Publication: Yonhap News Agency

First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 17 mins ago - 3 reports

Hyundai Heavy swings to net loss in Q2

By Nam Kwang-sikSEOUL, July 29 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the world's largest shipbuilder, said Tuesday it swung to a net loss in the second quarter from a year ago mainly due to a reserve for expected loss from large-scale projects and ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 26 mins ago]
First reported 26 mins ago - Updated 26 mins ago - 1 reports

S. Korea agrees to boost cooperation with Mekong nations

SEOUL, July 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea reached agreement with Thailand and four other Mekong region countries Tuesday to further their diplomatic and economic cooperation, Seoul's foreign ministry said.The foreign ministers of South Korea and the five ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 26 mins ago]
Entities: South Korea, Seoul, Thailand
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

(LEAD) S. Korea's current surplus slips in June

By Lee MinjiSEOUL, July 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea extended its current account surplus to a 28th consecutive month in June but saw the figure slip from the previous month as the surplus for goods narrowed, central bank data showed Tuesday.The current ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

(LEAD) S. Korea's vice FM arrives in China for two-day visit

BEIJING, July 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul arrived in China on Tuesday for a two-day visit aimed at discussing follow-up measures after summit talks between leaders of the two nations earlier this month, a diplomat at ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 3 hours ago]
Entities: China, South Korea, Beijing
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

S. Korea says no plan to offer fresh Asiad talks with N. Korea

SEOUL, July 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has no intention of offering another round of talks with North Korea on its planned Asian Games participation as Pyongyang is responsible for the breakdown of the previous meeting, a government official said Tue ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 5 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

(LEAD) Sewol owner's chauffeur surrenders to prosecution

INCHEON, July 29 (Yonhap) -- The fugitive chauffeur of the sunken ferry Sewol's dead owner turned himself in to the prosecution on Tuesday to face charges that he helped his employer evade a massive manhunt to hold him responsible for the ferry sinking ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

Seoul shares end higher on Chinese data

SEOUL, July 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks closed higher Monday on improved economic data from China, the country's No. 1 trading partner, analysts said. The South Korean won fell against the U.S. dollar.The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 2 reports

(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on July 28)

Ferry probe out of focusOwner family is just a small part of the problemThe nation was abuzz over the weekend with two news items showing progress in the investigation into the deadly ferry disaster in April. A state forensic agency confirmed on Friday ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 2 reports

(LEAD) U.S. official on sanction affairs to visit Seoul this week

SEOUL, July 28 (Yonhap) -- A senior U.S. diplomat dealing with sanctions will visit Seoul this week in a bid to discuss developments in Washington's sanctions imposed on Iran and Russia, a government official said Monday.Peter Harrell, deputy assistant ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 2 reports

(LEAD) Koreas to meet this week for joint dictionary project

SEOUL, July 28 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government has allowed the country's lexicographers to meet with their North Korean colleagues in China this week for a project to publish a joint dictionary of their language, officials here said Monday.A group ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 3 reports

S. Korea finishes third at inaugural International Crown on LPGA Tour

SEOUL, July 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea finished in third place at the inaugural International Crown on the LPGA Tour on Sunday in Maryland.At Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, a suburb of Baltimore, South Korea picked up four points in the singles ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 2 reports

(LEAD) NK leader inspects rocket drill targeting U.S. bases in South

(ATTN: UPDATES with North's celebration of armistice anniversary in 9-10 paras)SEOUL, July 27 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un guided a rocket firing drill pointed at U.S. forces based in South Korea on Saturday, a day before the 61st anniversary ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 27 2014]

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...the court struck down an appeal filed by two convicted sex offenders last year that said Article 32 of the old South Korean law on sex crimes "violated their basic rights including their right to privacy and freedom."
"Considering its nuclear test and missile launches, my judgment is that North Korea's threats have been heightened over the past years" Defense Minister Han Min-koo said at a meeting with reporters
"For now, we have no plan to first propose (talks) since the North Korean side unilaterally declared the failure of the previous meeting and walked out of it" an official at Seoul's unification ministry told reporters
The conference will take place in the Chinese city of Shanghai on Wednesday with the theme of "Northeast Asian peace, cooperation and unification of the Korean Peninsula" according to the National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC)

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