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First overseas votes cast in New Zealand

Overseas voting for the May 9 presidential election got underway with polling stations in New Zealand opening Tuesday. The six-day voting is scheduled to take place in a total of 204 diplomatic offi...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:09

17th century 'bullanggi' cannon unearthed from fortification of Joseon Dynasty

INCHEON -- A 17th-century cannon used during the 1392-1910 Joseon Dynasty has been excavated from an old fortress on an island off Incheon, west of Seoul, the Incheon municipality said Tuesday, the f...

Updated : 2017.04.25 13:45

Child-rearing moms prefer financial aid above any other policy: survey

The majority of childrearing women preferred raising financial assistance to increasing the maternity leave period or other support measures related to childcare, a survey showed Tuesday. As many as...

Updated : 2017.04.25 11:56

More than 200 under investigation for alleged illegal electioneering

Police said over 200 people are under investigation as of Monday in relation to the May 9 presidential election since the launch of the official campaign period last week. Citizens walk under banner...

Updated : 2017.04.24 17:40

Korea establishes disaster response center in typhoon-hit Philippines

South Korea has established a disaster management center in the Philippine city of Passi as a facility for evacuation training and shelter, following super typhoon Haiyen, which hit the Southeast Asi...

Updated : 2017.04.24 16:55

Sewol ferry victim’s bag returned to his mother

A bag owned by a victim of the Sewol ferry tragedy was retrieved and returned to his mother last Friday. The owner of the bag was identified as Danwon High School student Baek Seung-hyun. The belong...

Updated : 2017.04.24 16:39

Paving for visually impaired disappearing

Walking along the busy streets of Seoul, it is easy to overlook the bumpy yellow patterns on sidewalks, but those bumps are essential for the visually impaired to navigate the streets. The Seoul Met...

Updated : 2017.04.24 16:06

No. of foreign tourists to Korea dip 11% in March

The number of foreign tourists to South Korea sank 11.2 percent last month from a year earlier, led by a sharp drop in Chinese visitors after Beijing's banned the sale of tour packages to the country...

Updated : 2017.04.24 16:04

80 percent of smartphone users may be addicted: report

In light of South Korea’s high smartphone penetration rate, the problem of smartphone addiction could emerge as a major social issue, with nearly 80 percent of users showing addictive behavior, a st...

Updated : 2017.04.24 15:19

Number of malaria patients has dropped steadily in recent years: data

The number of patients diagnosed with malaria has declined steadily in South Korea in recent years due to heightened awareness of the disease, government data showed Monday. Malaria patients disappe...

Updated : 2017.04.24 15:08

1 in 5 homeless casino addicts lost over W1b in gambling

One in five homeless people roaming around South Korea’s only casino for locals claim to have lost over 1 billion won ($883,000) gambling, a survey showed Monday. According to the poll conducted by...

Updated : 2017.04.24 14:48

Korea to stop visa extension for foreign tax defaulters

Foreign residents who have unpaid local taxes will be denied an extension of their visas starting in May, the government said Monday. Under an information sharing pact of the Justice Ministry, the N...

Updated : 2017.04.24 14:37

Seoul verifying NK's detainment of US citizen

South Korea's unification ministry said Monday it is checking information about North Korea's latest detainment of a US citizen amid tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. Tony Kim,...

Updated : 2017.04.24 11:55

Yoo vows support for successful hosting of PyeongChang Olympics

Conservative presidential candidate Yoo Seong-min pledged Monday to help the successful hosting of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and boost tourism in the region surrounding its venue. The nominee ...

Updated : 2017.04.24 11:45

Man indicted for attacking reporter near Park's home

A 58-year-old jobless man has been indicted on charges of attacking a journalist near the home of ex-President Park Geun-hye last month following the Constitutional Court's decision to remove her fro...

Updated : 2017.04.24 10:30