N. Korea argues S. Korea intrudes into sea border

[Newsmaker] Kumho chief refuses to give up trademark rights of tire unit

Kumho Asiana Group Chairman Park Sam-koo announced Friday that he will not relinquish Kumho Tire’s trademark rights to China’s Doublestar Co., which is currently in negotiations to acquire Korea’s ...

Updated : 2017.04.28 16:04

[Newsmaker] Shin solidifies grip on Lotte with reshuffle

Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin is poised firm his grip on his family’s conglomerate, following decision of the group’s four major units Wednesday to merge their investment entities into a centra...

Updated : 2017.04.27 14:18

[Newsmaker] Ahn, an ‘oddball’ with a penchant for change

People’s Party presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo is something of an oddball in the country’s political arena.In a National Assembly dominated by lawmakers with a background in legal professions, ...

Updated : 2017.04.26 14:43

[Newsmaker] Underdogs struggle to stand out in crowded field

Unlike their top-tier rivals, minority candidates for the upcoming May 9 presidential election have focused on promoting their respective profiles and slogans to the political audience, wasting little...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:16

[Newsmaker] Conservatives’ ‘progressive dilemma’

In an unprecedented development, the country’s normally united conservatives are divided, with several presidential contenders each claiming they are the “true conservative.”Conservative front-runn...

Updated : 2017.04.24 15:57

[Newsmaker] Thousands march to fight alternative facts

Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an “assault on facts” by populist politicians.  US Pr...

Updated : 2017.04.23 16:48

[Newsmaker] Xi’s distorted history view may spell future trouble for Seoul

The controversy over Chinese President Xi Jinping’s alleged remarks that Korea used to be part of China highlights a slew of sticking points that may vex South Korea’s next president in dealing with...

Updated : 2017.04.20 16:16

[Newsmaker] UK leader calls for early election to boost Brexit bid

Delivering the latest jolt in Britain's year of political shocks, Prime Minister Theresa May called Tuesday for a snap June 8 general election, seeking to strengthen her hand in European Union exit ta...

Updated : 2017.04.19 18:42

[Newsmaker] Out of bribery scandal, SK chief readies for Toshiba race

SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won is back on track to advance the conglomerate’s global expansion, after being cleared of all prosecutorial charges in a bribery scandal that led to the impeachment of th...

Updated : 2017.04.18 15:52

[Newsmaker] Turkey's pugnacious chief Erdogan wins again

If there were a global contest for winning elections, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would see himself as the undisputed -- and undefeated -- heavyweight champion of the world.In the 15 year...

Updated : 2017.04.17 16:52

[Newsmaker] 5 things to know about US Vice President Mike Pence

US Vice President Mike Pence has embarked on a 10-day, four nation tour of the Asia-Pacific region, arriving in South Korea on Sunday amid tensions over North Korea’s aggressive flaunting of its nucl...

Updated : 2017.04.16 18:45

[Newsmaker] North Korea missile test ends in failure

North Korea on Sunday failed in a missile launch from its eastern coast, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, but it wasn't immediately clear what kind of missile was fired.The launch from the ci...

Updated : 2017.04.16 09:45

[Newsmaker] New duty-free operators mull delayed openings

Newly licensed duty-free operators in Korea have the option of delaying their opening dates in the face of uncertainty surrounding sales, according to the Korea Customs Service on Wednesday.“To incre...

Updated : 2017.04.12 14:40

[Newsmaker] Chinese envoy’s anti-THAAD campaign double-edged sword

For Seoul, this week’s visit by Wu Dawei, special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs at Beijing’s Foreign Ministry, is timely and weighty, coming amid spiraling concerns over North Korean p...

Updated : 2017.04.11 16:23

[Newsmaker] Hong Joon-pyo sheds governorship for presidential bid

Liberty Korea Party presidential candidate Hong Joon-pyo stepped down as South Gyeongsang Province governor three minutes before the midnight deadline, which effectively blocked a by-election for his ...

Updated : 2017.04.10 15:06
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