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Monday, April 30, 2018

Your Excellency:

What’s ticking in Korea and around the world today?

Here are The Korea Post notices and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea today:

Very Respectfully Yours

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Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman

The Korea Post media

P.S.: If the Headlines are no longer desired, please advise us at: edt@koreapost.com or pub@koreapost.com.

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A political cartoon of Korean-language daily, Kyunghyang Shinmun, April 30, 2018

A man (obviously President Hong Joon-pyo of the opposition right-wing Liberty Korea Party) is measuring the distance covered by President Moon Jae-in who, at the invitation of Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea, crossed the DMZ military demarcation line at the Panmunjom Truce Village on April 27, 2018 (for the first time in the history of inter-Korean relations).

The right-wing Korean political leader says, “I got ya! You’ve just broken a Republic of Korea National Security Law provision, ‘the Law against Infiltration and Illegal Depature’.”

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Round-up of important news stories from major Korean dailies today:

The Korea Post media (www.koreapost.com) in English, (www.koreapost.co.kr) in Korean.

Pompeo: U.S. has obligation to pursue diplomacy with N. Korea

The United States has an obligation to engage in diplomacy with North Korea to find a peaceful solution to its nuclear weapons issue, the top U.S. diplomat has said.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the remark in an interview broadcast Sunday ahead of a planned meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un."We have an obligation to engage in diplomatic discourse to try and find a peaceful solution so that Americans aren't held at risk by Kim Jong-un and his nuclear arsenal," Pompeo told ABC.He also said there is a "real opportunity" for progress.

U.S. has Libya model in mind for N.K. denuclearization: Bolton

The United States is considering using the model of Libya's denuclearization in upcoming negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, the top U.S. national security adviser said Sunday.The Libya model calls for North Korea to fully dismantle its nuclear program before receiving any concessions from the U.S. in return."We have very much in mind the Libya model from 2003, 2004," U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said in an interview on Fox News when asked if Pyongyang should not expect rewards before giving up all of its nuclear weapons, fuel and missiles.

Summit calls for balanced South-North growth, heralds more economic cooperation

While the historic summit between leaders of the two Koreas Friday made dramatic progress towards "complete" denuclearization, it deserves further attention for its highlighting the need for balanced development and mutual prosperity on the Korean Peninsula.By clarifying the need for both Koreas to strive for prosperity and growth, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong-un, effectively laid the foundation for greater economic cooperation going forward, opening new opportunities for all sides.The leaders met at the truce village of Panmumjom, a symbol of the 1950-53 Korean War armistice, and announced their agreement to end the war by the end of this year and build a permanent peace in the region.Observers here pointed out that the Moon-Kim joint statement includes an article about economic cooperation between the countries even though the economy was not on the official agenda of this round of the inter-Korean talks.

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KBS (http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/)

S. Korea-US Summit Schedule Likely be Moved Up

The South Korea-U.S. summit originally set for mid-May could be moved up to accommodate the U.S.-North Korea summit being held earlier than anticipated. A senior presidential official in Seoul hinted at the possibility to reporters on Monday, noting U.S. President Donald Trump’s comment at a rally on Saturday that he expects to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over the next three to four weeks.The official said that if the Trump-Kim meeting is held mid-May, it would be too close to the South Korea-U.S. summit, adding that Seoul will arrange the summit schedule when Washington sets a date for its summit with Pyongyang.

Trump Expects to Meet Kim Jong-un in 3 to 4 Weeks

U.S. President Donald Trump said that a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could happen over the next three or four weeks.Trump said during a rally in Michigan on Saturday that the meeting will be very important regarding the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The U.S.-North Korea summit has been reported to take place in late May or early June, but Trump's comment hints that the date could be brought forward. During a phone call late Saturday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Trump agreed on the need for an early summit between Washington and Pyongyang and also exchanged views on two to three possible locations for the meeting.

N. Korea to Close Nuclear Test Site in May, Unify Time Zone

North Korea has offered to close down its nuclear test site in May and reveal the process to the outside world.Chief presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan said on Sunday in a televised statement that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said during the inter-Korean summit on Friday that he would carry out the closing of the nuclear test site in Punggye-ri next month.Kim reportedly said that he will soon invite experts and journalists from the United States and South Korea to reveal the process to the outside world.Yoon quoted the North Korean leader as saying that "some say that he is terminating facilities that are not functioning, but they are in good condition."

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Yonhap (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr)

Moon's approval rating climbs to 4-month high following historic summit

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating gained further ground apparently on his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last week, breaching the 70 percent mark for the first time in nearly four months, a poll showed Monday.In a survey conducted by Realmeter, 70 percent of 2,502 adults polled said they approved of the way the president managed state affairs, up 2.2 percentage points from a week earlier. The weekly survey was conducted Monday through Friday.The latest reading marked the highest since the second week of January when his approval rating stood at 70.6 percent, according to the local pollster.The on-week increase apparently follows the historic inter-Korean summit, held Friday at the truce village of Panmunjom, in which the leaders of the two Koreas agreed to completely denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and also halt all military provocations and hostile acts against each other.In a joint declaration, Moon and Kim also declared there will never be another war on the peninsula.

N. Korea to return to same time zone as S. Korea on May 5

North Korea's parliament on Monday announced its decision to unify its time zone with South Korea's starting May 5 in a bid to promote the two Koreas' reconciliation and unity, the country's state media said Monday.The North's move follows its leader Kim Jong-un's surprise proposal to move its clock forward 30 minutes, back to the same time as in the South, during his summit with President Moon Jae-in on Friday.North Korea decided to push back its standard time by 30 minutes in August 2015, claiming the move was aimed at removing the vestige of Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. The two Koreas previously used an identical standard time, set under the period.The Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly has decided to adopt a decree on unifying the times of the two Koreas, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).The North's leader said its move to unify the time zone is "the first practical step for national reconciliation and unity," the report said.

Pompeo: U.S. has obligation to pursue diplomacy with N. Korea

The United States has an obligation to engage in diplomacy with North Korea to find a peaceful solution to its nuclear weapons issue, the top U.S. diplomat has said.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the remark in an interview broadcast Sunday ahead of a planned meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un."We have an obligation to engage in diplomatic discourse to try and find a peaceful solution so that Americans aren't held at risk by Kim Jong-un and his nuclear arsenal," Pompeo told ABC.He also said there is a "real opportunity" for progress.Trump is expected to meet with Kim in May or early June to talk about the denuclearization of the regime. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim also met on Friday and committed to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula while agreeing to work towards a peace treaty to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War.

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The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)

N. Korea to return to same time zone as S. Korea on May 5

North Korea's parliament on Monday announced its decision to unify its time zone with South Korea's starting May 5 in a bid to promote the two Koreas' reconciliation and unity, the country's state media said Monday.The North's move follows its leader Kim Jong-un's surprise proposal to move its clock forward 30 minutes, back to the same time as in the South, during his summit with President Moon Jae-in on Friday.North Korea decided to push back its standard time by 30 minutes in August 2015, claiming the move was aimed at removing the vestige of Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. The two Koreas previously used an identical standard time, set under the period.

Pyongyang to shut down nuke facility in May, allow inspection

North Korea will shut down its nuclear weapons testing facility in May, and allow inspection by South Korean and US experts and media, Cheong Wa Dae revealed Sunday. “(North Korean leader Kim Jong-un) said during the summit talks with President Moon Jae-in that the shutdown of the facility in the north of the country will be carried out in May,” Cheong Wa Dae senior public relations secretary Yoon Young-chan said. “(Kim said that) in order to reveal it transparently to the international community, South Korea and US experts and media will be invited to the North.”According to Yoon, Kim denied speculations that the decision to shut the facility down was prompted by structural damages, saying that there are two intact tunnels at the site.

Moon ramps up cooperation with US, Japanese leaders in inter-Korean summit follow up

President Moon Jae-in is stepping up efforts for US and Japan collaborations on North Korean issues, in the follow up to his summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. According to Cheong Wa Dae, Moon spoke with US President Donald Trump late Saturday, and with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday. In the Moon-Trump conversation, which lasted from 9:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Korea time), the two leaders agreed to continue close collaboration, and to arrange the US-North Korea summit as early as possible. “President Trump said that the Panmunjeom Declaration confirming the goal of complete denuclearization was welcome news not just for the two Koreas but for the world,” Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said.

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The Korea Times (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)

Kim Jong-un vows to dismantle nuke test sites in May, allow US inspection

Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promised to close down the country's main nuclear test site at Punggye-ri in May before the eyes of security experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States.During his summit with President Moon Jae-in, Friday, Kim even disclosed that two of the four underground tunnels at the test site were still "usable" but that they would be sealed off as well. Kim abruptly made the offer and President Moon accepted it, Moon's top press secretary Yoon Young-chan said."The two leaders reached an agreement after Mr. Kim made the proposal during the summit," Yoon said during a follow-up briefing."Some say we are terminating facilities that are not functioning, but you will see that we have two more tunnels that are bigger than the existing ones and they are in good condition," Kim said according to Yoon.

North Korea to return to same time zone as South Korea on May 5

North Korea's parliament on Monday announced its decision to unify its time zone with South Korea's starting May 5 in a bid to promote the two Koreas' reconciliation and unity, the country's state media said Monday.The North's move follows its leader Kim Jong-un's surprise proposal to move its clock forward 30 minutes, back to the same time as in the South, during his summit with President Moon Jae-in on Friday.North Korea decided to push back its standard time by 30 minutes in August 2015, claiming the move was aimed at removing the vestige of Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. The two Koreas previously used an identical standard time, set under the period.The Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly has decided to adopt a decree on unifying the times of the two Koreas, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Trump-Kim summit to take place in 'three or four weeks'

U.S. President Donald Trump has told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that it was good news for the world that the leaders of the two Koreas reaffirmed the goal of complete denuclearization during their summit on Friday, Moon's office said on Sunday.During a phone call late Saturday, Moon and Trump agreed on the need for an early summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which Trump said would take place over the next three to four weeks.Moon and Trump also exchanged views on two to three possible locations for the Kim-Trump summit, Moon's office said. (REUTERS)

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Chosun Ilbo (http://english.chosun.com)

N.Korea to Invite Experts to Shutdown of Nuclear Test Site

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promised President Moon Jae-in on Friday to shut down a nuclear test site in Punggye-ri next month and invite international inspectors to watch, Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Yoon Young-chan said Sunday. Kim "said during the inter-Korean summit that he will shut down the nuclear test site... in May and invite South Korean and U.S. experts and journalists to make the closure transparent," Yoon told reporters. Just a few days ahead of the inter-Korean summit, North Korea pledged to halt nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches and close down the underground test site in Punggye-ri. Apparently mindful of media reports that the test site is obsolete anyway, Kim said, "Some say that we are terminating facilities that are not functioning, but you will see that we have two more tunnels that are bigger than the existing ones and that they are in good condition," Yoon quoted Kim as saying.


Date Nights Become Unaffordable for Young People
Young people are struggling with the cost of going on a date as cinema and restaurant chains have recently hiked prices citing rising rents and the minimum wage hike. University students, graduates seeking jobs, and the newly employed, who tend to be on a tight budget, are most affected as those are their preferred destinations on a night out. One cinema chain with a multiplex in Sinchon, Seoul raised the price of a peak-time ticket by W1,000 on April 11 (US$1=W1,081). Tickets for seats, which has a better view of the screen, are more expensive than standard tickets. "We were excited about our part-time wages going up with the rise in the minimum wage, but ticket prices went up more than our earnings," said one couple who came to watch a movie. The cost of eating out has also increased, as many restaurants in university areas and busy districts like Gangnam Station and Hongik University Station hiked their prices blaming the minimum wage.


Moon, Kim Avoid Exchanging Lavish Gifts
President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are avoiding the exchange of lavish gifts at Friday's summit amid international sanctions against the regime. UN Security Council sanctions resolutions ban the export to North Korea of luxury goods including jewelry, carpets, high-end dinnerware, expensive liquor and many other items.The list is so comprehensive that there is very little Moon could legitimately give Kim.During the first inter-Korean summit in June 2000, President Kim Dae-jung gave North Korean leader Kim Jong-il two dogs of the Jindo breed, a 60-inch TV, three video tape recorders, and an electronic organ.Kim Jong-il gave Kim Dae-jung two dogs of the Pungsan breed, and three bottles of blueberry wine to each of 130 South Korean officials who accompanied the president.

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HanKyoReh Shinmun (http://english.hani.co.kr)

Halting hostile activity between South and North Korea a key feature of Panmunjeom Declaration

In the Panmunjeom Declaration released on Apr. 27, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un affirmed that they would work together to ease inter-Korean tensions in military affairs by completely halting all hostile activity, setting up “waters of peace” around the Northern Limit Line (NLL), providing a military guarantee for inter-Korean exchange and taking gradual steps toward disarmament.First, the two leaders promised “to completely cease all hostile acts against each other in every domain, including land, air and sea, that are the source of military tension and conflict.” With some cosmetic changes, language about the cessation of hostile acts between South and North Korea has appeared in nearly every major inter-Korean agreement since the July 4 Joint Statement in 1972 (the first inter-Korean agreement), including the Inter-Korean Basic Agreement in Dec. 1991 and the Oct. 4 Summit Statement in 2007. Even so, the fact that the two leaders reconfirmed the principle of the cessation of hostile acts appears to express the political will to properly implement previous agreements.

Panmunjeom Declaration aims to usher in a new era of peace on the Korean Peninsula

On Apr. 27, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un jointly released the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula, consisting of 13 points in 3 sections, in which “the two leaders solemnly declared before the [. . .] Korean people and the whole world that there will be no more war on the Korean Peninsula and thus a new era of peace has begun.”After completing the summit at the House of Peace in Panmunjeom, the two leaders said that the Panmunjeom Declaration contained their “resolute determination” to end the confrontation and division that were a legacy of the Cold War; usher in a new era of peace, prosperity and national reconciliation; and actively improve and develop inter-Korean relations.

Leaders of South and North Korea meet for first summit in 11 years

The leaders of South and North Korea sat down at the table for the first inter-Korean summit in 11 years at 10:16 am on Apr. 27, 2018. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sat across from each other and chatted as they looked upon a painting of Mt. Kumgang hanging opposite the entrance to the second-floor meeting site and prepared for the summit. From the entrance, Moon could be seen sitting on the left and Kim on the right.A total of six chairs were set up for attendees. Around Moon were Chief of Staff Im Jong-seok and National Intelligence Service director Suh Hoon; around Kim were Korean Workers’ Party Central Committee first vice director Kim Yo-jong and United Front Department director Kim Yong-chol. Both leaders appeared in good spirits throughout their six-minute-long introductory remarks.

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JoongAng Ilbo (http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/)

Kim invites outsiders to test site

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promised President Moon Jae-in at their summit Friday he would shut down the Punggye-ri nuclear site next month and invite American and South Korean experts and journalists to inspect the demolition, according to the Blue House on Sunday. Kim’s pledges raised the stakes for the upcoming meeting between him and U.S. President Donald Trump. At last week’s summit, Moon and Kim avoided detailed discussions on how to dismantle the North’s nuclear arsenal, which means that will have to be worked out between Pyongyang and Washington, with Moon playing go-between.“Some say we are only closing down parts [of the nuclear site] that are not functioning, but you will find once you make a visit that there are two giant underground tunnels in addition to the ones that were known previously,” Kim was quoted as saying by Yoon Young-chan, the senior presidential secretary for public affairs. “And they [the two tunnels] are functioning very well.”

Trump says summit diplomacy is winning

U.S. President Donald Trump lauded the inter-Korean summit in a phone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in late on Saturday, according to the Blue House, and the two leaders agreed to come up with concrete measures to lead to the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula. The two leaders spoke on the phone from 9:15 p.m. for 1 hour and 15 minutes to discuss the results of the historic summit between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that took place on Friday, said Kim Eui-kyum, the Blue House spokesman, on Sunday, and agreed for the speedy holding of a North-U.S. summit to keep up the momentu

Naver beefs up security protocols for user IDs

Naver introduced a two-step login function to prevent online identity theft in the wake of the controversial Druking scandals. But there are doubts that greater security would do anything to discourage manipulation of public opinions through comments on articles posted on the country’s largest internet platform. The new function is a two-step system: After a user logs onto the website, a push alarm will be sent to his or her smartphone asking for verification of the login attempt. It was added as a function for account security on April 18. “Even if somebody knows your account and password, the login will be finalized only through verification through the user’s mobile device,” said the company Sunday. “This will prevent ID theft in advance and also immediately inform users of false login attempts.”The push alarm login is a simpler version of the two-step account security function using one-time passwords, called OTP in short. Users who choose to use OTP logins input a temporary code received from Naver’s mobile app. Google has a similar two-step verification function that sends OTP through a user’s phone.

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The KyungHyang Shinmun (http://english.khan.co.kr/)

THE ART OF THE SUMMIT DEAL
“North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the United States,” President-elect Donald Trump tweeted a day after Kim Jong Un‘s New Year’s Day speech last year. “It won‘t happen.”Now, by stopping nuclear and missile testing just short of having a proven thermonuclear weapon and an ICBM to deliver it to all of the United States, Kim Jong Un has made it possible for President Trump to get his wishat the summit - but only if the U.S. is prepared to sustain negotiations and live up to its commitments.

Reunification Come on Foot, Follow Us One Step at a Time
I just hope the weather is fair. I would be grateful if it turned out to be a brilliant sunny day, but I would still be satisfied with anything less. Who cares if the sky barely hints of spring? Even if the day is bad, I ask that it be just good enough for one to see the facial expression of the man arriving and the other to recognize the longing in the face of the person greeting him. You were a guest from way back, especially for someone like me, whose family on both my father's and mother side was separated by the border. I cannot forget the face of my grandfather when the July 4 North-South Korea Joint Statement was announced in 1974. I could clearly read your name reflected on his face. I was a kid who couldn't read, and my grandfather was a man from Hamgyong Province who had come down to the South. But just because of that combination, I came to know your name. You were a guest who never came.

Beyond 70 Years of Confrontation and into an Age of Peace
Let's write a new history of peace on the Korean Peninsula. President Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim Jong-un, head of North Korea's State Affairs Commission, will hold a historical inter-Korean summit at the House of Peace in the South's side of Panmunjom on the morning of April 27. North and South Korea have come across the perfect opportunity to end confrontation and enter an age of peace. With the North Korea-United States summit following the inter-Korean summit, the environment is set to simultaneously resolve the confrontation between the two Koreas and between North Korea and the U.S., which had been the two axes of conflict on the Korean Peninsula. This time, we must break the chain of division and war, of hostility and confrontation.

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AJU Business Daily (http://eng.ajunews.com/korea)

Koreas agree to cease hostilities, establish permanent peace regime

South and North Korea agreed to cease all acts of hostilities against the other side and work on establishing a permanent peace regime that would end confrontation for more than six decades, declaring there would be no more war on the Korean peninsula.The agreement was reached at a historic summit Friday between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the truce village of Panmunjom that followed a flurry of sports diplomacy and peace overtures by Kim.In the so-called Panmunjom Declaration, Moon and Kim declared that there would be no more war on the Korean peninsula and a new era of peace has come. "I am pleased to announce that there is no war any longer on the Korean peninsula," Moon said.

Husband wants divorce from 'nut rage' daughter of Hanjin group owner

Cho Hyun-ah, a former Korean Air vice president known for a "nut rage" incident in 2014, is reportedly dallying away with a divorce suit filed by her orthopedist husband to end eight years of their marital status.Cho, 44, married her elementary school classmate in October 2010 and has twin children. The husband who runs an orthopedic clinic in southern Seoul filed for a divorce suit on April 2, but Cho has not selected a legal representative, delaying court proceedings, according to Yonhap News Agency on Monday.Cho, the first daughter of Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho, resigned as Korean Air's vice president after she threw a tantrum aboard a plane in December 2014. In March this year, she returned as president of KAL Hotel Network, the group's hotel business wing, but she stepped down again this month after her younger sister, Cho Hyun-min, was accused of throwing water at an advertising

U.S. security adviser says Washington has Libya model in mind: Yonhap

The United States is considering using the model of Libya's denuclearization in upcoming negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, the top U.S. national security adviser said. The Libya model calls for North Korea to fully dismantle its nuclear program before receiving any concessions from the U.S. in return."We have very much in mind the Libya model from 2003, 2004," U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said in an interview on Fox News when asked if Pyongyang should not expect rewards before giving up all of its nuclear weapons, fuel and missiles.

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Maeil Business News Korea ( http://www.pulsenews.co.kr/)

North Korea to close nuclear test site in May, adjust its time zone, says South

North Korea promised to close the nuclear test site in May and invite foreign experts and journalists to witness the closure, South Korea’s presidential office said Sunday. The North also indicated it would unify its time zone with that of South Korea. On Friday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to work to make the Korean peninsula nuclear-free during the historic summit at a border truce village. “Kim, during the summit with President Moon, that he would carry out the closure of the nuclear site in May and invite experts from South Korea and the United States as well as journalists to make the process transparent to the international community,” said presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan said in a press briefing on Sunday.

S. Korean stocks up on expectation for restoration of inter-Korean economic ties

World leaders are not the only ones welcoming the historic summit between leaders of South Korea and North Korea. Investors also cheered the first inter-Korean summit meeting in more than a decade, flocking to pick up Korean stocks on Friday. In particular, stocks of South Korean companies with business interests in North Korea slightly outperformed or in line with the broad markets on expectations that the resumed talks between the two leaders after a hiatus of more than a decade would improve the inter-Korean relations and economic cooperation. In South Korea’s secondary Kosdaq market, shares of transformer manufacturer Cheryong Electric Co. ended at 13,200 won ($12.3) on Friday, up 2.72 percent from the previous session, while Goodpeople also added 0.75 percent to finish at 6,700 won. Shares of Kwangmyung Electric Co. also rose 0.25 percent to 3,990 won and Shinwon 0.47 percent to 3,175 won.

Hyundai Motor’s all-new Santa Fe sales top 10,000 for two months straight

The all-new fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe got off to a good start with the Korean automaker selling more than 10,000 units of the flagship sport utility vehicle (SUV) for two months straight since its release. Hyundai Motor Co. said Sunday that it has sold total 10,302 units of the newest version of Santa Fe between April 1 and 26 in Korea, breaking the 10,000-milestone for the second consecutive month. It sold 11,619 units in the previous month. It is the first time for any Korean SUVs to sell more than 10,000 units for two months in a row since 2000. Market watchers predict that Santa Fe may become the first Korean SUV to be sold by more than 100,000 units this year.

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The Times www.thetimes.co.uk help@timesplus.co.uk

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Chinese People's Daily www.people.com.cnkf@people.cn

China Daily www.chinadaily.com.cn circulation@chinadaily.com.cn

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Japan's Yomiuri www.yomiuri.co.jp japannews@yomiuri.com

Asahi www.asahi.com customer-support@asahi.com

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Le Monde www.ilemonde.com

Italy LaRepubblica www.quotidiano.repubblica.it vittorio.zucconi@gmail.com

Germany Frankfurter AllgemeineZeitung www.faz.net anzeigen.ausland@faz.de

SüddeutscheZeitung www.sueddeutsche.de forum@sueddeutsche.de

Australia Brisbane Times www.brisbanetimes.com.au syndication@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Sydney Morning Heraldwww.smh.com.au

Colombia Reports http://colombiareports.com

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El Universal http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/english

Andes http://www.andes.info.ec/en

Ecuador Times http://www.ecuadortimes.net

The Jordan Times https://www.jordantimes.com

LSM.lv http://www.lsm.lv/en

The Baltic Times http://www.baltictimes.comlithuania@baltictimes.com, estonia@baltictimes.com, editor@baltictimes.com

El Pais http://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html

Philippine Daily Inquirer https://www.inquirer.net

Daily News Hungary http://dailynewshungary.com

Budapest Times http://budapesttimes.hu

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