Obama says Korea-U.S. alliance 'remains as strong as ever'

[Newsmaker] Xi shows economic power to S. America

HAVANA (AFP) ― Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a nine-day Latin American tour in Cuba on Wednesday, heading home with dozens of deals underlining Beijing’s growing interest ― and influence ...

Updated : 2014.07.24 21:29

[Newsmaker] Jakarta governor wins Indonesian election

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country's presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, final results showed Tu...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:49

[Newsmaker] Elite school stirs dispute

Tuesday made a move to turn one of its elite high schools into a regular one on Tuesday, hinting at a potential all-out feud between the government and education superintendents over the autonomous pr...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:28

[Newsmaker] Russia risks burning bridges over jet crash

MOSCOW (AFP) ― Russia risks burning bridges with the West over the deadly Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine, as analysts warn that President Vladimir Putin might never accept responsibility for the di...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:32

[Newsmaker] P.M. vows key role in state reform

Prime Minister Chung Hong-won vowed to continue to play a pivotal role in Korea’s reform drive, despite widespread concerns that the designation of ruling party bigwigs as deputy premiers will reduce...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:38

[Newsmaker] Home affairs minister faces tough mission

Chong Jong-sup, the home affairs minister who took office Thursday, confronts the daunting challenge of revamping the public sector.The former constitutional scholar, entrusted with the task of regain...

Updated : 2014.07.17 21:08

[Newsmaker] Education nominee generates mixed reactions

Former Saenuri Party chairman and pro-Park Geun-hye heavyweight Rep. Hwang Woo-yea is generating mixed reactions as President Park continues to struggle with her personnel selections. Past precedents ...

Updated : 2014.07.16 21:30

[Newsmaker] Expectations run high for new ‘boss’

Rep. Kim Moo-sung, who was elected as the chairman of the ruling Saenuri Party at a national convention on Tuesday, is in for a raft of challenges, to say the least. Both sides of the political spectr...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:57

[Newsmaker] Ryu Hyun-jin earns 10th win of season

LOS ANGELES (Yonhap) ― Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers earned his 10th victory of the season after tossing six shutout innings against the San Diego Padres at home on Sunday.In his final star...

Updated : 2014.07.14 21:24

[Newsmaker] Seoul needs a true hero

Whenever the fictional city of Gotham finds itself threatened by thugs, gangsters and psychopathic killers who are too much for its police force to cope with, the helpless city lights a distress signa...

Updated : 2014.07.13 20:40

[Newsmaker] Police whistle-blower takes center stage

Former police officer Kwon Eun-hee has returned to the spotlight with her nomination as a New Politics Alliance for Democracy candidate fueling heated debate within and outside the progressive bloc.Kw...

Updated : 2014.07.10 21:06

[Newsmaker] Klose's record compounds Brazil's defeat

Miroslav Klose found perhaps the only way to make matters worse for Brazil. On a night when Germany routed the host nation 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, Klose also became the tournament's all-time ...

Updated : 2014.07.09 21:31

[Newsmaker] Pantech’s fate hangs in balance

The fate of mobile phone maker Pantech hangs in the balance as its creditor-led debt restructuring program shows no signs of improvement and the country’s three telecom giants resist joining in the r...

Updated : 2014.07.08 21:56

[Newsmaker] Mideast tension mounts over teen’s murder

JERUSALEM (AFP) ― Israel has arrested a group of Jewish extremists suspected of kidnapping and murdering a Palestinian teenager in a revenge killing, triggering violent clashes spreading from east Je...

Updated : 2014.07.07 21:24

[Newsmaker] Neymar: World Cup dream not over yet

Brazil’s Neymar screams in pain after being fouled by Colombia’s Camilo Zuniga during a 2014 World Cup quarterfinal match on Friday. (Yonhap)BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) ― Brazil star Neymar says hi...

Updated : 2014.07.06 21:07
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