[BREAKING] NK soldier defects to S. Korea

[BREAKING] The Defense Ministry said Friday that a North Korean soldier defected to South Korea after crossing the border bisecting the Peninsula.(khnews@heraldcorp.com)

N. Korean taekwondo officials, athletes arrive in S.K for historic performance

A group of North Korean taekwondo officials and athletes arrived in South Korea on Friday for soon-to-be historic performances at the world championships.   Amid much fanfare at Gimpo International Airport in Seoul, the Internat...

N. Korean IOC member keeps mum on Olympic co-hosting with S. Korea

The lone North Korean member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday kept mum on potential co-hosting of next year's Winter Olympics with South Korea.   Chang Ung arrived in South Korea to attend the World Taekwon...

[Weekender] Sweltering, early summer changes Korean life

Closet reorganization has long been a seasonal chore for South Koreans, but climate change is prompting some people to do away with the cumbersome task. South Korea’s once distinctive four seasons, spread out almost evenly over ...

President Moon attends missile test in warning against N. Korea

President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed the test-firing of South Korea‘s own ballistic missile, in an apparent warning to North Korea amid Pyongyang’s relentless missile provocations. “President Moon visited the test site at ...

[EYE] An Ethiopian journalist's journey to find life in South Korea

In 2010, Surafel Assefa Hailesilassie, a young TV producer in Ethiopia, witnessed election observers rigging ballots in favor of the ruling party during a parliamentary vote in the nation’s capital Addis Ababa.  “The cameraman ...

USFK: Allies have agreed to deploy THAAD in Korea ASAP

The US Forces Korea said Friday it has an "original" agreement with South Korea to deploy the THAAD missile defense system here as soon as possible.It was in response to President Moon Jae-in's view that the deployment process has...

Three in 10 workers feel left out due to academic background: poll

Nearly three in 10 South Korean office workers feel alienated at the workplace due to their academic background, a poll said Friday.Top online job search portal JobKorea said its recent survey of 352 office employees showed that 3...

S. Korea-US military drills not equivalent to N.K. suspension of missile, nuclear tests: report

The United States will not stop the Seoul-Washington joint military drills as a concession for North Korea's suspension of missile and nuclear tests, Voice of America reported Friday.Katina Adams, a US State Department spokeswoman...

Success rate for inpatients at anti-smoking clinics top 60 percent: report

More than 60 percent of inpatients of smoking cessation clinics have successfully quit, double the figure for outpatients, a local report showed Friday.The ratio of inpatients who successfully quit smoking for four weeks was 73.9 ...

S. Korea keeps close tabs on N.K. missile development

South Korea said Friday that it is closely monitoring North Korea's missile development in cooperation with the United States amid a news report that the North has conducted another rocket engine test.North Korea has conducted the...

Moon's rating falls amid political standoff over his disputed personnel choices

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating fell this week amid a political standoff over his disputed personnel choices, but he maintained high support, close to 80 percent, a survey showed Friday.In the survey conducted from Tuesday...

Choi Soon-sil gets jail term over daughter’s illegal college admission

Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to three years in jail for pulling strings to get her daughter into an elite university. The Seoul Central District Court found Ch...

S. Korea to launch team to review sex slavery deal with Japan

The foreign ministry plans to launch a special team to look into the controversial agreement signed with Japan on its wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women, a ministry official said Friday.The move is in line with President M...

[URGENT] Choi Soon-sil gets 3-year prison term for college entrance irregularities

Choi Soon-sil gets three-year prison term for college entrance irregularities (khnews@heraldcorp.com)