South Korean Chung Chang-ho elected as ICC judge 정창호, 국제형사재판소(ICC) 재판관에 당선

Chung Chang-ho has been elected to serve as a judge at the International Criminal Court. The 48-year-old South Korean was voted in on Monday, local time, at UN Headquarters in New York. Mr. Chung will serve as one of the ICC′s 18 judges for a nine-year term. He was elected with two-thirds of the vote […]

Bangladesh withdraws bid for UNSC seat as Japan promises massive investment 일본

And in international news… Bangladesh has withdrawn its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council… and thrown its support behind Japan. The announcement comes after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised a massive investment in the country. Hwang Ji-hye has the details. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh announced on Saturday… that […]

Korea′s Tug-of-War gains status on UNESCO cultural heritage list

Tug-of-war - the game, I mean. We all know what that is. It′s a classic birthday party game for kids… AND not limited to children. Yes, where you line people up in two groups… on opposite ends of the rope… find a spot on the ground to mark as the middle… and off you go. […]

Rio 2016: Team Korea wins bronze in women’s badminton doubles

Now let’s talk about that other medal for Team Korea — a bronze in women’s badminton doubles. Smashing their way to the podium,… Jung Kyung-eun and Shin Seung-chan…beat a duo from China, ranked second in the world, Two sets to nil. From the beginning the victory never looked in doubt, with Jung’s quick defense and […]

Korea′s mass tug-of-war gains UNESCO recognition 줄다리기, 한국 18번째 유네스코 인류무형유산 됐다

Another Korean tradition has been added to UNESCO′s list of cultural heritage,… and this Korean legacy is much more than just a game. Our Won Ji-hyun has the story. At first glance, this may just seem like… a massive game of tug-of-war. But in terms of tradition,… it means much more. This is a Korean […]

Three political parties engaged in tug-of-war over assigning key parliamentary posts

It’s only the second day the new assembly members are punching in for work. But already, political parties are locking horns over who should take the parliament’s main posts. Park Ji-won has more on this tug-of-war The ruling Saenuri Party,… which lost its parliamentary majority in April’s general election to the now largest political party […]

Tug-of-war between rival parties stalls processing of 2014 govt. budget

The floor leaders of the ruling and main opposition parties met behind closed doors Monday… in an attempt to process a series of key bills. “Monday was the day that the leaders of the rival parties had agreed to pass the 2014 budget bill and a bill on reforming the scandal-ridden National Intelligence Service. However, […]

Korea’s national cricket team taste first international success

Cricket is a sport that most people in Korea have never heard of, never mind even played or watched. But behind the scenes Korea’s national team has been steadily making progress since 2013, and earlier this month they got their first taste of international success. Kwon Jang-ho reports. If you were to ask most people […]

Rio 2016: Korea’s badminton stars crash out in QF of men’s doubles

Time now to turn our focus to the latest from the 2016 Olympics in Rio… Day 10 was a rollercoaster ride of emotions for Korea’s badminton stars. The men stumbled,.. but the women’s pair made it to the semis,… where they can secure themselves at least a bronze medal with a victory. Our Lee Un-shin […]

Tug of war continues over timeline of president’s departure from office

A group of ruling Saenuri Party lawmakers who support efforts to oust President Park Geun-hye have called on her to quickly convey her stance on whether she’ll voluntarily resign by the end of April next year. Since the president’s third national address on Tuesday,… the non-mainstream faction of the party have been tight-lipped on whether […]