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Japan details slavery in UNESCO listing

Japan’s major wartime industrial facilities were listed as World Heritage sites on Sunday, with Tokyo conceding forced labor and other cruelties against Koreans for the first time on the world stage ...

Updated : 2015.07.06 01:00

New paradigm of gender equality starts now

Lee Myung-sunSouth Korea’s Women’s Week, which is held in the first week of July, has been an annual celebration to celebrate the importance of women’s progress, and to enhance the culture of gende...

Updated : 2015.07.05 22:20

Australian medical tech showcased in Korea

The “Australian Innovation Showcase 2015 ― Medical Technologies” was held Monday to showcase the country’s advanced medical technologies and create business links between Korea and Australia.The Australian Trade Commission Korea organized the event at Seoul Plaza Hotel, bringing togeth...

Updated : 2015.07.05 21:55

Chinese Embassy donates books, DVDs to SNU

The Chinese Embassy donated 10,000 books to Seoul National University on Tuesday, fulfilling a pledge made by Chinese President Xi Jinping when he visited Korea last July. The donation, which also inc...

Updated : 2015.07.05 21:53

Collaboration fuses visual, performing arts

Violinist Won Hyung-joon (left) and artist Park Gian. (Joel Lee/The Korea Herald)Two Korean artists will stage a performance piece this week in an effort to lift the role of art in society. “Endless ...

Updated : 2015.07.05 21:50

Irish peace process offers guidance for unification

Ahead of the 70th anniversary of Korea’s division, a policy expert has published a book that provides suggestions for Korea’s unification strategy based on Northern Ireland’s peace process. The Iri...

Updated : 2015.07.05 21:44

Defector lawmaker urges Seoul to stand firm, be patient on N.K.

A North Korean elite-turned-South Korean lawmaker has insisted Seoul must be firm and patient in dealing with Pyongyang, asserting that Seoul must avoid talking for the sake of talking, or giving unil...

Updated : 2015.07.05 19:53

Crunch time for Saenuri floor leader

Strife between two factions of the governing Saenuri Party peaked on the eve of a parliamentary revote on President Park Geun-hye’s veto, a de-facto deadline for its floor leader to decide on his own fate.Rep. Yoo Seong-min has been under severe pressure from Cheong Wa Dae and Saenuri law...

Updated : 2015.07.05 19:24

80% of N.K. defectors are female: data

The proportion of North Korean defectors here who are female has steadily risen in recent years, topping 80 percent for the first time this year, government data showed Sunday, pointing to lighter sur...

Updated : 2015.07.05 19:02

MERS incubation period in doubt

South Korean health authorities said Sunday they were tracing the route of infection for the most recent case of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, whose symptoms may have manifested a week after the estimated maximum incubation period of the disease.The country’s 186th patient, a 50-y...

Updated : 2015.07.05 18:14

Official dies while probing China crash

A senior South Korean official was found dead Sunday in the northeastern Chinese city of Jian while he was handling affairs surrounding a deadly bus crash that killed 10 Koreans, the government said. ...

Updated : 2015.07.05 17:36

Hanwha plant explosion investigation speeds up

Korean police summoned officials from Hanwha Chemical Corp. and its subcontractor for questioning Sunday, accelerating a probe into a deadly explosion that killed six workers and injured one in Ulsan....

Updated : 2015.07.05 16:37

[Newsmaker] Korea’s MERS concerns more about politics than health

South Koreans tend to perceive the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome as a political issue, not a health issue, illustrating a different attitude from what they showed during the flu pandemi...

Updated : 2015.07.05 16:32

No. of foreign residents more than triples over 10 years

The number of foreign residents in South Korea more than tripled over the past 10 years due mainly to an increase in migrant workers, government data showed Sunday.  The number of foreigners living in South Korea reached 1.74 million as of Jan. 1, accounting for 3.4 percent of total resi...

Updated : 2015.07.05 15:43

S. Korean official handling bus crash in China found dead

A senior South Korean public servant was found dead Sunday in the Chinese city of Jian where he had been handling the aftermath of a recent bus crash that killed 10 Korean government officials, offici...

Updated : 2015.07.05 10:34