Seoul downplays Greek default fallout

[Newsmaker] Widow to restore DJ’s reconciliation legacy

For Lee Hee-ho, widow of former President Kim Dae-jung, cross-border tensions are a source of deep frustration as the deadlocked relationship has eclipsed the inter-Korean rapprochement Kim laboriousl...

Updated : 2015.06.30 16:20

[Newsmaker] ‘Northern Limit Line’: Korean patriotism

A scene from "Northern Limit Line" (Next Entertainment World)“Northern Limit Line” is a film with a very clear purpose. It seeks to assuage the pain of bereaved families who lost their sons during a...

Updated : 2015.06.29 18:19

[Newsmaker] The embattled whip

The governing party remained split Sunday over if it should stage a confidence vote on whip Rep. Yoo Seong-min due to his role in last week’s legislative crisis that is widely viewed as a power strug...

Updated : 2015.06.28 15:15

[Newsmaker] Anger as U.S. accused of spying in France

PARIS ― Embarrassed by leaked conversations of three successive French presidents and angered by new evidence of uninhibited American spying, France demanded answers Wednesday and called for an intel...

Updated : 2015.06.25 20:39

[Newsmaker] U.S. retailers pull Confederate flag

WASHINGTON -- Walmart and Amazon will no longer stock merchandise bearing the Confederate flag after the Charleston church massacre, in a growing movement against what critics say is a symbol of racis...

Updated : 2015.06.24 19:56

[Newsmaker] NPS pressed on corporate reform

The National Pension Service, the nation’s largest institutional investor, is facing growing pressure to raise their voice in merger plans being pushed by conglomerates.On Monday, Solidarity for Econ...

Updated : 2015.06.23 18:42

[Newsmaker] Korea plans July bidding to sell Woori

Financial authorities plan to unveil a revised method for the sale of state-funded Woori Bank next month in their move to recoup taxpayers’ money, regulatory officials said Monday.Market attention is...

Updated : 2015.06.22 20:20

[Newsmaker] Fitbit CEO raises pace with hot stock debut

With the hot stock debut of Fitbit, a maker of popular wearable fitness-tracking devices, the spotlight shone on its CEO and cofounder James Park, a 38-year-old Korean-American.In its first day of tra...

Updated : 2015.06.21 20:35

[Newsmaker] Plagiarism claims haunt literary icon

In Korea’s moribund literary scene, novelist Shin Kyung-sook has been almost the only source of excitement. With a growing international profile, the author of 2011 New York Times bestseller “Please...

Updated : 2015.06.18 21:02

[Newsmaker] Donald Trump running for U.S. presidency

NEW YORK ― Property tycoon Donald Trump, one of America’s most flamboyant and outspoken billionaires, threw his hat into the 2016 race Tuesday for the White House, promising to make America great ag...

Updated : 2015.06.17 20:07

[Newsmaker] KT shows renewed vigor under new leader

KT, the nation’s No. 2 telecom carrier, has shown renewed vigor recently under the leadership of chairman and CEO Hwang Chang-gyu, who took office in January last year.For more than a decade, KT has ...

Updated : 2015.06.16 20:40

[Newsmaker] MERS-stricken Samsung hospital faces crisis

Widely considered one of the top hospitals in South Korea, Samsung Medical Center is now being blamed for spreading Middle East respiratory syndrome in the country.As of Monday, 72 cases occurred with...

Updated : 2015.06.16 17:43

[Newsmaker] Clinton kicks off 2016 bid

NEW YORK ― Hillary Rodham Clinton formally kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday with an enthusiastic embrace of her potential to become the first woman to win the White House, asking supp...

Updated : 2015.06.16 10:59

[Newsmaker] Swiss police seize FIFA computer data

LAUSANNE ― FIFA has handed over computer data to Swiss police investigating the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes and suspended bidding for the 2026 tournament as it remained at the center of a football ...

Updated : 2015.06.16 10:56

[Newsmaker] POSCO, Daewoo Int'l clash over gas project

A crisis began escalating at Daewoo International ― the trading and overseas resource development arm of POSCO ― Wednesday following rumors that CEO Jeon Byeong-eal would quit in protest of the pare...

Updated : 2015.06.10 19:57
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