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Number of long-term jobless people hits 13-year high in May

The number of long-term unemployed people in South Korea reached a 13-year high in May, data showed Thursday, as companies were unwilling to hire amid uncertainties over their future and other reason...

Updated : 2017.06.22 10:02

Discrimination against people with HIV rampant: UN study

Korean people with HIV still face rampant discrimination, over 30 years since the first case was discovered here, a study released Thursday by UNAIDS has found. According to initial findings from th...

Updated : 2017.06.22 06:00

Seoul moves to remove sugary drinks from public facilities for kids, schools

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is moving to remove carbonated drinks from youth facilities across the city in response to growing concerns about children’s health, a city official said Wednesday....

Updated : 2017.06.21 17:25

96% of Korean young people open to remarriage: poll

More than 90 percent of South Koreans in their 20s and 30s are open to remarriage, a poll showed Wednesday, amid the fast-spreading trend of people remaining single or getting married late. Accordin...

Updated : 2017.06.21 16:45

[Newsmaker] Bar exam fades into history

Hundreds of people, many with their eyes fixed on books, hurriedly walked past the main gate of Yeonsei University in Seoul on Wednesday morning to take the “exam of destiny” -- the nation’s very ...

Updated : 2017.06.21 16:20

Hiker rescued 12 days after going missing in Philippines

A South Korean traveler who went missing for 12 days on a mountain near Baguio city in the Philippines was rescued Tuesday, said the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. The hiker, whose name was not disc...

Updated : 2017.06.21 15:56

Commuters in capital area spend 1 1/2 hours daily on road: data

South Korean workers in the capital spend an average of 1 1/2 hours commuting daily, data showed Wednesday. According to big data analysis conducted by the nation’s No. 2 mobile carrier KT, the ave...

Updated : 2017.06.21 15:28

23 people booked for unauthorized French pigments in macarons

South Korea's food safety watchdog said Wednesday it has busted seven people suspected of illegally importing edible pigments sold at a French store, in a case that also involved 16 other people who ...

Updated : 2017.06.21 14:06

No. of foreign residents in Korea more than doubles in decade

The number of foreign residents in South Korea has more than doubled over the past decade, with Vietnamese nationals accounting for the largest portion after China as of last year, government data sh...

Updated : 2017.06.21 12:05

Ducklings trapped in building reunited with mother

A man has helped a group of ducklings trapped in a building reunite with their mother, after he accidentally stumbled upon the cheeky flock. Aaron Brown was passing by a building in Daegu Science Co...

Updated : 2017.06.21 10:54

Court rejects arrest warrant for Chung Yoo-ra

A South Korean court again on Tuesday rejected an arrest warrant for the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, who is at the center of the corruption scandal that led to former President Park Geun-hye’s downfa...

Updated : 2017.06.20 22:53

Mother of babies in freezer feared losing boyfriend

The mother who put the dead bodies of her two babies in a freezer did so out of fear she would lose her boyfriend if he found out about her pregnancies and childbirths, police said Tuesday. The 34-y...

Updated : 2017.06.20 18:59

1 in 9 female migrant workers subject to sexual abuse: report

One in 9 female migrant workers in the manufacturing sector in South Korea experience sexual abuse, a report showed Tuesday. According to a survey by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea on...

Updated : 2017.06.20 16:10

Nearly half of Korean workers pay no income tax: report

Nearly half of South Korean workers pay no income tax, a report said Tuesday, amid heated debates on a tax hike to secure funds for President Moon Jae-in's job creation pledges. Some 46.5 percent of...

Updated : 2017.06.20 15:57

Ministry wraps up first part of search for Sewol victims

The first stage of the search of the ferry Sewol wrapped up Tuesday with five passengers remaining unaccounted for. During the 63-day search of the ferry’s wreckage, which was brought onshore on Ap...

Updated : 2017.06.20 15:31