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Deaths of contract teachers in Sewol disaster recognized as line of duty

The Government Employees Pension Service has recognized the deaths of two Danwon High School contract teachers in the Sewol ferry disaster as being in the line of duty, in a reversal of its previous ...

Updated : 2017.07.07 14:45

Pizza chain founder arrested over alleged malpractice, embezzlement

The founder of a major South Korean pizza franchise was arrested on Thursday over suspicions that he ripped off contractors and embezzled company funds. The Seoul Central District Court issued an ar...

Updated : 2017.07.06 22:21

Protesters call for legalization of dog meat trade

An association of Korean dog meat vendors staged a protest in central Seoul on Thursday, calling on the government to separate dogs as pets and for human consumption and legalize dog meat trade. N...

Updated : 2017.07.06 20:01

Ulsan introduces multilingual voice system to prevent crimes

Ulsan Nambu Police said Thursday that they plan to install a multilingual voice system at bus stations throughout the city of Ulsan, South Gyeongsang Province. Ulsan will be the first city nationwid...

Updated : 2017.07.06 18:02

[Herald Interview] ‘Hero’ migrant worker fears being kicked out of Korea

An illegal migrant worker who was hailed as a hero for rescuing a stranger from a house fire now fears being kicked out of the country, the Sri Lankan man told The Korea Herald. Nimal Siri Vandara, ...

Updated : 2017.07.06 17:55

First lady visits German gravesite of controversial composer

First lady Kim Jung-sook visited the gravesite of Korean-German composer Isang Yun in Berlin on Wednesday, local time, in symbolic recognition of the musician who still remains controversial in South...

Updated : 2017.07.06 17:49

Prosecution to probe McDonald’s for ‘undercooked patties’

South Korean prosecutors said Thursday they started looking into a complaint filed against McDonald’s Korea, whose undercooked patties allegedly sickened a 4-year-old. The investigation came a d...

Updated : 2017.07.06 17:19

Actor, passerby rescue man from suicide attempt

Veteran actor Han Jung-kook, who recently appeared in JTBC TV drama “Strong Woman Do Bong-soon,” reportedly rescued a man who tried to commit suicide with the help of police and another passerby. ...

Updated : 2017.07.06 16:18

Prosecution to investigate ‘rash, cough-causing’ baby mats

State prosecutors have launched an investigation into a domestic baby goods manufacturer after scores of children using the company’s baby mats developed skin rashes and cough. Parents of some 90 c...

Updated : 2017.07.06 15:49

Nuclear reactor suspended due to problem in cooling system

A nuclear reactor in South Korea was suspended on Wednesday after a warning signal went off due to a problem in the cooling system, the country's atomic energy operator said. The Hanul-5 reactor was...

Updated : 2017.07.05 21:21

Park devoted to adoptees to be constructed in Paju

Paju, a city north of Seoul, plans to build a park devoted to Korean children adopted overseas, city officials said Wednesday. Construction of the park, whose Korean name roughly translates as “Mot...

Updated : 2017.07.05 18:01

Blind hiring system to be implemented in public sector

The government on Wednesday introduced plans to implement a “blind” recruitment system in the public sector and expand it into private firms to ensure fair competition in the hiring process. St...

Updated : 2017.07.05 17:41

Incidence of early puberty up 28% in 3 yrs

The incidence of premature puberty increased by 28 percent in the past three years in South Korea, a new study showed Wednesday. According to data from the National Health Insurance Corporation, the...

Updated : 2017.07.05 16:17

Seoul to give 24,000 contract workers permanent status

The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Wednesday announced a plan to give some 24,000 long-term contract workers at municipal organizations full-time, permanent employment status by the year-end. Pres...

Updated : 2017.07.05 15:56

[VIDEO] First video of former Korean sex slaves unveiled

The first video footage showing seven Koreans presumed to be sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War II was unveiled Wednesday, which researchers claim supports existing evidence and testimon...

Updated : 2017.07.05 15:49