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[Design Forum] A valuable platform for design vision, knowledge, philosophy: Park

The following is an unofficial translation of President Park Geun-hye’s congratulatory remarks for the Herald Design Forum 2014 ― Ed. I extend my sincerest congratulations on the opening of the Her...

Updated : 2014.11.26 22:05

Stray bullet from USFK chopper hits civilian office

A bullet, thought to have been fired by an attack helicopter of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division, penetrated the roof of a civilian office last Friday, raising questions about whether the military training was being conducted in due consideration of residents’ safety.After a complaint was f...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:56

[Newsmaker] Can Iranian nuke talks affect N.K. issue?

North Korea may be closely watching the ongoing nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West as it explores the most beneficial way to gain concessions from the U.S. and other parties, analysts said...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:27

Korea to send 10 medical workers to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone in Dec.

South Korea plans to send its first batch of 10 medical personnel to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone in December as part of global efforts to contain the deadly virus, the government said Wednesday.Seoul plans to dispatch a total of 30 medical workers in three tranches to the Ebola clinic center be...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:15

Calls grow for retaining bar exam

Debates over the selection system for the legal profession are set to come to the fore again when the last group of individuals who pass the test will be unveiled, with the abolition of the state-run ...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:15

Seoul saw most deaths in 30 years in 2013

The number of deaths in Seoul last year was higher than any other point in the past three decades, Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday. Suicide and cancer were among the leading causes, it said. According to data compiled by the city government, 42,063 Seoulites died in 2013, a 11...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:15

Korea, H.K. to link up on creative economy

President Park Geun-hye and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying discussed ways to promote cooperation on the creative economy, officials at Cheong Wa Dae said on Wednesday.“I heard that the chief executive is interested in promoting cooperation between South Korea’s (vision of a) c...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:14

Unification minister urges passage of N. Korea human rights bill

South Korea's unification minister appealed to lawmakers Wednesday to pass a bill on North Korea's human rights abuse, citing the need for a legal basis for "systemic" efforts to address the problem.The legislation, if adopted, would give a ray of hope to North Korean people, said Ryoo Kih...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:02

Incheon National University looks to connect Korea to world

In 2009, Incheon National University moved from its old home in Nam-gu, Incheon, to Songdo International City, located in the city often cited as the “doorsteps to Korea.” It was a move in keeping w...

Updated : 2014.11.26 20:52

China's envoy opposes possible THAAD deployment in S. Korea: lawmaker

China's top diplomat to Seoul said Wednesday he is opposed to the possible U.S. deployment of an advanced missile-defense (MD) system in South Korea as it would hurt Sino-Korean ties, a lawmaker said.   The United States has said it is considering deploying a Terminal High-Altitude Area...

Updated : 2014.11.26 18:15

S. Korean fishermen stage at-sea protest against illegal Chinese fishing

More than 160 South Korean fishermen staged a rally in the West Sea on Wednesday to protest the government's latest measures against illegal Chinese fishing, demanding state compensation for their economic loss.  Last Thursday, the government unveiled a package of measures meant to furth...

Updated : 2014.11.26 17:08

S. Korea, Hong Kong discuss cooperation in creative industry

South Korean President Park Geun-hye met with the chief executive of Hong Kong Wednesday and discussed ways to expand bilateral cooperation in the creative industry, Park's office said.  The visit by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying comes as both South Korea and Hong Kong are seeking to d...

Updated : 2014.11.26 17:06

Navy conducts trial run of controversial salvage ship

The Navy carried out a test run of the country's first indigenous salvage ship Wednesday to quell jitters over substandard equipment and push for its deployment.    The one-day test run of the 3,500-ton next-generation rescue and salvage ship Tongyeong was conducted at a naval base in ...

Updated : 2014.11.26 15:47

More women gave up career for family in 2014: statistics

The number of women who quit work due to marriages, pregnancies and child rearing grew slightly this year, state data showed Wednesday, amid government efforts to help them stay on.   According to the data by Statistics Korea, 1.98 million women had given up their careers as of April th...

Updated : 2014.11.26 13:32

Opposition party boycotts parliament over budget row

The main opposition party declared a boycott of all parliamentary proceedings Wednesday as it accused the ruling party of backtracking on their agreement to fund free child care programs partly from state coffers.   On Tuesday, the ruling Saenuri Party and main opposition New Politics A...

Updated : 2014.11.26 13:31