Free Press Journal
  • North and South Korea to jointly bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

    Seoul: North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympics, they announced Wednesday, in an ambitious plan built on hopes of deepening a diplomatic thaw catalysed by this year’s Winter Games in the South.

  • North Korea to shut down main missile site: South Korea President Moon Jae-in

    Pyonyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut down one of his main missile testing and launch sites, said South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday. Kim agreed to take additional steps for denuclearisation, in an apparent gesture to restart the stalled talks with the US, Yonhap news agency reported.

  • South Korean leader Moon Jae-in arrives in Pyongyang for summit

    Seoul: South Korea’s president and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un drove through the streets of Pyongyang together past thousands of cheering citizens Tuesday ahead of a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the United States.Kim welcomed his visitor at Pyongyang’s international airport — where he had supervised missile launches last year as tensions mounted — the two leaders of the divided Korean

  • Junior shooters add silver, bronze medals to India’s tally

    Changwon (South Korea) : India’s junior shooters scaled another high by delivering the country’s first set of skeet medals at the ISSF World Championships — a men’s team silver and an individual bronze by Gurnihal Singh Garcha here Tuesday.

  • Men’s skeet team tops qualifying but no medals for India

    Changwon (South Korea) : India’s junior men’s skeet team claimed the top spot after day one of qualifying to be in contention for gold but the country failed to fetch any medals or Olympic quota places at the ISSF World Championship here Monday.

  • Young guns blaze in Glory

    Hriday wins junior 10m air rifle gold; medals for Elavenil, Shreya

  • 3rd Korean summit: Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in to meet in Pyongyang from September 18

    Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold their three-day third summit from September 18 in Pyongyang, Seoul said on Thursday, after their envoy met the North Korean leader. South Korea’s National Security Office Director Chung Eui-yong, who led the special delegation to Pyongyang on Wednesday, told this to the media here on Thursday.

  • Asia to see 78% spike in meat eating by 2050: Report

    Singapore : Population growth and rising incomes across Asia will drive a 78 per cent increase in meat and seafood consumption by 2050, a new report released on Tuesday said.

  • Asiad table tennis: Indian men’s team settles for historic bronze after losing to South Korea

    Jakarta: The Indian table tennis men’s team settled for a historic bronze medal after going down 0-3 to South Korea in a lop-sided semifinal at the 18th Asian Games here today. The team comprising G Sathiyan, Achanta Sharath Kamal and A Amalraj couldn’t put up a fight against the mighty Koreans, who set up a summit clash against defending champions China in a repeat of 2014 edition.

  • US to play key role to end Korean war, bring peace: North

    Seoul : North Korea has said that the United States would play a key role in formally declaring the end of the over six-decades-old Korean War and paving the way for long-lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

  • South Korea’s Son Asian Games hopes rocked by Malaysia

    Soreang (Indonesia) : Son Heung-min’s hopes of avoiding military service by securing Asian Games gold suffered a blow on Friday as South Korea were stunned 2-1 by minnows Malaysia.

  • South Korea considers reducing troops along North Korea border zone 

    Seoul: South Korea is considering withdrawing some troops from its border zone with North Korea as a confidence-building measure after their landmark summit, the defence ministry said today. The ministry said it would withdraw some soldiers and equipment at guard posts inside the Demilitarised Zone on a trial basis, and consider a gradual expansion of the pullout later.

  • China moves WTO to take on US tariff on $200 bn goods

    Beijing : China announced that it filed a World Trade Organisation challenge on Monday to US President Donald Trump’s proposal for a tariff hike on $200 billion of Chinese goods, reacting swiftly amid deepening concern about the economic impact of their spiralling technology dispute.

  • Wrestler sisters Geeta, Babita Phogat meet South Korean 1st lady Kim Jung-sook

    New Delhi: Famous Indian wrestler sisters Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat, along with their family, met the South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook here on Tuesday. The South Korean first lady is in India along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is on a state visit to the country from July 8 to 11.