Main opposition demands Saenuri return to audit

South Korea's main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea said Thursday the ruling party must end its boycott and return to the National Assembly unconditionally amid the paralysis of the regular audit.Rep. Woo Sang-ho, the Minjoo floor...

Senior prosecutor arrested over bribery allegations

A senior prosecutor was arrested Thursday on charges of receiving kickbacks in return for peddling his influence on an investigation, the latest in a series of corruption scandals in the country's legal sector.The Seoul Central Di...

US actively investigating more Chinese firms for dealings with N. Korea: State Department official

The United States is actively investigating additional Chinese companies over dealings with North Korea after imposing the first-ever sanctions on a Chinese firm earlier this week in connection with Pyongyang's nuclear and missile...

US focusing on cutting off NK’s coal, labor exports: Russel

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) -- The United States is working hard with South Korea and Japan to cut off sources of income for North Korea, including coal trade and labor exports, the top State Department official in charge of Asian affairs...

NK math prodigy arrives in S. Korea after defection: report

A young North Korean math whiz who is believed to have sought asylum at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong has recently arrived in Seoul, a foreign media outlet reported Wednesday.Citing a report of news agency Factwire, the ...

Center aimed at documenting NK human rights abuses begins operation

A new organization tasked with investigating and documenting North Korea's human rights abuses began operations on Wednesday to implement South Korea's law aimed at improving the rights of people living in the reclusive country.Se...

Most Koreans have more than one insurance policy

More than 9 out of every 10 South Koreans have more than one insurance policy, a survey showed Wednesday.The survey on 1,200 South Korean adults released by the Korea Insurance Research Institute showed that 93.8 percent of people...

Most divorces involve childless couples’

The proportion of divorces that involve couples without children has risen sharply to 51 percent in 2015 from 46 percent in 2010, a report showed Wednesday.According to the Judicial Yearbook 2016 published by the National Court Ad...

Woman kills ex-husband for denying responsibility for divorce

A woman is being charged for the murder of her ex-husband, who allegedly said he was not responsible for their divorce. The ex-wife claims the divorce was due to the victim’s extramarital affair. The Gyeonggi Uijeongbu Police sa...

12-year sentence confirmed for US envoy attacker

The Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed the lower court rulings of 12-year imprisonment for Kim Ki-jong for attempting to murder the top US envoy to South Korea.Kim, 56, was found guilty of attacking Ambassador Mark Lippert with ...

Saenuri refuses chief’s suggestion to return to audit

The ruling Saenuri Party members on Wednesday decided against their chief’s suggestion to return to the parliamentary audit, reiterating their position to continue the boycott for the resignation of the National Assembly Speaker....

Unregistered Samsung labor union plans Europe tour

Samsung General Labor Union plans to launch a 17-day tour through Europe in December as part of its campaign to condemn what they see as Samsung Group’s crackdown on labor unions. Kim Seong-hwan, head of Samsung General Labor Uni...

[NEWS FOCUS] Questions linger over toxic material regulations

The revelation of toxic substances in toothpaste products, albeit at a minuscule level, has further fanned the fires of public frustration over the government’s lax regulations, amid ongoing safety concerns on the use of chemical...

Anti-graft law ushers in ‘Dutch pay’ culture

The following is the first in a series of articles featuring the impact of the landmark anti-corruption law that took effect Wednesday. -- EdAs a watershed anti-graft act came into force Wednesday, Korea’s public officials, busin...

Missing 11-year-old found dead

The body of an 11-year-old boy, who had been missing since Sept. 15 in a suspected case of murder or fillicide-suicide, was found drowned along the riverside of Nakdong River in Daegu on Wednesday. The discovery came 13 days afte...