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Two arrested for smuggling gold from Hong Kong via Japan

One Japanese national and a South Korean accomplice have been arrested for smuggling gold bullion worth some 3.5 billion won ($3.07 million) from Hong Kong, the customs authorities said Thursday. Th...

Updated : 2017.07.13 11:50

Enraged man assaults flight attendant

A man in his 60s was arrested for assaulting a flight attendant on a plane, police said Thursday. The suspect boarded a flight to Jeju Island from Daegu on Thursday morning. He reportedly confronte...

Updated : 2017.07.13 11:31

Ex-JCS chief acquitted of bribery in chopper lobbying scandal

A Seoul appellate court on Thursday cleared a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman of bribery charges in a military chopper lobbying scandal. The Seoul High Court overturned a lower court's ruling,...

Updated : 2017.07.13 11:30

McDonald's 'patty controversy' widens as more complaints filed

US fast-food chain McDonald's is facing further trouble in South Korea as more complaints were filed on Wednesday over undercooked hamburger patties, which allegedly caused at least one girl to becom...

Updated : 2017.07.13 09:10

Nation in grip of heat wave; rain expected over weekend

The Korea Meteorological Administration on Wednesday issued heat wave warnings and advisories in most parts of the country, with the temperature rising to 37.9 degrees Celsius in Gyeongju. Seoul saw...

Updated : 2017.07.12 18:25

Coin-op game arcades struggle to find appeal beyond nostalgia

Seated in front of bright screens, teenage boys deftly maneuver chunky joysticks, surrounded by others who eagerly watch them. Inside the windowless, video screen-lit arcade, there is only one rule:...

Updated : 2017.07.12 18:01

Russian fugitive gets life sentence for killing Korean woman

A Russian man who fled to his home country in 2015 after killing a South Korean woman near Seoul has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Russian court, the Ministry of Justice said Wednesday. T...

Updated : 2017.07.12 16:31

Animal rights group demands tougher stance on dog meat

Despite recent government-led efforts to crack down on the dog meat industry, some traditional Korean markets continue to illegally slaughter dogs and sell their meat, according to animal rights grou...

Updated : 2017.07.12 15:56

Effectiveness of detectors to find spy cameras in doubt

Hidden camera detectors are gaining popularity here, amid the growing number of incidents involving videos being secretly filmed. However, such detectors are largely useless, a local media outlet rep...

Updated : 2017.07.12 14:37

Probe underway into claim of undercooked McDonald’s patty

The South Korean prosecution formed an investigative team of at least three prosecutors to look into a food poisoning scandal after a complaint was filed against McDonald’s Korea, an undercooked pat...

Updated : 2017.07.11 21:03

Seoul Metro official found to be involved in graft case

An executive of Seoul Metro, a subway operator in the capital, received personal favors from a company in return for helping it win a contract to supply trains, the state audit agency said Tuesday. ...

Updated : 2017.07.11 18:11

Park trial draws some ‘enthusiastic’ audience

As former President Park Geun-hye’s trial continues into its eighth week and the public attention fades, more die-hard supporters of the fallen politician are attending the hearings. It is now almo...

Updated : 2017.07.11 17:37

W11b budget approved for Sewol investigation panel

The government approved a budget of 11.5 billion won ($9 million) for a state panel tasked to investigate a 2014 Sewol ferry disaster, during a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. The panel kicked off its o...

Updated : 2017.07.11 17:19

Korea vows continued efforts to expose Japan's wartime sex crimes

South Korea will continue to work to expose the grim history of Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women to the international community as a lesson learned from history, the foreign ministr...

Updated : 2017.07.11 17:05

Work to build UN education institute kicks off

POHANG -- A ceremony to break ground on a UN global education center, initiated by former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, was held at Handong Global University in the country's southeastern port ci...

Updated : 2017.07.11 17:00