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Choi Soon-sil's daughter in Denmark drops appeal, to face probe in Seoul

A key figure in a political corruption scandal that led to the ousting of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday dropped the appeal of her extradition case from Denmark to Seoul. D...

Updated : 2017.05.25 08:58

[Graphic News] 4 rivers project

The South Korean government has injected almost 22 trillion won ($19.6 billion) into a massive rivers development project since its launch in 2008, data showed Wednesday. According to government dat...

Updated : 2017.05.24 18:26

Ex-diplomat stationed in Chile indicted over sexual abuse

GWANGJU -- Prosecutors said Wednesday they have indicted a former diplomat for sexually abusing a teenage girl in Chile. The former embassy official in Chile, identified only by his last name Park, ...

Updated : 2017.05.24 18:03

Anti-Park rally organizers declare disbandment

With President Moon Jae-in now in office, an association of civic groups that were at the forefront of the movement to remove the former president from power formally declared its disbandment Wednesd...

Updated : 2017.05.24 16:00

Sewol fact-finding to begin in earnest

Hopes rise for a new investigation to clear lingering suspicions about the 2014 sinking of the Sewol ferry, with the wreckage recovered, missing victims’ remains found and several phones discovered ...

Updated : 2017.05.24 15:47

Pimp caught with call-filter app to avoid police crackdowns

South Korean authorities have found that a man arrested on suspicion of brokering prostitution had developed and sold an app that enables brothel owners to filter out calls from undercover policemen....

Updated : 2017.05.24 15:43

More Koreans join lawsuit over fine dust

More South Koreans joined a lawsuit against the governments of Seoul and Beijing, seeking compensation over mental distress they suffered due to fine dust in the country. The class action suit, file...

Updated : 2017.05.24 15:38

Scarlet fever increases hundredfold in 6 years

Incidents of scarlet fever are on a sharp rise here, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. According to the KCDC, 11,911 suspected cases were reported in 2016. The fig...

Updated : 2017.05.24 15:29

DMZ Peace March to be held next month

An international youth environment organization said Wednesday that it will hold a peace march and a tree-planting to call for the creation of a "peace forest" inside the Demilitarized Zone bisecting...

Updated : 2017.05.24 14:44

Korean military court convicts soldier over gay sex

A South Korean military court on Wednesday sentenced an army captain to a suspended prison term for having sex with a fellow male soldier in a ruling human rights groups criticized as regressive and ...

Updated : 2017.05.24 14:41

Korea's childbirths on steady decline in March

The number of childbirths in South Korea sank for the 16th consecutive month in March as the country is struggling with a continuing trend of late marriage and a rapidly aging population, a governmen...

Updated : 2017.05.24 12:32

New bulletin board on jobs highlights president's focus on job creation

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae installed a new electric bulletin board Wednesday, offering a quick summary of current conditions in the country's employment market, while also highlighting the...

Updated : 2017.05.24 10:35

Shoes Tree gets mixed reviews

Shoes Tree, an art installation made of 30,000 worn-out shoes near Seoul Station, has elicited mixed reviews since its unveiling Saturday. “At first, I thought it was a pile of garbage. Looking at ...

Updated : 2017.05.23 17:03

Park stands trial in same courtroom as coup leaders Chun, Roh

Former President Park Geun-hye took to the stand on Tuesday, becoming the latest in the growing list of powerful figures to be tried at courtroom No. 417. Arriving at the Seoul Central District Cour...

Updated : 2017.05.23 16:15

Trial begins for ousted President Park Geun-hye

As a judge announced the opening of a trial hearing, former President Park Geun-hye stepped inside a courtroom in a navy suit with her prison number 503 attached to her jacket. Amid a barrage of cam...

Updated : 2017.05.23 16:08