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 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

US-NK summit might ease 'Korea Discount'...

Expectations are growing among investors that the summit between the U.S. and North Korea might not only bring peace to the Korean peninsula but also end the undervaluing of Korean stocks....

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

US repeal of net neutrality rekindles debate in Korea...

After months of delays, the repeal by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of net neutrality is finally taking effect. The question is how the decision by the U.S. telecom regulator will affect the telecommunications industry in Korea....

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

10 years of SHINee: 'This is just the beginning'...

"Our capability of giving every song a distinct SHINee style is what makes us strong on music charts," Minho of SHINee said during a press conference held at Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas in southern Seoul, Monday. Commemorating their 10-yea...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Trump, Kim pass hamburger lunch...

There was no hamburger lunch after all. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had a rather formal set-course lunch instead during their summit at the Capella Hotel, Singapore, Tuesday. The menu revealed by the White House was a c...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Hope for more progress following Singapore summit...

In the joint statement signed by U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after their Singapore summit Tuesday, a few broad points were made regarding the issue of the denuclearization of North Korea....

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

TAKE A LOOK: Kim-Trump summit in chronological order...

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walk together after their meeting at Capella Hotel in Singapore, Tuesday. Reuters...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Establish a South-North dialog about reviving Korea's traditions...

Just about everyone has assumed that the ideological divisions between North and South Korea are so great that any discussion of political ideology or governance will be so divisive that it must be studiously avoided. Instead, it is assumed, the focus mus...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Moments after their first encouter...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made another impressive appearance before the world, this time with his greeting message in English, at the momentous summit with American President Donald Trump held on Sentosa Island, Singapore, Tuesday. Both leaders shoo...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Trump-Kim meeting concludes on historic high note...

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un emerged from the much-anticipated summit Tuesday to sign an agreement establishing a new era in bilateral relations....

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Ministries preparing for inter-Korean cooperation...

With the historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump adding to expectation that the inter-Korean economic cooperation will gain momentum, government ministries are preparing for further progress....

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Trump, Kim sign 'very important' document...

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a "comprehensive" document following a historic summit aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula....

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Trump, Kim chat over lunch of beef short ribs...

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are chatting over a lunch of beef short ribs, sweet and sour crispy pork, and braised codfish. Details released by the White House show that lunch began Tuesday with a prawn cocktail and avoc...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Trump, Kim sign historic pact for denuclearization...

SINGAPORE - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a historic pact to achieve "complete denuclearization"; of the Korean Peninsula in return for a regime security guarantee following their summit in Singapore, Tuesda...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

White house super bowl event...
 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

South Koreans skeptical about peace after summit...

South Koreans of different age groups expressed mixed feelings about the prospect of peace on the Korean peninsula following the summit between the United States and North Korea. Many said they welcomed the U.S. and North Korea moving to narrow their diff...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Can Trump 'pass up' Xi to work with Kim?...

This week marks 25 years since former U.S. President Jimmy Carter negotiated a deal with North Korea in which Pyongyang committed to freezing its burgeoning nuclear weapons program and engage in high-level negotiations with Washington. The deal didn't...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Feminist book 'Born in 1982' back in spotlight...

The 2016 bestseller "Born in 1982" gives a sneak peek into their grievances and discontent. The narrator Kim Ji-young, a college graduate who quit her job as a publicist at a PR company to take care of her newborn baby girl, says gender-based disc...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Hyundai Motor to sponsor Chelsea FC...
 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Summit to spur peace momentum in Korea...

"The world will see a major change." North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's remark after his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday has raised expectations of a permanent peace in the region as the two leaders agreed on complete denucle...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Trade, tariffs, Trump...

In the midst of an expanding American economy, record low unemployment rates, and buoyant consumer confidence, the Trump administration has inadvertently planted the seeds of a global commercial slowdown and political showdown....

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Hyundai emerges as motorsport powerhouse...

Hyundai Motor's World Rally Championship (WRC) drivers Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul won the seventh round of the 2018 FIA WRC in Italy, giving the company's motorsport team their eighth victory in rallies and circuit races this year, the K...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Can Korea be reliable partner for Africa?...

To many Africans who have visited the Republic of Korea, three scenarios come to mind when thinking of this country: breathtaking scenery, hallyu, cultural heritage and unique cuisine; the absence of poverty and hunger; remarkable economic growth; and Kor...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Royal Asiatic Society celebrates 118 years in Korea...

The world's oldest Korean studies group held its annual garden party at the British Embassy in central Seoul to celebrate 118 years since its creation in 1900. The Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch welcomed over 180 guests onto the lawn behind the Br...

 2018-06-22 09:11 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) S. Korean general assumes deputy Eighth U.S. Army chief post...

A South Korean Army general on Friday assumed a deputy commander post of the Eighth U.S. Army (EUSA) in a symbolic move to underscore the close-knit alliance....

 2018-06-22 09:10 

Japan Times

China plans to build railway into Nepal...

China will build a railway connecting the western region of Tibet with Nepal, the China Daily reported on Friday, one of several bilateral deals signed ......

 2018-06-22 09:09 

The Chosun Ilbo

Low Birthrate Changes Legal Landscape...

More and more divorce lawyers are advertising their services as acrimonious separations dwindle amid an overall slump in marriages. Until a few years ago their business was booming. But while there were 11,522 divorce suits filed to the Seoul Family Court...

 2018-06-22 09:06 

The Chosun Ilbo

OPEC Agrees to Increase Oil Production...

OPEC ministers agreed Friday to increase oil output, a move that could ease supply fears and lower world prices, but uncertainties remain about the durability of the outcome.The agreement theoretically sees OPEC raising crude oil production by a million b...

 2018-06-22 09:04 

The Chosun Ilbo

Trump: N.Korea Blowing up Test Sites, 'Total Denuclearization ...Has Already Started'...

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites and that a process of "total denuclearization ...has already started taking place."Speaking at a meeting of his Cabinet at the White House, Tru...

 2018-06-22 09:04 

Japan Times

Toshiba recalls 3.4 million AC adapters for computers over fire risk...

Toshiba Corp.'s computer business unit announced Friday a worldwide recall of over 3.4 million AC adapters for some Dynabook laptops and other computers over fears ......

 2018-06-22 09:03 

South China Morning Post

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Mahathir seeking 1MDB transaction fees from Goldman Sachs...

Malaysia will seek to recoup US$4.5 billion of funds that were potentially lost through 1MDB, as well as fees paid to Goldman Sachs, according to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad."We have to prove ownership of the money," Mahathir, 92, said in an i...

 2018-06-22 09:00 

China Post

Greek financial markets rally on debt relief deal...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government borrowing costs have dropped and the stock market is rallying on news that the country's creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation's eight-year bail...

 2018-06-22 09:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

LDP lawmaker apologizes for jeering at lung cancer patient:The Asahi Shimbun...

A ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker apologized June 21 for heckling a lung cancer patient who...

 2018-06-22 08:59 

The Chosun Ilbo

Trump Threatens 20% Tariff on EU Cars...

U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to impose a 20 percent tariff on vehicles assembled in the European Union and shipped to the United States, in retaliation for European tariffs on American imports.On Friday, the day new EU tariffs went into effe...

 2018-06-22 08:58 

Japan Times

2020 Tokyo Games to be fully powered by renewable energy, organizers say...

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee is aiming to fully power the games with renewable energy, under a plan to help foster a ......

 2018-06-22 08:55 

China Post

Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won't be easy...

ROME (AP) — Barely a week in office, Italy's new, populist interior minister was losing no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from Italian soil.Standing next t...

 2018-06-22 08:55 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Shinsegae DF picked as new operator for airport duty-free shops...

The customs office said Friday that Shinsegae DF Inc. won the license to operate duty-free shops at Incheon International Airport, South Korea's main gateway, a move that could change the landscape of an industry hit hard by a drop in the number of to...

 2018-06-22 08:54 

Japan Times

Tokyo stocks fall on stronger yen...

Stocks lost ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, pressured chiefly by the yen's strengthening against the dollar.The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 176.21 points, or ......

 2018-06-22 08:51 

Japan Times

Diamondbacks part ways with minor league reliever Yuhei Nakaushiro...

Pitcher Yuhei Nakaushiro has been released by the Arizona Diamondbacks, an informed source said Thursday.The 28-year-old sidearm lefty was pitching this season for the Double-A ......

 2018-06-22 08:50 

The Asahi Shimbun

Trumpeters play at Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto on Music Day:The Asahi Shimbun...

KYOTO--Temple-goers were treated to a change from the usual peace and tranquility at Kiyomizudera te...

 2018-06-22 08:49 

China Post

Greek financial markets rally on debt relief deal...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government borrowing costs have dropped and the stock market is rallying on news that the country's creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation's eight-year bail...

 2018-06-22 08:48 

China Post

Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won't be easy...

ROME (AP) — Barely a week in office, Italy's new, populist interior minister was losing no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from Italian soil.Standing next t...

 2018-06-22 08:47 

China Post

Greek financial markets rally on debt relief deal...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government borrowing costs have dropped and the stock market is rallying on news that the country's creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation's eight-year bail...

 2018-06-22 08:46 

China Post

Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won't be....

ROME (AP) — Barely a week in office, Italy's new, populist interior minister was losing no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from Italian soil.Standing next t...

 2018-06-22 08:45 

China Post

Greek financial markets rally on debt relief deal...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government borrowing costs have dropped and the stock market is rallying on news that the country's creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation's eight-year bail...

 2018-06-22 08:44 

Central News Agency

Terry Gou takes retirement off table for next five years...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Terry Gou (), founder and chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world's largest multinational contract manufacturer of electronics, vowed Friday not to retire over the next five years and set himself the goal of raising...

 2018-06-22 08:43 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.005 to close at NT$30.307....

 2018-06-22 08:43 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan to propose restart of commercial whaling at IWC meeting...

TOKYO -- Japan is set to propose resuming commercial whaling at a general meeting of the International Whaling Commission in September, with the condi...

 2018-06-22 08:41 

Japan Times

Japan's financial watchdog tells banks to report suspicious transfers by joint ventures with North Korea...

The Financial Services Agency has told banks to report any suspicious money transfers involving 10 Japan-North Korea joint ventures, two people with direct knowledge of ......

 2018-06-22 08:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japan banks to report suspicious money transfers with N. Korea:The Asahi Shimbun...

Japan's financial regulator has told the country's banks to report any suspicious money transfers in...

 2018-06-22 08:38 

The Mainichi

A need to verify N. Korea nuclear pledges...

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