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Ozone warnings as temperature rises

Following weeks of yellow dust storms and high fine dust levels, South Korea is seeing a rise of ozone concentration levels in the air, which experts said are just as harmful as dust particles. High ...

Updated : 2017.05.21 17:25

Park Geun-hye to appear at court Tuesday

Former President Park Geun-hye is to make her first court appearance on Tuesday, since being indicted on a total of 18 charges mid-April. She is obliged to show up at the Seoul Central District Cour...

Updated : 2017.05.21 16:31

S. Korea has lowest obesity rate after Japan: OECD data

The obesity rate for South Korean adults (aged 15 and over) came in at 5.3 percent, one of the lowest among 35 member nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the latest ...

Updated : 2017.05.21 16:08

Korean found shot to death in Philippines

A South Korean national was found shot to death in the Filipino resort province of Cebu, the foreign ministry official here said Sunday. "A South Korean was found shot to death at a house in Lapu-La...

Updated : 2017.05.21 12:55

Ex-president Park's first court appearance due this week

Former President Park Geun-hye will attend the opening hearing of her corruption trial along with her accomplice and long-time friend Choi Soon-sil this week, court sources said Sunday. The Seoul Ce...

Updated : 2017.05.21 10:39

Elevated garden park opens in Seoul

A new public park converted from a superannuated elevated roadway near Seoul Station in the center of the capital was opened to the public on Saturday after years of construction. The construction p...

Updated : 2017.05.20 12:13

Incheon becoming lively again amid melting Seoul-Beijing discord

INCHEON -- South Korea's western port city of Incheon, the nation's biggest gateway for tourism, logistics and trade exchanges with China, is seeing restored vitality. Expectations are rising that t...

Updated : 2017.05.19 17:40

Remains found in Sewol ferry identified as a student

MOKPO -- A set of bones found intact in the wreck of the Sewol ferry was confirmed to be that of a student who went missing in the 2014 disaster, officials said Friday. The remains found on Tuesday ...

Updated : 2017.05.19 15:15

Hygiene grading made available for restaurants on voluntary basis

A hygiene grading system became available Friday, the food ministry said, offering benefits to those that earn high scores. Restaurants can apply to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety to voluntari...

Updated : 2017.05.19 15:01

Nearly 90% of citizens have positive outlook on Moon: survey

Nearly 90 percent of adult South Korean citizens have a positive outlook on President Moon Jae-in's handling of state affairs, a survey showed Friday, reflecting high public support for the new liber...

Updated : 2017.05.19 13:24

Moon picks reformist to lead major prosecutors’ office

President Moon Jae-in on Friday named a reformist prosecutor as the new chief of Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, giving a boost to sweeping reforms of the nation’s most powerful law enf...

Updated : 2017.05.19 13:20

First heat wave advisory of the year issued for Daegu

The year’s first heatwave advisory has been issued for Daegu and inland areas of North Gyeongsang Province, as of 10 a.m. This is the fourth time a heat wave advisory has been issued in May. (123RF...

Updated : 2017.05.19 13:18

Over 500 draw lots to attend Park's first hearing

Hundreds of South Koreans flocked to a court in Seoul on Friday to take part in a drawing for the opportunity to watch former President Park Geun-hye's first hearing next week. Ahead of the hearing ...

Updated : 2017.05.19 13:17

Korea to host event for families of US war dead

South Korea has invited more than 50 family members of American soldiers who were killed or missing in action during the Korean War, a related ministry said Friday. It is part of the Korea Revisit p...

Updated : 2017.05.19 10:03

Number of supercar groups arrested for speeding

Seventeen members of online supercar clubs were nabbed for stunt driving on Seoul expressways, police said Thursday. Among them are five members of a Ferrari online community who are suspected of dr...

Updated : 2017.05.18 18:35