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Assembly pulls out all stops to get job done

The National Assembly is set to convene parliamentary sessions this week as part of its last-ditch efforts to pass pending bills before the lawmakers set aside the legislative affairs to accelerate th...

Updated : 2016.02.14 18:14

Controversy boils over Seoul’s Gaeseong money claim

Controversy is snowballing after Seoul claimed that the majority of its investment in a joint factory park has been funneled into North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, which critics say virtual...

Updated : 2016.02.14 17:49

Mom arrested for neglecting children’s education

A mother of two daughters was arrested for neglecting her children by preventing them from getting proper educations, police said Saturday. This is the first time in Korea a parent has been arrested ...

Updated : 2016.02.14 17:46

South Korea raises alert against North Korean cyber attack

South Korea has upgraded its military information surveillance status in response to growing threats of North Korean cyber attacks, a military official said Sunday."We believe there's a larger possibility that North Korea may launch cyber attacks on the South, and recently upgraded our Inf...

Updated : 2016.02.14 17:43

South Korea to expand passenger prescreening against terrorism risk

The government and ruling party have reaffirmed their move to strengthen the prescreening process of foreign visitors and restrict the entry of those with suspected terrorism links amid growing public...

Updated : 2016.02.14 17:16

U.S. deploys additional Patriot missiles to S. Korea

The United States has deployed additional Patriot missile systems to South Korea to counteract North Korea’s missile threats, the U.S. Forces Korea said Friday. “This deployment is part of an emerg...

Updated : 2016.02.14 16:52

Senior lawmaker leaves opposition party for April elections

Rep. Shin Ki-nam became the latest to defect from the main opposition party on Sunday, announcing he was leaving the party that had reprimanded him over an influence-peddling case. The Minjoo Party o...

Updated : 2016.02.14 16:50

MERS caregivers still suffer months later in South Korea

For months, Kim Gyeong-ae, a nurse at Seoul National University Hospital, has not been able to eat blueberry yogurt because it reminds her too much of Korea’s last confirmed Middle East respiratory s...

Updated : 2016.02.14 16:44

South Korea says North Korea used Gaeseong wages to develop weapons

South Korea's point man on inter-Korean affairs said Sunday he believes that North Korea has used wages paid to its workers at the joint inter-Korean factory complex to develop nuclear and other military weapons.In a television appearance, Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo said "70 percen...

Updated : 2016.02.14 13:34

Pyongyang launches new ICBM unit: sources

North Korea has formed a new military unit to deploy a road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), multiple South Korean government sources said Sunday.They said the KN-08 Brigade, designat...

Updated : 2016.02.14 10:48

South Korea, EU share need for strong sanctions on North Korea

South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reached the consensus that the U.N. Security Council and the European Union should impose strong and effective sanctions on North Korea, an official said Saturday.Mogherini said the EU will join the ...

Updated : 2016.02.14 09:34

Pro-North Korean group in Tokyo urges Japan to retract sanctions on North

A pro-North Korean organization in Japan pressed Tokyo to immediately roll back sanctions on North Korea, blaming Japan for scrapping the 2014 deal between Pyongyang and Tokyo on easing sanctions.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said earlier this week that Japan is working to impose its ...

Updated : 2016.02.14 09:33

Candidates competing to run in April parliamentary race hit 1,426: NEC

The number of candidates running to win a seat at the upcoming parliamentary race stands at 1,426, the National Election Commission said Saturday.The number represents an average competition ratio of 5.8 to 1, with some 60 days remaining before the April 13 election.The candidates will com...

Updated : 2016.02.14 09:27

N. Korea leader promotes general officers ahead of late father's birthday

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promoted 35 general officers ahead of his late father's birthday, a major holiday in the North, the country's official media outlet said Saturday.  The move takes place just three days before the isolationist country celebrates Kwangmyongsong Day, the birt...

Updated : 2016.02.13 15:04

Political parties lock horns over gov't decision to shut down Gaeseong complex

The ruling and opposition parties locked horns on Saturday over the government's decision to close down the Gaeseong Industrial Complex in North Korea.The ruling Saenuri Party said the Minjoo Party of Korea and other opposition parties are turning the shutdown into a tool to win votes in t...

Updated : 2016.02.13 13:51