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[Newsmaker] Joy and anger as Sewol surfaces

JINDO, South Jeolla Province -- Several hours after rusted parts of the sunken Sewol ferry’s structure finally emerged from the waters on Thursday, the mother of a victim still missing at sea wept a...

Updated : 2017.03.23 15:51

Debate arises over how to recover missing bodies

With the sunken Sewol ferry beginning to emerge from the water in a massive salvage operation that started Wednesday, focus has shifted to how to deal with missing bodies without hurting efforts to d...

Updated : 2017.03.23 15:47

Don’t believe everything you read online

Type in the keyword “Korea” at Namuwiki, one of the most popular Korean wiki websites, and you will find detailed information on the country along with some minor asides. “It was mentioned in US ...

Updated : 2017.03.23 15:16

Nearly half of Korean men suffer from hair loss: poll

Almost half of South Korean men are suffering from hair loss due mainly to stress with some of them willing to give up drinking or sex to get healthy hair, a poll showed Thursday. According to the s...

Updated : 2017.03.23 15:00

Work hour reduction needs to be applied differently among industries: institute

South Korean lawmakers need to differentiate between industries while introducing a law to reduce work hours for South Korean workers, a private research institute said Thursday, South Koreans worke...

Updated : 2017.03.23 14:30

3 teachers to be dismissed for undue favors to Choi's daughter

A local education office said Wednesday it has decided to dismiss three teachers who gave undue academic favors to the daughter of former President Park Geun-hye's close friend at the center of an in...

Updated : 2017.03.23 13:54

Nat'l Gugak Center goes on Central Asia tour

The National Gugak Center will go on a tour in three Central Asian nations to celebrate the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations with them, South Korea's culture ministry said Thursd...

Updated : 2017.03.23 13:19

Korea's population to decline after 2031: data

South Korea's population is expected to decline in coming years due to low birthrates, government data showed Thursday, a development that could hurt the country's growth potential. South Korea's po...

Updated : 2017.03.23 11:47

Air pollution costs Korea dearly: data

Air pollution costs South Korea more than 10 trillion won ($8.9 billion) a year in lost production and other damages, with the figure feared to nearly double in about 40 years, data showed Thursday. ...

Updated : 2017.03.23 11:45

Park's arrest will be decided only based on 'law and principle': top prosecutor

South Korea's top prosecutor said Thursday the prosecution will decide whether to seek the arrest of former President Park Geun-hye only on the basis of the law and principles and the results of the ...

Updated : 2017.03.23 09:41

S. Korea committed to raising sunken ferry Sewol

South Korea began to raise the hull of the sunken ferry Sewol late Wednesday after confirming all conditions were right to push the salvage operation forward, a government official said. "We started...

Updated : 2017.03.22 21:55

Salvage operators raise Sewol ferry

South Korea on Wednesday took a long-awaited step to salvage the sunken Sewol ferry, as the wreckage began to be lifted from the seabed. (Yonhap) In the red circle, part of the Sewol's structure is...

Updated : 2017.03.22 18:41

Lights off Saturday to save planet

Earth Hour, a worldwide grassroots movement to raise awareness of climate change, will return for its 10th edition Saturday, encouraging people to show their commitment to saving the planet by turnin...

Updated : 2017.03.22 18:23

1 out of 10 Korean women to remain single in 2025

One out of 10 South Korean females who turn 50 in 2025 is expected to be single, a recent report showed. According to the study by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs on Wednesday, unm...

Updated : 2017.03.22 17:56

Probe into local firms, Woo to accelerate

After questioning ousted President Park Geun-hye, at the core of a corruption scandal that has rocked the country, the prosecution is expected to quicken its investigation into local conglomerates an...

Updated : 2017.03.22 17:42