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POSCO to Partner in Implementing U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

POSCO to Partner in Implementing U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – POSCO, the world’s fifth-largest steelmaker by output, will partner in the implementation of U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, a local nongovernmental organization (NGO) said Wednesday. The South Korean steel company has been working on a project since 2014 to build high-quality houses using its own steel house method and to provide sustainable life for residents in the cities where POSCO operates. [...]

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung Hwa Discusses UN Sanctions on North Korea, Her White Hair in Recent TV Appearance

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung Hwa Discusses UN Sanctions on North Korea, Her White Hair in Recent TV Appearance

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreign Affairs Minister Kang made an appearance on YTN News on September 13, in which she discussed a number of topics ranging from the recently declared U.N. sanctions on North Korea to a bizarre controversy over her crop of silver hair. Kang expounded on the government’s position regarding the announced [...]

British Anthropologist and Environmentalist Jane Goodall Doesn’t Hide Disdain for Politicians at Yeouido “Eco Talks” Event

British Anthropologist and Environmentalist Jane Goodall Doesn’t Hide Disdain for Politicians at Yeouido “Eco Talks” Event

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The woman considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees was in the National Assembly Meeting Hall Buildingyesterday to share her wide-ranging views on politics, global warming and pollution.1 At an event titled “Eco Talks”, Goodall sat down for a Q&A session with Ewha Women’s University professor Choi Jae Cheon before [...]

KDI Report Says Fallout of Sanctions Gradually Visible in N. Korea

KDI Report Says Fallout of Sanctions Gradually Visible in N. Korea

SEJONG, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea’s economy could face stronger shocks if international sanctions on the communist country persist, a report said Thursday.  North Korea is under the toughest U.N. sanctions ever over its fourth nuclear test and its long-range rocket launch earlier this year.  The sanctions call for, among other things, the [...]

U.N. Chief Remains Ahead of Other Presidential Hopefuls

U.N. Chief Remains Ahead of Other Presidential Hopefuls

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remained ahead of other potential presidential hopefuls from the opposition parties, data showed Monday, underscoring his presence as an odds-on contender in next year’s presidential race.  According to the survey conducted by local pollster Realmeter, Ban held an approval rating of 25 percent, up 0.9 [...]

S. Korea, U.S. Agree to Pursue Three-Way Talks on N.K. Nukes

S. Korea, U.S. Agree to Pursue Three-Way Talks on N.K. Nukes

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States agreed Tuesday to “actively” push for three-way consultations involving China over the implementation of new U.N. sanctions on North Korea and its denuclearization, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said. Kim Hong-kyun, South Korea’s special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security [...]

U.N. Security Council Strongly Condemns N. Korean Launch

U.N. Security Council Strongly Condemns N. Korean Launch

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea’s long-range rocket launch Sunday, vowing to “expeditiously adopt a new resolution” with significant measures and calling the launch a “dangerous and serious violation.” “The members of the Security Council strongly condemn this launch,” Venezuelan U.N. Ambassador Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno, the [...]