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Seoul National University to install sirens in women’s restrooms

In the wake of the unprovoked murder of a 23-year-old woman at a unisex public restroom in Gangnam, Seoul National University will install sirens inside women’s restrooms that can be triggered at the...

Updated : 2016.05.24 18:02

Ban comes to Korea amid speculation of political entry

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is set to arrive in South Korea on Wednesday amid wide speculation that he may join domestic politics to run in next year’s presidential election.Ban has consistent...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:43

Ex-India envoy tapped as new ambassador to Japan

Lee Joon-gyu, a former ambassador to India, has been tapped as the new South Korean envoy to Japan and tasked with untangling the unabated controversy over a recent settlement on the “comfort women”...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:40

Jeju Forum to explore Asia’s new order

More than 4,000 former and incumbent heads of state, leading policymakers and scholars from around 50 countries are set to gather in Jejudo Island on Wednesday to explore issues related to foreign policy, security, economy, the environment and other pressing worldwide challenges.The Jeju F...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:39

Ministry backs reports of more N.K. defections

Following last month’s mass defection from China, some workers at another North Korean restaurant abroad have escaped the country, Seoul’s Unification Ministry confirmed Tuesday, indicating they are...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:38

Saenuri bigwigs flock to serve in foreign affairs committee

The ruling Saenuri Party’s factional leaders have chosen to serve in a parliamentary committee on foreign affairs and inter-Korea relations in the upcoming National Assembly, a move seen to solidify ...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:35

Gender war intensifies amid mourning for murder victim

On Sunday afternoon, hundreds of people gathered to mourn the death of a 23-year-old woman outside exit 10 of Gangnam Station, leaving post-it messages, flowers and wiping their tears.  But the peace...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:33

Calls grow to probe other sterilizer makers

Toxic humidifier sterilizer victims who used products distributed by local brand Aekyung -- manufactured by SK Chemicals -- have demanded that the firm be included in the ongoing prosecutorial probe.T...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:33

Korea seeks military ties with African countries

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday it will seek military cooperation with African countries during President Park Geun-hye’s upcoming visit to the continent.Boosting relations with Uganda, ...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:27

Blue House considers veto of hearing bill

The government and ruling party stepped up their moves to dissect and deter an eleventh-hour bill that will allow parliamentary committees to call for public hearings on a wider range of issues.While ...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:27

Prosecutors raid 8 construction material firms over price-rigging

Korean prosecutors on Tuesday raided the offices of eight local firms that manufacture construction materials to determine if they rigged prices of their products.The move aims to determine if companies deliberately fixed prices that distorted the free market and hurt other firms and consu...

Updated : 2016.05.24 16:34

PM returns from overseas trip

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn returned from his overseas trip to Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Tuesday, after expanding Seoul's diplomatic ties and fostering business opportunities for local firms.During his trip, Hwang met Uzbekistan Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev and agreed to...

Updated : 2016.05.24 16:09

N. Korea uses women on TV to push forward anti-smoking campaign

North Korea has cast women in a TV program to push forward an anti-smoking campaign, Pyongyang observers here said Tuesday.North Korea's Central TV Station aired a 40-minute-long public service announcement program on Friday titled "The Extra Quality Favorite Item Threatening Life," North ...

Updated : 2016.05.24 16:08

Korean envoy receives award from Rome

Korean Ambassador to Italy Lee Yong-joon on Monday received a Premio Simpatia 2016 award from the Rome city government for his contributions to disseminating Korean culture in the European country.Lee is the first Korean diplomat to receive the award in the ceremony held at the city hall. ...

Updated : 2016.05.24 15:29

Bones found under toilet remain mystery

A skeleton unearthed last month at a factory restroom in Incheon has yet to be identified, raising concerns the case will go unsolved. The National Forensic Service reported to police on Monday that t...

Updated : 2016.05.24 15:23