NK ensures safety of S. Korean women football players for Pyongyang matches

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NK ensures safety of S. Korean women football players for Pyongyang matches

North Korea has sent a document guaranteeing the safety of South Korean women football players who seek to visit Pyongyang next month for the AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifying matches, Seoul's unificat...

Updated : 2017.03.30 11:39

Korea picks 3 provinces to nurture tourism

The government said Thursday it will foster two regional cities and one county as tourist destinations that can offer industry-related attractions to visitors. Yeongdo, an industrial district located ...

Updated : 2017.03.30 11:36

Nat'l football federation to meet over status of beleaguered coach

The national football governing body will convene a meeting next week to discuss the status of the beleaguered men's coach, Uli Stielike, officials said Thursday.The Korea Football Association will ho...

Updated : 2017.03.30 11:30

Samsung's Galaxy S8 boasts advanced voice recognition AI agent Bixby

The new Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone unveiled for the first time in New York and London boasts an advanced voice recognition system, dubbed Bixby, which stands out from other existing programs in the...

Updated : 2017.03.30 11:19

Samsung's Galaxy S8 lighter, more compact than LG G6

South Korean companies issued bonds worth 13.8 trillion won ($12.4 billion) last month, up 72.8 percent from a month earlier, data showed Thursday, as they capitalized on record-low interest rates. Sa...

Updated : 2017.03.30 11:13

All-Korea women's hockey showdown scheduled south of border amid tension

The Koreas are set for a women's hockey showdown south of the border next week, a match taking place against the backdrop of increasing tension on the peninsula.Gangneung, Gangwon Province, some 230 k...

Updated : 2017.03.30 11:11

Kakao's Internet bank to get final approval on April 5

The Internet bank of Kakao Corp., South Korea's dominant chat app, is expected to win a final regulatory approval early next month, an industry source said Thursday, clearing the final hurdle for Kaka...

Updated : 2017.03.30 11:08

Scholars preferred as outside directors amid bribery scandal: data

South Korea's major business groups prefer scholars to retired government officials as outside directors, data showed Thursday, as local companies move to cope with alleged bribery involving former Pr...

Updated : 2017.03.30 11:05

S. Korea, US mull curbing oil exports to N. Korea in case of nuke test

South Korea and the United States are considering curbing oil exports to North Korea as part of punitive measures against its possible additional nuclear test, diplomatic sources said Thursday.Multipl...

Updated : 2017.03.30 11:01

KDB informs creditors of outcome of due diligence on Daewoo Shipbuilding

The main creditor of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. on Thursday informed private creditors and bondholders of the outcome of due diligence on the troubled shipbuilder, as part of its eff...

Updated : 2017.03.30 10:59

BOK vows to keep monetary easing policy

South Korea's central bank vowed Thursday to maintain the current monetary easing policy to support growth.The Bank of Korea has left its key rate unchanged at an all-time low of 1.25 percent since Ju...

Updated : 2017.03.30 10:55

Ecuador imposes visa regulations on N. Koreans

MEXICO CITY -- Ecuador on Wednesday called off a visa waiver program for North Korea in an apparent response to UN sanctions on the North's nuclear and missile tests. The step took effect immediately ...

Updated : 2017.03.30 10:52

Russian trio arrested for smuggling N. Korea drugs into S. Korea

Three Russian nationals have been arrested on charges of smuggling North Korean medicines into South Korea for online sales, police here said Thursday.The Russians, including a 47-year-old woman, are ...

Updated : 2017.03.30 10:50

Samsung Electronics leads top corporate taxpayers in 2015

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said the largest corporate tax in South Korea in 2015, with the top 10 taxpayers accounting for about 24 percent of the total corporate tax revenue, data showed Thur...

Updated : 2017.03.30 10:44

Number of unfair trade practices tumbles in 2016

The number of unfair trade practices in South Korea plunged in 2016 from the previous year due largely to a drop in newspaper companies' violations of the nation's fair trade, officials said Thursday....

Updated : 2017.03.30 10:41