S.Korea trade body asks for exemption from U.S. auto tariffs

By Heekyong Yang SEOUL, June 28 : A South Korean trade group on Thursday asked the United States for exemption from a tariff on automobile imports for the Asian country, citing a security alliance and a bilateral trade deal. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on auto imports and foreign-made car parts […]

South Korea’s ruling party set for landslide victory in regional polls

By Heekyong Yang and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, June 13 : South Korea’s ruling party is expected to win a sweeping victory in Wednesday’s regional elections, exit polls suggest, an extra boost for President Moon Jae-in following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump. The ruling Democratic Party was […]

Singapore deports South Korean media staff as Trump-Kim summit security tightens

By Fathin Ungku and Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE, June 10 : Two staff from South Korea’s national broadcaster have been deported from Singapore after they were arrested for trespassing at the home of the North Korean ambassador to the city-state, police said on Sunday. The news, just days before a high stakes summit between U.S. and […]

N.Korea proposes joint celebration of 2000 summit during talks

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, June 1 : North Korea suggested during high-level talks on Friday that the two Koreas hold a joint celebration of the anniversary of a historic 2000 inter-Korean summit this month in the South, an official in Seoul said. The meeting in the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone that […]

SKorea to play “mediator” to resolve NKorea-US summit doubts – official

By Joyce Lee SEOUL, May 17 : South Korea is seeking to mediate to bridge the gap between the United States and North Korea as they appear to have “some kind of difference in stances” ahead of a planned summit, an official at South Korea’s presidential Blue House said on Thursday. The comments come after […]