Seoul to sell naming rights for 58 additional subway stations

[Newsmaker] China's favorite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership

Hong Kong's new leader Carrie Lam pledged Sunday to mend political rifts after winning a vote dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city’s cherished freedoms. Hong Kong...

Updated : 2017.03.26 17:24

[Newsmaker] Joy and anger as Sewol surfaces

JINDO, South Jeolla Province -- Several hours after rusted parts of the sunken Sewol ferry’s structure finally emerged from the waters on Thursday, the mother of a victim still missing at sea wept al...

Updated : 2017.03.23 15:51

[Newsmaker] Duty-free, air carriers seek to offset THAAD fallout

Duty-free operators and air carriers in Korea are seeking out ways to increases sales among tourists from countries other than China, as Beijing’s travel ban is expected to cut deep into revenues thi...

Updated : 2017.03.22 16:58

[Newsmaker] Park endures grueling day at prosecution

When former president Park Geun-hye was proudly sworn into office as the nation’s first female leader, she would have never imagined this day would come – being questioned by the prosecution as a cr...

Updated : 2017.03.21 18:28

[Newsmaker] Suh Kyung-bae stands at helm of K-beauty

When Suh Kyung-bae, Amorepacific Group chairman, inherited the family business 20 years ago, the cosmetic firm was teetering due to low demand and financial rigidity.Not only was the country suffering...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:36

[Newsmaker] Nobel Prize for candle-holding citizens?

Following the monthslong street rallies that peacefully removed President Park Geun-hye from office, some politicians in South Korea say that the protesters should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Pri...

Updated : 2017.03.19 18:22

[Newsmaker] Hyundai Motor chief retains board seat

Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo renewed his board membership at Friday’s shareholder meeting with the carmaker’s largest institutional investor, National Pension Service, abstaining from...

Updated : 2017.03.17 19:47

[Newsmaker] Dutch PM Rutte beats off ‘wrong kind of populism’

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the year’s first litmus test for populism in Europe...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:20

[Newsmaker] Excitement rises over Samsung chip investment

The amount Samsung Electronics will invest in the booming semiconductor business this year is being widely discussed among related industries and the financial market, even though the world’s top chi...

Updated : 2017.03.15 18:28

[Newsmaker] Speculation grows over Hwang’s presidential bid

After the fall of President Park Geun-hye, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn is in the spotlight as her cover and possible successor. The problem is he can’t be both for long, as this country has only 55 ...

Updated : 2017.03.14 18:34

[Newsmaker] Old guard stays loyal to fallen Park

Former President Park Geun-hye’s loyalists and aides are showing unrelenting support for the disgraced leader even after the top court forced her out of office over a corruption scandal. On Sunday ev...

Updated : 2017.03.13 18:32

[Newsmaker] Lee Jung-mi: From beacon for the underprivileged to historic judge

With the Constitutional Court scheduled to unveil its ruling on the fate of then President Park Geun-hye at 11 a.m. on Friday, acting Chief Justice Lee Jung-mi arrived at the courthouse earlier than u...

Updated : 2017.03.12 18:08

[Newsmaker] Park Geun-hye: A life stranger than fiction

When Park Geun-hye won a grueling presidential election in December 2012 in defiance of most exit polls, the outside world extolled her as East Asia’s first-ever female leader.At home, however, expec...

Updated : 2017.03.10 12:28

[Newsmaker] WikiLeaks: CIA hacks everyday gadgets for snooping

Maybe the CIA is spying on you through your television set after all.Documents released by WikiLeaks allege a CIA surveillance program that targets everyday gadgets ranging from smart TVs to smartphon...

Updated : 2017.03.08 17:12

[Newsmaker] Sino-US rivalry puts Seoul on edge

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system is a core element of the US’ multilayered missile defense program, designed to shoot down short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles at a...

Updated : 2017.03.07 17:38
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