U.S. ambassador to Seoul unhappy with police response to intruder in his residence

U.S. ambassador to Seoul unhappy with police response to intruder in his residence

by WorldTribune Staff, September 14, 2018 U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris is said to be dissatisfied with the police response to an intruder at his residence in downtown Seoul. At about 10 p.m. on Sept. 3, a woman was caught inside the residence, the Habib House. It couldn’t be confirmed whether the ambassador […]

South Korean president’s approval ratings dip after raising minimum wage

South Korean president’s approval ratings dip after raising minimum wage

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2018 Since announcing an increase in the nation’s minimum wage, South Korean President Moon Jae-In has seen a steady drop in his approval ratings, which last week sunk below 50 percent for the first time since his inauguration. Moon’s approval rating is 49 percent according to a poll by Gallup […]

NY Times redefines ‘objectivity’, turns blind eye to real news from, for example, Korea

NY Times redefines ‘objectivity’, turns blind eye to real news from, for example, Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – An anonymous attack on President Donald Trump in The New York Times has captured headlines across the United States while Americans more or less forget about what’s going on elsewhere in the world. The attack, in the form of a commentary on the paper’s “opinion” page, purportedly […]

Kim tells delegation from Seoul he has faith in Trump, has never disparaged him

Kim tells delegation from Seoul he has faith in Trump, has never disparaged him

by WorldTribune Staff, September 6, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he maintains faith in U.S. President Donald Trump and pledged to take “more active” measures toward denuclearization if his moves are met with corresponding goodwill measures. The North Korean leader made the comments during a meeting in Pyongyang on Sept. 5 with a […]

South Koreans rebelling against LG ties with Huawei for 5G mobile phone network

South Koreans rebelling against LG ties with Huawei for 5G mobile phone network

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2018 Amid heightened cyber espionage concerns, South Korean mobile carrier LG U+ is under pressure to exclude equipment from China’s Huwaei for the South’s 5G network. “If Huawei’s equipment is introduced there is the possibility that various security problems become an issue,” said South Korean minister of Science and ICT Yoo Young-Min. […]

Eyebrows raised in Israel over Seoul’s rejection of president’s visit

Eyebrows raised in Israel over Seoul’s rejection of president’s visit

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2018 Jerusalem was said to be taken aback after South Korea reportedly rejected an official visit to Seoul by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Ynet reported that Seoul did not explain its refusal, “but their rejection was undeniable.” South Korea may have been disappointed that Israel did not send congratulations after […]

Trump ultimatum on Korean exercises contradicts Mattis, hits China challenges Kim

Trump ultimatum on Korean exercises contradicts Mattis, hits China challenges Kim

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2018 President Donald Trump on Aug. 29 said the U.S. will not restart military exercises with South Korea. Trump said in a tweet, which he characterized as an official White House statement, that “The President believes that his relationship with Kim Jong Un is a very good and warm one, […]

South Korean intelligence says it informed Blue House of N. Korea coal imports

South Korean intelligence says it informed Blue House of N. Korea coal imports

by WorldTribune Staff, August 28, 2018 Three South Korean firms imported North Korean coal from Russia in apparent violations of UN sanctions, according to South Korea’s spy chief. Suh Hoon, the chief of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS), told lawmakers at a closed-door meeting on Aug. 28 that the NIS reported the coal shipments […]

Report: Ships carrying North Korean coal entered South Korea ports multiple times

Report: Ships carrying North Korean coal entered South Korea ports multiple times

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2018 Two ships transporting North Korean coal have entered South Korean ports several times since October of last year, including in the last two months, Voice of America (VOA) reported on July 19. Under UN Resolution 2371, North Korea is banned from exporting minerals, including coal. South Korea’s government said […]

‘Red unification’? North Korean films to be aired in South despite National Security Law

‘Red unification’? North Korean films to be aired in South despite National Security Law

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2018 South Korea has approved rare screenings of nine North Korean films during the upcoming Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) near Seoul. The cultural breakthrough is in the spirit of relaxed tensions following the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, inheritor of the communist dynasty launched […]

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