Publication: Korea Broadcasting System

First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 mins ago - 1 reports

US Report: N. Korea Severely Restricts Religious Activities

The U.S. says that North Korea continues to severely restrict religious activities within its borders, even though the state guarantees freedom of faith by law.The State Department released its annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 o ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - 9 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

US Official Briefs Seoul on Russia Sanctions

A U.S. official has met with South Korean officials and asked for cooperation in sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.Peter Harrell, deputy secretary for counter threat finance and sanctions at the U.S. State Department, made the request at ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

N. Korea to Return Body of S. Korean Man on Wed.

South Korea’s Unification Ministry says that North Korea will on Wednesday return the body of a South Korean man found off the North’s western coast.The North's Red Cross informed Seoul on Tuesday morning through the Panmunjeom liaison office that it ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Voting for By-elections to be Held from 6 am to 8 pm

Voting for the July 30 by-elections will begin nationwide on Wednesday.Voters can cast their ballots at one-thousand-three polling booths set up in the 15 electoral districts from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. All voters must bring an ID to the polling station.Election ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

65% of Diplomat Test Passers after 2nd Round Are Women

Women made up 65 percent of the successful applicants of an examination that selects candidates to become diplomats.The Ministry of Safety and Public Administration on Tuesday posted on its Web site a list of 46 successful applicants after the second ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - 8 hours ago]
Entities: Appointment
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Parties Go All-out Before Wednesday's By-elections

The ruling and opposition parties are making last-minute efforts to garner voter support in the highly contested capital region one day ahead of the July 30 by-elections.The leadership of the ruling Saenuri party held a Supreme Council members’ meeting ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - 9 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 3 reports

Sunken Ferry Owner's Chauffeur Turns Himself in

The chauffeur of the deceased Sewol ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun has turned himself over to authorities.Hours after he informed the prosecution of his intention, Yang Hoi-jeong came voluntarily to the Incheon Prosecutors’ Office at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.Yang ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - 17 hours ago]
Entities: Chauffeur, Ferry, Owner
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Gov't Considers Travel Ban on Libya

The government is considering imposing a travel ban on Libya for the first time in three years amid escalating tensions in the African nation.A senior foreign ministry official said Tuesday that the current security situation in the country is serious ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

S. Korea, Mekong River Nations Adopt Action Plan

South Korea and five Mekong River nations have held their fourth foreign ministerial meeting in Seoul.The meeting was co-chaired by Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and the Thai Foreign Ministry's Permanent Secretary Sihasak Phuangketkeow, who represents ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - 11 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

Inter-Korean Dictionary Project Resumes After 5-Year Hiatus

After a hiatus of five years, the two Koreas have resumed a joint project to publish a Korean dictionary.The Unification Ministry said South and North Korean scholars will discuss the timetable and direction of the publication during a meeting held in ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - 13 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

S. Korea Posts Record Trade Surplus

Anchor: South Korea posted a record high trade surplus for the first half of the year. Some experts, however, are concerned the 28-month long surplus streak could be due to the sluggish domestic demand for raw materials and equipment from overseas. Our ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

Ruling and Opposition Parties Fail to Agree on Special Sewol Law

Bipartisan negotiations on passing the special law aimed at determining the cause of the tragic ferry sinking in April have made little progress.The ruling and opposition parties held a meeting late until the night on Monday, but the talks ended with ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - 19 hours ago]
Entities: MS Sewol, Ferry

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The report said that "Although the constitution and other laws and policies provide for religious freedom, in practice, the government severely restricted religious activity, except for some officially recognized groups that it tightly supervised"
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