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Majority of working migrant wives have limited job security in Korea: research

More than half of employed foreign-born migrant wives in Korea work as either temporary or day laborers, while 9.5 percent of them work for free for their Korean in-laws’ businesses here, a study sho...

Updated : 2016.07.24 17:24

[FEATURE] Cosmetics microbeads threaten sea life

When 29-year-old Kim Seo-young heard that tiny plastic pollutants floating in the sea are consumed by fish and may end up on her dinner plate, she did not know it was due to what she uses every day fo...

Updated : 2016.07.24 16:59

Incheon National University students join volunteer program in Vietnam

Some 40 students and faculty members from Incheon National University joined an eight-day volunteer program in Vietnam to promote Korean culture and help local communities earlier this month. Incheon ...

Updated : 2016.07.24 16:43

[DECODED: SAMSUNG] Samsung grapples with criticism at home

The Korea Herald and The Investor publish a series of in-depth articles analyzing rising business tycoons and their company’s governance structure. This is the sixth installment on Lee Jae-yong and S...

Updated : 2016.07.24 16:36

Flashpoints-strewn regional security forum kicks off

The two Koreas, the U.S., China, Japan and other major regional powers are embarking on a diplomatic race this week at a security forum in Vientiane amid tension over North Korea’s ceaseless military...

Updated : 2016.07.24 16:27

Sculptor couple to erect statue of wartime Korean laborer in Japan

A South Korean sculptor couple, who created the symbolic statue of Japanese wartime sexual enslavement victims, said on Sunday that their next project is a statue representing Korean laborers who were forced to work for Japan under its 1910-45 colonial rule.Kim Seo-kyung and her husband Ki...

Updated : 2016.07.24 15:13

Korea to send delegation for Peru's presidential inauguration

South Korea's foreign ministry on Sunday said it will send a delegation of ruling party lawmakers for Peru's presidential inauguration slated for later this month on behalf of President Park Geun-hye.Under the plan, Rep. Yoo Jae-jung of the ruling Saenuri Party, who heads the Security and ...

Updated : 2016.07.24 15:12

Heat wave forecast to continue through August

The scorching heat gripping the Korean Peninsula is forecast to continue through early August, with the temperature hovering above 33 C in many regions, South Korea's weather agency said Sunday.The Korea Meteorological Administration said the heat wave sweeping the country is likely to con...

Updated : 2016.07.24 11:57

Korea to hold bilateral talks with Japan, U.S. at ASEAN gathering

South Korea will hold bilateral talks with Japan and the United States on the sidelines of an annual ASEAN event to discuss North Korea's nuclear ambitions and other issues of mutual concern, informed sources said Sunday.Top diplomats from regional powers and Asia-Pacific countries kicked ...

Updated : 2016.07.24 09:39

Gov’t says no change in site for U.S. anti-missile system

The Defense Ministry on Saturday ruled out any change in the site for deploying an advanced U.S. anti-missile system amid no signs of progress in ending the standoff with angry residents near the site.Residents in the country’s southeastern county of Seongju began protesting after South K...

Updated : 2016.07.24 09:36

Korea calls for quick negotiations between EU and Britain

South Korea's finance minister on Saturday called for quick negotiations between the European Union and Great Britain over the British exit from the world's biggest economic bloc, South Korean officials said.Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho made the case for quick negotiations to reduce uncertai...

Updated : 2016.07.24 09:34

Korea's FM Yun to highlight Pyongyang's nuke threat at ASEAN meetings

South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said Saturday that he will drive home the fact that North Korea's nuclear and missile threats stretch beyond the neighboring regions and affect the entire international community as he joins a series of meetings led by the Association of Southeas...

Updated : 2016.07.24 09:33

Large balloon for flying leaflets crashes into southern waters

A large balloon presumed to have been sent by a conservative South Korean civic group to fly anti-North Korea leaflets crashed into the southern waters off Busan on Saturday.Attached at the bottom was a timer designed to cause the balloon to explode after a certain amount of time elapsed, ...

Updated : 2016.07.23 14:23

Vice defense minister to hold talks with Seongju residents to resolve THAAD standoff

South Korea‘s vice defense minister is planning to hold talks with the residents of Seongju who are opposed to the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-ballistic missile system in their county, official sources said Friday. The move comes as Seoul is making an effort to allay health conce...

Updated : 2016.07.23 09:15

[Herald Interview] Activist-turned-scholar urges action on N.K. abductees

On April 29, 1992, South Korea’s top intelligence agency arrested dozens of activists for plotting to overthrow the government by building underground socialist organizations. The authorities describ...

Updated : 2016.07.22 18:00