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Student's death puts Trump back to square one on North Korea

http://rss.topix.net - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 04:59

President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office at the White House, in Washington, June 20, 2017. In the meeting Trump mentioned that it was a "disgrace" about what happened to Otto Warmbier, a recently released U.S. student held prisoner for 17 months in North Korea only to die a few days later.

HTT signs on South Korea to build a full-scale Hyperloop system

http://rss.topix.net - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:35

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has found a few new licensee clients for its Hyperloop technology, a group of South Korean entities including the government and two of its educational institutions, who will use HTT's research and tech to construct a full-scale Hyperloop network. HTT and South Korea will also work together on research and development, help develop a safety platform and safety standards, and figure out the passenger experience.

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Warmbier's Death Puts Focus on North Korean Human Rights Violations

http://rss.topix.net - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:07

U.S. student Otto Warmbier's tragic death Monday, after being released from a North Korean prison in a coma, has again put an international focus on the widespread human rights violations allegedly being committed by the Kim Jong Un government. "This is a government that frankly is a human rights abomination.

ILO recommends S. Korea recognize teachers and gov’t employees unions

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:16
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has recommended that the South Korean government amend the Education Workers Union Act and the Government Employees Union Act, which provide the grounds for..
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New FTC chairman announces three-stage chaebol reform plan

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:13
“Chaebol need to meet society and the market’s expectations for change. For those chaebol that do not meet those expectations, the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) and administration plan to take appropria..
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“Job solidarity fund” could signal new era of labor-management cooperation

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:11
An announcement by the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) that it plans to take 250 billion won (US$219.9 million) from regular workers’ wages (wage claims) to use for subcontracting companies and irr..
Categories: National/Politics

[Interview] Tony Namkung says Moon Jae-in should lead way to three-way dialogue

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:09
“South Korea can’t take the lead in resolving the North Korean nuclear issue. But it can play a leading role in creating the conditions that will lead North Korea and the US to come to the table to re..
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US experts argue in favor of scaling down S. Korea-US military exercises

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:06
Some domestic observers have been arguing the proposal of a reduction in joint South Korea-US military exercises in exchange of for a North Korean nuclear freeze by President Moon Jae-in’s special aid..
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After comment on US alliance, Blue House asks Moon Chung-in to “exercise restraint”

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:05
After Moon Chung-in, President Moon Jae-in’s special advisor on unification, foreign affairs and national security, said that South Korea and the US could discuss the idea of scaling back the South Ko..
Categories: National/Politics

With Kori-1 shutdown, Pres. Moon signals major turn away from nuclear energy

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:04
“Permanently shutting down operations at Kori-1 is the beginning of a journey toward a nuclear-free country; it is the turning point toward a safe country. I will soon be preparing a roadmap for the n..
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[Photo] Miryang grandma‘s desperate appeal to Pres. Moon

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:02
Son Hee-kyung, an elderly woman opposed to the electricity transmission towers in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, is helped up by security as she approached President Moon Jae-in as Moon went arou..
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[Photo] Drilling wells to overcome drought  

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:01
The 55th Infantry Division drills a well in a field in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, June 19. The 55th Infantry Division is helping farmers with drought conditions in Gwangju, Yeoju, Icheon, Yongin and ..
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[Photo] Surprise student demonstration for LGBT soldiers

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:01
Members of a Sogang University LGBT students group hold a surprise protest calling for an end to the witch hunt of gay soldiers, at the Ministry of National Defense Convention Hall in Seoul’s Yongsan ..
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Chinese investors still keen on Korean property despite diplomatic rift, says survey

http://rss.topix.net - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:06

Chinese investor interest in South Korean properties increased three fold in the first quarter of this year despite political tensions between the two nations, according to a Chinese property website. Juwai.com, China's largest international property website, saw a 350 per cent growth in number of Chinese inquiries about properties in South Korea in the first quarter of this year.

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