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Police investigate fire that engulfed Incheon fish market

Police said Saturday that a fire that gutted some 220 street stalls of a traditional fish market in the western port city of Incheon started from a stall in a vinyl-wrapped makeshift building. (Yonh...

Updated : 2017.03.18 16:25

Danish prosecution to extradite daughter of Park's friend

The Danish prosecution said Friday it decided to extradite the daughter of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye's close friend for an investigation into a high-profile scandal that removed Par...

Updated : 2017.03.17 16:43

Prosecution vows to crack down on fake news ahead of presidential election

The prosecution on Friday vowed to crack down on the spread of fake news involving the May 9 presidential election. Prosecutor-General Kim Soo-nam presided over a meeting with senior prosecutors to ...

Updated : 2017.03.17 15:18

Half of working moms quit 1 year after taking childcare leave: survey

Nearly half of South Korea's working moms quit their jobs within a year of taking childcare leave, a report said Friday. The high proportion of early retirement by women is attributed to discriminat...

Updated : 2017.03.17 12:26

Mother killer whale, calf spotted in East Sea

A female killer whale and calf have been recently spotted in waters off the southeastern coast of South Korea, a local research institute said Friday. The pair was seen in waters off Uljin, North Gy...

Updated : 2017.03.17 12:13

Park's dogs sent to agencies for breed preservation

The presidential office has been sending former President Park Geun-hye's pet dogs to organizations that will preserve their breed after they were left behind by the ousted leader, officials said Fri...

Updated : 2017.03.17 11:13

Gov't should strengthen support for cancer patients: nonprofit group

The government should increase financial support for patients with cancer, the leading cause of death in South Korea, to help reduce the burden of their medical expenses, a local nonprofit health org...

Updated : 2017.03.17 10:46

PETA criticizes ousted Park for abandoning dogs

A US animal rights group called on the South Korean government on Thursday to provide immediate care for nine dogs that ousted President Park Geun-hye left behind when she moved out of the presidenti...

Updated : 2017.03.16 18:53

Judge trying Samsung heir tied to Choi Soon-sil

Alleged links have been found between the judge presiding over the trial of Samsung Group heir apparent Lee Jae-yong and Choi Soon-sil, sparking controversy over the fairness of the trial. Choi is a...

Updated : 2017.03.16 18:18

Prosecutors summon SK execs in Park’s graft probe

South Korean prosecutors Thursday questioned three former and incumbent senior executives of SK Group, renewing a push to investigate the alleged corrupt ties between ousted President Park Geun-hye a...

Updated : 2017.03.16 18:04

Korea to open first deadly virus biosafety laboratory

South Korea is close to opening its first laboratory fully equipped for experiments with the deadliest of human viruses, such as Ebola. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:52

Korea reports second-fastest growth in emissions among OECD

South Korea recorded the second-fastest growth in greenhouse gas emissions among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries, a report showed Thursday. (Yonhap) According to the...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:12

Culture ministry to execute budget for companies damaged by THAAD row

A portion of the annual budget will be executed to support Korean content makers damaged by China's protests over Seoul's move to deploy a US missile defense system, the Ministry of Culture, Sports a...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:01

Politicians serve for personal gains, not national interest: survey

Most South Koreans are very cynical about politicians as they believe those in politics tend to serve not for national interests but personal gains, a survey showed Thursday. As many as 87.3 percent...

Updated : 2017.03.16 11:32

S. Korea 6th biggest target of Trojan horse malware attacks: report

South Korea was the sixth-biggest target of Trojan horse malware attacks in mobile banking last year, a multinational cybersecurity firm said Thursday. The most vulnerable country was Russia, follow...

Updated : 2017.03.16 10:33