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'Korea low in gender-related indexes’

South Korea recorded low in two significant gender-related indexes, including the latest Gender Gap Report released annually by the World Economic Forum, a local study showed on Sunday.According to th...

Updated : 2016.08.28 17:12

Minjoo turns to pro-Moon leadership

The main opposition The Minjoo Party of Korea over the weekend welcomed the new leadership mostly comprised of figures supportive of former chairman Moon Jae-in, giving Moon a boost to his presidentia...

Updated : 2016.08.28 17:10

[HERALD INTERVIEW] ICRC urges empathy on plight of the missing

In July 2007 in Afghanistan, 23 South Korean Christian missionaries were captured and held hostage by Taliban terrorists, who demanded a hefty ransom, the withdrawal of Korean troops from Afghanistan ...

Updated : 2016.08.28 17:04

Korea’s new birth rate policies raise eyebrows

South Korea’s newly introduced measures to boost the country’s “critically low” fertility rate, including a campaign to urge workers to leave work without informing their bosses, are being questio...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:57

[NEWSMAKER] Ahn signals at 2017 presidential bid

The People’s Party’s former chairman Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo on Sunday strongly indicated a second presidential bid, vowing to change politics, the lives of the people and the administration with “reaso...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:46

New opposition leader expected to take hard-line approach

Choo Mi-ae, who won the leadership of the main opposition The Minjoo Party of Korea in a sweeping victory Saturday, is expected to take a hardline, more “left-leaning” approach in the lead up to nex...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:41

Passengers leave taxi driver to die

Two taxi passengers Thursday abandoned their driver, who had suffered cardiac arrest while driving, flaring up a nationwide morality discussion. Daejeon Dunsan Police on Thursday said the driver, 63, ...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:00

North Korea rejects UNSC statement

North Korea on Sunday rejected the statement by the United Nations Security Council condemning its recent ballistic missile launches, threatening to take "eventful action steps" in retaliation.In a foreign ministry spokesman's statement, Pyongyang accused the United States and its "followe...

Updated : 2016.08.28 15:33

Teacher given probationary sentence for sex with minor

A court ruled Sunday that consensual sex between a teacher and an underage student still applied as sexual abuse of a minor.The Bucheon branch of the Incheon District Court gave a female cram school i...

Updated : 2016.08.28 14:30

Memorial stones set up in Japan to remember Korean victims of forced labor

 A South Korean civic organization on Sunday said it has set up a memorial stone in Japan to remember Korean victims of forced labor during the Japanese colonial rule.Steppingstone for Peace said it ...

Updated : 2016.08.28 14:01

Gangwon Province seeks to legalize rights to be digitally forgotten

A South Korean province is seeking to legalize the rights to be digitally forgotten in a move to protect personal information on the Internet. Gangwon Province, east of Seoul, has joined hands with Re...

Updated : 2016.08.28 13:59

Choo Mi-ae elected as new Minjoo head

Members of South Korea's main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea elected Rep. Choo Mi-ae as their new head on Saturday, signaling "progressive-leaning" changes in the party's major policies.Choo, a five...

Updated : 2016.08.28 09:10

Unification minister to attend denuclearization forum in Kazakhstan

South Korea's Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo, Seoul's point man on Pyongyang, left for Kazakhstan on Saturday to join a forum on denuclearization, his ministry said.The two-day conference, titled ...

Updated : 2016.08.27 16:39

Parliamentary think tank urges caution against Google's map request

South Korea's parliamentary research body on Saturday defended the country's restrictions on the use of government-supplied maps abroad against Google's controversial map request.In a report, the Nati...

Updated : 2016.08.27 15:20

N. Korea submarine missiles not ready until 2018: experts

Seoul (AFP) -- North Korea is making progress on a submarine-launched ballistic missile system but any deployment of the technology is years away, a US think tank said, as the UN Security Council promised action over Pyongyang's latest test.The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins Universit...

Updated : 2016.08.27 14:28