S. Korea reports no additional MERS cases for 25th day

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S. Korea reports no additional MERS cases for 25th day

The number of people diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea remained flat at 186 on Thursday as the country reported no additional cases of the disease for the 25th straight day.The country's death toll from the disease also remained unchanged at 36 for the 19th con...

Updated : 2015.07.30 09:06

U.S. should persuade Abe to address tensions with S. Korea through war-anniversary statement: expert

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming war-anniversary statement is so important for the future of relations between Seoul and Tokyo that the U.S. should make greater efforts to get Abe to address historical tensions through the statement, a U.S. expert said.Abe plans to issue the s...

Updated : 2015.07.30 08:46

Senate resolution calls for approval of Korea-U.S. civil nuclear accord

A U.S. senator has introduced a resolution calling for approval of the civil nuclear energy cooperation agreement with South Korea, a move that reflects the positive view Congress has about the deal.Sen. Benjamin Cardin brought the resolution (S.J.Res.20) to the Foreign Relations Committee...

Updated : 2015.07.30 08:44

Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen traced to N.Korea: official

Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels in recent months came from North Korea, a South Korean intelligence official said Wednesday, in the latest case that illustrated North Korea's support for the weapons programs of some countries in the Middle East.Saudi Arabia has shot ...

Updated : 2015.07.29 20:44

Faulty K-11 rifle line to get major upgrade by end-2016

South Korea will complete a major upgrade on the home-grown dual-barrel K-11 rifle by the end of 2016, the head of the state defense development agency said Wednesday, after the use of the Army assault rifle was suspended last year due to a glitch in the shooting control system."(We) are p...

Updated : 2015.07.29 20:43

Sex slavery victims file suit against Japan in U.S.

Two South Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sex slavery Tuesday filed a defamation suit against the Japanese government and companies with a U.S. court, demanding an apology and compensation for insu...

Updated : 2015.07.29 20:02

Seoul to launch high-end taxi hailer

Seoul city announced Wednesday the launch of a premium taxi-hailing service in October as a pilot measure toward legalizing such a service and as an alternative to popular yet illegal reserved cab ser...

Updated : 2015.07.29 18:18

Court denies asylum for Pakistan couple

From news reportsThe South Korean government and court Wednesday denied refugee status for a Pakistani couple who had sought asylum, citing death risks for marrying despite their different tribal backgrounds.The Seoul High Court said the Seoul authorities’ denial of the couple’s request ...

Updated : 2015.07.29 18:13

'Korean Air heiress arranged for special treatment in jail'

Prosecutors on Wednesday detained a man for allegedly signing up on a shady deal to help Cho Hyun-ah, former vice president of Korean Air, receive special treatment during her stay in prison. The Seo...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:53

In U.S., Kim seeks to widen support base

  The ruling Saenuri Party Leader Rep. Kim Moo-sung set out to consolidate his conservative base during his trip to the U.S. in the past week, unleashing remarks that appeal to conservative voters a...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:52

Anthrax panel to conduct on-site survey

South Korea and the U.S. will conduct a joint on-site investigation at the U.S.’ Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, next Thursday, as their initial step to probe the accidental shipment ...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:42

Construction at N.K. launch site completed

Construction of facilities to enhance the missile launch pad in North Korea’s northwestern town of Dongchang-ri, appears to have been completed, a U.S. research website said, reinforcing the speculat...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:36

Job-focused education policy stirs controversy

South Korean government’s new education policy to foster individuals to meet the needs of the job market is sparking concerns about higher education becoming a prep school for job seekers at the demi...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:21

PM convenes safety meeting

Prime Minster Hwang Kyo-ahn convened a safety meeting on Wednesday, vowing to intensify oversight and supervisory efforts. Hwang made the remark during a meeting between government officials of the Ministry of Public Safety and Security and the Ministry of Personnel Management, as well as ...

Updated : 2015.07.29 15:48

Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen traced to N. Korea: official

Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels in recent months came from North Korea, a South Korean intelligence official said Wednesday.Saudi Arabia has shot down about 40 percent of some 20 Scud missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels, said the official, who is familiar with th...

Updated : 2015.07.29 15:47