Progressive lawyers sue defense ministry over THAAD deployment

A group of progressive lawyers began legal action against the defense minister on Tuesday, arguing that the defense ministry has failed to fulfill its obligations in relation to its planned deployment of an advanced US missile def...

President Park named as bribery suspect in corruption probe

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye was named a bribery suspect on Tuesday as special prosecutors wrapped up their three-month probe into the massive influence-peddling scandal.The probe team, led by Independent Counsel Park You...

S. Korea, US to begin joint exercise Wednesday amid NK tensions

South Korea and the United States plan to kick off an annual joint military exercise Wednesday amid heightening tensions following the North's missile test and the death of its leader's half brother.(Yonhap)"The allies will begin ...

Park aide voices hope for court's 'wise' judgment on her fate

An aide to impeached President Park Geu-hye on Tuesday voiced hopes for the Constitutional Court's "wise" judgment on her fate, as justices began their final deliberations with their ruling expected early next month.The aide also ...

FM Yun urges int'l cooperation to punish N. Korean leader

South Korea's foreign minister on Monday appealed to the international community for close cooperation to punish North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, citing a recent murder case highlighted by the use of toxic agents.It represents "no...

Senior NK official arrives in Beijing for talks

A senior North Korean official arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for possible talks with Chinese officials, a Japanese news wire service said.North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Ri Kil-song arrived in the Chinese capital, Kyodo News r...

Court starts trial of former Park aides over artist blacklist

A Seoul court on Tuesday held the first preparatory hearing on two former aides to President Park Geun-hye accused of blacklisting cultural figures deemed critical of her conservative government.Former Chief of Staff Kim Ki-choon ...

Health authorities warn of possible MERS inflow

South Korean health authorities warned Tuesday there is still the possibility that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome can be brought into the country from overseas.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced 10 in...

Czech Republic has no info on threats against Kim Jong-un's uncle: report

The Czech government has no information on threats to the safety of Kim Pyong-il, both North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle and the reclusive nation's ambassador in Prague, a US news report said Tuesday.It has not taken any add...

Speaker calls on nation to accept any court ruling on Park ouster

South Korea's parliamentary chief on Tuesday called on the nation to accept whatever decision the Constitutional Court will make on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. In a statement to mark the March 1 Independence Moveme...

Seoul district office moves to designate sex slave statue as public property

A girl statue symbolizing Japan's wartime sex slaves will be designated public property as early as April, a district office in Seoul said Tuesday, amid a deepening diplomatic row over the monument.The statue was erected in front ...

Nearly 3 mln animals used in experiments in Korea in 2016

Nearly 3 million animals were used in experiments by universities and public and private research centers in South Korea last year, government data showed Tuesday.(Yonhap)A total of 2.88 million mammals, amphibians and fish were e...

Acting president calls for 'preemptive, strong' response to fake news

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday weighed in to stem the constant spread of "fake news" that has sparked social and political confusion, calling for a 'preemptive, strong' response to it.From a prominent...

Gov't to monitor cyberattacks utilizing IoT devices

The government will come up with a monitoring system linked to Internet of Things devices by May to detect various cyberattacks from both home and abroad, the science ministry said Tuesday.A set of measures was discussed during a ...

Opposition parties to ask speaker to directly put scandal probe bill to vote

South Korea's four opposition parties Tuesday decided to request National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun exercise his authority to directly call a vote on a bill to arrange an extended special investigation into a scandal involvi...