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Survey shows parents want higher child-rearing subsidy

A majority of mothers receiving a state subsidy for child rearing are dissatisfied with the system, including the amount and method of payment, a report released Wednesday showed. The Korea Institut...

Updated : 2017.05.10 09:59

[Photo News] The new president makes headlines

THE NEW PRESIDENT -- South Korea’s major newspapers Wednesday report the landslide victory of Moon Jae-in as the nation’s 19th president. Leading conservative newspaper Chosun Ilbo (not included in...

Updated : 2017.05.10 09:53

Moon Jae-in's supporters celebrate his victory

Thousands of supporters for South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in gathered in central Seoul on Tuesday night to celebrate the liberal candidate’s landslide victory. With some smiling and sheddin...

Updated : 2017.05.10 02:21

Historic vote garners attention abroad

South Korea’s crucial vote to choose the next leader of South Korea made headlines beyond the nation Tuesday. Many foreign media outlets reported the voter turnout in real-time, highlighting that v...

Updated : 2017.05.09 22:25

Did jailed ex-president Park Geun-hye use her vote?

As South Koreans head to polls to fill the top office’s vacancy left by ousted President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday, some wonder whether Park herself cast voted. Park, who was removed from power over...

Updated : 2017.05.09 20:22

[Election 2017] Heightened political interest, early voting boost voter participation

With the nation more politically engaged than ever after months of turmoil, South Koreans turned out in droves to elect their new president Tuesday, pushing voter turnout to the highest level in rece...

Updated : 2017.05.09 16:01

Elected president to take office immediately

Unlike past presidents, who have had a 60-day transition period to assemble their administrations, South Korea’s next president is to take office immediately, without the conventional inauguration c...

Updated : 2017.05.09 14:38

Koreans will watch election unfold with fried chicken, as they do

As South Koreans go to the polls to elect their 19th president, they are set to watch the day unfold while snacking on fried chicken, a survey conducted by Realmeter revealed Saturday. Voting began ...

Updated : 2017.05.09 12:10

Seongju residents seek injunction against THAAD deployment

SEONGJU -- Hundreds of residents near the deployment site of a US missile defense system here filed a petition with the Constitutional Court on Monday to obtain an injunction against its construction...

Updated : 2017.05.08 17:53

851 people undergo police probe for election law violations

A total of 851 people have so far been investigated for suspected election law violations related to this week's presidential polls, police said Monday. South Korean voters will go to the polls Tues...

Updated : 2017.05.08 16:10

Large mountain fire in Gangwon reignites

Fires continued to burn near the eastern cities of Gangneung and Samcheok in Gangwon Province, Monday, as soldiers, civil servants and volunteers struggled to bring them under control. One person has...

Updated : 2017.05.08 15:29

250 medical staff acquire inactive TB in 2015: report

A total of 250 medical personnel in South Korea either had confirmed tuberculosis or acquired inactive TB via exposure to patients in 2015, a report showed Monday. The report was based on an epidemi...

Updated : 2017.05.08 15:02

One crew member dead after chopper makes emergency landing

SAMCHEOK -- A crew member died after a fire-fighting helicopter made an emergency landing in eastern South Korea on Monday, officials said. The 47-year-old maintenance worker on board the helicopter...

Updated : 2017.05.08 13:09

Dust storm dims holiday weekend

As this year’s worst-ever dust storm from China blanketed the country, a large of number of Koreans canceled or cut short their weekend plans, choosing to stay indoors, as advised by authorities. A...

Updated : 2017.05.07 15:50

Firefighters close to extinguishing large fire in Gangneung

Wind-fed forest fires that broke out in Gangneung and Sangju have been almost put out, but firefighters are struggling to contain another blaze in the mountainous region of Gangwon Province, the gove...

Updated : 2017.05.07 14:22