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Former top financial regulator leads Institute for Global Economics
Jun Kwang-woo, former chairman of the National Pension Service, and founding chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), was selected to lead the Institute for Global Economics, the institute said Thursday.
Jewish-Japan links on BTS
BTS has apologized for wearing a t-shirt bearing the photo of an atomic bomb exploding in Japan and sporting a wardrobe reminding Nazi symbols. The global K-pop sensation said that it was not their intention to cause distress among the victims and offered apologies for those who suffered nonetheless.
Did Pompeo curse Minister Kang?
Did U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo curse Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during their recent telephone conversation? Minister Kang's answer was not clear-cut, leaving room for different interpretations. Of course, if Pompeo indeed cursed or used profanities, it would mean a major violation of diplomatic protocols, an attack on sovereignty - therefore he should apologize.
Korean police to go after overseas-based porn sites
Korean police will go after overseas-based porn sites in a crackdown with the police of other countries, a top officer said Thursday.
Yuri to have solo act with new album
Yuri, a member of girl group Girls' Generation, will have a solo act with the mini album "The First Scene." Six songs on it will be released through key music streaming sites on Oct. 4.
UN speech: 'My hands shaking 1,000 times per second,' says BTS leader
Korea's K-pop sensation BTS made a touching speech about love at the United Nations in New York Monday. Band leader Kim Nam-joon, whose stage name is RM, remembered the "shaking" minutes in front of the world during an appearance on ABC TV's “Good Morning America” on Wednesday morning. "I trained for it a thousand times," RM said.
Pyeongyang has one letter too many
Where has the third inter-Korean summit been taking place? Is it Pyongyang or Pyeongyang? According to the presidential office, it is the latter. The powers-that-be have put it in writing literally, not once but an twice, at the massive media center for the Pyeongyang summit in the DDP building in downtown Seoul.
Escaped puma shot dead
A puma that escaped from a Daejeon zoo Tuesday evening was shot dead after a three-hour hunt, according to 119 emergency workers.
What secrets did Moon and Kim share?
President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left in separate vehicles after the welcoming ceremony at the North's Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang on Tuesday morning. But when Moon arrived at the state guesthouse one hour later, he was in the same vehicle as Kim.
Chaebol leaders travel light to Pyongyang
Top business leaders accompanying President Moon Jae-in on his three-day summit trip to North Korea Tuesday were traveling light. A dozen business leaders are included in the presidential entourage, but three stood out: Samsung leader Lee Jae-yong, SK's Chey Tae-won and LG's Koo Kwang-mo.
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