The Korea Herald (Korea)

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The White House said Wednesday that now is not the time for talks with North Korea, a day after the top US diplomat offered unconditional dialogue with the nuclear-armed regime.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - More than a dozen Chinese security guards beat and injured a South Korean photojournalist who was covering a business function attended by South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday hours before his summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Social network giant Facebook Korea now has to pay taxes in country where sales are made, instead of in Ireland.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung Electronics Co. is forecast to lose ground next year in the smartphone segment, an industry tracker said Thursday, apparently due to the rise of Chinese manufacturers.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Prosecutors asked a court Thursday to hand down a 25-year prison term to a longtime friend and confidante of former President Park Geun-hye, who was ousted in a massive corruption scandal that stripped her of power early this year.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - US analysts expressed skepticism Wednesday that their top diplomat's offer for unconditional talks with North Korea would yield an actual meeting in the wake of its latest missile test.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Posco, South Korea's leading steelmaker, said Wednesday that its auto steel processing plant in eastern China has sold an accumulated 5 million tons of steel.

SINGAPORE (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The value of intellectual assets has been underscored by Wipo's Director General Francis Gurry.

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (The Korea Herald/ANN) - AirAsia X announced Wednesday its opening of a new direct route between Jeju Island and Kuala Lumpur.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks about his willingness to talk with North Korea "without preconditions" might signal a marked change in Washington's posture in dealing with Pyongyang and raise the "window of opportunity" for easing tensions surrounding its nuclear and missile programmes, experts said Wednesday.