The Chosun Ilbo http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/64709/all en Today in Korean history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130816/today-korean-history <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>Aug. 17</p> <p>1901 -- Hansung Electric Co. holds a ceremony to mark the first time that electric lights are turned on in Seoul.</p> <p>1962 -- Prime Minister Jang Myun is arrested without physical detention on anti-revolutionary conspiracy charges.</p> <p>1964 -- South Korea establishes its journalists association.</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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/130816/today-korean-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Mass media The Chosun Ilbo Yonhap News Agency Fri, 16 Aug 2013 06:32:21 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5911143 at http://www.globalpost.com Chief prosecutor to file lawsuit over extramarital child report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130912/chief-prosecutor-file-lawsuit-over-extramarital-child-report <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, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) -- The nation's chief prosecutor said Thursday that he will file a lawsuit against a local daily, demanding that it issue a correction on reports of him having a child through an extramarital affair.</p> <p>Chosun Ilbo, the country's largest-circulation daily, published an article last week that Prosecutor General Chae Dong-wook fathered an illegitimate son in 2002 with a woman he met in 1999.</p> <p>"(I) will file a lawsuit against Chosun Ilbo to demand a correction in the news report," Chae was quoted as saying by a prosecution office spokesman.</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/130912/chief-prosecutor-file-lawsuit-over-extramarital-child-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Mass media The Chosun Ilbo Yonhap News Agency Thu, 12 Sep 2013 07:22:51 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5931815 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea undecided on joining TPP: senior trade official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130912/s-korea-undecided-joining-tpp-senior-trade-official <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 Korea is undecided on joining the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, a senior South Korean trade official said Thursday.</p> <p> "A decision has not been made. We want to comprehensively review opinions from various local industries before making a final decision," Choi Kyung Lim, deputy minister for trade, industry and energy told a group of foreign correspondents.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 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/130912/s-korea-undecided-joining-tpp-senior-trade-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mass media Political geography The Chosun Ilbo Kyodo News International Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:46:14 +0000 Kyodo News International 5931852 at http://www.globalpost.com Top prosecutor sues daily over love child report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130924/top-prosecutor-sues-daily-over-love-child-report-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>SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- The nation's top prosecutor filed a lawsuit against the Chosun Ilbo on Tuesday demanding the daily issue a correction for reporting that he has an illegitimate son.</p> <p>The conservative media outlet published an article on Sept. 6 alleging that Prosecutor General Chae Dong-wook fathered a son through an extramarital affair in 2002.</p> <p>A week later, Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn ordered the ministry to "reveal the truth," prompting Chae to tender a resignation. President Park Geun-hye has yet to accept his resignation.</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/130924/top-prosecutor-sues-daily-over-love-child-report-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mass media The Chosun Ilbo Yonhap News Agency Tue, 24 Sep 2013 06:07:35 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5942695 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea conveys regret to Japan for politicizing ammo provision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131225/s-korea-conveys-regret-japan-politicizing-ammo-provisi <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 Korea has communicated to Japan its "strong regret" through diplomatic channels for using for political purposes its provision of ammunition to South Korean troops deployed to a U.N. peacekeeping operation in South Sudan, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo daily reported Wednesday, quoting a senior South Korean government official.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. 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Korea TV station takes flak for reality show suicide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140306/s-korea-tv-station-takes-flak-reality-show-suicide <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 top South Korean television station faced a storm of media criticism Thursday following the shock suicide of a female contestant on a popular reality matchmaking show known for putting its contestants under intense emotional pressure.</p> <p>The contestant on "Jjak (The Mate)" -- a show aired on SBS, one of the South's top three TV stations -- was found dead Wednesday during a week-long production shoot at a guesthouse in the southern island of Jeju. </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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140306/s-korea-tv-station-takes-flak-reality-show-suicide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mass media Reality television Social Issues Technology The Chosun Ilbo AFP Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:06:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6088303 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean police slammed over ferry tycoon's body http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140723/s-korean-police-slammed-over-ferry-tycoons-body <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 police force was pilloried as doltish and incompetent Wednesday after announcing that a body found six weeks ago was that of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of a months-long manhunt.</p> <p>Most major newspapers carried articles and editorials that ridiculed the police for expending massive financial and personnel resources in the search for a man already in one of their morgues.</p> <p>Yoo Byung-Eun, 73, became South Korea's most wanted man following the April 16 Sewol ferry disaster in which around 300 people died -- most of them schoolchildren.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140723/s-korean-police-slammed-over-ferry-tycoons-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> JoongAng Ilbo Mass media Technology The Chosun Ilbo AFP Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:32:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6212584 at http://www.globalpost.com Presidential aide denies Park absent when ferry sank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140808/presidential-aide-denies-park-absent-when-ferry-sank <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, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) -- A senior South Korean official on Friday rejected allegations by a Japanese newspaper that President Park Geun-hye had a secret meeting with an unidentified person at an undisclosed location on the day of April's deadly ferry sinking, saying she stayed in her office.</p> <p>Park's whereabouts on April 16 have emerged as a sensitive political issue in South Korea since Japan's conservative Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported on an alleged secret meeting between the president and a man that day, citing rumors circulated in Korea's financial community.</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. 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