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Probe of top brass sends prosecution into doldrums

Two high-ranking officials of the Justice Ministry and the prosecution offered to resign Thursday, a day after President Moon Jae-in ordered an internal investigation into allegations that they gave ...

Updated : 2017.05.18 16:21

Emergency exits or doors to death?

Concerns are growing over dangers posed by emergency exits with no balcony or ladder after another man accidentally fell to his death in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province. The accident, which occurred ear...

Updated : 2017.05.18 16:20

Korea dismisses Japan's protest against maritime research near Dokdo

South Korea said on Thursday it has dismissed Japan's protest against its scientific research near Dokdo, reaffirming that the country's easternmost islets are part of its sovereign territory. Earli...

Updated : 2017.05.18 15:59

Thousands of N. Korean propaganda leaflets found in eastern city

GANGNEUNG -- Thousands of North Korea's propaganda leaflets were found in the eastern city of Gangneung on Thursday, police said, in the latest propaganda campaign carried out by the reclusive regime...

Updated : 2017.05.18 14:51

3,000 to debate fine dust problems in central Seoul

The Seoul Metropolitan Government will host a debate at Gwanghwamun Square on May 27 to bring people together to help solve the fine dust problem. A group of 3,000 citizens, divided into 100 differe...

Updated : 2017.05.18 14:34

Park's secret doctors convicted of illegal treatments, perjury

Former President Park Geun-hye's doctors received prison terms Thursday for treating her without meeting due legal procedures or perjury in relation to a corruption scandal that removed Park from off...

Updated : 2017.05.18 13:32

Cheong Wa Dae voices concerns over restoration of Moon’s birthplace

The presidential office on Thursday raised concerns over President Moon Jae-in’s hometown city’s plans to restore his birthplace, saying that the plans may send a conflicting message. Speaking to ...

Updated : 2017.05.18 11:47

Senior prosecutor, ministry official offer to resign after Moon's inspection order

Two senior prosecution and Justice Ministry officials offered to resign Thursday, one day after President Moon Jae-in ordered an inspection into allegations they inappropriately gave cash to lower-le...

Updated : 2017.05.18 09:28

[From the Scene] 1 year after Gangnam murder, fight against misogyny rages on

As usual, the street outside Gangnam Station is bustling with people busily going about their day. But a year ago here, a young woman met the tragic end to her life at the hands of a knife-wielding ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 22:18

Ring busted for stealing USFK vehicles

Police said Wednesday they have arrested a ring of people, including a U.S. soldier, over illegally taking US Forces Korea vehicles out of a base to sell them to civilians. The Seoul Metropolitan Po...

Updated : 2017.05.17 16:35

Taebaek flower fest canceled over GMO fears

An annual flower festival was canceled in South Korea after unauthorized strains of genetically-modified organisms were found, the festival board said Wednesday. The Taebaeksan Rape Flower Festival ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 15:56

Seoul to distribute free air purifiers for children and seniors

South Korea is moving to distribute free air purifiers to day cares, nursing homes and schools to protect people most vulnerable to fine dust. The measure, still under discussion at related ministri...

Updated : 2017.05.17 15:36

Bone found on seabed confirmed to be from Sewol victim

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said Wednesday that a human bone discovered underwater in early May was identified to be from Danwon High School teacher Go Chang-suk, one of the nine passengers ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 15:26

Park Geun-hye expected to take stand in trial of Lee Jae-yong

The independent counsel that investigated the scandal surrounding former President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday requested her as a witness in the trial of Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong...

Updated : 2017.05.17 15:25

President orders probe against former presidential aide

President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday ordered a probe into allegations that two senior prosecution and justice ministry officials inappropriately gave cash to prosecutors who investigated a former aide ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 15:09