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Top court confirms jail sentences for Chinese fishermen

South Korea's top court on Friday confirmed the prison sentences of two Chinese skippers convicted of illegally fishing in South Korean waters and injuring local Coast Guard officials in a violent clash about a year ago.The Supreme Court delivered sentences of up to three and a half years ...

Updated : 2015.01.30 13:26

Hit-and-run suspect turns himself in amid public anger

A driver who killed a young man in a hit-and-run accident three weeks ago turned himself in on Thursday evening ending a dramatic nationwide manhunt led by fierce public anger.A 37-year-old suspect, identified only by his surname Heo, confessed that he hit the 29-year-old victim in Cheongj...

Updated : 2015.01.30 12:15

Hit-and-run suspect surrenders after uproar

A 37-year-old driver has been arrested on charges of hitting and killing a young man on his way to deliver a custard-filled bread to his pregnant wife, police said Friday.In a dramatic conclusion to a manhunt that has kept South Koreans on their toes for weeks, the suspect, identified only...

Updated : 2015.01.30 11:24

Seoul city signs deal on provision of disaster info

The Seoul city government said Friday it signed an agreement with Daum Kakao Corp., the operator of the top messaging app KakaoTalk, to provide Seoul citizens with real-time information on disasters via the messenger.The service would allow subscribers to quickly and conveniently get infor...

Updated : 2015.01.30 10:41

Korean Air chief to take stand at 'nut rage' trial

The chairman of Korean Air Lines Co. was to take the stand Friday for his eldest daughter who is on trial for alleged obstruction of aviation safety for forcing a chief steward off a taxiing plane last month, court officials said.Cho Yang-ho will testify on whether the senior crew member, ...

Updated : 2015.01.30 10:07

Vice culture minister offers to resign

Kim Hee-beom, the first vice culture minister, has offered to resign for an undisclosed reason, the culture ministry said Thursday.Kim submitted his resignation a week ago, but the resignation has yet...

Updated : 2015.01.30 09:27

No new proposal made in N.K.-U.S. contact in Singapore: S. Korean official

No new proposal was made when top North Korean nuclear negotiators held rare meetings in Singapore with former American negotiators and scholars earlier this month, a senior South Korean official said Thursday.Pyongyang's chief nuclear envoy, Ri Yong-ho, his deputy, Choe Son-hui, and other...

Updated : 2015.01.30 09:16

Seoul to offer joint marine resources study with N.K.

South Korea’s Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry said Thursday it would propose a joint research with North Korea to develop marine resources and ocean tourism.“There needs to be an excavation of North Korea’s marine resources, and development of ecotourism content and infrastructu...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:25

N. Korea may be restarting nuke plant: U.S. institute

North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial satellite imagery, will be an added worry for the United States and the North’s neighb...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:25

[Newsmaker] N.K. demanded cash for summit: Lee memoir

Former President Lee Myung-bak has revealed a series of sensitive foreign policy dealings, including the failed negotiations over an inter-Korean summit, during his term in his memoir obtained by the ...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:24

Disputes grow over inconsistent policy on health insurance fees

Controversy escalated on Thursday over the government’s inconsistent introduction of a new system to levy more health insurance fees on high earners.Health Minister Moon Hyung-pyo told lawmakers Wednesday that he would not push ahead with the plan aimed at changing the way the government ...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:23

U.S. prioritizes N. Korea denuclearization: envoy

The United States is making denuclearization the top priority on its North Korea policy, a ranking U.S. diplomat said Thursday, amid the long-stalled six-party talks on ending the communist country’s...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:20

Military plans to install more CCTV cameras to curb abuse

The Defense Ministry plans to install more surveillance cameras to curb human rights abuses, allow conscripts to acquire academic credit through their military activities and distribute mobile phones ...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:19

Top court upholds acquittal of former Seoul police chief

Upholding a lower court ruling, the top court on Thursday acquitted a former Seoul police chief of charges that he soft-pedaled a police probe into a high-profile election-meddling scandal.The scandal centers around allegations that the state intelligence agency spearheaded an online smear...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:16

Opposition split over Lee attacks ahead of P.M. confirmation hearing

Main opposition party officials on Thursday reiterated suspicion that Prime Minister nominee Rep. Lee Wan-koo had speculated on real estate, as part of efforts to scrutinize the nation’s next potenti...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:15