Park, Xi to hold summit at APEC next month

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Park, Xi to hold summit at APEC next month

President Park Geun-hye will hold a bilateral summit with her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation to be hosted by Beijing next month. The summit plan w...

Updated : 2014.10.21 21:05

Police closing in on cause, culprits behind Pangyo deaths

The police are looking into telephone and bank records of key officials connected to the Pangyo Techno Valley concert accident, it was revealed Tuesday. On Oct. 17, grates covering a ventilation shaft...

Updated : 2014.10.21 21:04

Safety concerns raised over Korean Ebola team

Safety concerns are mounting over preparations to send South Korean medical teams on their first trip to West Africa to help treat Ebola patients.Following the South Korean government’s announcement ...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:59

[Graphic News] Unified Korea’s per-capita GDP to $70,000 in 2050: study

The gross domestic product per capita of a unified Korea would reach $73,747 in 2050, the second-highest GDP figure among G20 countries, according to a projection made on Monday.Professor Kim Byung-ye...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:56

NPAD criticizes finance minister for role in Lee’s ‘resource diplomacy’

Opposition lawmakers stepped up their criticism Tuesday against Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan for allegedly playing a key role in a policy that has increased public debt by trillions of won.Choi served in the Lee Mung-bak administration as the minister of knowledge economy, a post that ...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:53

Humanities Week to start on Monday

South Korea’s Education Ministry on Tuesday said a series of events including lectures and forums will be held next week under the title “2014 Humanities Week” as part of efforts to promote the humanities among the public.A total of 46 organizations including universities, government bo...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:53

(Photo News) Memorial for bridge collapse

A memorial ceremony marking the collapse of the Seongsu Bridge 20 years ago takes place near the bridge in Seoul on Tuesday. The sudden collapse of the bridge in 1994 left 32 people dead and 17 others...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:52

1994 deal slowed N.K. nuke projects: ex-U.S. negotiator

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― North Korea could have moved its nuclear capabilities more significantly forward to a point where it could produce dozens of nuclear bombs a year had Pyongyang not been stopped by a 1994 nuclear freeze deal, the then-U.S. negotiator said Monday.Robert Gallucci, who n...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:51

Park’s opaque N.K. policy under fire

In the wake of cross-border military talks Wednesday, disputes broke out over the background to the discussions and the proposal for a restart of high-level dialogue. The plan for the talks came to light that morning, thanks to a news report that a military meeting may take place “as earl...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:51

Judges quick to OK warrants

Judges nationwide were found to have issued 9 out of every 10 warrants requested by investigative agencies last year, according to the latest Supreme Court data.District courts across the nation approved the issuance of warrants for 319,136 out of a total of 345,650 suspects, or 92.3 perce...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:50

Samsung school accused of unfair admissions

Opposition lawmakers accused a Samsung-funded high school of operating what he called an “unfair” admissions program during a parliamentary audit on Tuesday, dredging up a months-old dispute from earlier this year.Chung Nam Samsung Academy in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, appears to ...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:50

Floor leaders agree on Assembly schedule

Floor leaders of the main parties on Tuesday agreed on a tight parliamentary schedule.The timetable must be executed in a timely fashion to avoid a budget fracas similar to last year’s when lawmakers passed the 2014 budget minutes into the New Year.According to the agreements, Rep. Lee Wa...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:50

Time away boosts ratings for Ahn

Former main opposition cochairman Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo’s approval ratings appear to be rising despite stepping back from the center of power. According to a survey conducted by Realmeter, Ahn’s rating...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:49

P.M. gives U.S. envoy sendoff

Prime Minister Chung Hong-won on Tuesday asked an outgoing U.S. envoy to continue his efforts to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.Chung thanked U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung K...

Updated : 2014.10.21 19:52

China says Xi to hold talks with Park next month

Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a summit with his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye next month on the sidelines of a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing, a former Chinese official said Tuesday.Former Chinese State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan made the comment in a meeting with ...

Updated : 2014.10.21 17:37