Why does possible delay in appointment of Korean premier make news?

A possible delay in appointing South Korea's new prime minister is making headlines across the nation, but to those unfamiliar with South Korean politics, it may be hard to understand why a delay in finding a new premier is such a...

Suspected vessel hijacking false alarm, crew confirmed safe

The suspected hijacking of a fishing vessel carrying South Koreans in the Indian Ocean on Saturday turned out to be a false alarm, Seoul's foreign ministry said.The ministry said earlier that a 234-ton Mongolian-flagged squid fish...

Ruling party asks for opposition's cooperation over PM nominee

The floor leader of the ruling Democratic Party on Sunday asked opposition parties to accept the presidential office's recent apology and give their blessings to the new prime minister nominee facing criticism over his family's pa...

Korea's air traffic rises 3.8% in April

Air traffic in South Korea rose 3.8 percent in April from a year earlier helped by increased demand on non-Chinese routes, government data showed Sunday. The number of passengers on Korean and international routes run by domestic ...

NK leader inspects test-fire of new anti-aircraft weapon

North Korea's leader has recently inspected the test-fire of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system, ordering its mass-production and deployment to bolster its air supremacy, Pyongyang's state media said Sunday. The Kore...

G-7 says N. Korea poses threat of 'grave nature': reports

The Group of Seven member countries on Saturday said North Korea poses an increasing threat to the peace and stability of the international community, according to news reports."North Korea, a top priority in the international age...

Former Ambassador to US Hyun passes away

South Korea's former Ambassador to the US Hyun Hong-choo, noted for his active role in expanding Seoul's diplomatic frontiers in the 1980s-1990s, passed away Saturday. He was 76.The cause of his death is not immediately known. A m...

Moon's policy advisory panel renews call for police to enhance human rights

President Moon Jae-in's policy advisory panel on Saturday reaffirmed his stance that police must enhance its protection of human rights before they are given more power in an effort to better keep the prosecution in check.Concerns...

Fishing vessel carrying Koreans 'hijacked' off Somali coast

South Korea's military dispatched a naval unit in waters off Somalia after pirates presumably hijacked a fishing vessel, officials said Saturday. The 234-ton vessel, which had a crew of three South Koreans and 18 Indonesians catc...

NK media claims S. Korea's UAV violated airspace

North Korea's state media claimed Saturday that the South Korean military's unmanned aerial vehicle violated its airspace this week, calling it a "grave military provocation."An official from the South Korean military dismissed th...

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the US hom...

[Newsmaker] Moon expresses wish to meet Zuckerberg

President Moon Jae-in on Saturday expressed his wish to meet Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, soon to discuss how to more effectively communicate with people online, his office said.The president posted a message on his Faceb...

Gov't to make presidential sustainability panel

The Moon Jae-in government will make a presidential panel to map out a long-term environmental road map and coordinate policies for sustainable development, his policy advisory panel said Friday.The "sustainability" panel will be ...

Parliament fails to adopt confirmation hearing report on PM nominee

The National Assembly failed Friday to adopt a report on the results of its confirmation hearing for Prime Minister-nominee Lee Nak-yon amid a dispute over allegations against his family.During the two-day hearing that ended Thurs...

South Korea’s most notorious serial killers

Nowadays, serial killers seem to exist only in movies or fiction. It’s not because society has become more caring and does not produce them anymore. “It is more that a serial of murders are prevented from the beginning. A murder...