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Former Ambassador to US Hyun passes away

South Korea's former Ambassador to the US Hyun Hong-choo, noted for his active role in expanding Seoul's diplomatic frontiers in the 1980s-1990s, passed away Saturday. He was 76.The cause of his death is not immediately known. A memorial altar for him is set up at Asan Medical Center in Se...

Updated : 2017.05.27 16:57

Moon's policy advisory panel renews call for police to enhance human rights

President Moon Jae-in's policy advisory panel on Saturday reaffirmed his stance that police must enhance its protection of human rights before they are given more power in an effort to better keep the prosecution in check.Concerns have lingered over Moon's election pledge to give more inve...

Updated : 2017.05.27 15:47

Fishing vessel carrying S. Koreans 'hijacked' off Somali coast

South Korea's military dispatched a naval unit in waters off Somalia after pirates presumably hijacked a fishing vessel, officials said Saturday. The 234-ton vessel, which had a crew of three South K...

Updated : 2017.05.27 15:44

NK media claims S. Korea's UAV violated airspace

North Korea's state media claimed Saturday that the South Korean military's unmanned aerial vehicle violated its airspace this week, calling it a "grave military provocation."An official from the South Korean military dismissed the claim as "untrue," saying it carried out a "normal operati...

Updated : 2017.05.27 13:31

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North K...

Updated : 2017.05.27 11:18

[Newsmaker] Moon expresses wish to meet Zuckerberg

President Moon Jae-in on Saturday expressed his wish to meet Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, soon to discuss how to more effectively communicate with people online, his office said.The president...

Updated : 2017.05.27 11:18

Gov't to make presidential sustainability panel

The Moon Jae-in government will make a presidential panel to map out a long-term environmental road map and coordinate policies for sustainable development, his policy advisory panel said Friday.The "sustainability" panel will be formed by merging the two existing bodies -- the commission ...

Updated : 2017.05.26 20:49

Parliament fails to adopt confirmation hearing report on PM nominee

The National Assembly failed Friday to adopt a report on the results of its confirmation hearing for Prime Minister-nominee Lee Nak-yon amid a dispute over allegations against his family.During the two-day hearing that ended Thursday, the former lawmaker and provincial governor was grilled...

Updated : 2017.05.26 19:04

South Korea’s most notorious serial killers

Nowadays, serial killers seem to exist only in movies or fiction. It’s not because society has become more caring and does not produce them anymore. “It is more that a serial of murders are prevente...

Updated : 2017.05.26 18:29

Trump’s NK policy calls for utmost pressure until talks: lawmakers

Washington has recently finalized a four-point policy plan on North Korea that calls for applying “all available sanctions and pressure” to incite the country to change its course and ultimately res...

Updated : 2017.05.26 18:28

No more water cannons, bus barricades: police

There will be no more police water cannons and bus barricades at street rallies, a ranking police officer said Friday, signaling a dramatic shift in the police’s treatment of protestors after million...

Updated : 2017.05.26 18:20

Cheong Wa Dae apologizes for prime minister nominee's flaws

Cheong Wa Dae on Friday apologized for the ongoing dispute over flaws found in some of the Cabinet nominees tapped by President Moon Jae-in, seeking to ease the partisan conflict over the qualificatio...

Updated : 2017.05.26 18:13

[Eye Interview] Inside criminal minds

When Jeong Nam-gyu was first arrested for housebreaking and attempted murder in 2006, few imagined that the diminutive, 37-year-old man would turn out to be the perpetrator of a string of murders that...

Updated : 2017.05.26 18:13

Cold cases unfrozen

 A defining cold case that left a bloody stain in South Korean history is the Hwaseong murders -- a series of rapes and murders that happened in the late 1980s, when the country did not even have a l...

Updated : 2017.05.26 18:12

South Korea OKs first aid to North Korea since Moon took office

The Moon Jae-in government on Friday gave its first approval to a civic group’s proposal to reach out to North Korea for malaria control, heralding a turnaround in Seoul’s approach to humanitarian a...

Updated : 2017.05.26 18:09