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S. Korea, China express 'deep concern' over N. Korea's

South Korea and China expressed "deep concern" over North Korea's advances of its nuclear and missile capabilities and agreed to continue efforts to prevent the North from further developing such capabilities, Seoul's chief nuclear envoy said Friday. Hwang Joon-kook made the remarks after...

Updated : 2014.10.31 16:44

Seoul educational office to shut six elite schools

Six out of 14 elite high schools in Seoul metropolitan city will be stripped of their privileges for improperly implementing their curriculum, the Seoul educational office said Friday.The office, however, withheld a decision on two other schools after they vowed to give up their right to s...

Updated : 2014.10.31 15:41

S. Korea, Germany to share experience on unification

Officials from South Korea and Germany will hold a first round of bilateral talks to discuss current geopolitical issues on the Korean Peninsula and share the European country’s experience of achieving peaceful unification, the Seoul government said Friday.Germany’s top diplomat, Frank-W...

Updated : 2014.10.31 14:15

Parties to attempt last-minute compromise on Sewol bill

South Korea’s major parties will attempt to finish up negotiations over the special Sewol bill and other key proposals including the overhaul of the Coast Guard on Friday.   National Assembly sources say the parties have almost reached an agreement on the special Sewol bill, but they co...

Updated : 2014.10.31 11:32

Army sergeant gets 45 years in jail for abuse

A military court Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old sergeant to 45 years in jail on charges of beating a private first class to death, saying that his crime, “close to murder,” deserves a heavy punish...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:51

Constitutional Court ruling to change voting districts

South Korea’s highest court ruled against a regulation on the population size of voting districts Thursday, after citizens mostly from a populous district in Seoul claimed they were underrepresented ...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:50

(Photo News) Thumbs up!

President Park Geun-hye gives a thumbs up during a ceremony marking the first operational deployment of the indigenous light attack fighter FA-50 at the Air Force’s 8th Fighter Wing in Wonju, Gangwon...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:47

Cornered autonomous schools take step back

Seven of eight autonomous private high schools that did not pass the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education’s recent quality test have said they are willing to make improvements, a significant retreat from their initial stance that the SMOE evaluation was illegitimate. Earlier this week, ...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:38

Saenuri presidential hopeful opposes constitutional change

Former Gyeonggi Province Gov. Kim Moon-soo on Thursday expressed his opposition to constitutional reform, intensifying a national debate over proposals to dilute the president’s powers.Kim, considered a contender for the next presidential election, said there was nothing wrong with the Co...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:38

NPAD calls for constitutional revision before 2016 elections

Leaders of the ruling and main opposition parties made their parliamentary addresses Thursday, each emphasizing his party’s own agenda. Although the two leaders spoke on the same day, their focus fel...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:37

Defense forum calls for more regional trust-building efforts

Security officials and scholars from 24 countries called for greater efforts to foster trust and peace in East Asia and reduce military tensions in the region during an international defense forum in ...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:34

Ex-STX chief gets 6 years for fraud

Former STX Group chairman Kang Duk-soo was sentenced to six years in prison for incurring huge losses to business units, financial firms and investors by rigging the conglomerate’s financial statements and pocketing company funds.The Seoul Central District Court ruled on Thursday that Kan...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:32

Guidelines issued for international marriage

The Gender Equality Ministry is releasing a set of video guidelines for those interested in contacting international marriage agencies to marry a foreign spouse, as a growing number of South Koreans are being swindled. To date, some 20 percent of all marriages between a South Korean and a ...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:32

Court orders Japanese firm to pay forced wartime laborers

A Seoul court ruled Thursday that a Japanese company should compensate dozens of South Koreans who were forced to work for it during World War II.Seoul Central District Court ordered Nichi-Fujikoshi Corp. to pay 80 million won-100 million won ($75,800-$94,800) each to 31 former laborers an...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:31

[Hwang Jae-ho] SDD a vital conduit for regional trust-building

The annual Seoul Defense Dialogue opened its three-day run on Wednesday with an aim to seek viable, practical solutions to promoting trust among nations in East Asia ― a region that has long been bes...

Updated : 2014.10.30 20:45