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Pro-Park protester formally arrested for attacking reporters during rally

Police said Thursday they have formally arrested a protester who attacked two journalists during a violent street rally last week against the Constitutional Court's decision to dismiss Park Geun-hye ...

Updated : 2017.03.16 09:40

Police asked to protect children near Park's home

Education officials said Wednesday they have asked police to protect children passing by the house of former President Park Geun-hye as protesters continue to gather there to rally against her dismis...

Updated : 2017.03.15 21:10

Korea's infamous red-light zone to fade into history

Cheongnyangni 588, a once thriving red-light district in northeastern Seoul, is counting its remaining days. Following the district office’s redevelopment plan, announced in December, the removal o...

Updated : 2017.03.15 18:13

Park to attend prosecutorial questioning Tuesday

Ousted President Park Geun-hye said that she will turn up at the prosecution’s office to attend the face-to-face questioning set for next Tuesday over a corruption scandal that led to her impeachmen...

Updated : 2017.03.15 18:08

Koreans’ frustration with society deepens

South Koreans considered the level of trust in the country to be worse last year than 10 years ago, but expect things to improve in the next decade, a report showed Wednesday. According to a survey ...

Updated : 2017.03.15 18:01

Seven infants infected with rotavirus

Seven newborns have been infected with rotavirus at an obstetrics clinic in Seoul, health authorities said Wednesday. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the infants from the c...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:48

Prosecutors probe conglomerates over Park scandal

Prosecutors questioned two employees of the Korea Customs Service last week, a prosecution official said Wednesday, as they began looking into allegations that local conglomerates gave kickbacks to f...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:03

Korean schools cancel field trips to China in tourism fallout from missile shield

South Korean travelers are increasingly wary of China as their destination, with anti-Korean sentiment rising among the Chinese over the planned deployment of a US missile defense battery in South Ko...

Updated : 2017.03.15 16:55

Online echo chambers need puncturing to fight gender-based violence: experts

Advent of the Internet is like a double-edged sword. Anyone with a smartphone today can express their views online and exercise their freedom of speech. Unfortunately, it comes at a cost -- of also ...

Updated : 2017.03.15 12:04

Prosecutors summon Park on Tuesday

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office said that it will summon former President Park Geun-hye next week for questioning as a suspect over her involvement in a bribery case that led to her e...

Updated : 2017.03.15 10:40

Korea lifts special travel warning on Guinea amid eased Ebola fears

South Korea has lifted a special travel warning imposed on Guinea for years as fear of the deadly Ebola virus has eased in the African country, the foreign ministry here said Wednesday. The highest-...

Updated : 2017.03.15 10:14

Prosecutors to summon Park

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office said Tuesday that it will summon former President Park Geun-hye as a suspect for in-person questioning, over a wide-ranging corruption scandal that led...

Updated : 2017.03.14 18:41

Sunken Sewol ferry to be lifted in early April: ministry

The sunken Sewol ferry may be brought to the surface of the water in early April, almost three years after it capsized with nearly 300 passengers onboard. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said T...

Updated : 2017.03.14 18:21

Hwang renews vow to ensure successful hosting of PyeongChang Olympics

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday reiterated his vow to ensure the successful hosting of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics despite political turmoil sparke...

Updated : 2017.03.14 15:07

US expert on Korean Peninsula wins Jeju April 3 Peace Prize

Bruce Cumings, a renowned US expert on the Korean Peninsula, has been chosen as the second winner of the Jeju April 3 Peace Prize, its selection committee said Tuesday. The 74-year-old Cumings, a ch...

Updated : 2017.03.14 15:02