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Childbirths down for 14th consecutive month in Jan.

The number of childbirths in South Korea fell for the 14th month in a row in January from a year earlier amid a late marriage trend and a rapidly aging population, a government report showed Tuesday....

Updated : 2017.03.28 12:27

Child registration simplified for divorced families

The administrative process for child registration for divorced families will be simplified thanks to the revision of the Civil Code, officials said Tuesday. The current Civil Code presumes a child b...

Updated : 2017.03.28 11:11

S. Korea seeks to provide tailored data on NK assistance

South Korea's government plans to create a new website this year to provide the private sector with tailored information on humanitarian assistance to North Korea, officials said Tuesday. The Minist...

Updated : 2017.03.28 10:06

Most singles say working couples should divide housework evenly: poll

Nearly 9 in 10 unmarried South Korean men and women in their 20s and 30s think that dual-income couples should split household chores equally, a poll said Tuesday. According to the survey of 1,073 s...

Updated : 2017.03.28 09:56

Nuclear operator shuts down reactor to deal with coolant problem

A nuclear reactor in the southern part of the country stopped operations Tuesday, apparently due to a coolant problem, the plant's operator said. The Kori 4 reactor, located some 400 kilometers sout...

Updated : 2017.03.28 09:51

Seoul Station Overpass to be reborn as citizen’s park

The Seoul Station Overpass, once a driveway passing through the heart of Seoul, is set to transform into a brand-new citizen’s park. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said the newly renovated ov...

Updated : 2017.03.27 20:33

Chinese hackers threaten motel booking app users in Korea

A South Korean popular motel booking company, known for its mobile app “How About Here,” has come under fire after local customers’ personal data, including phone numbers and usage history, was ob...

Updated : 2017.03.27 18:31

Korean border counties to seek UNESCO biosphere reserve status

The five counties of South Korea's eastern Gangwon Province plan to restart their efforts to be put on the list of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves this year, a provincial government official said Monday. ...

Updated : 2017.03.27 18:07

Hwang calls for crackdown on fake news ahead of election

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday called for a stern crackdown on fake news and other election crimes with the presidential election 43 days away. During a meeting of relat...

Updated : 2017.03.27 18:07

No. of foreign overstayers increases

The number of foreigners overstaying their visas in the country increased for the second straight month last month, the immigration office said Monday. According to data from the office, the figure ...

Updated : 2017.03.27 15:02

Recovered Sewol set for transport to Mokpo around Thursday

The Sewol ferry that was raised from the bottom of the sea last week will head to port in the next few days after salvage crews complete drainage and repair work, the government said Monday. "The se...

Updated : 2017.03.27 14:46

Air Force to hold youth aviation contest

South Korea's Air Force said Monday it will kick off a monthslong aviation contest for youths next month. A student launches a glider at the 2016 Space Challenge program in this photo provided by th...

Updated : 2017.03.27 13:58

Korea to reinforce minor foreign languages

South Korea's government and enterprises will strengthen support for local students majoring in minor foreign languages, as part of a long-term national development strategy, the education ministry s...

Updated : 2017.03.27 11:45

Korea steps up efforts to woo more tourists from Muslim countries

The South Korean government plans to bolster efforts to lure more tourists from Muslim countries, its tourism body said Monday, to cope with a drop in visitors from China in the wake of a diplomatic ...

Updated : 2017.03.27 09:48

Memorial for Korean independence fighter held as civic event in China

A group of South Korean people held a ceremony in Dalian, northeastern China, on Sunday to mark the 107th anniversary of the execution by the Japanese of a Korean national hero who assassinated a top...

Updated : 2017.03.26 20:19