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U.N. Security Council adopts N. Korea's human rights agenda item

The U.N. Security Council adopted North Korea's human rights record as an official agenda item for the first time on Monday, a highly symbolic move designed to increase pressure on Pyongyang to improve the treatment of its own people.The issue was adopted in an 11-2 vote with two abstentio...

Updated : 2014.12.23 09:49

U.S. urges N. Korea to refrain from threats

The United States urged North Korea on Monday to refrain from menacing actions after the communist nation threatened "toughest counteraction" against the U.S. in response to Washington's accusations the North was responsible for a recent cyber-attack on Sony Pictures."We do urge North Kore...

Updated : 2014.12.23 09:47

Military secret sharing deal crucial to Northeast Asia peace: U.S. official

Greater sharing of military intelligence between the United States, South Korea and Japan is crucial to peace and stability in Northeast Asia, a U.S. government official said amid reports that just such a deal is imminent.Officials of the three countries have held discussions on concluding...

Updated : 2014.12.23 09:43

N. Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is ``totally down.'' The White House and th...

Updated : 2014.12.23 08:13

UPP members removed from local assemblies

The National Election Commission on Monday revoked the status of six local assembly members who were elected on the now-disbanded Unified Progressive Party’s proportional representative list.Although...

Updated : 2014.12.22 22:04

Once allies, N.K., Cuba seen going separate ways

Following decades of political and military ties, North Korea and Cuba appear to be taking starkly different paths as Washington seeks a long-delayed reconciliation with Havana while mulling putting P...

Updated : 2014.12.22 21:57

Korea seeks U.S. help in reactor hacking probe

The prosecution and police have embarked on a full-fledged inrestigation into the alleged hacker attacks on the state-controlled nuclear reactor operator and some data leaks.The two investigative agencies have been put on emergency alert as the suspect has threatened to publicize more data...

Updated : 2014.12.22 21:56

[Newsmaker] Obama faces tough decision on N. Korea

U.S. President Barack Obama faces a tough decision over whether to relist North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism for its alleged cyberattack on Sony Pictures, as the decision may have political, ...

Updated : 2014.12.22 21:50

[Graphic News] U.S. mulls relisting N.K. as state sponsor of terrorism

Updated : 2014.12.22 21:47

Korea mulls Western-style public school calendar

The Education Ministry on Monday said it was considering moving the beginning of the school year to September to attract more students and faculty members from abroad while making it easier for Korean students to join foreign programs during the summer.Korean schools begin their academic y...

Updated : 2014.12.22 21:45

Weather to turn milder this week

Snowfall and freezing subzero temperatures swept the country Monday morning, but forecasters said the latest cold snap would be replaced by milder weather this week.Seoul and central regions saw 1 to 3 centimeters of snow while mountainous regions on Jejudo Island received up to 8 centimet...

Updated : 2014.12.22 21:44

Prosecution seeks man behind leak suspect

The prosecution is focusing on determining who led police Superintendent Park Gwan-cheon to draw up controversial intelligence reports as the investigation into the leak at the presidential office draws to an end.Former presidential secretary Cho Eung-cheon has come under scrutiny, and the...

Updated : 2014.12.22 21:44

Court acquits rail strike leaders

A Seoul court on Monday acquitted four former union leaders of Korea Railroad Corp. of charges of obstructing the state rail operator’s business by leading a three-week-long illegal strike late last year.In February, the four officials of the KORAIL union, including its leader Kim Myung-h...

Updated : 2014.12.22 21:43

[Herald Interview] ‘Transnational adoption must be last resort’

In 2012, the South Korean government established the Korea Adoption Services upon revising its adoption law, which stipulated that infants could not be put up for adoption without their births being r...

Updated : 2014.12.22 21:42

Minister admits to unfair probe of Korean Air ‘nut rage’ case

South Korea’s top transportation official said on Monday that government investigations into the Korean Air “nut rage” scandal had been unfair, as a large portion of the ministry’s probe team consisted of former employees of the carrier.Transport Minister Suh Seoung-hwan’s comment cam...

Updated : 2014.12.22 21:41