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Army to dissolve abuse-fraught units

Investigations are underway into more than a dozen newly reported cases of harassment and other physical and sexual abuses at barracks around the country, the Army said Wednesday, after a spate of suc...

Updated : 2014.08.20 22:00

Memories of trampled dignity haunt former sex slaves

The following is the second in a series of articles on Japan’s wartime sexual enslavement of Asian women on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the foundation of The Korea Herald on Aug. 15. ― E...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:56

Saenuri lawmaker questioned over corruption allegations

A ruling party lawmaker appeared before prosecutors Wednesday to face questioning over allegations that he received kickbacks from a railroad supplier in exchange for business favors.The prosecution b...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:37

(Photo News) Cold shoulder

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:35

Lewd conduct claims pile up against ex-prosecutor

The former chief prosecutor of Jejudo Island may have committed more sexual misconduct than initially suggested, evidence showed Wednesday.Jeju police have studied a series of security camera tapes of a man suspected to be Kim Soo-chang, the 52-year-old former chief of Jeju District Prosec...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:34

9 in 10 state awards go to civil servants

Over 90 percent of the beneficiaries of government awards in the first half of 2014 were civil servants, a Saenuri lawmaker said Wednesday.A total of 13,117 people received orders, medals and commendations from January to June of this year, and 91.8 percent ― or 12,044 of these ― are cur...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:33

Former senior lawmaker appointed envoy to Japan

Yoo Heung-soo, a former lawmaker, provincial governor and national police chief with close ties to Japan, was appointed as the new ambassador to Tokyo on Wednesday. The 76-year-old head of the Korea-J...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:33

Native English teachers caught taking drugs

Dozens of native-speaking English teachers and professors have been detained for distributing marijuana or taking the drug, police said Wednesday.“Some of them taught students while intoxicated,” said the police. “The suspects included Americans, Canadians and other nationalities. And t...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:32

[Herald Interview] Descendant of U.S. missionary happy with Korean citizenship

For U.S. lawyer David Linton, last week was a meaningful step toward more involvement with his expertise in South Korea. The 42-year-old was given special naturalized Korean citizenship in gratitude f...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:32

Opposition party rules out renegotiation of bill on ferry disaster

The main opposition party will not renegotiate a bill aimed at uncovering the truth behind April's deadly ferry sinking despite the wishes of family members of the victims, the party's interim chief said Wednesday.On Tuesday, the ruling Saenuri Party and the No. 1 opposition party New Poli...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:27

[Herald Interview] Ex-U.N. rights expert urges Tokyo to resolve sex slavery dispute

COLOMBO ― A former top U.N. expert on women’s rights urged Japan to come up with a resolution to a decades-long dispute over its wartime sex slavery, criticizing Tokyo for moving “backwards” with ...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:25

Families oppose compromise Sewol bill

Lawmakers as of Wednesday are still deadlocked over a special bill proposing to set up a prosecution team to investigate the April sinking of the Sewol ferry. Floor leaders of the ruling Saenuri Party and the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy had ironed out a deal on Tues...

Updated : 2014.08.20 19:10

S. Korea to offer US$1 mln in aid for Iraqi humanitarian crisis

South Korea's foreign ministry said Wednesday it has decided to provide an additional US$1 million in humanitarian aid to help Iraqi refugees amid escalating violence in the country.The humanitarian crisis has heightened in northern Iraq since Sunni Muslim insurgents from the Islamic State...

Updated : 2014.08.20 15:42

Dozens of foreign English teachers arrested, booked for drug crimes

Thirty-seven people, many of them foreigners staying in South Korea as English teachers, have been arrested and booked on charges of smuggling, trading and taking marijuana, police said Wednesday.Those arrested included a South Korean national with U.S. residence, surnamed Shin, as well as...

Updated : 2014.08.20 15:41

Probes underway into more harassment, sexual abuse cases in military

Investigations are under way into more than a dozen newly-reported cases of harassment, and physical and sexual abuse at barracks around the country, the Army said Wednesday, after a spate of such incidents marred the image of the military and sparked public ire.The cases were detected dur...

Updated : 2014.08.20 14:27