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Korea educates families of juvenile sex offenders

In 2004, 41 high school boys in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, were caught by the police after raping five schoolgirls on multiple occasions over the course of a year.On top of the brutality of t...

Updated : 2015.03.05 19:18

U.S. envoy hurt in knife attack

U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert was attacked by a knife-wielding leftist activist during a morning seminar in downtown Seoul Thursday, leaving the top U.S. envoy with an 11-cm wound and Seoul wi...

Updated : 2015.03.05 19:16

Korea, UAE expanding partnership

ABU DHABI ― Leaders of South Korea and the United Arab Emirates agreed on Thursday to upgrade bilateral relations by expanding cooperation in new areas of medical service, intellectual property, culture, agriculture and renewable energy.At the summit, President Park Geun-hye and Sheikh Mo...

Updated : 2015.03.05 19:10

Is Korea still a safe society?

Violent crimes in recent weeks across Korea are raising questions of whether the country is still a relatively safe society in the face of terrorist threats and lax gun control. After two deadly shoot...

Updated : 2015.03.05 18:49

Ex-president Chun’s hidden assets recovered from U.S.

Family members of former Korean President Chun Doo-hwan agreed to forfeit assets of more than $1 million laundered in the U.S., as a result of a joint probe by the two countries to seize the funds, U.S. authorities said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Justice said that it had reached a se...

Updated : 2015.03.05 18:49

5 U.S. Navy ships arrive in S. Korea to join annual drill

Five U.S. Navy ships have arrived in South Korea to take part in an ongoing annual military exercise between the allies, the Combined Forces Command said Thursday.On Monday, Seoul and Washington kicked off the field training exercise Foal Eagle as part of efforts to improve the combined fo...

Updated : 2015.03.05 17:30

Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo to hold high-level talks next week

South Korea, China and Japan will hold a meeting of senior-level diplomats in Seoul next week in the run-up to a meeting of their foreign ministers slated for late March, Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday.South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Lee Kyung-soo will me...

Updated : 2015.03.05 17:27

U.S., Korea condemn attack on ambassador

The United States and South Korea expressed deep shock and regret over the knife attack on U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Mark Lippert on Thursday, with politicians wishing for Lippert’s speedy recovery an...

Updated : 2015.03.05 17:03

Past assaults on diplomats

Attacks or attempts at attacking foreign envoys here have taken place in the past, raising concerns that better security may be needed to protect foreign dignitaries following the knife attack on U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Mark Lippert Thursday.South Korean police did not deploy security per...

Updated : 2015.03.05 17:01

Korea, U.S. strive to contain fallout of attack on Lippert

Seoul and Washington are striving to minimize the fallout from a knife attack against the U.S. ambassador here which triggered concerns that it may dampen public sentiment and set hurdles for the alli...

Updated : 2015.03.05 16:55

U.S. ambassador to South Korea attacked

U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert was attacked by a knife-wielding leftist activist in downtown Seoul Thursday during a morning seminar, leaving the top U.S. envoy with a 11-centimeter wound and a...

Updated : 2015.03.05 16:46

Park strongly denounces attack on U.S. envoy

South Korean President Park Geun-hye strongly condemned a knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul on Thursday, saying it is an attack against the bilateral alliance and cannot be tolerated.A 55-year-old man attacked Ambassador Mark Lippert at a breakfast function in central Seoul earl...

Updated : 2015.03.05 15:28

Bar association challenges constitutionality of anti-graft law

A local bar association on Thursday filed a petition with the Constitutional Court challenging the constitutionality of a controversial anti-corruption law.The move came just two days after the National Assembly passed the bill despite controversy over its possible violation of individuals...

Updated : 2015.03.05 15:06

[Newsmaker] Lippert: More than just Obama's friend

When U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert began his term here last October, local reports expressed hope that Lippert’s friendship with U.S. President Barack Obama would help strengthen the al...

Updated : 2015.03.05 14:43

China premier says to swiftly sign free trade deal with S. Korea

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday that Beijing will spare no effort to formally sign a bilateral free trade agreement with South Korea "as soon as possible." After effectively concluding free trade negotiations last November, South Korea and China completed the "initialing" of the d...

Updated : 2015.03.05 14:15