Open Society Urges Turkish President to Stop Efforts to Obscure the Facts in Kavala Case

New York, Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Open Society Foundations urged the president of Turkey today to stop invoking George Soros’s name in an effort to obscure the facts around the case of Osman Kavala, the businessman and philanthropist who has spent four years in prison there on bogus charges. In comments broadcast […]

S. Korean Lim Hee-jeong takes 54-hole lead at home LPGA tournament

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — After her third consecutive bogey-free round, South Korean tour star Lim Hee-jeong is on the verge of her maiden LPGA victory on home soil.Lim, a four-time Korea LPGA (KLPGA) winner, opened up a four-stroke lead through 54 ho…

S. Korean golfer trying to stay in the moment with LPGA path ahead

SEOUL, Lim Hee-jeong has been playing on the South Korean ladies’ tour since 2019. But with another strong round at an LPGA tournament at home Sunday, Lim can pave a direct — and also an unlikely — path to the top women’s competition in the world.The…

U.S. supports humanitarian aid for N. Korea, but sanctions must remain in place: State Dept.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) — The United States supports providing humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable people of North Korea, a State Department spokesperson said Friday, however, suggesting U.S. opposition to easing U.N. sanctions on the recal…

N. Korea denounces U.S. for meddling in Taiwan issue, accuses of hostile intent

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — North Korea on Saturday blasted the United States for causing military tension with China by meddling in Taiwan affairs.Pak Myong-ho, the North’s vice foreign minister, also accused the U.S. of trying to topple both Beijing a…

Seoul stocks likely to move in tight box next week: analysts

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — South Korean stocks are likely to move in a tight box next week as investors weigh the potential impacts of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s tapering and hopes of strong corporate earnings, analysts said Saturday.The benchmark Kore…

Ex-USFK chief stresses solidarity in S. Korea-U.S. alliance amid lingering N.K. threats

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — Former U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) chief Curtis Scaparrotti has stressed the importance of solidarity between the militaries of South Korea and the United States in the face of continued North Korean threats, an organization ded…

U.S. envoy on N. Korea eyes ‘productive’ consultations in S. Korea on ways to revitalize peace process

INCHEON, The top U.S. envoy on North Korea said Saturday he expects “productive” consultations with South Korea as he arrived here for a two-day visit.Sung Kim, special representative for North Korea policy, plans to meet with his South Korean counter…

China’s Xi vows to bolster ties with N. Korea in letter to Kim

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has reaffirmed efforts to strengthen bilateral relations with North Korea, Pyongyang’s state media reported Saturday.Xi made the remarks in a reply to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s earlier let…

US Special Envoy Arrives in Seoul to Reopen Nuclear Talks With Pyongyang

U.S. special envoy for North Korea Sung Kim arrived Saturday in South Korea to reopen stalled denuclearization talks with the North.U.S.-North Korea negotiations were halted more than two years ago over easing U.S.-led sanctions against the North in ex…