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Police investigating online rape threat against child

Police are investigating an online rape threat against minors posted on one of South Korea’s biggest online forums. According to police reports, an anonymous member posted the threat on DC Inside, ...

Updated : 2017.05.15 17:32

Outgoing prosecution chief calls for internal reform

Outgoing chief prosecutor Kim Soo-nam called for self-reflection and self-reformation in his farewell message Monday, as a major overhaul looms for the nation’s powerful law enforcement agency. “I...

Updated : 2017.05.15 16:01

Moon Jae-in orders shutdown of old coal-fired power plants

Outdated coal-fired plants, aged 30 years or over, will be temporarily closed down as part of the government’s emergency measure to combat fine dust, Cheong Wa Dae said Monday. Under the plans, 10 ...

Updated : 2017.05.15 15:37

75% of Koreans expect Moon Jae-in will perform well: survey

About three-fourths of South Koreans had positive expectations for President Moon Jae-in‘s state management, a survey showed Monday. According to local pollster Realmeter, 74.8 percent of responden...

Updated : 2017.05.15 15:09

Part-time teachers to have Sewol deaths recognized

Two part-time teachers at Danwon High School who died in the Sewol ferry sinking three years ago will have their deaths recognized as being in the line of duty, Cheong Wa Dae said Monday. The design...

Updated : 2017.05.15 14:20

Bereaved families of 17 missing sailors of Stellar Daisy reach settlement with shipper

SEJONG -- The South Korean shipping company of an ill-fated cargo ship that sank in the South Atlantic has reached a compensation agreement with the bereaved families of most missing crew members fol...

Updated : 2017.05.15 14:09

Korean gov't computers safe from WannaCry attack

South Korea's government computer systems have not been affected by the crippling ransomware WannaCry, which hit hundreds of thousands of computers around the world last week, a government official s...

Updated : 2017.05.15 11:46

Court to hold draw to allocate seats for Park's first hearing next week

A Seoul court preparing former President Park Geun-hye's trial said Monday it will hold a random draw to allocate spectator seats for her first open hearing to be held next week. The Seoul Central D...

Updated : 2017.05.15 11:40

Korea to strengthen quake-resistant design requirements for homes, buildings

All new homes and buildings that have more than 200 square meters in floor space will be required to have earthquake-resistant designs, the land ministry said Monday in a preview of a new law that co...

Updated : 2017.05.15 09:58

Menstrual cups to be authorized for sale

Feminine hygiene menstrual cups will be available soon in South Korea, government officials said Sunday. According to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, menstrual cups will officially be imported...

Updated : 2017.05.14 15:27

More remains found in Sewol

Another human bone fragment was discovered inside the Sewol ferry on Sunday, possibly from a victim of the disaster, raising expectations on recovering more remains. The Ministry of Oceans and Fishe...

Updated : 2017.05.14 15:15

Moon Jae-in’s civil servant pledge draws mixed reaction among aspirants

President Moon Jae-in’s pledge to create 12,000 new jobs in the public sector, including the recruitment of firefighters, police officers and teachers, has been receiving mixed reactions from job se...

Updated : 2017.05.14 15:14

Koreans' medical expenditures before death soar: data

South Koreans' medical expenditures spent a year before death jumped more than threefold over the past decade, data showed Sunday, reflecting the rising need to beef up the country's hospice faciliti...

Updated : 2017.05.14 09:52

Irregular workers account for 33.6% of public sector employees: data

Around a third of workers at South Korea's public organizations are irregular employees, data showed Sunday, with President Moon Jae-in vowing to turn them into full-time positions within his five-ye...

Updated : 2017.05.14 09:22

Search team identifies missing student's remains in Sewol ferry

South Korea's search team investigating the Sewol ferry, which was salvaged three years after it sank in the country's worst maritime disaster, said Saturday it has identified the remains of a missin...

Updated : 2017.05.13 16:26