Parliament passes 11.03 tln won extra budget bill

[Newsmaker] Veteran politician talks Macron, Third Way and Korean leaders

For Kim Chong-in, 78, morning starts at 5 a.m., with news updates about world politics. “Humans are political animals. You should know what’s going on around the world,” the veteran politician told...

Updated : 2017.07.21 17:16

[Newsmaker] Role grows for KCCI chief as mediator to Moon’s reform drive

Park Yong-maan, chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has exhibited a somewhat different image as a member of a chaebol family in the past years. The former Doosan Group chairman an...

Updated : 2017.07.20 16:05

[Newsmaker] Celebrity defector possibly abducted by NK: report

Police have launched a probe into the case of a North Korean celebrity defector who recently appeared in a propaganda video clip for the North, amid suspicions she may have been abducted by the hermit...

Updated : 2017.07.19 17:54

[Newsmaker] Uli Stielike leaves Korea

Former national football team head coach Uli Stielike has left South Korea and returned to his home country, officials in Seoul said Wednesday.The Korea Football Association said Stielike departed for...

Updated : 2017.07.19 09:47

[Newsmaker] Mercedes-Benz’ fast growth in Korea meets unexpected bump

Amid German prosecutors’ investigation into defeat devices installed in Mercedes-Benz diesel cars, the Environment Ministry here said Tuesday that some 110,000 units powered by the engines in questio...

Updated : 2017.07.18 17:12

[Newsmaker] Park Sung-hyun wins US Women’s Open

South Korea‘s Park Sung-hyun won her first major golf title Sunday, firing her second consecutive five-under par 67 to capture the US Women’s Open as US President Donald Trump watched. Park, the ev...

Updated : 2017.07.17 16:28

[Newsmaker] Trump, Macron bromance in bloom

A muscular handshake that turned their knuckles white seems to be giving way to a budding friendship between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. The unexpected bromance between the leaders of America a...

Updated : 2017.07.16 16:41

[Newsmaker] Political prisoner, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies at age 61

Imprisoned for all the seven years since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo never renounced the pursuit of human rights in China, insisting on living a life of “honesty, responsibility ...

Updated : 2017.07.14 09:35

[Newsmaker] Brazil’s Lula gets nearly 10 years in jail for graft

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for graft Wednesday -- a stark fall from grace for the iconic leftist leader, and the latest twist in a ...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:07

[Newsmaker] Prosecution probes duty-free licensing

Upon the conclusion by the audit board that Lotte Duty Free was wrongfully denied duty-free licenses by the Korea Customs Service in 2015, the prosecution has launched its own investigation into the c...

Updated : 2017.07.12 16:13

[Newsmaker] Sim retires as progressive Justice Party chief

The 2017 South Korean presidential election was filled with excitement and concern, with five unique candidates vying to fill the vacuum left by former President Park Geun-hye. Among the five was Sim ...

Updated : 2017.07.10 15:51

[Newsmaker] Melania, Ivanka have starring roles in Trump’s foreign trip

Why, yes, that was Ivanka Trump briefly filling her father’s seat at the Group of 20 summit, an international gathering that turned out to be quite the family affair for the Trumps. The president’s...

Updated : 2017.07.09 16:00

[Newsmaker] Samsung set to become world’s most profitable company

Samsung Electronics is set to report its best-ever quarterly profit in the second quarter, higher than that of Apple, the world’s most profitable company.The South Korean electronics giant estimated ...

Updated : 2017.07.07 09:57

[Newsmaker] Why do Korean idols face threats from fans?

A growing number of Korean pop stars received death threats in recent months, raising questions as to why such incidents occur.From Apink to Twice to BTS, South Korea’s most beloved artists have face...

Updated : 2017.07.06 14:26

[Newsmaker] Korea’s hottest actor never short of news

Song Joong-ki dropped a stick of entertainment media dynamite on the country early Wednesday morning with the news he would marry his former costar, stunning fans and media alike and proving once agai...

Updated : 2017.07.05 19:13
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