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Incheon rebounds from debt crisis, readies for next leap forward

Incheon, a city located 40 kilometers west of Seoul which boasts one of the most tech-savvy airports in the world, is recovering from massive debt to craft its status as an all-around player. Led by...

Updated : 2017.07.17 16:27

Death toll from weekend rain rises to 4

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

Updated : 2017.07.17 16:05

Prosecutors launch probe over documents on Samsung

Prosecutors said Monday they have launched an investigation into documents purportedly written by the previous Park Geun-hye government regarding the leadership succession of Samsung in connection wi...

Updated : 2017.07.17 15:54

First teenager-run organization to launch in August

The Beautiful Foundation said Monday that it plans to set up a youth committee designed to address social issues surrounding adolescents. The committee, to be launched in August, will hold discussio...

Updated : 2017.07.17 13:50

Fathers taking paternity leave on steady rise: labor ministry

The number of fathers taking time off work to take care of their children is growing continuously, encouraged by the government policy that aims to further boost support for family leave, government ...

Updated : 2017.07.17 13:19

Drivers punished too lightly for speeding, statistics show

Almost all of the some 40 million cases of speeding over the past five years were concluded after drivers paid fines, statistics showed Monday, raising criticism that the punishment is too lax. Acco...

Updated : 2017.07.17 09:28

Korea set for big hike in minimum wage, to spend W3tr for SMEs

The South Korean government on Sunday decided to spend some 3 trillion won ($2.6 billion) to help smaller businesses offset an increase in labor costs, after a panel hiked next year’s minimum hourly...

Updated : 2017.07.16 17:14

Heavy rain leaves at least 2 dead, 1 missing

Heavy rain battered South Korea on Sunday, leaving at least two dead and one missing. Several towns in Gyeonggi and Chungcheong provinces were waterlogged and road and train traffic was disrupted. V...

Updated : 2017.07.16 16:38

More than 7 in 10 Koreans favor constitutional revision: poll

More than seven in 10 South Koreans support a constitutional revision, with most of them citing the need to make the decades-old basic law relevant to changes in today's society, a survey showed Sund...

Updated : 2017.07.16 14:57

Asiana Airlines jet damaged by hailstorm in Korea

An Asiana Airlines jet with 176 passengers on board has landed safely after the plane's nose cone was damaged by a hailstorm in South Korea, airline officials said Saturday. Asiana Airlines flight 8...

Updated : 2017.07.16 10:03

Korea to raise minimum hourly wage for next year by 16.4%

South Korea's minimum wage for next year was set at 7,530 won ($6.64) per hour, up 16.4 percent from this year, officials said Saturday. The decision came after last-minute negotiations among repres...

Updated : 2017.07.15 23:41

[From the scene] Gay pride parade in Seoul draws record number

Tens of thousands of people marched through central Seoul on Saturday to stand up for equality for sexual minorities in South Korea’s biggest pride parade, despite vocal opposition from anti-gay pro...

Updated : 2017.07.15 21:25

Drunken man nabbed after injuring over 10 people with broken bottle

Police on Saturday apprehended a drunken man who injured more than 10 people with a broken bottle after engaging in a pre-dawn argument at a Seoul night club. (Yonhap) Officials at the Mapo Police ...

Updated : 2017.07.15 16:12

Prosecutors question former People's Party election campaigner over fake tipoff scandal

Prosecutors on Saturday questioned a former key election campaigner of the People's Party as part of its probe into a fake tipoff scandal involving some members of the minor opposition party. The Se...

Updated : 2017.07.15 12:04

Court fines 19 firms in toxic humidifier disinfectant scandal

A Seoul court on Friday fined nearly 20 local firms for illegally distributing toxic chemicals used to manufacture humidifier sterilizers that led to scores of deaths and injuries. The Seoul Eastern...

Updated : 2017.07.14 17:29