Daily Archive: January 1, 2020

S. Korea confirms 56th case of African swine fever

Seoul– South Korea on Wednesday confirmed the country’s 56th case of the African swine fever after a wild boar found dead near the border with North Korea tested positive for the deadly virus.The wild boar carcass was found in Paju, bringing the numbe…

Samsung QLED 8K TV earns U.S. certification

SEOUL– Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its quantum dot liquefied emitting diode (QLED) 8K TVs have obtained a certification for its high-definition quality in the United States.Samsung Electronics has received the 8K certification for most of i…

S. Korean, U.S. nuclear envoys discuss N. Korea by phone

SEOUL– South Korea’s chief nuclear envoy Lee Do-hoon spoke by phone with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun on Wednesday after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned he would soon unveil “a new strategic weapon,” an official said.The two si…

BTS perform at Times Square on New Year’s eve

NEW YORK/SEOUL– K-pop sensation BTS were the second South Korean pop artists to perform live in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s eve, in a spectacle packed with crowds set for a countdown to the new year.The seven-member boy band showed up o…

Top U.S. envoy discloses his resolutions for 2020

SEOUL– U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris on Wednesday sent New Year’s Day greetings and disclosed his resolutions for 2020.”Happy New Year 2020 everyone! Did you make any resolutions for 2020? Here’s my list, including two I failed to make i…

U.S. spy planes monitor N. Korea on New Year’s Day

SEOUL– U.S. spy planes flew over and around the Korean Peninsula on New Year’s Day on Wednesday, an aviation tracker said, as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the communist nation will soon show off a “new strategic weapon.”An RC-135W Rivet Joint …

Trump voices confidence in N.K. leader despite new threat

WASHINGTON– U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he believes Kim Jong-un will uphold his commitment to denuclearize after the North Korean leader threatened to show off a “new strategic weapon.”Hours earlier, North Korean media reported that Kim s…