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

Four Continents Figure Skating Championships begin in Seoul Thursday 피겨스케이팅: I

Meanwhile, the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships kick off in Seoul on Thursday, and it′s a chance for Korean skaters to shine on the international scene. The ISU senior-level event features the world′s top figure skaters. Korea′s brightest talent is national champion Park So-youn, who′s been pegged to succeed her Continue Reading

Russia takes gold, silver during pairs figure skating

Moving over to pairs figure skating… Russia proves to be a powerhouse in the sport… as two Russian pairs finished with a gold and silver earlier today. First off… the heavy favorites in the event… Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov… shines during the free skating program… scoring 152-point-69… after scoring Continue Reading

Figure Skating World Championship caps season for Koreans 세계 피겨스케이팅 챔피언십 결과

And while the rhythmic gymnastics season just kicked off,… the 2014-2015 Figure Skating season came to end,… with the conclusion of the World Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai. And for the Korean figure skaters,… it was a season of ups and downs. Now season would come to an end with Continue Reading