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Gangnam Festival to Offer Fun, Cultural Activities

The annual community festival in Seoul's southern district of Gangnam kicks off next week, offering a wide range of events including a fashion show, K-pop concert, marathon, and food market. The festival, in its sixth year, offers residents and visitors, both foreign and local, an opportunity to ...

Cabinet OKs US$8 Million Humanitarian Aid to N.Korea

The government on Thursday approved a proposal to give US$8 million in aid to North Korean mothers and children through international organizations. But it did not set a date for the payment. "The government will decide on the timing after watching the development of the inter-Korean situation ...

Korean Air Pilots Threaten Chuseok Strike

Pilots at flag carrier Korean Air on Thursday threatened to go on a weeklong strike just as millions of Koreans forward to holiday abroad over the long Chuseok break. The Korean Air pilots' union said it notified its employer that 390 pilots will take part in the strike. But the airline is ...

Pyeongchang Olympic Medals Unveiled

The medals for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that were unveiled on Thursday use Korean letters as well as design motifs from traditional Korean dress and homes.The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Olympic Committee unveiled the medals at simultaneous ceremonies in Seoul ...

German Ex-Chancellor to Marry Korean Interpreter

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is expected to marry his Korean interpreter Kim So-yeon, German media reported Thursday.It will be the fifth marriage for Schröder , whose new bride is 25 years younger.The two met at an international management conference two years ago. Since then, Kim ...

German Ex-Chancellor to Marry Korean Interpreter

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is expected to marry his Korean interpreter Kim So-yeon, German media reported Thursday. It will be the fifth marriage for Schröder , whose new bride is 25 years younger.The two met at an international management conference two years ago. Since then, Ki...

1st Lady Gives Homemade Food to Elderly Korean Americans

First lady Kim Jung-sook on Wednesday visited a Korean-American center for the elderly in Flushing, New York on Wednesday and served homemade marinated crabs and kimchi to 300 elderly first-generation expatiates. She also treated them to Korean beef-bone soup ordered from a nearby restaurant. ...

I Can Speak

Genres: Comedy and Drama Running Time: 119 min. Directed by: Kim Hyun-seok Starring: Na Moon-hee, Lee Je-hoon Synopsis: As Na Ok-boon scrutinizes around town and makes constant civil complaints, she is known as the "Goblin Granny." Her biggest challenge after 20 years of filing complaints is Mi...

Brad's Status

Genres: Comedy and Drama Running Time: 101 min. Directed by: Mike White Starring: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams Synopsis: A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices.

I Can Speak

Brad's Status

Moon, Trump, Abe Meet at Lotte Hotel in New York

President Moon Jae-in met with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel on Thursday.The hotel is owned by the Lotte Group, which has fallen victim to a Chinese boycott for giving up a golf course in southern Korea for the deplo...

Moon Says Only Dialogue Can Resolve N.Korean Nuclear Standoff

President Moon Jae-in in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday said pressure through sanctions and diplomatic efforts are the only ways to deal with the North Korean nuclear crisis. After the speech, Moon sat down with U.S. President Donald Trump, whose bellicose tirade at ...

Sechs Kies Release New Album to Mark 20th Anniversary of Debut

K-pop group Sechs Kies released their first album in nearly two decades."We are returning to the music scene with our fifth full-length album. It is our first album in 18 years, so it feels like we're back in the days when we made our debut," band leader Eun Ji-won said at a press event on ...

U.S. Artillery Unit Stages Live-Fire Drill in Korea

An artillery unit from the U.S. mainland practiced firing precision-guided munitions in South Korea on Thursday.The 18th Field Artillery Brigade based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina staged the live-fire drill in Daecheon, South Chungcheong Province on Thursday, according to the eighth U.S. Army. ...

ASEM Economic Ministers' Meeting Takes Place in Seoul

Seoul is hosting a meeting of top officials from Asia and Europe, looking at ways to boost trade between their regions.

There Is No Missing Girl in School, Says Mexico Navy Official

There is no missing child at a collapsed Mexico City school, according to a high-ranking navy official, though there may be an adult still alive in the debris where an intensive rescue effort has been under way after Tuesday's massive earthquake that has killed more than 245 people and injured at ...

Google Bets Big on Hardware with HTC Buy

Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services.The deal announced Thursday underscores how serious Google is becoming about designing its own family of ...

Amazon Reviewing Its Site After Bomb-making Materials Report

Amazon says it is reviewing its website after a British TV report said that the online retailer recommended purchasing ingredients together that could make a bomb.Channel 4 News in London said that when it tried to buy certain chemicals on Amazon, the website's "frequently bought together" section ...

French Protesters Stage Fresh Protests to Macron's Labor Law

French labor unions staged fresh protests against President Emmanuel Macron's contested labor law reforms Thursday — a day before he adopts them by executive order. The nationwide action backed by the powerful, hard-left CGT trade union, saw protesters take to the streets in the second round of ...

Standard & Poor's Cuts China Credit Rating, Citing Debt

The Standard & Poor's rating agency cut China's credit rating Thursday due to its rising debts, highlighting challenges faced by Communist leaders as they cope with slowing economic growth.The downgrade added to mounting warnings about the dangers of increasing Chinese debt, which has fueled fea...

To clean an iron's steam vents

To clean an iron's steam vents, pour in a 2:1 mixture of water and vinegar and let the iron steam.

Today's Photo: September 22, 2017

Changwon in Major Tourism Push

The southeastern port city of Changwon has rolled up its sleeves to attract more visitors. City officials have formed a committee to ensure that 125 individual plans progress smoothly to achieve that goal.In 2016, a little over 10 million people visited the scenic port city, and it aims to draw 15 ...

Half of Young Koreans Who Rent Make Less Than W1 Million a Month

Some 43 percent of Koreans under 30 and 59 percent of senior citizens who live in monthly rental homes earn less than W1 million a month, according to a study . Both age groups spend more than one-third of their monthly income on housing. The findings were based on a report Wednesday by...

New Athletes' Training Center to Open in Jincheon

A new training center for national athletes will officially open on Oct. 27 in Jincheon, North Chungcheong Province.It will replace the Taeneung National Training Center in Seoul, which has served the national team since 1966. The new site is five times bigger at 1.59 million sq.m. and can ...

Most Male Stars Postpone Draft

Seven out of 10 male celebrities have postponed their mandatory military service, prompting the Military Manpower Administration to monitor individual cases. So far only the sons of high-ranking government officials were subject to such monitoring to ensure that they set an example for other young ...

Changwon in Major Tourism Push

The southeastern port city of Changwon has rolled up its sleeves to attract more visitors. City officials have formed a committee to ensure that 125 individual plans progress smoothly to achieve that goal. In 2016, a little over 10 million people visited the scenic port city, and it aims to draw ...

Airlines Slapped with Record Fines for Safety Violations

Korean airlines were slapped with 11 warnings and a record W5.76 billion in fines this year for safety violations, according to data from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport . Fines have risen every year from W45 million in 2013. Korean Air had to pay the biggest fines w...

Bucheon Animation Film Fest to Kick off Next Month

The annual Bucheon International Animation Festival will take place next month. The festival opens at the Korea Manwha Museum on Oct. 20 with "Big Bad Fox& Other Tales" directed by Benjamin Renner and ends on Oct. 24. It will feature 149 films from 37 nations and hold a special screening of film...

SK Hynix Consortium Wins Bid for Toshiba's Memory Chip Business

A consortium of SK Hynix and Bain Capital Private Equity have won the bid to buy Toshiba's memory chip business. Japan's largest chipmaker and owner of core NAND flash technology is being taken over by a rival that entered the industry 20 years later. Japanese media reported Wednesday that Toshiba ...

Bangtan Boys Set New Record on YouTube with New Song

K-pop boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, set a new record for the fastest 10 million views on YouTube with the title track of their new mini album.The sci-fi, mystique music video of the song called "DNA" was first unveiled on Monday evening on YouTube and in just some eight hours it ...

Moon Warns Against Waging War on N.Korea

President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday pushed against escalating military threats to North Korea from Washington after U.S. President Donald Trump in a barely coherent address to the UN threatened to "totally destroy" the renegade country.In a meeting with bankers and business executives in New York on ...

Bucheon Anime Film Fest to Kick off Next Month

The annual Bucheon International Animation Festival will take place next month. The festival opens at the Korea Manwha Museum on Oct. 20 with "Big Bad Fox& Other Tales" directed by Benjamin Renner and ends on Oct. 24. It will feature 149 films from 37 nations and hold a special screening of film...

Ryu Hyun-jin to Sit out MLB Postseason as a Starter

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers will likely sit in the bullpen for the postseason. Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that the Dodgers plan to audition Ryu for relief spots in the postseason. Ryu had a successful comeback this season after missing two seasons to recover from injuries, ...

David Beckham Draws Crowd at Youth Football Clinic in Seoul

David Beckham made a surprise appearance at Cheonggye Plaza in central Seoul on Wednesday. He spent around 10 minutes playing football with 20 youngsters, in part of a youth football clinic organized by the AIA Group.Beckham has visited Korea several times before.He shared his advice to the current ...

Korea to Launch Massive Tourism Campaign in Japan

Korea will launch a massive campaign in Japan to lure more tourists after the latest North Korean nuclear test. Tourist numbers from Japan rose earlier this year as bilateral ties showed signs of improving but took a nosedive when the North started firing more and more missiles before conducting ...

U.S. Mulls Shooting Down N.Korean Missiles

Washington is considering shooting down North Korean ballistic missiles "even if it does not directly threaten the U.S. or its allies," CNN reported Tuesday.North Korea has fired two missiles over U.S. ally Japan recently, on Aug. 29 and Sept. 15.But "the question that now needs to be answered is ...

Korea's Biggest Shopping Fest to Kick off Next Week

A nationwide shopping festival involving hundreds of retailers and market vendors will kick off next week. The annual festival, organized by the government to promote Korean products and boost domestic consumption, runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 31. More than 400 retailers and manufacturers will offer ...

Korea Is Biggest Mobile App User in Asia

Koreans use mobile apps the most in Asia with an average of 3.3 hours a day, according to App Annie, a San Francisco-based app market data company. Korea was followed by Taiwan, where people are on their apps for 3.1 hours on average, and Japan with 2.7 hours. These three countries were also among ...

California Sues Trump Administration to Prevent Border Wall

California's attorney general sued the Trump administration Wednesday over its plan to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing it's overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. The suit filed by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, makes ...

EU, Canada Launch Free Trade Agreement While Britain Eyes Own Deal

The European Union and Canada will begin cutting import duties from Thursday on thousands of products and services in a reminder to Britain of the work it will take to replace the trade alliances it will give up when it leaves the EU. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement will provis...

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Japan

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan.The agency's website says the temblor hit early Thursday about 283 kilometers southeast of the city of Kamaishi and more than 322 kilometers east of Fukushima.A massive 2011 earthquake a...

Nations to Sign Nuclear Ban Treaty Opposed by Big Powers

The first treaty to ban nuclear weapons was opened Wednesday for countries to sign, with the backing of over 100 nations but the opposition of nuclear-armed ones."This treaty is an important milestone towards the universally held goal of a world free of nuclear weapons'' at a time of increasing ...

To remove coffee stains from porcelain cups

To remove coffee stains from porcelain cups, wipe them with toothpaste on a kitchen cloth and rinse.

Today's Photo: September 21, 2017

Today's Photo: September 21, 2017

U.S. Military Strikes on N.Korea Get More Likely by the Day

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that the Pentagon has military options for North Korea that do not put Seoul at grave risk. He declined to elaborate what those options may be. The reason the U.S. has so far refrained from launching a military strike against North Korea is because ...

Samsung's Global Reputation Takes Heavy Hit

The bribery conviction of Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong and the debacle surrounding the combustible Galaxy Note 7 phone have dealt a heavy blow to the electronics giant's global reputation. Samsung Electronics plummeted from 20th place in 2016 to 89th this year in an annual corporate social ...

Document Shows Japanese Gov't's Role in Recruiting Sex Slaves

An official Japanese government document proves Tokyo's involvement in the forced mobilization of Korean women as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II. Prof. Yuji Hosaka, who heads the Dokdo Research Institute at Sejong University, told reporters on Tuesday, "The Japanese government ...