South Korea, Russia bilateral summit kicks off on sidelines of EEF 2017 in Vladivostok

President Moon Jae-in has arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok this Wednesday afternoon. Our Moon Connyoung is traveling with the presidential press corps… she is live on the phone for us from Vladivostok. Connyoung, the South Korean leader is there to attend a regional forum but it looks like Continue Reading

S. Korea’s foreign affairs key policy objective is to work towards peaceful resolution…

Staying with the briefing. The foreign ministry outlined its plans to resolve the North Korea nuclear issue peacefully… and ensure the safety of Koreans living and traveling overseas. The key words are sanctions and dialogue… with diplomatic engagement with Seoul’s closest allies and other major powers being crucial elements. Connie Continue Reading

S. Korea, U.S. reaffirm alliance at lunch at Cheong Wa Dae

Come Saturday Korea will hold spectacular events to honor those who put their lives on the line to protect the nation. So it was fitting that President Park Geun-hye invited U.S. Forces Korea’s commander to the top office for lunch. She expressed appreciation for the strong alliance between the two Continue Reading

Pope Francis offers stinging rebuke of Vatican bureaucracy 교황 “교황청 관리 ′영적

In a pre-Christmas address,… Pope Francis delivered a stinging rebuke of the Vatican′s bureaucracy, saying it had been infected with greed, “spiritual Alzheimer′s” and “the terrorism of gossip.” It′s yet another sign that the pope is being met with opposition from within the church as he pushes for reforms. Ji Continue Reading

China to open new air route between Dandong and Pyongyang

The world has been on the same page when it comes to reining in North Korea for its growing nuclear provocations. China continues to be an exception. The latest is this: Beijing is increasing cooperation with Pyongyang by opening up another air route with the regime. Kim Hyun-bin takes a Continue Reading

N. Korean elites likely to feel heighten sense of instability after spy chief sacking

When North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fired the man in charge of his spy agency, as he reportedly did last month, it’s likely add to growing concerns of the elite class of Pyongyang. According to a report by the South’s Institute for National Security on Sunday, instability under the Kim Continue Reading

President Park heads to Uganda after Ethiopia trip

We begin with President Geun-hye’s trip to Africa. The South Korean leader is wrapping up her stay in her first stop of Ethiopia, boosting Seoul’s relationship not only with that country,… but with the continent. She will head to Uganda later this evening. Our correspondent Song Ji-sun, who is traveling Continue Reading

Wendy X Seulgi’s first paragliding Experience! [Battle Trip/2018.08.26]

Paragliding. Can you do that? I’m thinking whether I should add it to the list or not. But there… Korea and Europe have different sceneries. So I think it’ll be fun. – This seems like a must-try in Salzburg. / – Really? Then how about we try it? Let’s just Continue Reading

Hiking up Namsan Mountain to reach Seoul Tower on a gorgeous fall afternoon

We are visiting Seoul Tower and we will be climbing Namsan, which is South Mountain in the city of Seoul. We’ve got quite the climb to get there. It is a beautiful fall day. The colors are looking very bright and we are just getting ready to climb up Namsan. Continue Reading

Enjoying ice skating at center of Seoul… outdoor skating rink opens at Seoul Plaza…

winter can be brutally cold here in Korea but if you can enjoy the bone-chilling temperatures there are plenty of activities to enjoy one of which is ice-skating in what’s become a yearly tradition now the heart of Seoul has been transformed into a grand outdoor skating rink and best Continue Reading