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Reporter : Kim Ji-soo
Sat, December 9, 2023 | 06:37
'US Congress approves North Korea sanctions bill'
'US Congress approves North Korea sanctions bill'
Late-blooming star Lee Ae-ran reveals past poverty
Singer Lee Ae-ran, who has shot to stardom with “100-Year Life,” has disclosed that her poverty meant she did not have the money to take her sick father to hospital. Lee, 52, is a leading Korean singer these days and a video for “100-Year Life” has garnered about 2 million views.
US Congress to pass N. Korea sanctions bill Friday: official
The U.S. Congress plans to pass a strong North Korea sanctions bill Friday, days ahead of schedule, to demonstrate its will to punish Pyongyang for its nuclear and missile tests, a South Korean official said. House leaders moved up the vote to Friday noon (Washington time), reversing an earlier plan to hold a vote on or after Feb. 22, the official told reporters on the condition of anonymity.
Stars shine in small-screen dramas
Dramas featuring top hallyu actors are slated to start airing later this month. One of them is SBS’s “Please Come Back, Mister,” starring top hallyu star Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) and Oh Yeon-seo. Promotional photos for the drama released this week showed nuanced chemistry between Jung and Oh.
Yoo Ah-in's 'Like for Likes” to be released in US soon
A Korean film starring top stars including heartthrobs Yoo Ah-in and Kang Ha-neul, and veteran actors Choi Ji-woo, Kim Joo-hyuk and Lee Mi-yeon will open in theaters across the United States later this month. The movie is about three couples -- Yoo Ah-in and Lee Mi-yeon; Kim Joo-hyuk and Choi Ji-woo; and Kang Ha-neul and Lee Som -- who rely on social media to communicate. The...
New chief takes helm at policy lender KDB
The new chairman of the state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB) took office Friday, vowing to help accelerate the country's corporate restructuring. Lee Dong-geol, 67, replaces Hong Ky-ttack who was recently appointed a vice president of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
[Breaking] South Korea to suspend operations at Gaeseong Industrial Complex
South Korea will “completely” suspend operations of the joint inter-Korean industrial complex in Gaeseong, North Korea. The Unification Ministry made the announcement Wednesday, signaling one of the strongest sanctions Seoul can take against North Korea following its Feb. 7 firing of a long-range rocket and the Jan. 6 nuclear test. The complex, opened in 2004, was the only re...
WINNER go solo at March concerts
K-pop band WINNER will hold its first solo concerts on March 12-13 at the Olympic Gymnasium in southern Seoul. Fans can anticipate the dynamic performances of the five members Kang Seung-yoon, Song Mino, Nam Tae-hyun, Kim Jin-woo and Lee Seung-hoon - to promote their new mini-album, “EXIT: E.” Two songs from the album, “Baby Baby” and “Sentimental,” have topped Korean charts ...
Koreas step up psychological warfare after North Korea rocket launch
South Korea and North Korea have stepped up their psychological warfare in response to the North's rocket launch by putting additional loudspeakers in place along their border, military officials said Wednesday. Both sides have installed loudspeakers along their heavily fortified border to broadcast messages critical of each other. North Korea is sensitive to such broadcasts because they could threaten the stability of the Kim Jong-un regime.
44 percent of Chinese see dialogue as best strategy for North Korea
Forty-four percent of Chinese people believe that dialogue is the best way to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, a survey by China's state-run media showed Wednesday. The survey of about 11,000 Chinese, conducted by the state-run Xinhua News Agency, also showed that 32 percent of them responded that there is "no effective solution" about North Korea's defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons.