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Seoul to reintroduce trash bins on streets

The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it would add more than 1,000 public trash bins to handle recyclable litter such as takeaway cups.The city is considering placing the new type of trash bins in downtown areas starting from early next year as the growing number of coffee shops is produc...

Updated : 2014.08.01 16:11

Police arrest prime suspect in double murder case

A key suspect in the murder of two men was arrested on Friday, three days after their bodies were found in a house in this city north of Seoul, local police said.The suspect, identified only as a 50-year-old woman surnamed Lee, was caught in the dormitory of a factory in Pocheon, 46 kilome...

Updated : 2014.08.01 15:34

Fresh sexual abuse allegations emerge over dead draftee

The Army said Friday that it will conduct a further probe into fresh allegations that a private first class, who was beaten to death by his comrades, was also sexually molested.In April, a 23-year-old Army private first class surnamed Yoon died after being hit in the chest by five of his c...

Updated : 2014.08.01 14:36

S. Korea, New Zealand to hold 8th round of FTA talks next week

South Korea and New Zealand will hold a fresh round of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Seoul next week, the South Korean government said Friday, vowing to make "progress" in the talks that began more than five years ago."At the upcoming round of negotiations, the...

Updated : 2014.08.01 11:56

Park to return to work next week after low-key vacation

President Park Geun-hye is set to return to work next week after a short vacation inside the presidential compound, an official said Friday.Park spent her time receiving briefings by her aides on domestic and foreign affairs while resting in her official residence during a five-day summer ...

Updated : 2014.08.01 11:54

N. Korea issues new bank notes to flush out cash

North Korea has started issuing new bank notes in an apparent effort to flush out privately hoarded cash reserves, according to South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS).In a briefing to a parliamentary committee, the NIS said the new notes were issued from July 30, Yonhap news age...

Updated : 2014.08.01 10:15

Opposition leaders quit over election defeat

The two leaders of the main opposition party offered to resign Thursday, taking responsibility for its crushing defeat in the parliamentary by-elections. Reps. Ahn Cheol-soo and Kim Han-gil, cochairme...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:28

Conservative sweeps liberal home turf

Saenuri Party candidate Lee Jung-hyun defeated his liberal opponent in Wednesday’s by-elections at a constituency in South Jeolla Province, a region long considered to be a progressive stronghold.Lee...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:23

Elections raise rookies, bring down big guns

Wednesday’s parliamentary by-elections have produced a number of results as unexpected as the ruling Saenuri Party’s overwhelming victory. The elections have left New Politics Alliance for Democracy...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:15

Defeated Sohn Hak-kyu retires from politics

Former opposition leader Sohn Hak-kyu announced Thursday that he will retire from politics following his by-election defeat. New Politics Alliance for Democracy’s senior advisor Sohn had run for Gyeo...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:14

Saenuri’s landslide win strengthens Park mandate

The ruling party clinched a parliamentary majority with victories Wednesday in the July by-elections, shooing away fears that the opposition could dismember President Park Geun-hye’s policy initiativ...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:14

Prosecution pressured to detain Yoo’s driver

The prosecution interrogated the late Yoo Byung-eun’s chauffeur Yang Hoi-jeong for the third consecutive day, looking for clues pertaining to the tycoon’s death.While Yang was again summoned to the Incheon District Prosecutors’ Office on Thursday on charges of sheltering Yoo, or engagin...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:12

Retired colonel arrested for leaking JCS blueprints

The military prosecution arrested a retired colonel last Wednesday on charges of leaking the secret blueprints of the Joint Chiefs of Staff building to a construction firm without security clearance, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.The retired official, surnamed Kim, is alleged to have ...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:10

‘U.S. to keep tightening screws on N.K.’

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― U.N. sanctions on North Korea are working as they are diminishing Pyongyang’s profits from illicit activities, and the U.S. will continue to tighten the screws on the communist nation, Washington’s pointman on the North said Wednesday.Glyn Davies, special represent...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:10

Korea to punish lax personal data protection

South Korea plans to strengthen personal information security by implementing stricter punishments for companies that fail to protect customer data while providing incentives to invest in battling cyberattacks, officials said Thursday.A pangovernment task force unveiled the plan to enhance...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:10