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Number of new child adoptees in Korea falls to record low in 2016

The number of new child adoptees in South Korea reached a record low last year, data showed Saturday. According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the number of new child ad...

Updated : 2017.05.13 11:04

Gwanghwamun rises as center of democracy

South Korea is a country of many contrasts and Gwanghwamun, the widest street at the very heart of its capital Seoul, is where they all collide. History mingles with a bustling metropolis here. Soci...

Updated : 2017.05.12 18:36

[Eye Interview] A bank for modern-day Jean Valjeans

In “Les Miserables,” Victor Hugo’s 1862 classic set in the French Revolution, the main protagonist Jean Valjean ends up spending 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’...

Updated : 2017.05.12 18:11

Most Koreans expect Moon to do good job: survey

More than 80 percent of South Koreans expect new President Moon Jae-in to skillfully manage state affairs, a survey showed Thursday. In the poll conducted Wednesday, 83.8 percent of respondents said...

Updated : 2017.05.11 17:37

Ex-President Park's records transferred to state archives

Former President Park Geun-hye's official documents have all been transferred to the state archives, officials said Thursday. The transfer of 11.06 million records created at the presidential office...

Updated : 2017.05.11 17:00

Intensive search and rescue efforts end for missing ship

Intensive search and rescue efforts for a missing South Korean cargo ship and its crew have come to an end more than a month after they sank in the South Atlantic, a government official said Thursday...

Updated : 2017.05.11 16:39

Korea asks for Chinese gov't help with deadly bus accident

Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam has asked for the Chinese government's assistance in handling the aftermath of a deadly car accident in China which killed 10 Korean children, the foreign ministry ...

Updated : 2017.05.11 16:30

Prosecutor general offers to step down

Prosecutor General Kim Soo-nam offered to step down from office Thursday, apparently clearing the way for President Moon Jae-in to push for reform, one of the new leader’s key campaign pledges. “T...

Updated : 2017.05.11 15:50

Seoul Zoo eager to restore Korean leopards

Seoul Zoo said Thursday it is pushing to introduce Amur leopards in an effort to restore Korean leopards, which died out in the region during Japanese colonial rule in the early 20th century. To tha...

Updated : 2017.05.11 15:24

Korea sees steady rise in constipated patients

The number of South Koreans suffering from constipation has been on a steady rise in recent years with sexagenarians and older people taking up some 40 percent of the total, data showed Thursday. Co...

Updated : 2017.05.11 09:43

Electorate expected to shrink, become older from low birthrate

The number of eligible voters will peak in the 2032 presidential election, after which the electorate will shrink and become much older as the low birthrate begins to take its toll, population statis...

Updated : 2017.05.11 09:35

People's messages to Moon Jae-in

Yang Sung-hoon, 36, newlywed living in Incheon “The new government should provide policies that provide much-needed assistance for newlyweds to find and fund housing. “I think they can set aside ...

Updated : 2017.05.10 18:53

Time’s Moon issue flying off shelves

Time magazine’s Asia edition issue that featured then-presidential candidate Moon Jae-in on the cover is currently out of stock in South Korea’s main offline and online bookstores, according to sou...

Updated : 2017.05.10 18:32

Hilarious election broadcasts online hit

Bet you didn’t’ know Korea’s new president had so much swag. Korea’s election coverage mixed in a whole lot of parody, humor and pop culture to keep viewers glued to hours of otherwise-tedious p...

Updated : 2017.05.10 16:00

Suspected human bones found inside Sewol

Two bone fragments, possibly of victims of the Sewol ferry disaster, have been found during a search of the ship’s interior, five days after another bone fragment was found underwater, the governmen...

Updated : 2017.05.10 15:33