Gallery operator, antique dealer get jail terms for counterfeiting artist's works

A Seoul court on Wednesday sentenced a local gallery operator and an antique dealer to four years and seven years in prison, respectively, for selling forged art works of renowned South Korean artist Lee U-fan.The Seoul Central Di...

Park's lawyers ask Constitutional Court to exclude key evidence

President Park Geun-hye's lawyers asked the Constitutional Court Wednesday to exclude a key piece of evidence from her impeachment trial as they claim the material was gained through "illegal" means.On Tuesday, the court finalized...

Ban touts national unity by visiting liberal, conservative bastions

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted his likely campaign credo of "grand integration" by visiting both the liberal and conservative bastions of South Korea on Wednesday as he is angling for the country's top elected...

Acting president reaffirms full support for technological research

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Wednesday reaffirmed the government's commitment to support research efforts to develop new technologies and create future growth engines.During his visit to the state-funded El...

Seoul to launch long-term survey of gifted students

South Korea’s Ministry of Education will conduct a study of gifted students following their academic and career path for 25 years after their graduation from state-run special education programs, it said Wednesday. The subjects o...

KAIST to hold startup, investment conference

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is holding a two-day conference in Daejeon, in the center of South Korea, to provide support and assistance programs for potential startups, the top science university in the ...

Korea-Japan ties going beyond 'difficult history' also good for US: Victor Cha

Strong South Korea-Japan ties that go beyond their "difficult history" will also be good for the United States, as it needs help from its key Asian allies in resolving challenges lying ahead in the region, a US expert on Northeast...

Former Japan sex slavery victim dies at 94

A Korean victim of Japan's wartime sex slavery died at her home in Xiaogan, in China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, the South Korean government said. She was 94.Park Cha-soon's death brought the number of survivors down to 39 among ...

Samsung chief’s arrest could add momentum to Park probe

The arrest of Lee Jae-yong, the heir apparent of Samsung Group, would give special prosecutors extra ammunition as they target the central figure of the extensive influence-peddling scandal -- President Park Geun-hye.The key issue...

Park aide admits to leaking secrets to Choi

President Park Geun-hye’s ex-presidential aide admitted at a court hearing Wednesday to leaking government secrets to Park’s civilian friend Choi Soon-sil under direct orders from the president.  Choi’s alleged meddling in st...

NK distributes manual on photo ban to foreign diplomats

North Korea has banned foreign diplomats stationed in the country from taking pictures of military facilities and construction sites, a US Internet news outlet specializing in the North reported Wednesday, citing a North Korean ha...

Moon vows to create 1.31 million jobs

Moon Jae-in, former head of the Democratic Party, on Wednesday vowed to create 1.31 million jobs when he becomes South Korea's president, claiming the goal is viable if employers keep working hours."The government will first creat...

Ruling party's ethics committee summons key loyalists

South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party on Wednesday summoned key loyalists to President Park Geun-hye, amid its interim head's vow to purge them to regain the public's support after her impeachment.The party's ethics committee summone...

Learning to escape sinking ship at Gwangnaru Safety Experience Center

The call went out: “Abandon ship! Abandon ship!”As sirens wailed and speakers gave orders for all passengers to go up on deck after the stranded ship began to roll from side to side, a group of 6-year-old children calmly unbuckl...

Park aide admits to leaking secrets to Choi

A close aide to President Park Geun-hye admitted Wednesday that he leaked classified information to a woman at the center of a South Korean presidential scandal, but claimed he only intended to help the president.Jeong Ho-seong, a...