Seven out of 10 S. Koreans play video games: survey

Nearly seven out of every 10 South Koreans enjoy playing some type of video game, a survey showed Saturday, explaining the growing size of the country's game industry.In a recent survey conducted by the state-run Korea Creative ...

N.K. student defects to S. Korean diplomatic mission in Hong Kong

A North Korean student has taken refuge in South Korea’s consulate in Hong Kong after breaking away from a team taking part in an international math contest, local news reports said Friday.The 18-year-old male student, whose iden...

Government plans to combat domestic abuse

The South Korean government announced Friday additional measures to combat domestic violence and child abuse, in response to recent high-profile cases that caused public outrage.“People are growing increasingly anxious due to the...

[EYE] Author writes on her ‘right not to date’

Throughout her 20s, Lee Jin-song has received unwanted advice on how to “improve” herself so she can enjoy dating. The advice came from friends, both male and female, as well as acquaintances of different ages. “Some told me to...

Ministry releases SK No. 2 on parole

The Justice Ministry on Friday released exemplary prisoners on parole, including the top executive member of a local conglomerate, according to officials.“I will provide whatever support I can to revitalize the economy and create...

Ruling party set to begin full-fledged leadership race

South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party kicked off the race to pick its new chairman with five candidates gunning for the top post.While the number of candidates originally stood at six, Reps. Lee Ju-young and Choung Byoung-gug, both f...

Korea confirms 9th Zika infection

South Korea has confirmed a woman who returned from a trip to Vietnam has been infected with the Zika virus, the country's ninth such case, health authorities here said Friday.The 40-year-old woman, whose identity has been withhel...

Eight out of 10 households have air conditioners in Korea

About 80 percent of the country's total households own air conditioners as the country's summers are getting hotter amid global warming, a survey showed Friday. The percentage, which came out via a Gallup Korea poll of 1,004 adult...

Jeju airport resumes operations after plane's tire bursts

South Korea's Jeju International Airport said it has normalized flight operations Friday after it temporarily closed its main runway due to a passenger jet blowing a tire while it was landing earlier in the day.A Korean Air B737-9...

Two N. Korean armed deserters arrested after shootout with Chinese security forces: source

Two North Korean deserters who robbed villages in China's Jilin Province have been arrested after a shootout with Chinese security forces, a source with direct knowledge of the incident said Friday. The source who lives near the S...

Senior prosecutor, Nexon founder indicted over alleged bribery

The prosecution on Friday indicted a senior prosecutor and the co-founder of South Korea’s biggest online gaming company Nexon over alleged bribery and shady stock transactions, ending a monthlong probe into the high-profile corr...

Korea, Japan to meet for follow-up measures on comfort women foundation

South Korea and Japan will hold a meeting next month to discuss follow-up measures related to a foundation launched to help Korean women sexually abused by Japan during its colonial rule of the peninsula in the first half of the 2...

Senior prosecutor, Nexon founder indicted over stock purchase scandal

State investigators on Friday indicted a high ranking prosecutor and the founder of South Korea's leading online game maker Nexon Co. for their suspicious stock transactions and bribery allegations.Jin Kyung-joon is suspected of r...

South Korea to strengthen monitoring against North Korean jamming

South Korea will beef up its system to counter North Korea's attempts in recent years to jam GPS signals in the South, the science ministry said Friday.Under a set of comprehensive measures approved at a Cabinet meeting, the Seoul...

Pyongyang publicly executed 6 officials responsible for April

North Korea publicly executed six officials in charge of supervision of its workers overseas in May following the defection of 13 workers at a North Korean-run restaurant in China a month earlier, a local Pyongyang watcher said Fr...