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Cost of housing deters marriage, childbirth: report

A drastic increase in home prices or rents lowers marriages and birthrates, a recent study has shown. The report, released Sunday by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, has also found...

Updated : 2017.03.26 16:41

Crucial preparations complete to relocate Sewol to shore

Preparations have been completed for the retrieved Sewol ferry to be delivered to a port in Mokpo, where its insides will be searched for the nine passengers still missing, authorities said Sunday. ...

Updated : 2017.03.26 16:11

Retrieved ferry set to arrive at port as early as Tuesday

The Sewol ferry, which fully emerged from the water after a salvage operation, is anticipated to arrive at a major southern port this week, sources said Sunday. South Korea's maritime ministry said ...

Updated : 2017.03.26 09:54

Sunken Sewol ferry fully emerges from water

JINDO -- The 6,800-ton Sewol ferry fully emerged from the water on Saturday showing its entire hull nearly a day after being loaded onto a semisubmersible transport vessel before later heading to sho...

Updated : 2017.03.25 15:17

Bereaved families relieved by successful recovery of sunken ferry

JINDO/ANSAN -- Families of Sewol ferry victims hugged one another and erupted in bittersweet joy on early Saturday morning, as the sunken ferry was successfully moved onto a giant semisubmersible shi...

Updated : 2017.03.25 13:10

Ahn Cheol-soo wins 1st primary of People's Party

Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo won a landslide victory at the first primary of South Korea's minor centrist People's Party that kicked off on Saturday, gaining great leverage to become the party's presidential n...

Updated : 2017.03.25 12:59

Supporters, opponents of ousted Park to stage rival rallies amid probe

Supporters and opponents of ousted President Park Geun-hye staged rival mass rallies in central Seoul on Saturday as prosecutors mull over whether to seek to arrest the country's former leader on mul...

Updated : 2017.03.25 12:57

Sewol ferry safely placed on semisubmersible ship

The Sewol ferry was safely placed onto a semisubmersible vessel on Saturday morning, completing the trickiest part of the salvage and increasing the chance of a completion by early April, as schedule...

Updated : 2017.03.25 09:43

How the ferry Sewol sank and what it means

Operations to lift the sunken ferry Sewol from the seabed began this week, nearly three years after it capsized off the country's southwestern coast and killed more than 300 people aboard. The follo...

Updated : 2017.03.24 20:13

Nearly 2m overseas Koreans eligible to vote in presidential election

Nearly 2 million overseas South Koreans will be allowed to vote in the country's upcoming presidential election, the election watchdog said Friday. According to the National Election Commission, the...

Updated : 2017.03.24 17:28

Sewol set to be loaded on transport vessel

Salvage operators raised the sunken ferry Sewol to the target height in the sea Friday, with the ferry set to be moved onto another vessel later in the day, a major step toward bringing it back to la...

Updated : 2017.03.24 16:30

Criminal proceeds repatriated from abroad for first time

Criminal proceeds have been repatriated to South Korea from abroad for the first time in the country's history, prosecutors here said Friday. The Supreme Prosecutors' Office (SPO) said they have ret...

Updated : 2017.03.24 16:20

Korea protests Japan's renewed claim to Dokdo in textbooks

(Yonhap) South Korea strongly protested Japan's renewed claim to the easternmost islets of Dokdo in its recently authorized textbooks on Friday, calling on Tokyo to take immediate corrective measure...

Updated : 2017.03.24 15:38

Korea to reinforce education on Dokdo against Japan's claim

South Korea will strengthen education on the country's easternmost islets of Dokdo at local schools to counter Japan's renewed claims to Dokdo in its textbooks to be used from next year, the educatio...

Updated : 2017.03.24 15:19

Salvage effort to raise Sewol ferry enters critical phase

The government said Friday it is making all out effort to successfully raise the Sewol ferry on the last day of favorable weather conditions, as the salvage team removes a ramp that has held up progr...

Updated : 2017.03.24 09:08