U.S. Military Chief Piles on Pressure Over Cost-Sharing
The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff on Monday piled more pressure on Korea to increase its share of the upkeep of the U.S. Forces Korea. U.S Gen. Mark Milley echoed President Donald Trump by saying, "The average American looking at the forward-deployed U.S. troops in South Korea and Japan asks some fundamental questions: Why are they needed there? How much does it cost?"
China, Russia Sidestep Ban on N.Korean Slave Labor
Samsung Changes Tacks in Chinese Phone Market
Abe Repeatedly Asked Kim Jong-un for Meeting
Samsung to Ditch 5G Connectivity for Next Foldable Phone
Kia Offers Glimpse of Revamped K5 Midsize Sedan
Korea Reclaims World No. 1 Spot in Shipbuilding Orders
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Suicides Due to Economic Hardship on the Rise
More people have killed themselves over their financial woes since President Moon Jae-in took office in May 2017. Suicides decreased steadily from 13,658 in 2014 to 12,426 in 2017, only to rise to 13,216 last year.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Develops Facial Recognition Tech
North Korea has developed a state-of-the-art facial recognition device, according to a propaganda mouthpiece on Thursday. "It is a high-performance AI product," the North Korean website Meari said.
BUSINESS
Hyundai-led Consortium to Take Over Asiana
Property developer HDC Hyundai Development will become the new owner of Asiana Airlines. In a board meeting on Tuesday, Kumho Industrial picked a consortium of HDC and Mirae Asset as the preferred bidder.