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S. Korean defense ministry accuses NK leader of ordering murder of half brother

Seoul's defense ministry said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un instructed officials to kill his half brother, accusing the country of an unforgivable and inhumane criminal act. Kim Jong-na...

Updated : 2017.02.21 11:24

Another lawmaker makes presidential bid from ruling party

Rep. Ahn Sang-soo, a lawmaker of the Liberty Korea Party, on Tuesday announced his presidential ambitions, the fourth member of the troubled ruling party to make a bid for the presidency."I would like...

Updated : 2017.02.21 11:21

Court holds hearing to decide legality of arresting ex-presidential aide

A Seoul court held a hearing Tuesday to decide whether to issue a warrant to arrest a former senior presidential secretary in relation to an influence-peddling scandal that led to President Park Geun-...

Updated : 2017.02.21 11:19

NK leader smiles during inspection of catfish farm following brother's death

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was seen smiling while visiting a catfish farm, Pyongyang's state media said Tuesday, in what appears to be an inspection carried out following the death of his half br...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:52

Ahn against job creation based on budget allocation

Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo, a potential presidential candidate from the minor People's Party, said Tuesday that allocating more budget cannot fundamentally create more jobs, claiming the government should foc...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:10

N. Korea keeps Kaesong complex intact one year after shutdown

North Korea appears to be keeping most of its joint industrial park with South Korea intact, informed sources said Tuesday, over a year after Seoul pulled all its companies out of the complex in retal...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:08

High-profile defector halts public activity on security concerns

Thae Yong-ho, a high-profile North Korean defector, has suspended all public activities over safety concerns following the killing of the half brother of the North's leader, a government source said T...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:06

Samsung chief likely to miss board meeting of EXOR in April

Samsung Group's de facto leader, Lee Jae-yong, is likely to skip a board meeting of EXOR, the top investor in Fiat Chrysler, in April as he was arrested over an alleged role in the presidential influe...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:04

Koreans' overseas card spending hits record high last year

Overseas card spending by South Koreans hit a record high last year due to increased outbound travelers, the central bank said Tuesday.Overseas card spending amounted to $14.3 billion in 2016, up 7.8 ...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:02

Trump names new national security adviser

US President Donald Trump named Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his new national security adviser Monday, a week after sacking Mike Flynn accused of having inappropriate contact with Russia's ambass...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:00

NK assassination, coal glut behind China's suspension of coal imports: US expert

North Korea's apparent killing of the half brother of leader Kim Jong-un, a glut in coal production and other factors could have led Beijing to suspend coal imports from North Korea, a US expert said ...

Updated : 2017.02.21 09:57

N. Korea could step up cybercrimes to make up for losses from China's coal import ban: report

North Korea could step up cybercrimes to make up for revenue losses from China's suspension of North Korean coal imports, a news report said Monday.China suspended North Korean coal imports Sunday thr...

Updated : 2017.02.21 09:54

NYT calls for Trump to negotiate freeze on NK nuclear program

US President Donald Trump should negotiate a freeze on North Korea's nuclear production as well as its nuclear and missile testing, even though completely ending the program should be the goal, the Ne...

Updated : 2017.02.21 09:50

N. Korea poses serious proliferation risks: ex-deputy CIA chief

 North Korea's nuclear weapons could get out of control and ultimately end up in the wrong hands if the regime collapses, a former CIA director said, warning the situation has become much more danger...

Updated : 2017.02.21 09:46

Jong-nam’s son Han-sol arriving in KL

 Members of the media from local and international organisations are rushing to Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) following a tip-off that the son of Kim Jong-nam is arriving in Malaysia M...

Updated : 2017.02.20 21:33