Updated 0704 GMT (1504 HKT) November 5, 2018 Seoul, South Korea (CNN)It takes Park Hyun-suk, a widow who lost her husband to gwarosa -- the Korean word for death by overwork -- a long time to find a photo of them together. "I thought we took some photos together," she says, scrolling through her phone, talking to herself. "Didn't we take one on that trip?" As her daughter tries to jog her memory, Park finally finds one: of her husband in his work clothes, a white decontamination suit and head covering. Chae Soo-hong worked at a food supplier specializing in jangjorim, a popular Korean side dish of beef cooked in soy sauce. His primary duty was to make sure production was up to standard and on time. During the week he would travel to the company's factories and oversee production. On Saturdays, he went to the main office to do paperwork. Even after coming home from work, his job wasn't done: though it wasn't his explicit duty, he'd often spend the evening fielding calls from … [Read more...] about Can South Korea fix its deadly working culture and give people their lives back?
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Greece-Macedonia dispute resolved. Delano’s Breakfast Briefing. UK parliament to get its say in Brexit talks British MPs voted against an amendment by the House of Lords to the EU Withdrawal Bill which would have let MPs take control of Brexit negotiations if parliament rejected the government’s deal with the EU. However, the government of PM Theresa May did concede to give parliament more say and stick to a stricter timeline in Brexit talks. Earlier, Phillip Lee, a junior justice minister, resigned from the cabinet so he could vote against the government, saying MPs needed a greater voice. See coverage by the Financial Times, Independent and Spectator. Macedonia agreement After 25 years, Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have resolved their diplomatic standoff over the latter’s name, wrote the Guardian. To distinguish itself from the Greek region of Macedonia, the country will be named the Republic of Northern Macedonia. Korea summit outcomes … [Read more...] about Brexit Commons vote, Korea summit, AT&T deal
Gregory Korte USA TODAY Published 7:04 p.m. UTC May 22, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump cast new uncertainty on his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday, saying the June 12 date could slide back on the calendar — or it may not happen at all. "There's a chance — there's a very substantial chance — it won't work out," Trump said, striking a more doubtful tone about the summit than he has since he agreed to it two months ago. “You never know about deals," he said. "I’ve made a lot of deals. You never really know.” That assessment came as Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House Tuesday. The two leaders were scheduled to plot strategy for what would be a historic summit with North Korea next month in Singapore — but now appeared to be looking at an increasing likelihood that the summit won't happen. "I think the summit's dead," said Harry Kazianis of … [Read more...] about Trump suggests North Korea summit could be delayed while he huddles with South Korea
China has said it "greatly appreciates the positive US position on the ZTE issue" after US President Donald Trump said the US Commerce Department has been “instructed to get it done” to save jobs at China’s biggest telecommunications company, ZTE, which broke US sanctions laws with North Korea and Iran. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China welcomed the US president's efforts to help regain jobs for the telecommunications giant just ahead of the two countries' trade negotiations. Mr Trump tweeted on 13 March: "Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!" The White House later said it expected Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to make a decision about ZTE independently. ZTE admitted to illegally selling equipment made with American components to Iran. This was even before Mr Trump’s decision that the US would no longer participate in the six-party Iran nuclear deal and … [Read more...] about Trump says he’s helping Chinese telecom company that broke US sanctions selling products to Iran and North Korea
WASHINGTON/ HONG KONG U.S. President Donald Trump unexpectedly said on May 13 he was working with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to prevent telecom giant ZTE from going out of business after it was hit by an American technology sales ban. Writing on Twitter, Trump said he had issued instructions for officials to come up with a rescue plan, saying too many jobs were at risk, ahead of a fresh round of trade talks between the U.S. and China. “President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast,” Trump said. “Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!” ZTE announced last week that its major operations had “ceased” following the imposition of a ban by the Trump administration of American sales of critical technology to the company, raising the possibility of its collapse. ZTE’s fiber-optic networks depend … [Read more...] about Trump says working with Xi to save China’s telecom giant ZTE