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Man arrested for armed robbery in Busan: police

A man in his 30s was arrested for breaking and entering into his neighbor’s home as well as attacking the neighbor with a weapon. Police said that the suspect climbed the gas piping of a four-story...

Updated : 2017.07.19 12:06

Korean man mistreated for ‘foreigner-like’ looks

A Korean man recently shared stories of discrimination he has faced because of his “foreigner-like looks” on KBS2 talk show “Hello Counselor.” On Monday’s episode, a Korean man talked about dis...

Updated : 2017.07.19 10:13

How will minimum wage raise affect foreign workers?

Deen Islum, a 34-year-old worker from Bangladesh, now expects his life here to improve, as South Korea’s minimum wage is set to increase by 16.4 percent next year. “I think the minimum wage hike w...

Updated : 2017.07.18 18:34

Government seeks to expand chemical castration

South Korea is moving to expand the scope of chemical castration to make those convicted of phone camera voyeurism and attempted rape subject to the punishment. Under the current law, convicted sex ...

Updated : 2017.07.18 18:11

Ex-People’s Party campaigner claims Ahn’s innocence

The tip-off against President Moon Jae-in’s son, now known to have been concocted by a member of the People‘s Party, was “verified 100 percent” by the party, and its then presidential candidate A...

Updated : 2017.07.18 17:42

Foreigner ripoff: discriminatory pricing for plastic surgery in Korea

Foreigners are often charged higher prices than locals for cosmetic surgeries in Korea, a local media outlet reported Sunday. According to Ilyo Shinmun, four of 10 randomly selected plastic surgery ...

Updated : 2017.07.18 17:15

Sri Lankan cleared of charges in 19-year-old rape case

A Sri Lankan national charged with raping a young South Korean woman nearly two decades ago was acquitted by the top court on Tuesday, in the final twist of a long-drawn-out investigation into the co...

Updated : 2017.07.18 17:07

‘Show Me the Money’ rapper arrested for drunk driving

Rapper Jeong Sang-su, who gained popularity through the TV program "Show Me the Money" was arrested for driving under the influence, police said Tuesday. Jeong was reportedly arguing with a man in h...

Updated : 2017.07.18 15:06

Korea child law sees more babies abandoned

The young woman labored up the steps, past brightly decorated walls akin to a child’s nursery, her daughter in her arms. Opening a hatch in the wall, she put her inside, turned around and walked awa...

Updated : 2017.07.18 14:14

KAI subcontractors raided as Moon wages anti-corruption fight

The prosecution on Tuesday raided the offices of five subcontractors of Korea Aerospace Industries as part of its sprawling probe into corruption allegations engulfing the country’s sole aircraft ma...

Updated : 2017.07.18 13:38

Death toll from weekend rain rises to 5

The death toll from torrential rains that devastated the central regions of South Korea over the weekend rose to five, with two still missing, the nation’s disaster control agency said Monday. (Yon...

Updated : 2017.07.17 18:54

Health minister nominee vows to give 8,000 contract workers regular status

Park Neung-hoo, the nominee to head the Ministry of Health and Welfare, said Monday that he would give some 8,000 contract workers at ministry-run organizations full-time and permanent employment sta...

Updated : 2017.07.17 18:53

[News Focus] Teen murderer may be faking mental illness

A teen suspect on trial for the murder of an 8-year-old girl in Incheon in March may be feigning mental illness in order to receive a lenient punishment, said a psychologist who interviewed the suspe...

Updated : 2017.07.17 17:54

Coca-Cola, KT named sustainability partners for PyeongChang 2018

Coca-Cola and KT have been named the first sustainability partners for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the event's organizers said Monday. The PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee noted that ...

Updated : 2017.07.17 17:14

Tenant stabs landlady over leak: police

A man in his 50s was arrested for attempted murder Sunday night. The suspect was accused of stabbing his landlady during an argument over a leak in his home, according to Namyangju Police. It was re...

Updated : 2017.07.17 16:52