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MERS victims’ families suffer from depression

While Seoul reported no additional Middle East respiratory syndrome cases for three consecutive days for the first time since the index case was confirmed in May, many families of the deceased victims...

Updated : 2015.06.30 18:18

Korea eyes 37% emissions cut

South Korea vowed Tuesday to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent from the estimated business-as-usual level by 2030, raising the aim from previous proposals, but still facing opposition from the involved sectors with lingering criticism that the target is insufficient. The Environme...

Updated : 2015.06.30 18:16

Feuding ruling bloc falls into lame-duck dilemma

The ruling party feud persisted on Tuesday, with the its two main factions failing to agree on whether the party’s floor leader should keep his job.President Park Geun-hye and her loyalists say Saenu...

Updated : 2015.06.30 18:06

Speaker calls revote on Assembly bill

By Cho Chung-unThe National Assembly will revote on the controversial revision to the National Assembly law vetoed by President Park Geun-hye last week, the parliamentary speaker said Tuesday, regardl...

Updated : 2015.06.30 17:58

Minimum wage talks in deadlock

Negotiations among employees, employers and labor experts to set the minimum wage for next year collapsed without agreement Monday, failing to meet a legal deadline.  A final meeting of the Minimum W...

Updated : 2015.06.30 16:52

2 in 5 Koreans on temporary contracts

Two out of 5 Koreans are employed on temporary or short-term contracts, with those working for conglomerates most prone to be in less secure forms of employment, government data showed Tuesday.  Acco...

Updated : 2015.06.30 16:48

Regional powers likely to hold summit in early October: source

South Korea, Japan, and China are expected to resume a trilateral meeting of their leaders in early October, a diplomatic source here said Tuesday.  "Chances are high that the three nations hold summit talks within this year," the source said, requesting anonymity. "Given busy diplomatic...

Updated : 2015.06.30 16:34

N. Korea, Russia seen boosting cooperation

Pyongyang and Moscow appear to be stepping up cooperation between each other amid their international isolation, as a Russian firm is reportedly poised to build wind farms over the next two years to supply electricity to impoverished North Korea.Wind Power Monthly, a British magazine, repo...

Updated : 2015.06.30 16:21

Ex-first lady poised to restore reconciliation legacy

For Lee Hee-ho, widow of former President Kim Dae-jung, cross-border tensions are a source of deep frustration as the deadlocked relationship has eclipsed the inter-Korean rapprochement Kim laboriousl...

Updated : 2015.06.30 16:20

Dual-income families rise amid economic slump in 2014

The number of families where both the husband and wife work increased in 2014 amid the protracted economic slump, a report showed Tuesday.  According to the report from Statistics Korea, some 5.18 million households had dual incomes, accounting for 43.9 percent of all South Korean marrie...

Updated : 2015.06.30 15:39

Park urges military readiness against N. Korean provocations

President Park Geun-hye called on the military Tuesday to maintain its readiness to deter any possible provocation from North Korea amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.  She said South Korea cannot predict what type of provocations the North may stage, citing North Korea's thre...

Updated : 2015.06.30 15:38

N. Korea patrol ship sent back after crossing inter-Korean

A North Korea patrol ship was forced back into Northern waters Tuesday after receiving warning shots from the South Korean Navy after the ship crossed the inter-Korean sea border, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.  The patrol ship came down about 1.5 kilometers south of the Northern Limit ...

Updated : 2015.06.30 15:36

S. Korea pledges $9 mln in aid to conflict zones

South Korea will provide $9 million in aid to five major conflict zones around the world, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.  The aid will be sent to Iraq ($5 million), Ukraine ($1 million), South Sudan ($2 million), Sudan ($500,000) and the Gaza Strip ($500,000) in an effort to help mil...

Updated : 2015.06.30 15:05

S. Korea offers to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 37 pct by 2030

South Korea offered to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent by 2030, officials said Tuesday, an ambitious commitment ahead of a crucial global climate conference.  The contribution means that South Korea's overall emissions will stand at 535 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalen...

Updated : 2015.06.30 15:03

Defense chief: odds of N. Korea's provocation growing

Defense Minister Han Min-koo warned North Korea on Tuesday not to test South Korea's combat readiness, saying it would face "resolute retaliation" in case of any attack.  Han stressed that the likelihood of a provocation by the unpredictable nation is growing, as he presided over a biann...

Updated : 2015.06.30 11:05