Japan says hostage negotiations 'deadlocked': report

[Newsmaker] N.K. demanded cash for summit: Lee memoir

Former President Lee Myung-bak has revealed a series of sensitive foreign policy dealings, including the failed negotiations over an inter-Korean summit, during his term in his memoir obtained by the ...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:24

[Newsmaker] Nexon starts battle for control of NCSoft

A battle has begun for control of NCSoft, the nation’s second-biggest game developer, as Nexon, its largest shareholder, has officially vowed to participate in its management. Nexon, the largest onli...

Updated : 2015.01.28 22:05

[Newsmaker] Kim faces tough choice over overseas trips

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is facing a tough diplomatic decision over when and where to make his international stage debut ahead of a series of foreign events this year, including Russia’s 70th ...

Updated : 2015.01.27 21:36

[Newsmaker] Greek ‘Che Guevara’ on brink of power

ATHENS ― Alexis Tsipras, whose Syriza party won the Greek general election for the first time in its history on Sunday, is set to become the country’s first radical left-wing prime minister, and th...

Updated : 2015.01.26 21:39

[Newsmaker] Saenuri bigwig gears up to become PM

Prime minister nominee Lee Wan-koo on Sunday kicked off preparations for his confirmation hearing at the parliament, after President Park Geun-hye nominated him to become her top deputy last week. Amo...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:34

[Newsmaker] Japan agonizes over ways to free IS hostages

TOKYO -- Lacking strong clout and diplomatic reach in the Middle East, Japan scrambled Thursday for ways to secure the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with cont...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:59

[Newsmaker] Obama chooses income equality for next fight

WASHINGTON ― U.S. President Barack Obama can claim credit for bringing the economy back from the edge of catastrophe. But on Tuesday he turned his focus to a glaring failure of the recovery: While t...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:45

[Newsmaker] Hebdo, Iraq to dominate Davos agenda

PARIS ― The deadly Islamist attacks in France and conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine are set to dominate discussions at this week’s gathering of the world’s political and economic elite in the Swiss sk...

Updated : 2015.01.20 21:28

[Newsmaker] Is Lee coming to fore in Samsung empire?

When it was reported that Lee Jay-yong would host an annual meeting of top and new executives of Samsung affiliates, market analysts viewed it as a signal that he was coming to the fore on behalf of h...

Updated : 2015.01.19 21:46

[Newsmaker] Almost half French oppose Mohammed cartoons

PARIS - Almost half of French oppose publication of cartoons depicting Islam's Prophet Mohammed, according to a poll Sunday, as global debate deepened on the limits of free speech in the wake of the C...

Updated : 2015.01.18 22:13

[Newsmaker] Blue House, Saenuri on thin ice over scandal

Tension mounted between Cheong Wa Dae and the ruling Saenuri Party on Thursday over a remark made by a presidential staff member alleging that party chief Kim Moo-sung secretly set off a recent politi...

Updated : 2015.01.15 21:51

[Newsmaker] Has Shin Dong-bin won Lotte succession race?

Lotte Group Korea chairman Shin Dong-bin has virtually become the crown prince of Lotte’s 92 trillion won ($90 billion) empire, which stretches from Asia to the U.S.But even with Lotte founder Shin K...

Updated : 2015.01.14 20:02

[Newsmaker] Hyundai Motor family share sale plan fails

Hyundai Motor chairman Chung Mong-koo and his son’s bid to sell some of their stakes in their business empire has failed. But this will not hinder the Chung family’s attempt to accelerate a father-t...

Updated : 2015.01.13 21:42

[Newsmaker] Labor abuse scandal rocks WeMakePrice

The past two weeks have been a rollercoaster ride for WeMakePrice, the country’s leading domestic deal-of-the-day online site. The country’s most-visited social commerce website operator was at the ...

Updated : 2015.01.12 21:04

[Newsmaker] Assembly to vote on anticorruption bill

The National Assembly is set to enact what will be the nation’s toughest-ever law against corruption, which has been held back by political bickering and vested interests for nearly four years. The s...

Updated : 2015.01.11 21:59
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