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Man gets jail term for slamming truck into broadcasting firm over scandal

A 45-year-old man was sentenced to a year in prison Wednesday for driving his truck into the main entrance of a local broadcasting channel whose reports on former President Park Geun-hye led to her i...

Updated : 2017.05.17 14:53

UN-Habitat co-hosts charity 5-a-side soccer

United Nations Human Settlements Program, also known as UN-Habitat, is jointly hosting a charity futsal, or 5-a-side soccer, match with a women’s university in Seoul to promote the agency’s goals o...

Updated : 2017.05.17 14:52

Cyberattacks against S. Korea rose in Q1: report

Cyberattacks against South Korea increased during the first quarter of the year with the country coming in second place in terms of the number of attacks, a report showed Wednesday. According to the...

Updated : 2017.05.17 14:12

T-shirts describing Moon as NK leader for sale on Amazon

T-shirts describing South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in as the leader of North Korea are for sale on Amazon, the world’s largest online marketplace, drawing angry responses from South Koreans. ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 11:58

Pro-democracy song to be officially sung at Gwangju ceremony

Attendees at this week's ceremony to mark a pro-democracy uprising in 1980 will be allowed to sing a controversial protest song in unison for the first time in nine years, the war veterans' ministry ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 09:14

Park decorated living room of presidential residence with large mirrors

President Moon Jae-in was sworn in last Wednesday, but he moved into the presidential residence only three days after his inauguration. Local reports suggested that the delay was partly due to his p...

Updated : 2017.05.16 18:44

[Graphic News] Outdated power plants to halt operations in June

South Korea will shut down eight of 10 coal-fired power plants aged 30 years or more for the month of June, as part of the new Moon Jae-in administration’s efforts to tackle the nation’s worsening ...

Updated : 2017.05.16 18:40

13 human bone fragments found from Sewol

The South Korean search team looking into the salvaged Sewol ferry found a total of 13 human bone fragments from the wreck of the ferry Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, ni...

Updated : 2017.05.16 18:19

Ex-prosecutor indicted over alleged bribery

Prosecutors on Tuesday indicted a former prosecutor over allegations he received bribes from a former chief of a local cosmetics company in a high-profile scandal that rocked the country's legal sect...

Updated : 2017.05.16 16:07

Park asks court to separate her trial from friend's case

Former President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday asked a Seoul court to separate her case from her friend's, who is at the center of a corruption scandal that brought Park down from office. During the seco...

Updated : 2017.05.16 15:59

30,000 shoes form ‘tree’ on Seoul overpass

Shoes Tree, a 17-meter-tall art installation made of over 30,000 worn-out shoes, will be revealed outside Seoul Station on Saturday, marking the opening of the city’s first highway-turned-park, Seou...

Updated : 2017.05.16 15:29

Jail term upheld for man who left son hanging from electric wire

A South Korean father who hung his 5-year-old son by the wrists from an electric wire for secretly watching television was sentenced to 18 months in prison, a local court said on Tuesday. (Herald DB...

Updated : 2017.05.16 14:22

Nearly half of one-person households skip breakfast: survey

Almost half of South Koreans living alone are skipping breakfast, with a growing tendency of the younger generation to consume more instant meals and less vegetables and fruit, a survey showed Tuesda...

Updated : 2017.05.16 14:16

Man gets jail term for attacking reporters during pro-Park protest

A 56-year-old man was sentenced to eight months in prison Tuesday on charges of attacking three journalists during a violent street rally against the Constitutional Court's decision to dismiss Park G...

Updated : 2017.05.16 13:59

Number of foreigners in Korea grows quickly over decade

The number of foreigners residing in South Korea has been rising at a fast clip over the past decade, with their tax payments rising more than fourfold, government data showed Tuesday. Foreign resid...

Updated : 2017.05.16 09:45