China blocks access to streaming services of S. Korean pop culture

China has blocked access to newly updated clips of South Korean music and dramas on the country's online video sharing platforms, sources said Sunday, in an apparent bid to retaliate against Seoul's move to deploy an advanced U.S....

Independent counsel seeks arrest warrant for presidential aide

Special prosecutors on Sunday sought an arrest warrant on a presidential aide who has allegedly been involved in assisting in the inappropriate medical treatment of President Park Geun-hye.Lee Young-seon has been detained since la...

Special prosecutors grill Samsung's heir over bribery charges for 2nd day

Special prosecutors on Sunday questioned the de facto leader of Samsung Group for the second straight day on suspicions of bribery in connection into a corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her friend, officials...

Japan launches offensive to obstruct plan to install 'comfort women' statue in Atlanta

A committee seeking to erect a girl's statue symbolizing victims of its wartime sexual slavery in Atlanta, Georgia, said Saturday that Japan has mounted an offensive to foil the installation.Japanese Consul General in Atlanta Taka...

Korea to conclude land acquisition for THAAD battery this week

South Korea is expected to conclude the land acquisition for the US advanced missile defense system this week with actual deployment to be completed by late June at the earliest, the military said Sunday.The defense ministry said ...

FM Yun to raise voice against N. Korea's human rights, chemical weapons issues

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will attend international conferences this week to speak out against North Korea's human rights abuses and shed light on Pyongyang's use of chemical weapons, government officials said Sun...

Failure to launch foundation on NK human rights to enter sixth month

South Korea has yet to launch a foundation to support civic groups' activities that aim to improve North Korea's human rights situation even though a relevant law took effect six months ago, government officials said Sunday.The la...

S. Korea, US moving to use latest detection gear to counter NK chemical biological threats

South Korea and the United States are moving to employ their latest detection equipment to prepare for North Korean chemical and biological weapons in the joint military drill planned for this year, sources said Sunday.The move is...

Korea's troop level under volunteer system would be 150,000-200,000: KIDA

South Korea's troop level would hover around 150,000-200,000 if the country abandons its conscription system for a volunteer force, a state-run think tank said Sunday.The findings by the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses based ...

[From the scene] Rallies sharpen their rhetoric as Park trial nears end

Tens of thousands of South Koreans turned central Seoul into a battle field by taking to the streets to protest for and against President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment on Saturday, with the ruling on Park’s fate expected in early ...

S. Korea to raise issue with N. Korea's biochemical weapons threat

South Korea has decided to raise its voice against North Korea's possession of biochemical weapons in international meetings following the Malaysian police's announcement that a VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong-nam, the ha...

Special counsel to announce final result on March 3

The independent counsel investigating the corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye on Friday reaffirmed its stance on suspending the indictment of the president, hinting at its determination to make sure the ...

Man stabs self in front of Seoul mayor

An elderly man stabbed himself in front of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon on Friday, filing a complaint over the city’s redevelopment compensation amount.The man, presumed to be in his 70s, approached Mayor Park at around 10 a.m. whil...

Seoul struggles with rising subway fare-dodging

Despite Seoul City’s efforts to curb illegal subway rides by charging a fine of 30 times the original fare, such rides are still on the rise, subway operators said Friday.According to Seoul Metro and Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Tran...

Court stands firm on Feb. 27 final hearing

The Constitutional Court reconfirmed Friday that the final hearing for President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment trial will be held Monday as previously scheduled, regardless of the replacement of an outgoing justice, dismissing Park...