Local builder makes solo bid for Kumho Industrial

[Newsmaker] Samsung, LG wage new smartphone battle

South Korea’s leading tech giants are set for fierce competition in the global smartphone sector, as LG Electronics is set to unveil its new flagship smartphone the G4 in six global markets on Wednes...

Updated : 2015.04.27 20:26

[Newsmaker] Will Apple Watch spell doom for Samsung?

The smart watch hype is at its peak as two of the world’s largest tech giants and archrivals ― Samsung Electronics and Apple ― step up their efforts to gain the upper-hand in a new round in a battl...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:44

[Newsmaker] Dongkuk Steel Mill hit by chairman scandal

Dongkuk Steel Mill chairman Chang Sae-joo’s alleged wrongdoings are poised to deal a fatal blow to the company, raising questions about the transparency of the country’s steel industry. Dongkuk is t...

Updated : 2015.04.23 20:28

[Newsmaker] Gaffes, abuse shame Doosan Heavy chairman

“It is not good manners to not strike one’s neck when one has asked for it. I will strike in the most bloody and painful way possible.”The graphic comments are not threats by IS terrorists on YouTu...

Updated : 2015.04.22 19:05

[Newsmaker] "Sleaze-buster" felled by corruption

Yet another of President Park Geun-hye’s picks for her top deputy bit the dust Monday, as Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo submitted his resignation, succumbing to mounting pressure from his alleged involv...

Updated : 2015.04.21 20:44

[Newsmaker] Opposition wins Finnish election, ousts P.M.

HELSINKI ― Finland’s opposition Center Party won Sunday’s general election, ousting Prime Minister Alexander Stubb’s left-right coalition after a campaign dominated by the country’s economic woes...

Updated : 2015.04.20 19:34

[Newsmaker] More work urged amid Greece default worries

WASHINGTON ― Greece was told Saturday to urgently deliver a detailed fiscal and debt plan to official lenders as the IMF-World Bank spring meetings wound up amid escalating worries of a looming defau...

Updated : 2015.04.19 19:07

[Newsmaker] Scandal-hit P.M. talks his way into trouble

Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo fell deeper into his quagmire on Thursday as his choice of words and inconsistent explanations of graft allegations against him led the opposition to escalate calls for his ...

Updated : 2015.04.16 19:23

[Newsmaker] Obama moves to drop Cuba from terror list

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama is set to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, in a landmark step paving the way towards restoring ties frozen for five decades.Obama on Tuesday...

Updated : 2015.04.15 20:02

[Newsmaker] P.M. criticized for ties to graft suspect

South Korea’s prime minister reiterated Tuesday his denial he received illegal campaign funds from a recently-deceased businessman during a parliamentary by-election two years ago, vowing to resign i...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:59

[Newsmaker] Sung’s eight

After Sung Woan-jong ― a South Korean businessman who was under investigation for corruption ― was found dead last week in an apparent suicide, a list of politicians who supposedly received money fr...

Updated : 2015.04.13 20:32

[Newsmaker] Clinton to focus on economic security

CHICAGO — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign will center on boosting economic security for the middle class and expanding opportunities for working families, while casting the former sen...

Updated : 2015.04.12 19:46

[Newsmaker] Court reviews antiprostitution law

The debate on legalizing prostitution has heated up in South Korea as the Constitutional Court began reviewing the law that criminalizes the sex trade. The court held its first public hearing Thursday...

Updated : 2015.04.09 20:27

[Newsmaker] Rand Paul's libertarian crusade

LOUISVILLE ― Instead of an American flag, Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul wears a red penny in his lapel, symbolizing the core of his philosophy: no more runaway debt and total submission t...

Updated : 2015.04.08 20:10

[Newsmaker] Salvaging ferry to be uphill battle

President Park Geun-hye on Monday said her administration will “actively review” salvaging the Sewol ferry that sank last year, leaving over 300 people dead or missing. It is the first time the Sout...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:44
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