Indoor smoking lounges to be closed at airports

SEJONG, June 25 (Yonhap) — Indoor smoking lounges at airports will gradually be shut down and outdoor smoking areas will be relocated further away from zones with passenger traffic, authorities said Monday. Smoking areas will be rearranged at the Source: Money

Samsung Electronics strengthens overseas online public relations

SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that it has expanded its Newsroom website to include sections for Taiwan and three other countries in its latest move to boost public relations in overseas markets. Source: Money

Seoul shares open lower on losses from tech, auto shares

SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) — South Korean stocks got off to a weak start Monday as losses from tech and auto shares dragged down the index. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index shed 10.74 points, or 0.46 percent, to 2,346.48 in the first 1 Source: Money

Duterte Acts on Pledge to Make Philippines Safer for Visitors

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is acting on pledges to make the Philippines safer for tourists with his characteristic brutality. During his visit to Seoul early this month, Duterte promised to boost security and allay the fears of many Korean visitors. Duterte last week ordered cust… Source: Culture

Moon Proposes 2 Koreas Co-Host 2030 World Cup

President Moon Jae-in proposed to FIFA President Gianni Infantino that the two Koreas as well as China and Japan co-host the 2010 World Cup. Moon and Infantino met on the sidelines of a Korea-Mexico game in Rostov-on-Don on Saturday in the ongoing World up in Russia amid fears that the next one will… Source: Culture

U.S. Sends Coffins to N.Korea for Return of Soldiers' Remains

The U.S. military on Saturday sent around 100 coffins to North Korea for the returns of the remains of American soldiers who died in the 1950-53 Korean War. The U.S. Forces Korea said Sunday that the 100 wooden caskets were sent to the Joint Security Area in the border along with UN flags to bring t… Source: Culture

Over 35,000 Refugees Seek Asylum in Korea

The number of refugees who have fled to Korea for sanctuary now exceeds 35,000 including those whose applications are still pending. Korea only accepted its first refugee in 1994. Altogether 40,470 have applied for refugee status, and 35,030 are here now, the Justice Ministry said Friday. That means… Source: Culture

State Media Show Kim Jong-un as Approachable, Modern Leader

The North Korean regime continues its campaign to present leader Kim Jong-un as an approachable modern statesman, with an attractive wife on his arm and other photogenic trappings. Last Thursday, state TV showed Kim on his third visit to China, disembarking from his aircraft with his wife Ri Sol-ju … Source: Culture

Cross-Border Family Reunions Scheduled for August

The two Koreas have agreed to resume reunions of families separated by the Korean War on Aug. 20-26.The two sides agreed in inter-Korean Red Cross talks at Mt. Kumgang in North Korea last Friday that the reunions will take place at a dedicated facility there. They will be the first reunions in two y… Source: Culture

Korea Clings to Slim Mathematical Hope of Advancement to Round of 16

Korea suffered another loss in the knockout stage of the World Cup in Russia on Saturday, losing to Mexico 2-1. The defeat followed its loss to Sweden last Monday. With two losses and a goal difference of -2, Korea is at the bottom of its group, which also includes Germany and Sweden, but it still h… Source: Culture