Wednesday, June 13th, 2018


Kim Jong-un Chats with Bolton in Singapore

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had a chance to talk with U.S. President Donald Trump’s hawkish and abrasive security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday.Bolton had been responsible for much of the aggressive rhetoric emanating from the White House ahead of the U.S.-North Korea summit, which evaporated l… Source: Culture

Kim Jong-un Flies Home on Chinese Plane

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left Singapore late Tuesday evening after his historic meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. He used the same chartered Chinese airplane as on arrival.But the route was a carefully guarded secret. Diplomats say there is a good chance he stopped in Beijing for debr… Source: Culture

Korean Footballers Arrive in Russia Ahead of World Cup

Korean footballers arrived at their base camp in St. Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday ahead of the opening of the World Cup on Thursday. Before coming to Russia, they had trained in Leogang, Austria, where they played their last friendly before the quadrennial event against Senegal and lost 2-0. Kim Sh… Source: Culture

Koreans Vote in Local Elections

Voters cast their ballots in local elections and 12 by-elections for the National Assembly on Wednesday at 14,134 voting stations across the nation.They will choose 4,016 government officials, including mayors, provincial governors and superintendents of education. The winners are expected to be det… Source: Culture

U.S. Pledges 'Unprecedented' Guarantees for N.Korean Regime

The agreement signed by U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made no mention of formally ending the Korean War but instead focused on security guarantees for the North Korean regime. But Trump told reporters after the summit, “Now we can have hope that [the war] will soon … Source: Culture

Pundits Lament Poor Results of U.S.-N.Korea Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump was left to talk up a poor deal on Tuesday afternoon as he emerged from a day of photo ops and brief discussions with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.Commentators worldwide were quick to point out that far from achieving a commitment to “complete, verifiable and irreversi… Source: Culture

Son Heung-min Among Top 50 Players Competing at World Cup in Russia

Son Heung-min was included in ESPN’s list of the top 50 players in the World Cup in Russia which opens this week. He is the only Asian player on the list at 37th.”If [Korea has] any hope to getting out of a group with Germany, Mexico and Sweden, Son has to be decisive. He left the 2014 World Cup in … Source: Culture

Lena Park to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Debut with New Single

Singer Lena Park, also known as Park Jung-hyun, will release a new single next week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut, her management agency said.The new single, to be released through major music-streaming sites on June 19, comes after her marriage to a Korean-Canadian professor in Haw… Source: Culture

Trump Shows Bizarre Propaganda Clip to Kim Jong-un

Before U.S. President Donald Trump took to the podium in Singapore on Tuesday, his handlers screened a bizarre video clip in the style of a trailer for a straight-to-video action movie.The clip, complete with thunderous voiceover and cheap special effects, portrays Trump and Kim as saviors of the wo… Source: Culture

Trump Briefs Moon on Summit with N.Korea

President Moon Jae-in talked on the phone with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump for about 20 minutes, Cheong Wa Dae said on Tuesday. Trump called from Air Force One, en route to Washington.Moon first highly evaluated the summit between the U.S. and North Korea, and appreciated Trump’s effort to ach… Source: Culture