Yonhap

Latest articles

2m
Yonhap News Agency
Cabinet to approve 50.5 bln won for Sewol's raising, searchSEOUL, Dec. 12 (Yonhap) -- The Cabinet was to approve 50.5 billion won (US$46.3
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 2 minutes ago
SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Yonhap) -- The Cabinet was to approve 50.5 billion won (US$46.3 million) Tuesday in additional expenses to be paid to a Chinese salvage firm for raising the sunken ferry Sewol and for a planned operation to put the vessel in an... Read more
1h
Yonhap News Agency
U.S. to announce N.K. sanctions after legal process: White HouseWASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- The White House said Monday that new sanctions
Yonhap News Agency / Posted an hour ago
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- The White House said Monday that new sanctions on North Korea will be announced upon completion of a "legal process." U.S. President Donald Trump vowed last month to impose "additional major sanctions" on North Korea... Read more
1h
Yonhap News Agency
Moon urges N.K. to stop delusional thinking, come to denuclearization talksSEOUL, Dec. 12 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in has said that it is "delusiona
Yonhap News Agency / Posted an hour ago
SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in has said that it is "delusional thinking" for North Korea to believe that nuclear weapons will guarantee its security, urging Pyongyang to stop such misjudgment and come out to denuclearization... Read more
1h
Yonhap News Agency
U.S. 'well postured' to deal with possible N.K. SLBM: PentagonWASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- The United States is "well postured" to deal wi
Yonhap News Agency / Posted an hour ago
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- The United States is "well postured" to deal with a possible submarine-launched ballistic missile from North Korea, the Pentagon said Monday. North Korea has completed development of five prototypes for an upgraded... Read more
11h
Zero Hedge
US Futures Hit New All Time High Following Asian Shares Higher; European Stocks, Dollar Mixedexercises today. North Korea stated that UN envoy expressed a willingness to re
Zero Hedge / Posted 11 hours ago
exercises today. North Korea stated that UN envoy expressed a willingness to reduce tensions. However, over the weekene Yonhap also reported that North Korea warned the US on Sunday over the possible use of a naval blockade, which it said would... Read more
15h
Yonhap News Agency
Watchdog votes to revise controversial anti-graft lawSEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- A government watchdog voted Monday to amend South Ko
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 15 hours ago
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- A government watchdog voted Monday to amend South Korea's controversial anti-graft regulation in a way that raises the ceiling of the value of gifts that public servants can receive in the case of farm and fisheries... Read more
16h
Yonhap News Agency
Cold wave warnings issued for Gangwon, Gyeonggi provincesSEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- Cold wave warnings were issued Monday for some areas
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 16 hours ago
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- Cold wave warnings were issued Monday for some areas of Gangwon Province and Gyeonggi Province, as temperatures are expected to drop further to as low as minus 17 C in Gangwon and minus 12 C in Seoul. The Gangwon... Read more
16h
Yonhap News Agency
Moon urges efforts to root out job irregularities at public firmspara to change the number of corruption scandal cases to be investigated to 23
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 16 hours ago
para to change the number of corruption scandal cases to be investigated to 23 from 44 as previous sent) SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in called for swift measures Monday to reduce working hours and eradicate job-related... Read more
17h
Yonhap News Agency
Moon urges efforts to root out job irregularities at public firmsSEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in called for swift measures Mond
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 17 hours ago
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in called for swift measures Monday to reduce working hours and eradicate job-related corruption at public firms. "Revising the Labor Standards Act to cut working hours is a task we can no longer afford... Read more
17h
Yonhap News Agency
S. Korean senior diplomat, U.N. special rapporteur discuss N.K. human rightsSEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- The United Nations special rapporteur on North Korea
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 17 hours ago
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- The United Nations special rapporteur on North Korean human rights and a senior South Korean diplomat discussed ways to tighten cooperation in addressing the reclusive country's dire human rights situation Monday. During... Read more
17h
Yonhap News Agency
FM's trip to Japan likely to come before task force unveils review outcome on controversial dealSEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top diplomat is expected to visit Japa
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 17 hours ago
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top diplomat is expected to visit Japan next week before a task force announces the results of its monthslong review of a controversial deal on Japan's wartime sexual slavery of Korean women, multiple sources... Read more
17h
Yonhap News Agency
Top S. Korean diplomat calls for building effective communication lines with N. Korea(ATTN: UPDATES with nuke envoy's remarks in last 4 paras) SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonh
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 17 hours ago
(ATTN: UPDATES with nuke envoy's remarks in last 4 paras) SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Monday raised the need to establish effective communication lines with North Korea to convey the international... Read more
2 related articles
18h
Yonhap News Agency
Ruling party chief leaves for Russia for talks on security, tradeSEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- The leader of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 18 hours ago
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- The leader of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party embarked on an eight-day trip to Russia on Monday for talks with top Moscow officials over North Korea's nuclear standoff, economic cooperation and other bilateral... Read more
18h
Yonhap News Agency
Top S. Korean diplomat calls for building effective communication lines with N. Korea(ATTN: UPDATES with Colin Powell's speech in last 6 paras) SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yon
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 18 hours ago
(ATTN: UPDATES with Colin Powell's speech in last 6 paras) SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Monday raised the need to establish effective communication lines with North Korea to convey the international... Read more
2 related articles
18h
Yonhap News Agency
3 out of 10 postpone cancer checkups: surveySEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- Three out of 10 people postponed their cancer checku
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 18 hours ago
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- Three out of 10 people postponed their cancer checkups, a survey showed Monday, which was conducted to raise awareness over the leading cause of death in South Korea. According to the survey by the National Cancer Center,... Read more
18h
Yonhap News Agency
Opposition lawmaker indicted on charges of taking illegal political fundsCHANGWON, South Korea, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors indicted an opposition l
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 18 hours ago
CHANGWON, South Korea, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors indicted an opposition lawmaker Monday for allegedly accepting illegal political funds ahead of this year's general elections, officials said. Rep. Um Yong-soo of the main opposition Liberty... Read more
19h
Yonhap News Agency
Records showing 26 Korean 'comfort women' worked on South Pacific island confirmedSEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- More than two dozen Korean women were taken as far a
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 19 hours ago
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- More than two dozen Korean women were taken as far as a Micronesia island for sexual servitude for Japanese troops during World War II, Seoul city officials said Monday, citing U.S. military records and other... Read more
20h
Yonhap News Agency
Top S. Korean diplomat calls for building effective communication lines with N. KoreaSEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Mo
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 20 hours ago
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Monday that effective communication lines need to be built with North Korea to convey the international community's united voice calling for the country's... Read more
2 related articles
22h
Yonhap News Agency
Ruling party chief steps up calls for dialogue with N. KoreaSEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- The leader of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 22 hours ago
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- The leader of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party renewed calls for dialogue with North Korea on Monday, voicing hopes that President Moon Jae-in's visit to China this week will help craft a peaceful solution to the... Read more
22h
Yonhap News Agency
Busan Int'l Art Fair ends 5-day run with over 3,000 artworksBUSAN, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- An international art fair ended here Monday after a
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 22 hours ago
BUSAN, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- An international art fair ended here Monday after a five-day run, displaying more than 3,000 artworks by 367 Korean and foreign artists, which can be bought on the spot. The Busan International Art Fair, the 16th of its... Read more
22h
Yonhap News Agency
Arrest warrant sought for former finance minister over NIS fund scandalSEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors sought an arrest warrant for former Fina
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 22 hours ago
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors sought an arrest warrant for former Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan on Monday over the allegations that he took bribes from the spy agency during the preceding Park Geun-hye administration. Choi, currently a... Read more
22h
Yonhap News Agency
Moon, Xi to hold summit over N. Korea, bilateral ties this weekSEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in will head to Chin
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 22 hours ago
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in will head to China this week for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping that will focus on ways to denuclearize North Korea and improve the countries' bilateral ties, the presidential... Read more
23h
Yonhap News Agency
S. Korea, UNESCO to support vocational education in 5 African countriesSEJONG, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the U.N. Educational, Scientific an
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 23 hours ago
SEJONG, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a ceremony on Monday to mark their implementation of a project to support technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in... Read more
23h
Yonhap News Agency
S. Korea, U.S., Japan hold anti-missile drill(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with SLBM activity, other details; ADDS photo) SEOUL
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 23 hours ago
(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with SLBM activity, other details; ADDS photo) SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Monday it has started a joint missile tracking exercise with the United States and Japan amid speculation that North Korea may soon... Read more
1d
Yonhap News Agency
Moon's approval rating drops for second consecutive weekSEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in's approval rating dropped slig
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in's approval rating dropped slightly from a week earlier last week, marking a second consecutive week of decline, a poll showed Monday. In a weekly survey by Realmeter, 70.8 percent of 2,517 adults... Read more
1d
Yonhap News Agency
S. Korean leader sends special envoy to UAE, LebanonRECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES with more details, information, minor changes t
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES with more details, information, minor changes throughout; ADDS photo) SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in has sent his chief of staff as a special envoy to the United Arab Emirates... Read more
1d
Yonhap News Agency
S. Korea to add N. Korean firms, individuals on independent sanctions list(ATTN: CHANGES slug; UPDATES with additional information, more background in pa
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
(ATTN: CHANGES slug; UPDATES with additional information, more background in paras 4-8) SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will add 20 North Korean organizations and 12 individuals to its sanctions blacklist, as part of its ongoing efforts to... Read more
1d
Yonhap News Agency
U.S. to send full delegation of athletes to PyeongChang Olympics: envoyWASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- The United States will send its full delegation
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- The United States will send its full delegation of athletes to next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea's PyeongChang, an envoy said Sunday, amid confusion over U.S. participation. U.S. Ambassador to the United... Read more
2 related articles
1d
FOX News
Kim Jong Un's bizarre North Korea propaganda photosNorth Korean despot made the visit because he was reportedly deeply “concerned”
FOX News / Posted yesterday
North Korean despot made the visit because he was reportedly deeply “concerned” about “consumer goods for people’s life,” Yonhap News Agency reported. Kim Jong Un visits the Pyongyang Hosiery Factory. "The production capacity of the factory is... Read more
1d
FOX News
Kim Jong Un's bizarre North Korea propaganda photosNorth Korean despot made the visit because he was reportedly deeply “concerned”
FOX News / Posted yesterday
North Korean despot made the visit because he was reportedly deeply “concerned” about “consumer goods for people’s life,” Yonhap News Agency reported. Kim Jong Un visits the Pyongyang Hosiery Factory. "The production capacity of the factory is... Read more
1d
The Manila Times
SKorea to slap new sanctions on Southbanks and trading companies, and 12 North Korean individuals—mostly bankers—wil
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
banks and trading companies, and 12 North Korean individuals—mostly bankers—will be blacklisted as of Monday, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported citing a foreign ministry official. “The organizations and individuals were involved in... Read more
8 related articles
1d
Gulf News
S. Korea to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang: reportand trading companies, and 12 North Korean individuals — mostly bankers — will
Gulf News / Posted yesterday
and trading companies, and 12 North Korean individuals — mostly bankers — will be blacklisted as of Monday, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported citing a foreign ministry official.“The organisations and individuals were involved in supplying... Read more
2 related articles
1d
asianage
South Korea imposes fresh sanctions on N Korea amid rising tensionsand trading companies, and 12 North Korean individuals -- mostly bankers -- wil
asianage / Posted yesterday
and trading companies, and 12 North Korean individuals -- mostly bankers -- will be blacklisted as of Monday, the South's Yonhap news agency reported citing a foreign ministry official. "The organisations and individuals were involved in... Read more
2 related articles
1d
Yonhap News Agency
Im Jong-seok travels to UAE, Lebanon as Moon's special envoySEOUL, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's chief of staff
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's chief of staff has been sent to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Lebanon as a special envoy, the Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday. Im Jong-seok is scheduled to pay visits to Mohammed bin... Read more
1d
Yonhap News Agency
S. Korea announces more N.K. firms, individuals on blacklist(ATTN: REWRITES headline, lead; UPDATES with details at bottom) SEOUL, Dec. 10
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
(ATTN: REWRITES headline, lead; UPDATES with details at bottom) SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has announced an additional 20 North Korean firms and 12 individuals on its blacklist as part of its latest unilateral sanctions aimed at... Read more
2 related articles
1d
Yonhap News Agency
52-hour workweek to cost businesses 2.3 tln won in extra expenses: KERISEOUL, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korean businesses will have to spend more than
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korean businesses will have to spend more than 12 trillion won (US$10.9 billion) annually in additional payments, and be compelled to train more employees if the government imposes a weekly 52-working hour limit, a... Read more
1d
Yonhap News Agency
Gen. Brooks updates U.S. leaders on security conditions in KoreaBy Lee Chi-dong SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- The top U.S. military commander in
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
By Lee Chi-dong SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- The top U.S. military commander in South Korea traveled to Washington, D.C. and New York last week for briefings on North Korea and the allies' defense posture, his aides said Sunday amid growing attention... Read more
1d
Yonhap News Agency
Veterans to see strong increase in benefits in 2018SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- Veterans can expect substantially improved benefits
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- Veterans can expect substantially improved benefits next year, with the budget in this sector witnessing a larger gain than other areas, according to officials Sunday. The government has earmarked 5.4 trillion won (US$4.93... Read more
1d
Yonhap News Agency
Police to conduct forensic probe into fatal tower crane accidentYONGIN, South Korea, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- Police investigators will lead a multi
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
YONGIN, South Korea, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- Police investigators will lead a multiagency probe into a crane collapse that claimed three lives at a construction site, official sources said Sunday. On Saturday, three workers were killed and four others... Read more
1d
Yonhap News Agency
Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapersSEOUL, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Ko
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on Dec. 9. Korean-language dailies -- Shinsegae to cut working hours to 35 hours per week (Kyunghyang Shinmun) -- Hiring irregularities rampant in... Read more
2d
International Business Times
South Korea's 'decapitation unit': All you need to know of the elite force tasked to 'eliminate' Kim Jong-un facilities, the Korean Air and Missile Defense (KAMD), and the Korea Massive Pu
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
facilities, the Korean Air and Missile Defense (KAMD), and the Korea Massive Punishment & Retaliation (KMPR) plan, Yonhap news agency had said in a report carrying rough details of the then proposed unit. On Wednesday (6 December), the... Read more
2 related articles
2d
Stamford Advocate
A South Korean 'decapitation unit' aimed at taking out Kim Jong Un will be armed with drones and grenade machines gunsSouth Korean Marine Corps/Yonhap via REUTERS South Korea will arm its new 'dec
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
South Korean Marine Corps/Yonhap via REUTERS South Korea will arm its new 'decapitation unit' with suicide drones and other weapons to assassinate Kim Jong Un. The unit was allocated $310,000 by the South Korean government on Wednesday. South... Read more
2 related articles
2d
Connecticut Post
A South Korean 'decapitation unit' aimed at taking out Kim Jong Un will be armed with drones and grenade machines gunsSouth Korean Marine Corps/Yonhap via REUTERS South Korea will arm its new 'dec
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
South Korean Marine Corps/Yonhap via REUTERS South Korea will arm its new 'decapitation unit' with suicide drones and other weapons to assassinate Kim Jong Un. The unit was allocated $310,000 by the South Korean government on Wednesday. South... Read more
2 related articles
3d
Yonhap News Agency
Arrest warrant sought for former presidential aide in probe of military's political interferenceSEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors sought a warrant Friday to detain a forme
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 3 days ago
SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors sought a warrant Friday to detain a former secretary to ex-President Lee Myung-bak over allegations that he played a role in the military's political interference in 2012. Kim Tae-hyo, currently a university... Read more
3d
Yonhap News Agency
People's Party decides to suspend senior member over tip-off allegationsSEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- The minor opposition People's Party decided Friday to
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 3 days ago
SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- The minor opposition People's Party decided Friday to suspend a senior member over allegations that he is the source of a tip-off that sparked a 2008 slush fund scandal involving the late former President Kim Dae-jung, who... Read more
3d
Channel NewsAsia
'Flabbergasted' Games chief says no Bach visit to North KoreaIn reality, North Korea is under international sanctions and such a visit is ha
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
In reality, North Korea is under international sanctions and such a visit is hard to be realised." South Korea's Yonhap news agency earlier cited unnamed government sources in a report which said Bach, the International Olympic Committee... Read more
3d
Yonhap News Agency
S. Korea on alert for N. Korea's provocationsUPDATES with minister's call for reform, JCS chief's comments in paras 4-5, las
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 3 days ago
UPDATES with minister's call for reform, JCS chief's comments in paras 4-5, last 3 paras; ADDS photos) SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's defense ministry said Friday North Korea is likely to continue with military provocations, such as... Read more
3d
Yonhap News Agency
Two officials to be punished over sunken ferry searchSEJONG, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said Friday it
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 3 days ago
SEJONG, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said Friday it will punish two senior officials in charge of searching the wreck of the ill-fated Sewol ferry who withheld information on the discovery of human remains. Lee Cheol-jo,... Read more
3d
Yonhap News Agency
Prosecutors again seek arrest warrant for ex-Moon aide over briberySEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors said Friday they have filed for an arrest
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 3 days ago
SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors said Friday they have filed for an arrest warrant for Jun Byung-hun, former senior secretary to President Moon Jae-in, for a second time over a bribery scandal involving his former aides. The Seoul Central... Read more
3d
Yonhap News Agency
Parliament approves bill to increase local tax for HNB cigarettesSEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's parliament passed a bill Friday to rais
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 3 days ago
SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's parliament passed a bill Friday to raise the local tax on heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco products amid a dispute over whether they should be treated differently from conventional cigarettes. The revision bill... Read more
More

In this news