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[Weekender] Privacy in peril amid prevalence of social media

For Jang Mi-na, a 21-year-old college student in Seoul, Facebook used to be an integral part of her life: She used it to record her daily experiences, communicate with her friends and acquaintances, a...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:50

Tokyo gov. says Abe aims to improve ties

President Park Geun-hye on Friday had a rare meeting with Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe at Cheong Wa Dae amid strained diplomatic ties between the two countries on account of territorial and historical fe...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:47

Park replaces senior officials

President Park Geun-hye on Friday named Choo Kyung-ho, first vice finance minister, as policy coordination minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and replaced 12 vice ministers as part of efforts to strengthen her new Cabinet, Cheong Wa Dae said.Choo, 54, replaces Kim Dong-yeon, who offe...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:45

Early voting for by-elections opens

Early voting for the July 30 parliamentary by-elections kicked off Friday for a two-day run amid expectations the vote will serve as a referendum on President Park Geun-hye’s conservative administration.The polls carry extra weight this year because a total of 15 parliamentary seats are u...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:45

1 in 10 Korean seniors suffers from dementia

About 10 percent of South Korea’s elderly population are suffering from dementia, according to a study conducted by the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital.According to professor and psychiatrist Kim Ki-woong, 9.2 percent of people in Korea aged 65 or older suffer from the brain di...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:45

World sees Korea as technology powerhouse: survey

Citizens of 17 major nations regard South Korea as a technology powerhouse that ascended from the ashes of a devastating war, a survey showed Friday. The Foreign Ministry released results of a worldwide survey on the image of the country. It commissioned Samjong KPMG LLC, an accounting and...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:45

Black box found at site of plane crash

PARIS (AP) ― French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algerie plane crashed with the loss of 116 people. France’s interior minister said F...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:27

Sewol owner's oldest son detained

The police said that investigators arrested Yoo Dae-kyun, the eldest son of the runaway Yoo Byung-eun, at a residence in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, at around 7 p.m. on Friday.In addition, Park Soo-kyu...

Updated : 2014.07.25 19:54

Autopsy on Sewol owner’s body inconclusive

A state agency-led autopsy on the body of the fugitive Yoo Byung-eun to reveal the cause of his death eventually ended in a failure, seemingly due to the severe decomposition of the corpse.The Nationa...

Updated : 2014.07.25 18:39

S. Korea evokes national image of cutting-edge technology: survey

Foreigners consider South Korea as a country with cutting-edge technology, but only a small portion of them are aware of Korean pop culture, known as hallyu, a survey showed Friday.According to the survey, the respondents most frequently come up with technology after being asked to present...

Updated : 2014.07.25 15:58

Japan, China held talks to discuss summit: report

Senior officials from China and Japan met early this month in Beijing to explore the possibility of a summit on the margins of an economic conference later this year, a news report said Thursday.The Japanese delegates from the Foreign Ministry’s Asian and Oceanian affairs bureau held talk...

Updated : 2014.07.25 15:20

Visitors to Chinese part of Mt. Paektu soar 20% in H1

The number of tourists visiting the Chinese side of Mt. Paektu jumped nearly 20 percent in the first half of this year from a year earlier, a U.S. radio report said Friday.A total of 328,000 tourists traveled to the mountain in China in the January-June period, up 19.3 percent from a year ...

Updated : 2014.07.25 10:47

Cause of Yoo Byung-eun’s death unclear: forensic agency

The National Forensic Service said Friday that a three-day autopsy has not determined the cause of death of fugitive Yoo Byung-eun, the owner of the sunken ferry Sewol.The state forensic agency said t...

Updated : 2014.07.25 10:47

Early voting for by-elections begins

Early voting for the July 30 parliamentary by-elections kicked off Friday for a two-day run amid expectations the vote will serve as a referendum on President Park Geun-hye's conservative administration.The polls carry extra weight this year because a total of 15 parliamentary seats are up...

Updated : 2014.07.25 10:45

U.S. dismisses Russian concern about THAAD system in S. Korea

The United States said Thursday an advanced missile defense battery it plans to deploy to South Korea is not aimed at Russia, after Moscow expressed concern that the system would negatively affect the regional situation and provoke an arms race.The U.S. military plans to bring a Terminal H...

Updated : 2014.07.25 10:44