5751704 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 5753216 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 5753413 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 5777854 at http://www.globalpost.com KOSDAQ-close http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/kosdaq-close <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>All rights reserved by Yonhap News Agency</p> Yonhap Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:01:59 +0000 5781282 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 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 5781299 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 5781426 at http://www.globalpost.com S Korean film-Japan release http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/s-korean-film-japan-release <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>TOKYO, March 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's recent box office hit, "The Berlin File," will meet Japanese audiences in July, distributors said Saturday.</p> <p>The spy thriller directed by Ryoo Seung-wan will be released on July 13 in Japan's major cities, including Tokyo, with other details yet to be confirmed, according to its distributors.</p> <p>The film, featuring a star-studded cast with Ha Jung-woo, Han Suk-kyu, Ryu Seung-bum and Jun Ji-hyun, drew over 7 million spectators in South Korea in two months after its release, setting a record for a local action film.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/s-korean-film-japan-release" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Berlin File Yonhap Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:17:15 +0000 5781479 at http://www.globalpost.com US-Korean comfort women monument http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/us-korean-comfort-women-monument <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>NEW YORK, March 8 (Yonhap) -- The Bergen County government of New Jersey dedicated a new monument to commemorate Korean women forced by imperial Japan into sexual slavery during World War II, officials said Friday.</p> <p>The bronze plaque that sits outside the Bergen County Courthouse was sponsored by the Comfort Women Memorial Committee. It aims to pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of former sex slaves, who were euphemistically called "comfort women," mostly Koreans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/us-korean-comfort-women-monument" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Yonhap Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:17:23 +0000 5781483 at http://www.globalpost.com fishing boat-fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/fishing-boat-fire-2 <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>GUNSAN, South Korea, March 9 (Yonhap) -- Nine fishermen were killed and one was missing when their boat caught fire and sank off South Korea's central west coast Saturday, maritime police said.</p> <p>The fire started at about 4:30 a.m. on the 20-ton fishing boat in waters about 24 kilometers southwest of Gunsan, according to the police. Gunsan, a port city, is 274 kilometers southwest of Seoul.</p> <p>The police said they received a distress call from the boat at about 5:20 a.m.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/fishing-boat-fire-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gunsan Yonhap Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:03 +0000 5781497 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-secretaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-secretaries <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) -- President Park Geun-hye finalized the selection of all 40 presidential secretaries after placing the highest importance on the expertise of the candidates, her spokesman Yoon Chang-jung said Tuesday.</p> <p>Many of them have already been working since Park took office on Feb. 25.</p> <p>In the foreign policy and security sectors, career diplomat Kim Hyoung-zhin was chosen as secretary for foreign affairs, senior defense ministry official Youn Je-uk as defense secretary and university professor Hong Yong-pyo as secretary for unification affairs, the office said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-secretaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Diplomacy Foreign minister Politics Yonhap Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:20 +0000 5781505 at http://www.globalpost.com US Army mechanic-arrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/us-army-mechanic-arrest <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>PYEONGTAEK, South Korea, March 9 (Yonhap) -- A mechanic working at the U.S. Army in South Korea was arrested for threatening a South Korean citizen with a knife, police here said Saturday.</p> <p>A 48-year-old aircraft maintenance crew from the 8th U.S. Army, identified only by the initial J, allegedly threatened a 42-year-old South Korean citizen, known as Choi, with a knife the previous day while having a dispute over a near accident involving their cars on a street in Pyeongtaek, some 70 kilometers south of Seoul.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/us-army-mechanic-arrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Choi Labor Law Pyeongtaek War Yonhap Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:30 +0000 5781509 at http://www.globalpost.com Today in Korean history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/today-korean-history-1 <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>March 13</p> <p>1946 -- A group of students stages protests against communism, which was spreading in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, in Hamheung, a city located in what is now North Korea. After Korea regained its sovereignty from Japan in 1945, fierce clashes between capitalists and communists continued until the country was divided by the 1950-53 Korean War.</p> <p>1956 -- South Korea signs a treaty with Norway, Sweden and Finland to build a medical center in Seoul. South Korea also inks a treaty with the United States to buy surplus agricultural products.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/today-korean-history-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Choi Korea Yonhap Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:41 +0000 5781515 at http://www.globalpost.com