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Park‘s office hails passage of anti-corruption bill

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Cheong Wa Dae said on Tuesday that the office respects the parliament’s decision to pass the controversial anticorruption bill.“We expect that the legislation of the law can bring an opportunity to drastically eradicate accumulated evil in our society including co...

Updated : 2015.03.03 22:16

Korea, Saudi Arabia to push for nuclear reactor cooperation

RIYADH ― Leaders of South Korea and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to seek opportunities to build more than two small- and medium-sized nuclear reactors in the Gulf nation to forge bilateral cooperat...

Updated : 2015.03.03 22:00

Park arrives in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Park Geun-hye arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the second destination of her four Middle East nation trip aimed at seeking fresh partnership with the oil-rich regi...

Updated : 2015.03.03 20:14

Tough antigraft bill passes Assembly

The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a landmark anticorruption bill ― ending years of partisan fighting over the details ― that aims to bar all public servants and their spouses as well as journa...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:33

[Graphic News] Higher education linked to more happiness

South Koreans who received higher levels of education are happier than those who did not attend university, a study showed Tuesday.The report, released by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Aff...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:26

Asian direct investment in Seoul surges 65%

Direct investment from Asian countries in Seoul surged by over 65 percent last year, the city’s report showed Tuesday.According to Seoul Metropolitan Government, direct investment from Asian countries rose to about $2.6 billion last year, showing a 65.4 percent increase on-year. This acco...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:24

2014 political donations fall short of upper limit

Political donations collected by lawmakers fell short of the upper limit in 2014, official data showed Tuesday, in an apparent reflection of growing political apathy.A total of 299 lawmakers received just over 50.4 billion won ($45.7 million) in political donations through their supporters...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:24

Questions remain over efficacy of antigraft law

The anticorruption bill, which passed the National Assembly Tuesday, continued to stoke questions over its efficacy and fairness despite expectations that it would curb hopes influence peddling.Under the bill, those who receive more than 1 million won ($900) in cash, gifts or services will...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:24

N.K. lost 14 airmen in 2009 rocket launch: KCNA

North Korea revealed Tuesday it lost 14 airmen while launching a long-range rocket in 2009, in a report on an inspection by the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, of a related military unit Monday.Kim looked around a monument to honor the “stalwart fighters, who displayed the suicidal-attack...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:21

U.S. seeks to calm Korea over Japan

The U.S. has stepped in to defuse a rising furor after a top official openly expressed frustration over ongoing historical feuds in Northeast Asia, tacitly blaming South Korea and China for exploiting “nationalist feelings” toward Japan for domestic interests. At a seminar in Washington ...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:20

Faulty safety system caused Navy gun accident

A malfunctioning safety control system caused a naval gun to be accidentally fired from a warship and seriously injure a seaman in January, Navy officials said Tuesday. Abrasion caused slipperiness between older and newer parts of the safety control system, leading to the accident. The 21-...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:20

Park leaves for Saudi Arabia for talks with new king

South Korean President Park Geun-hye left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for talks with newly enthroned King Salman to discuss how to boost security and economic cooperation.The meeting is the first time since Salman inherited the throne to the oil-rich kingdom following the death of his brot...

Updated : 2015.03.03 18:03

Parliament passes controversial anti-corruption bill

The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a controversial anti-corruption bill following months of wrangling over whether it violates an individual's constitutional rights, among other issues.The so-cal...

Updated : 2015.03.03 17:46

N. Korea says no more chances for inter-Korean dialogue

North Korea said Tuesday that South Korea has blown any chance for bilateral dialogue by pressing ahead with joint military drills with the United States.The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea warned that the South will face "miserable consequences." "Now that the puppet war...

Updated : 2015.03.03 16:41

Panel pushes to finish unification preparation in 3 yrs

The presidential committee tasked with preparing for a possible unification with North Korea plans to complete their mission in the next two to three years, its vice chief said Tuesday.The committee, headed by President Park Geun-hye, completed its preliminary examination of a three-step r...

Updated : 2015.03.03 16:19