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N. Korea condemns China over comment on missile test, suspension of coal imports

North Korea's state media on Thursday made a rare criticism against China over Beijing's condemnation of Pyongyang's launch of a new ballistic missile and its decision to halt imports of North Korean coal.The Korean Central News Agency said that a neighboring country which often claims its...

Updated : 2017.02.23 19:25

What choices are left for Park?

As the Constitutional Court has set Monday for the final hearing for the historic impeachment trial of President Park Geun-hye, the embattled president seems to have only a few options left to save he...

Updated : 2017.02.23 18:29

Special probe faces end of tenure, with no extension

Efforts to extend the ongoing special investigation into President Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal were effectively thwarted Thursday.Having failed to put the extension to a parliamentary vote, op...

Updated : 2017.02.23 18:23

Probe into Kim Jong-nam's death a 'conspiracy,' N.Korea claims

North Korea on Thursday dismissed the Malaysian investigation into the mysterious death of the half brother of the North’s leader Kim Jong-un, accusing the Southeast Asian country of conspiring with ...

Updated : 2017.02.23 18:17

Aide dismisses rumors about Park's voluntary resignation

The presidential office on Thursday dismissed growing rumors that President Park Geun-hye may opt to step down before the Constitutional Court rules on her impeachment in an apparent bid to shun the prosecution over a corruption scandal."(The presidential office) has never weighed (the pos...

Updated : 2017.02.23 18:08

Moon widens gap with An in polls

Moon Jae-in, the opposition front-runner in the upcoming presidential race, on Thursday extended his lead in the polls as the support rating for runner-up rival An Hee-jung edged down following a spat...

Updated : 2017.02.23 17:46

Number of marriages hits record low

South Korea saw a record-low number of marriages last year, reflecting the widespread trend of people getting married later in life, government statistics showed Thursday.According to Statistics Korea...

Updated : 2017.02.23 17:43

Civic groups call for anti-discrimination act

Civic groups called for the enactment of an anti-discrimination act Thursday, taking a swipe at presidential hopefuls who have been reluctant to support the law in the face of fierce opposition from P...

Updated : 2017.02.23 17:41

Seatbelts prevented casualties in Danyang bus accident: police

Wearing seatbelts was what prevented causalities from occurring in Wednesday’s bus crash on a highway in Danyang, North Chungcheong Province, keeping passengers inside the bus from falling out of the...

Updated : 2017.02.23 17:38

74 pct of Koreans want Park's impeachment ruling by March 13: poll

Three-quarters of South Koreans want the Constitutional Court to confirm President Park Geun-hye's impeachment and deliver the ruling by March 13, when one of the justices is set to retire, a poll sho...

Updated : 2017.02.23 17:10

S. Korea, US, Japan nuke envoys to discuss N. Korean missile, assassination

Senior officials from South Korea, the United States and Japan will meet in Washington next week to coordinate their policies toward North Korea, including the recent assassination of its leader's hal...

Updated : 2017.02.23 16:26

Special prosecutors to arrest presidential aide over scandal

Special prosecutors in Seoul are attempting to arrest an incumbent presidential aide in connection with allegations President Park Geun-hye received medical treatments from those without due safety ch...

Updated : 2017.02.23 16:19

Park to mark fourth inauguration anniversary on gloomy note

Impeached President Park Geun-hye is set to mark the fourth anniversary of her inauguration on a gloomy note this weekend amid speculations that she could become South Korea's first leader to be relie...

Updated : 2017.02.23 16:06

NK-Malaysia's diplomatic row deepening over Kim's death

A diplomatic row between North Korea and Malaysia is deepening as Pyongyang blamed the Southeast Asian country for its probe into the death of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, expe...

Updated : 2017.02.23 15:57

Court beefs up security ahead of impeachment ruling

Police officers have been assigned to guard the Constitutional Court's eight justices ahead of a highly controversial ruling on President Park Geun-hye's impeachment, a court official said Thursday.Th...

Updated : 2017.02.23 15:45