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Seoul seeks to hold sports, cultural events with Pyongyang

South Korea said Tuesday it will seek to hold a variety of sports and cultural events with North Korea this year to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan's colonial rule.South Korea plans to propose the creation of an ad hoc committee to the North to prepare for joint ...

Updated : 2015.04.21 15:30

N. Korea, China's Zhengzhou launch 1st tourist charter flight

North Korea and the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou have launched a tourist charter flight service this week, a report said Tuesday, making Zhengzhou the sixth Chinese city linked to the North via charter flights. The report is another sign that North Korea has approved more cross-border...

Updated : 2015.04.21 15:25

S. Korea probes defiant firms in Gaeseong wage row

South Korea said Tuesday it is looking into why three firms at a joint industrial complex in North Korea paid wages to their workers in defiance of the government's decision not to do so.The two Koreas have been in a wage dispute since the North unilaterally decided to raise the minimum wa...

Updated : 2015.04.21 15:24

Park Tae-hwan's doc pleads not guilty to negligence

Swimmer Park Tae-hwan's doctor Tuesday pleaded not guilty to misleading him about an injection of a banned substance that stripped him of his Asian Games medals last year.Park tested positive for test...

Updated : 2015.04.21 15:22

S. Korea, Uzbekistan to boost defense ties

South Korea and Uzbekistan agreed Tuesday to expand cooperation in military education and personnel exchange.South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo and his Uzbek counterpart, Kabul Berdiev, signed the memorandum of understanding on promoting bilateral partnerships following their talks ...

Updated : 2015.04.21 14:51

Korea, Peru agree on wider cooperation

From news reportsPresident Park Geun-hye and her Peruvian counterpart Ollanta Humala held summit talks on Monday in Lima and discussed ways to foster bilateral relations in health and welfare, electri...

Updated : 2015.04.21 14:31

Builder raided in bribery probe

Prosecutors raided a mid-size construction firm Tuesday in their broadening investigation into a bribery scandal involving heavyweight politicians, prosecution sources said.Eight high-profile politicians and former and incumbent senior presidential secretaries are facing suspicions of taki...

Updated : 2015.04.21 11:54

S. Korea, Peru vow to cooperate in trainer jet project

President Park Geun-hye and her Peruvian counterpart, Ollanta Humala, vowed Monday to continue to cooperate in Peru's advanced trainer jet project, a move that could raise the prospects of a South Korean defense firm winning a lucrative deal.The move "is designed to further expand mutual c...

Updated : 2015.04.21 10:36

P.M. expresses intent to resign over graft scandal

The South Korean prime minister submitted his resignation Tuesday to President Park Geun-hye amid accusations that he was a key player in a spiraling graft scandal involving senior Park administration...

Updated : 2015.04.21 10:33

S. Korea, Japan at odds over wartime slave labor

South Korea fights another war of history with Japan as Tokyo tries to register wartime coal mines and shipyards served by Korean slave laborers as UNESCO heritage sites.The two Northeast Asian neighbors have already been in a dispute over Japan's refusal to properly apologize to the victi...

Updated : 2015.04.21 10:27

Steelmaker head questioned over embezzlement

The head of South Korea's third-largest steelmaker appeared at the prosecutors' office here Tuesday to face questioning over embezzlement charges.Chang Sae-joo, the chairman of Dongkuk Steel, is suspected of misappropriating about 20 billion won ($18 million) from Dongkuk Steel by inflatin...

Updated : 2015.04.21 10:26

Huawei under fire for recruiting rivals' employees

A South Korean telecom device maker said Tuesday it has sent an official letter of complaint to the Seoul branch of Huawei Technologies Co., asking the Chinese firm to follow business ethics and stop recruiting its workforce."Huawei has been making overreaching moves to take away experts f...

Updated : 2015.04.21 09:19

Samsung's education charity under tax probe

South Korea's tax office is conducting a probe into the Samsung Dream Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by the country's top conglomerate, Samsung Group, industry sources said Tuesday.Established in 2002 as the Samsung Lee Kun-hee Scholarship Foundation, it marks th...

Updated : 2015.04.21 09:18

Success of Abe's visit to U.S. depends on how he honestly apologizes for wartime history: NYT

The success of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the United States depends on how honestly he faces up to the country's wartime past, the New York Times said, as Abe strongly indicated he won't issue a new apology.Abe is scheduled to make a weeklong visit to the U.S. next week ...

Updated : 2015.04.21 09:14

P.M. to resign, Park calls for thorough probe into scandal

Lee Wan-koo (Yonhap)President Park Geun-hye called Monday for a thorough probe into a snowballing bribery scandal after her embattled prime minister offered to quit over his alleged involvement in the...

Updated : 2015.04.21 07:06