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LGBT groups blast Moon for anti-homosexuality remarks

A group of South Korean gay rights activists were apprehended Wednesday while staging a protest at the National Assembly against presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in over his remarks against homosexu...

Updated : 2017.04.26 18:29

Lax rules on fine dust call for revision: experts

South Korea has far too lenient regulations on fine dust measurement and needs to toughen the threshold to better inform the public of the air quality amid the worsening climate here, experts here sai...

Updated : 2017.04.26 16:44

Gay rights neglected on Korea campaign trail

With only two weeks to go before the May 9 presidential election, candidates are busy wooing voters of various ages, backgrounds and religions. But there is one particular group that they are not comp...

Updated : 2017.04.26 15:37

Top universities to apply higher standards for admission of athletes

South Korea's two leading universities said Wednesday they will strengthen the eligibility requirements in the selection of student athletes amid criticism over unfairness and loopholes in the current...

Updated : 2017.04.26 15:14

Korea's childbirths continue to decline in Feb.

The number of childbirths in South Korea fell for the 15th month in a row in February amid a deepening trend of late marriage and a rapidly aging population, a government report showed Wednesday.About...

Updated : 2017.04.26 12:05

Korea finalizes measures to prevent fires in traditional markets, reduce fine dust

The South Korean government on Wednesday finalized a series of additional measures to prevent fires in traditional markets and reduce fine dust pollution as part of efforts to enhance public safety.Du...

Updated : 2017.04.26 11:32

Rights watchdog calls for equal disability benefits for refugees

Refugees with disabilities are entitled to the same social security benefits as Korean nationals, South Korea's human rights watchdog said Wednesday.The National Human Rights Commission of Korea said ...

Updated : 2017.04.26 10:23

Women's groups demand Hong drop out amid 'pig stimulant' controversy

South Korea's women's groups on Tuesday demanded that Hong Joon-pyo of the conservative Liberty Korea Party drop out of the presidential race, following a controversy surrounding his self-professed in...

Updated : 2017.04.26 09:44

Arsonist gets jail term for fire at birthplace of late President Park

DAEGU -- A man who set a fire at a memorial hall of late President Park Chung-hee, father of South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-hye, last year was sentenced to four and a half years in prison Tuesd...

Updated : 2017.04.25 17:49

Korea mulls over reducing coal power plant operations to cope with fine dust: minister

SEJONG -- The South Korean government is considering a move to reduce operations at coal-fired power plants to cope with excessive levels of fine dust particles in the air, the energy minister said Tu...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:26

Koreans think 67.2 is appropriate age to be considered old: poll

The age at which South Koreans think a person can be considered old has been pushed back to reflect the general aging of the population, a new poll showed Tuesday.The survey released by Hyundai Resear...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:24

Korea to honor former US lawmaker for speaking for sex slavery victims

South Korea will confer an order of merit on a former US lawmaker who has long fought for Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery, Seoul officials said Tuesday. This photo, taken on July 7, 2...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:05

Court orders surgeon of rocker Shin Hae-chul to pay W1.6b

The bereaved family of South Korean legendary rock singer Shin Hae-chul has partially won a case against a surgeon accused of medical negligence that led to Shin’s death 2 1/2 years ago. The Seoul Ce...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:38

Cargo truck carrying paint overturns on highway, 2 injured

CHUNGJU -- Two people were injured after a cargo truck carrying paint for road lane marking overturned on the Jungbu Inland Expressway in central South Korea on Tuesday, police said.The 5-ton truck wa...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:21

Seoul unveils city’s first highway-turned-park

Modelled after New York’s iconic High Line, Seoul’s soon-to-open elevated park will bring visual and spatial respite to busy city life, with a stretch of greenery, cafes and street markets, the city...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:18