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FTC chief testifies in Lee Jae-yong trial

Kim Sang-jo, the new chief of South Korea’s antirust watchdog, testified Friday at the bribery trial of Samsung Electronics heir Lee Jae-yong. The outspoken critic of family-run chaebol establishme...

Updated : 2017.07.14 16:11

Gyeonggi woman takes own life after disclosing ‘sexual violence’

A 20-year-old female university student took her own life after writing about sexual assaults she allegedly suffered from multiple assailants since she was underage, Siheung Police said Thursday. Th...

Updated : 2017.07.14 15:24

Minister vows support for loss-ridden investors in inter-Korean projects

South Korea's unification minister on Friday met with officials from local firms that invested in inter-Korean projects, including a now-suspended joint tour program, as they have called for more com...

Updated : 2017.07.14 13:50

[Eye Plus] The old ‘new’ road

The road that runs between the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae and Gyeongbokgung Palace has become open to the public around the clock on June 26, after nearly 50 years. The road was made inacce...

Updated : 2017.07.14 13:27

Sexual minorities to begin annual cultural festival Friday

Sexual minorities in South Korea are set to open their annual cultural festival in downtown Seoul on Friday amid strong opposition from Christian and conservative groups. Organizers of the 18th Kore...

Updated : 2017.07.14 10:38

More elderly people finding jobs than youths amid demographics change

The number of seniors who found employment surpassed the number for youths in the second quarter of the year, a trend that is being repeated primarily due to a shift in demographics, data showed Frid...

Updated : 2017.07.14 10:10

Greenpeace encourages South Korea to aim higher at 100% renewable

South Korea should aim to generate 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources, phasing out nuclear and coal power plants simultaneously, Greenpeace executive director Jennifer Morgan said. Pra...

Updated : 2017.07.13 18:18

Pastor Park acquitted of stock fraud charges

The Supreme Court has acquitted Pastor Park Ock-soo from the Good News Mission of charges of having engaged in a large-scale financial scam worth 25.2 billion won ($21.8 million). The prosecution, w...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:48

Professors caught stealing wages from foreign students

(Yonhap) Two professors are charged with defrauding international students of scholarships and research funds, a local broadcaster KBS reported on Wednesday. The National Research Foundation of Kor...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:15

Photo studio owners protest resume photo ban in public sector

The government's move to ban identification photos on all public sector resumes is facing angry backlash from local photo studio owners worried about a dive in sales. Members of an association of pr...

Updated : 2017.07.13 16:28

US Embassy in South Korea promotes LGBT right

A rainbow banner hung on the facade of the US Embassy building in downtown Seoul on Thursday, in a show of support for the upcoming parade of gender and sexual minorities. According to the US Embass...

Updated : 2017.07.13 16:15

Nominee vows to uphold justice with no exceptions

The nominee to lead South Korea’s Justice Ministry vowed to protect human rights of minorities and sternly deal with unfair practices and wrongdoings involving conglomerates and the privileged, the ...

Updated : 2017.07.13 16:13

China's Dandong begins Korean-language service in buses

DANDONG -- Buses in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong bordering North Korea, have introduced a Korean-language service for the first time, a local Internet news organ reported Thursday, drawin...

Updated : 2017.07.13 15:56

15 immigrant women killed due to domestic violence since 2007

Since 2007, 15 immigrant women were killed as a result of domestic violence and abuses in South Korea, according to Korean Women’s Human Rights Center. Domestic violence encompasses a wide range of...

Updated : 2017.07.13 13:57

Two brokers indicted for fight fixing attempts at UFC event in Seoul

South Korean prosecutors said Thursday they've indicted two brokers for attempting to fix a bout at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in 2015. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office sa...

Updated : 2017.07.13 11:54