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Sizzling summer with less rainfall forecast

Scorching days with less rainfall are in store for the coming summer, the weather agency said Tuesday. The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast dry summer days with above-average temperature...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:28

Marriages of college graduates sink sharply over 15 yrs

The rate of marriages of highly educated women has dropped sharply over the past 15 years amid the country's late- and non-marriage trend, government data showed Tuesday. Out of 1,000 women who grad...

Updated : 2017.05.23 13:00

Over 50 arrested for smuggling gold bars

More than 50 people suspected to be linked to four smuggling rings have been arrested on charges of trafficking tons of gold bars in and out of South Korea, the customs office said Tuesday. The Kore...

Updated : 2017.05.23 11:05

Study reveals irregular workers more prone to depression, suicidal impulses

One out of 7 temporary workers have experienced depression, almost twice as high as those holding regular positions, a study showed Tuesday. The prevalence for depression was 13.1 percent among irre...

Updated : 2017.05.23 10:21

Ousted Park stands trial for corruption charges

Former President Park Geun-hye appeared in public for the first time in 53 days on Tuesday to stand trial on charges, including bribery and abuse of power, which brought an end to her presidency in M...

Updated : 2017.05.23 09:34

[Breaking] Ousted President Park arrives at court for her trial over corruption

(YTN) Ousted President Park arrives at court for her trial over corruption (Yonhap)

Updated : 2017.05.23 09:14

Former President Park faces corruption charges in 18 cases

Ousted President Park Geun-hye is set to stand trial Tuesday on charges of bribery, abuse of power, coercion and leaking government secrets in a total of 18 cases, mostly involving her longtime frien...

Updated : 2017.05.23 09:03

Court begins historic trial on ousted president

A Seoul court on Tuesday began the historic trial of former President Park Geun-hye over a string of corruption allegations involving her longtime friend and former aides. Park, handcuffed and in a ...

Updated : 2017.05.23 08:57

Bones in form of human body discovered in Sewol

The search team looking into the salvaged Sewol ferry found bones of what is believed to be a complete form of a human body in the ship’s interior Monday. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said ...

Updated : 2017.05.22 18:12

Expanded bullet train system cuts domestic travel time

An expanded bullet train system has allowed people living in roughly a fifth of the country to benefit from shortened travel time last year, a government report said Monday. In a recent report by th...

Updated : 2017.05.22 17:35

Prosecutors seek 7-year term for ex-minister involved in scandal

Prosecutors on Monday sought a seven-year prison term for a former health minister over allegations he pressured the state-run pension fund to endorse a controversial merger of Samsung affiliates. M...

Updated : 2017.05.22 15:25

De facto transition team reiterates job creation as foremost priority

The chief of President Moon Jae-in's de facto power transition team on Monday reiterated job creation as their top priority, as they began operations to flesh out policy visions and tasks for the new...

Updated : 2017.05.22 10:52

Fathers much less committed to parenting: study

Fathers are far less committed than mothers to everyday parenting, such as taking part in a child's school events, a local study showed Monday, raising calls for the adoption of a more parents-friend...

Updated : 2017.05.22 09:46

Govt. expects no power shortage due to aged plants' shutdown

South Korea does not expect any major shortage of electricity following its recent order for a temporary shutdown of coal-fired power plants to fight air pollution, the country's power exchange said ...

Updated : 2017.05.21 17:41

Ozone warnings as temperature rises

Following weeks of yellow dust storms and high fine dust levels, South Korea is seeing a rise of ozone concentration levels in the air, which experts said are just as harmful as dust particles. High ...

Updated : 2017.05.21 17:25