Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for police officer over document leak

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Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for police officer over document leak

Prosecutors on Thursday sought a warrant to arrest a senior police officer in their expanding probe into the Cheong Wa Dae document leak. Seoul Central Prosecutors’ Office asked a court to issue the warrant for Superintendent Park Gwan-chun on charges of making false accusations against ...

Updated : 2014.12.18 22:00

Team proposes employment incentives for conscripts

A panel to reform the culture of the military recommended Thursday that the Defense Ministry consider simplifying enlisted soldiers’ ranking structure and enhancing the military judicial system and t...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:30

[Graphic News] Who’s who in document leak case

What the opposition parties are calling “Chung Yoon-hoi gate” has engulfed the political arena from the National Assembly to the presidential office, overshadowing issues now for weeks. The prosecut...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:24

[Newsmaker] NPAD chief mired in nepotism accusation

The chief of the country’s main opposition party has come under fire after local court papers on Tuesday revealed the veteran lawmaker allegedly engaged in influence peddling 10 years ago.Documents f...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:22

N.K. replaces deputy chief of mission to U.N. after human rights resolution

NEW YORK (Yonhap) ― North Korea has recently replaced the deputy chief of its mission to the United Nations in New York, diplomatic sources said Wednesday, a personnel change that followed the recent U.N. passage of a unusually strong human rights resolution against the communist country....

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:17

Park under pressure to replace key staff

President Park Geun-hye was widely rumored Wednesday to be considering a major reshuffle soon in the wake of a power struggle scandal between her former aide and her brother.According to reports and p...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:17

Yoon embarks on seven-day trip to Middle East

South Korea’s foreign minister left for Jordan on Thursday in a seven-day visit to the Middle East to discuss ways of cooperating and security issues in the region, officials said.The trip will also take Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se to Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia, foreign ministry...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:17

Koreans take more time off, women contribute more to household income

South Koreans are enjoying more leisure time away from jobs as 40-hour work weeks take root, with women contributing more to household earnings than ever before, nationwide data showed Thursday.According to the 2014 Korean Social Trend report by Statistics Korea, an average employee put in...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:17

Dispute grows as leak probe nears end

The controversy surrounding the Cheong Wa Dae document leak continued to grow Thursday even as the prosecution’s probe was nearing its end. Police Superintendent Park Gwan-cheon, who is in custody and faces charges of violating presidential archives regulations, claimed that he might disc...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:16

Parties continue leak standoff

The National Assembly continued to lurch along Thursday with the parties’ standoff over the Chung Yoon-hoi scandal halting some procedures. The main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy has been calling for the House Steering Committee to convene to question presidential staff o...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:15

U.S. lawmaker urges Japan to apologize over wartime sex slavery

A U.S. lawmaker on Thursday called on Japan to apologize over its wartime sexual enslavement of South Korean women in the near future in the latest diplomatic pressure put on Tokyo to face up to histo...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:15

‘Progress on info-sharing pact between Korea, U.S., Japan’

South Korea, the United States and Japan have produced significant progress on a pact on sharing their military intelligence to better deal with threats from North Korea, Seoul’s defense ministry said.Still, the three have yet to reach a final consensus on the issue, the ministry said, de...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:14

Techwin signs howitzer export deal with Poland

South Korean defense firm Samsung Techwin on Wednesday signed a $310-million contract with Poland’s state-run firm Huta Stalowa Wola to deliver 120 indigenous K-9 self-propelled howitzers from next year through 2022.Under the contract, the first batch of 24 K-9s will be delivered to Polan...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:14

‘Most terminal patients choose treatment over hospice care’

Nearly all patients suffering from late-stage cancer actively fight the disease rather than choose hospice care, a report by a state-run institute showed Thursday.Some 97.4 percent of medical procedures on late-stage cancer patients are active treatment such as chemotherapy, surgery and un...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:14

Benefits of German business education

Nick BarnivilleDespite being Europe’s dominant economy, Germany has historically lost out to neighboring France, Spain and the U.K. when it comes to prestige in the business education marketplace. An...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:10