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Moon seeks Pope's help for summit with N. Korean leader: report
President Moon Jae-in is reportedly seeking Pope Francis’ help to arrange a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. According to the Joongang Ilbo, one of Korea’s biggest newspapers, Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, Moon's special envoy to the Vatican, plans to deliver Moon’s letter to the Pope Tuesday or Wednesday.
2 human teeth found in convenience store gimbap
Two human teeth were found in a roll of “gimbap” sold at a convenience store. They were found in a roll of cooked rice wrapped with dried seaweed a 45-year-man bought at around 7:30 a.m. last Wednesday at a CU convenience store in Incheon.
Park Geun-hye studying English in lockup
Ousted former President Park Geun-hye has spent eight weeks locked in a small cell with limited accommodation. Park reportedly reads an English-Korean dictionary, according a report by Korean cable TV network JTBC, which cited an anonymous detention center official.
Facebook CEO wants to meet President Moon
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg proposed a meeting with the South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a congratulation e-mail, according to Cheong Wa Dae on Sunday.
2 US carriers prepare for military drill in East Sea
The aircraft carry USS Ronald Regan will join the USS Carl Vinson for a military drill in the East Sea, according to CNN, citing a U.S. Department of Defense official on Saturday. The move, just days after North Korea conducted a missile test, is the first time two U.S. aircraft carriers have conducted a drill in the East Sea.
Moon Jae-in's Dokdo eared seal tie grabs wide attention
President Moon Jae-in’s tie featuring Dokdo eared seals has become a huge hit and has sold out in major online malls. Moon wore the tie during a meeting with the major party floor leaders on Friday. The tie received further public attention the same day when it was caught on camera during a press conference where Moon announced Kim Yi-su as the new chief justice.
Actor Lee Tae-gon has no plans to forgive assailants
Actor Lee Tae-gon will not forgive two men who have been charged with making false accusations and assaulting him, according to a hearing at the Suwon District Court on Wednesday.
'Shadow Brokers' to release N. Korean missile, nuclear network data
Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that has taken credit for the “WannaCry” ransomware attack, says it will unleash network data relating to the North Korean nuclear and missile programs in June.
Moon questions legitimacy of THAAD installation
President Moon Jae-in’s national security aide has reaffirmed Moon’s position on the need for National Assembly ratification of the deployment of an American missile defense system in a meeting with Matt Pottinger, the East Asia director on the White House’s National Security Council. “Problems have been raised regarding the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defen...
Korean-American to command US special operations forces
Daniel Yoo, the first Korean-American general in the United States Marine Corps, has been appointed major general of the Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC), a sub-unit under the U.S. Pacific Command.