Publication: Yonhap News Agency

First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 4 reports

(LEAD) S. Korea's industrial output grows 2.9 pct on-month in June

SEJONG, July 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's industrial output grew at the fastest pace in four years and nine months in June, raising expectations that the economic recovery might be gaining some momentum, a government report showed Wednesday.According ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 30 2014]
Entities: Mining, South Korea
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

(LEAD) China starts investigation into ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang

(ATTN: ADDS details; UPGRADES attribution)BEIJING, July 29 (Yonhap) -- China's ruling Communist Party has started a corruption investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang, Chinese authorities said Tuesday, in what is widely seen as an example ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

(LEAD) Kia releases teaser images of new Sorento SUV

(ATTN: UPDATES with more information in para 2; ADDS more description of image in para 3)SEOUL, July 29 (Yonhap) -- Kia Motors Corp. released the first teaser images of its new Sorento SUV on Tuesday ahead of its global launch set for the second half ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 29 2014]
Entities: Kia Motors, Seoul, Corporate
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Seoul shares open higher on recovering outlook in U.S., eurozone

SEOUL, July 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks opened higher Wednesday on the back of improved economic outlooks from the United States and the eurozone, analysts said.The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) gained 7.65 points, or 0.37 ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

(Yonhap Interview) U.S. lawmaker: New sanctions bill will be as painful to N. Korea as BDA sanctions

By Chang Jae-soonWASHINGTON, July 29 (Yonhap) -- A new financial sanctions bill for North Korea, which has just passed the U.S. House of Representatives, will be as painful to Pyongyang as the banking restrictions that hit the communist regime hard in ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 3 reports

S. Korea's vice FM warns Japan against revisiting wartime past

BEIJING, July 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul warned Japan against revisiting its wartime and imperial past Tuesday, saying Japan's "historical revisionism" is threatening to undermine cooperation in trade and the traditional ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 29 2014]
Entities: Japan, Beijing, South Korea
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 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 - Jul 29 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 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 3 reports

(2nd LD) N Korea fires short-range ballistic missile into East Sea

(ATTN: RECASTS lead; ADDS more details throughout, photo)SEOUL, July 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea fired a short-range missile into the East Sea on Saturday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of its missile and rocket firings ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 3 reports

(2nd LD) Opposition candidates unite for by-elections

(ATTN: UPDATES with withdrawal of two more candidates in paras 1-2, 7-11; CHANGES headline)SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) -- Three opposition candidates for next week's parliamentary by-elections withdrew their candidacies Thursday in a move seen as boosting ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 24 2014]
Entities: Roh Hoe-chan, Seoul
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 3 reports

Labor, management at Ssangyong Motor reach tentative wage agreement

SEOUL, July 23 (Yonhap) -- Ssangyong Motor Co., the local unit of Indian sport utility vehicle maker Mahindra & Mahindra, said Thursday that it has reached a tentative agreement on wage increases, the first South Korean carmaker to do so this year.The ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 3 reports

(2nd LD) S. Korea, China agree to launch defense chiefs' hotline

(ATTN: UPDATES with agreement on defense chiefs' hotline, quote; CHANGES headline; TRIMS)BEIJING, July 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and China agreed to set up a hotline between their defense ministers, a South Korean diplomat said Wednesday, in another ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Jul 23 2014]

Quotes

"The political issues between South Korea and Japan, and as their governments and their peoples deal with them, do have an impact on our ability to conduct credible military-to-military engagement with each other" Adm. Samuel Locklear, chief of the U S Pacific Command, said at a press briefing
...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

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