EU launches legal action against Germany over VW emissions scandal

[Newsmaker] What will impeachment vote be like?

Friday’s parliamentary vote on whether or not to impeach President Park Geun-hye is unlikely to involve a filibuster or physical brawls among rivalling lawmakers. According to the National Assembly o...

Updated : 2016.12.08 17:39

[Newsmaker] ‘King of secretaries’ fends off onslaught

President Park Geun-hye’s former Chief of Staff Kim Ki-choon appeared poised and prepared, flatly denying a string of allegations lawmakers made over his role in the Choi Soon-sil scandal throughout ...

Updated : 2016.12.07 17:09

[Newsmaker] Military intranet hacked by North Korea

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday the military’s intranet had been hacked for the first time ever, presumably by North Korea, resulting in a number of military secrets being leaked.The mil...

Updated : 2016.12.06 09:16

[Newsmaker] Public petitions for Park’s impeachment online

A website allowing citizens to submit online petitions to lawmakers for President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment has gone viral, with over 800,000 petitions submitted in less than four days since it was...

Updated : 2016.12.05 17:08

[Newsmaker] Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan‘s leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from C...

Updated : 2016.12.04 16:58

[Newsmaker] Trump picks retired Gen. Mattis for defense secretary: reports

US President-elect Donald Trump has decided to nominate retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis for defense secretary, and a formal announcement is expected by early next week, The Washington Post repo...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:02

[Newsmaker] Jeju's women divers gain UNESCO recognition

When the female divers of Jeju Island emerge from their minutes-long foray underwater, they let out a much-awaited sigh. Called “sumbi,” the exhalation releases carbon dioxide from the lungs with a ...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:11

[Newsmaker] Anti-Park Saenuri MPs key to impeachment

President Park Geun-hye‘s allies and foes in the parliament have made their respective stances clear: The former wishes to deter the impeachment of the embattled state head and the latter wants to ou...

Updated : 2016.11.30 17:04

[Newsmaker] Trump threatens to ‘terminate’ US-Cuba thaw

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday threatened to end the US thaw with Cuba unless Havana makes key concessions, potentially upending the historic rapprochement engineered by the White House, which...

Updated : 2016.11.29 17:07

[Newsmaker] Conservative Fillon wins French presidential primary

Francois Fillon, a conservative reformist promising to shrink the French state, on Sunday clinched the rightwing nomination for next year’s presidential election with a resounding victory over his ri...

Updated : 2016.11.28 16:59

[Newsmaker] Castro made revolutionary mark on Cuban history

Cuban President Raul Castro has proved far more pragmatic than his late brother Fidel, ushering in a gradual opening on the communist island and a historic thaw with the United States.Now, he finally ...

Updated : 2016.11.27 17:03

[Newsmaker] Cuba's Fidel Castro dies at 90

HAVANA (AP) -- Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rul...

Updated : 2016.11.26 14:25

[Newsmaker] '40 Saenuri lawmakers support Park's impeachment'

 A group of ruling Saenuri Party lawmakers critical of President Park Geun-hye announced Friday that they have gathered enough votes to pass an impeachment motion against her.   The dissenting grou...

Updated : 2016.11.25 17:33

[Newsmaker] Haley, DeVos first women on Trump cabinet

Injecting the first diversity into his Cabinet-to-be, Donald Trump selected two Republican women on Wednesday who had unflattering things to say about him during the presidential campaign: South Carol...

Updated : 2016.11.24 17:46

[Newsmaker] Recapping a month of Choi scandal

One month ago today, a local TV station released a bombshell report that shed light on the veiled relationship between President Park Geun-hye and her confidante Choi Soon-sil. Since then, the entire ...

Updated : 2016.11.23 17:33
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