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Lights off Saturday to save planet

Earth Hour, a worldwide grassroots movement to raise awareness of climate change, will return for its 10th edition Saturday, encouraging people to show their commitment to saving the planet by turnin...

Updated : 2017.03.22 18:23

1 out of 10 Korean women to remain single in 2025

One out of 10 South Korean females who turn 50 in 2025 is expected to be single, a recent report showed. According to the study by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs on Wednesday, unm...

Updated : 2017.03.22 17:56

Probe into local firms, Woo to accelerate

After questioning ousted President Park Geun-hye, at the core of a corruption scandal that has rocked the country, the prosecution is expected to quicken its investigation into local conglomerates an...

Updated : 2017.03.22 17:42

South Korea 10th of 188 countries in gender equality

South Korea ranked 10th out of 188 countries in terms of gender equality, the highest among Asian nations, the UN rankings for 2015 showed. According to the Gender Gap Index released by the United N...

Updated : 2017.03.22 17:31

Ex-UN chief awarded merit plaque by UN tourism body

Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon received a plaque of appreciation from the tourism body of the United Nations on Wednesday, for his contributions to the advancement of world peace...

Updated : 2017.03.22 16:26

7 in 10 people undernourished in N. Korea

Nearly 70 percent of the North Korean population, roughly seven in 10 people, is undernourished, a US broadcaster reported Wednesday, citing a UN report on the need for humanitarian aid to North Kore...

Updated : 2017.03.22 16:14

Korean schools cancel field trips to China amid THAAD row

Dozens of local schools have canceled their planned field trips to China amid a diplomatic dispute over the deployment of a US missile defense system to South Korea, the education ministry said Wedne...

Updated : 2017.03.22 16:10

Korea repatriates remains of Chinese soldiers killed in war

South Korea on Wednesday repatriated the remains of Chinese soldiers killed during the Korean War six decades ago, a move that reflects Seoul's commitment to the humanitarian project despite a politi...

Updated : 2017.03.22 11:29

Military asked to stop inspections of soldiers' smartphones without consent

The South Korean military's practice of inspecting individual soldiers' smartphone content without consent can violate their constitutional rights to privacy and freedom, the nation's rights watchdog...

Updated : 2017.03.22 10:50

Korea retracts application for ancient wall to be listed on UNESCO heritage site

The South Korean government scraped a plan to put an ancient wall built in 1396 on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cultural Heritage Foundation said Tuesday. The decision came after ...

Updated : 2017.03.22 09:36

[Newsmaker] Park endures grueling day at prosecution

When former president Park Geun-hye was proudly sworn into office as the nation’s first female leader, she would have never imagined this day would come – being questioned by the prosecution as a c...

Updated : 2017.03.21 18:28

[Graphic News] S. Korea’s birthrate among lowest in world

South Korea’s total birthrate -- the average number of children a woman bears in her lifetime -- stood at 1.25 in 2016, according to the CIA World Factbook. South Korea ranked No. 220 out of 224 co...

Updated : 2017.03.21 18:24

Seoul far behind major world cities in air quality

Seoul’s air pollution Tuesday recorded the second most serious figure among major metropolitan areas worldwide, recent data showed. According to air quality monitoring website AirVisual, the air qu...

Updated : 2017.03.21 18:01

Middle-aged make up largest group of voters in Korea

More than one in every three people in South Korea are in their 40s or 50s, a report showed Tuesday, confirming that people in those age brackets make up the largest group of voters here. According ...

Updated : 2017.03.21 16:31

Korean women start smoking at younger age: report

The age at which South Korean women start smoking has been moving down as the negative perception of women's smoking wanes amid tobacco makers' active marketing targeting them, a report said Tuesday....

Updated : 2017.03.21 10:17