N. Korea fires short-range ballistic missile into East Sea

North Korea fired a short-range missile into the East Sea on Saturday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of missile and rocket firings by the communist nation in recent months.The North "fired a shor...

Former top bid official nominated as new head of S. Korea's first Winter Olympics

Cho Yang-ho, a corporate executive who led PyeongChang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Games, has been nominated to be the top organizer of the event, sources said Saturday.Cho, chairman of Hanjin Group, is in line to rep...

Prosecutors launch investigation into arrested son of Sewol ferry owner

Prosecutors launched an investigation Saturday into the eldest son of the late owner of the Sewol ferry, after he was arrested one day earlier on suspicion of embezzlement related to April's deadly sinking.Yoo Dae-kyun, 44, the so...

[Weekender] Privacy in peril amid prevalence of social media

For Jang Mi-na, a 21-year-old college student in Seoul, Facebook used to be an integral part of her life: She used it to record her daily experiences, communicate with her friends and acquaintances, and stay informed about what th...