Jang http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24973/all en Weightlifting-Korean 'Female Hercules' Jang calls time on career http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/weightlifting-korean-female-hercules-jang-calls-time-career <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>By Narae Kim GOYANG, South Korea, Jan 10 (Reuters) - South Korea's Jang Mi-ran bid an emotional farewell to weightlifting after a decorated 15-year career when the 'Female Hercules' announced her retirement at news conference in her hometown on Thursday. The 29-year-old, accompanied by her father, mother and younger sister, struggled to deliver a tearful speech as she said goodbye to a sport that had rewarded her efforts with four world titles, as well as Olympic and Asian Games success.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/weightlifting-korean-female-hercules-jang-calls-time-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jang Jang Mi-Ran Jang Mi-ran Olympic Games Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:30:04 +0000 5732501 at http://www.globalpost.com prosecutors-pro-NK spy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/prosecutors-pro-nk-spy-0 <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>SUWON, South Korea, March 12 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded prison terms of up to seven years for two South Koreans charged with spying for North Korea.</p> <p>The suspects, identified as a 59-year-old man surnamed Jang and a 58-year-old woman surnamed Yu, were accused of voluntarily receiving spy training from a North Korean agent in China and handing over military secrets.</p> <p>Prosecutors requested seven years in prison for Jang and four years for Yu.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/prosecutors-pro-nk-spy-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jang Suwon Yonhap Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:22:53 +0000 5781581 at http://www.globalpost.com Celebrities take risk to promote Dokdo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/celebrities-take-risk-promote-dokdo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Not a year has passed without Japan making provocative claims to Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo. This has always stirred angry reactions from many Korean celebrities, some of whom kicked off campaigns of their own to promote this country’s sovereignty over the islands by taking advantage of their international popularity.</p><P>The latest provocation from Japan took place last week when it endorsed the release of new high school textbooks that claim Dokdo is Japan’s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/celebrities-take-risk-promote-dokdo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bae Heo Human Interest Jang Technology Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:33:49 +0000 Asianet 5800982 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean girl killed by suicide jumper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/s-korean-girl-killed-suicide-jumper <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>A seven-year-old South Korean girl was killed instantly after being struck by the body of a man as he plunged from his tenth-floor apartment in an apparent suicide, a report said Thursday.</p> <p>The 40-year-old man jumped from the flat in the southern port of Busan on Wednesday evening and hit the daughter of his neighbour who was emerging from the apartment building, SBS TV station said.</p> <p>The man, identified by his surname, Jang, died immediately. The girl, who was with her father, was taken to hospital but pronounced dead soon after arrival.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/s-korean-girl-killed-suicide-jumper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jang Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 23 May 2013 02:16:16 +0000 5844336 at http://www.globalpost.com Roundup: S.Korean shares drop on DPRK news http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131204/roundup-skorean-shares-drop-dprk-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Roundup: S.Korean shares drop on DPRK news</p> <p>SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- South Korean shares ended sharply lower Wednesday, keeping a downward trend for the fourth straight session, as foreign investors sold local stocks following the news that power rearrangement may be occurring in the Democratic People' s Republic of Korea (DPRK).</p> <p>The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) dropped 22.56 points, or 1.12 percent, to close at 1,986.80. Trading volume stood at 223.65 million shares worth 3.39 trillion won (3.2 billion U.S. dollars).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131204/roundup-skorean-shares-drop-dprk-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jang Korea Exchange KOSPI Xinhua News Agency Wed, 04 Dec 2013 09:31:44 +0000 6008565 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Business as usual' for N. Korean ambassador to China: source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131209/business-usual-n-korean-ambassador-china-source <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>BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) -- The North Korean ambassador to China, considered one of the close aides to the purged uncle of the North's leader Kim Jong-un, appears to be conducting "business as usual for now," a Seoul diplomatic source said Monday, on the same day that Pyongyang confirmed the powerful uncle had been sacked from office.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131209/business-usual-n-korean-ambassador-china-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jang Kim Jong-il Korea Technology Yonhap News Agency Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:50:10 +0000 6013948 at http://www.globalpost.com Ruling party to file expulsion motion against 2 opposition lawmakers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131209/ruling-party-file-expulsion-motion-against-2-opposition-lawm <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, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- The ruling Saenuri Party will file a motion Tuesday calling for the expulsion of two opposition lawmakers accused of making slanderous remarks against President Park Geun-hye, the party's floor leader said.</p> <p>The remarks by Reps. Yang Seung-jo and Jang Ha-na of the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) were made earlier this week amid a protracted standoff over allegations of state tampering in last year's presidential race.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131209/ruling-party-file-expulsion-motion-against-2-opposition-lawm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jang Politics Sign South Korean television drama Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:16:06 +0000 6015180 at http://www.globalpost.com All relatives of Jang executed too: sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140125/all-relatives-jang-executed-too-sources <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, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) -- All relatives of the executed uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, including children and the country's ambassadors to Cuba and Malaysia, have also been put to death at the leader's instruction, multiple sources said Sunday.</p> <p>Jang Song-thaek, the once-powerful uncle, was executed last month on charges of attempting to overthrow the communist regime, including contemplating a military-backed coup. All direct relatives of Jang have also been executed, the sources said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140125/all-relatives-jang-executed-too-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jang Jang Kye Jang Sung-taek Yonhap News Agency Sun, 26 Jan 2014 02:01:51 +0000 6053144 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korean envoy says leader's executed uncle was shot dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140130/n-korean-envoy-says-leaders-executed-uncle-was-shot-de <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A senior North Korean diplomat has told a British broadcaster that top leader Kim Jong Un's uncle Jang Song Thaek, who was executed last month after being denounced as a traitor, was shot dead.</p> <p> In an interview with Sky News that was broadcast Thursday, Ambassador to Britain Hyun Hak Bong scoffed when asked about sensational media reports that Jang was stripped naked and fed to a pack of hungry dogs,</p> <p> "No, no...he was shot to death," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140130/n-korean-envoy-says-leaders-executed-uncle-was-shot-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jang Jang Sung-taek Kim Jong-il Politics Kyodo News International Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:17:50 +0000 6057112 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean Pres. Park replaces 7 ministers in 1st Cabinet shuffle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140613/s-korean-pres-park-replaces-7-ministers-1st-cabinet-sh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> South Korean President Park Guen Hye appointed seven new ministers Friday, her first Cabinet shuffle since taking office in February last year.</p> <p> The presidential office said Choi Kyung Hwan of her Saenuri Party will replace Hyun Oh Seok as deputy prime minister for economic affairs, a move seen by analysts as badly needed to shore up the flagging South Korean economy.</p> <p> Hyun had been under increasing fire for incompetence from both his own party and the opposition for failing to get the country out of a prolonged slump.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140613/s-korean-pres-park-replaces-7-ministers-1st-cabinet-sh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jang Politics President of South Korea Kyodo News International Fri, 13 Jun 2014 06:24:13 +0000 6175293 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea identifies Gen. Hyon Yong Chol as defense minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140625/n-korea-identifies-gen-hyon-yong-chol-defense-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> North Korea's defense minister is now Gen. Hyon Yong Chol, a former chief of the General Staff of the country's military, replacing Jang Jong Nam for unknown reasons, an official media report showed Wednesday.</p> <p> A radio report by the Korean Central Broadcasting Station in the morning introduced Hyon as People's Armed Forces Minister, according to Tokyo-based Radiopress, which monitors North Korean media.</p> <p> Hyon became chief of the General Staff of the 1.2 million-strong Korean People's Army for about a year from July 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140625/n-korea-identifies-gen-hyon-yong-chol-defense-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jang Republics South Korea Kyodo News International Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:32:59 +0000 6186604 at http://www.globalpost.com Jang Keun-suk's 'Team H' releases new album http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140716/jang-keun-suks-team-h-releases-new-album <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, July 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korean actor and singer Jang Keun-suk's project band, Team H, has released its third full-length album, his management agency said Wednesday.</p> <p>The album, titled "Driving to the Highway," has 14 tracks, including "Take me," a song in Jang's latest single album unveiled last month.</p> <p>Also among the major tracks are the title piece "Driving to the Highway," "Raining on the Dance Floor" and "Gold Digger," the agency said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140716/jang-keun-suks-team-h-releases-new-album" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jang Jang Keun-suk Technology Yonhap Yonhap News Agency Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:45:38 +0000 6205963 at http://www.globalpost.com