Opposition leaders quit over election defeat

[Newsmaker] Cho to take charge of PyeongChang Olympics

Cho Yang-ho, a South Korean corporate executive who led PyeongChang’s successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, was elected Thursday as the head of the event’s organizing committee.The Hanjin Gro...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:18

[Newsmaker] China probes ex-security czar

BEIJING (AP) ― China’s ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping’s firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo a...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:52

[Newsmaker] Evidence hints Japan hid Joseon books

Circumstantial evidence has surfaced that Japan had concealed lists of crucial Korean cultural assets that it smuggled out of the peninsula during the 1910-45 colonial period, when the two countries w...

Updated : 2014.07.29 21:02

[Newsmaker] 'Real cause' of ferry disaster still elusive

Almost 15 weeks since the Sewol ferry sank in the West Sea, South Koreans still disagree as to what caused the disaster, with earlier prosecutorial and parliamentary investigations failing to produce ...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:16

[Newsmaker] Russia stoic on sanctions threat

MOSCOW (AFP) ― Russia has remained stoic about the threat of tighter Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, but analysts are concerned that the uncertainty they generate could alone choke off gro...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:57

[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
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