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Ban's grassroots drive takes on more political overtones

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's aggressive drive to build grassroots support took on more political overtones on Thursday as the potential presidential contender met with a former conservati...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:13

Court may deliver verdict on Park’s fate in February

Rep. Kwon Seong-dong, who leads the parliamentary team for President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment trial, said Thursday that a court decision on the sanctioned president is likely to be made in Februar...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:04

FKI blames Park in court

South Korea’s largest business lobby group claimed Thursday that it was instructed by the presidential office to solicit corporate donations for Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of President Park Geun-h...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:58

Ruling party decides not to expel Park

South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party on Thursday said it will not expel President Park Geun-hye over the influence-peddling scandal, claiming her impeachment procedures are still under way.In Myung-jin,...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:49

Korea to speed up high-level talks with Trump administration

South Korea will speed up high-level talks with the new US administration in a bid to keep the bilateral alliance strong, the foreign ministry said Thursday."Following the inauguration ceremony of Don...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:39

Korea says it is 'not desirable' to link 'comfort woman' statue issue with Dokdo

South Korea's foreign ministry said on Thursday that it is "not desirable" to link the current diplomatic friction over a girl statue symbolizing Japan's wartime sexual slavery with the issue of Korea...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:33

NK leader's show of courtesy only reflects governing style: official

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's rare move to bow to workers seems to be only a calculated part of his governing style and not a sign he cares about ordinary North Koreans, a South Korean official sa...

Updated : 2017.01.19 15:55

[FEATURE] Why childhood obesity is more prevalent among low-income families

In the 1980s, plump cheeks and round legs were a symbol of successful child-rearing in South Korea. “Your baby should participate in the chubby baby contest” was one of the best compliments a paren...

Updated : 2017.01.19 15:26

Presidential hopefuls declare candidacies

With the clock ticking for this year’s earlier-than-expected presidential election, a minority left-wing party leader, Sim Sang-jeung, and former Prime Minister Chung Woon-chan declared their candida...

Updated : 2017.01.19 15:07

Another Park aide testifies against Park

Another ex-presidential aide testified in court Thursday, possibly further implicating President Park Geun-hye in the massive corruption scandal involving her confidante Choi Soon-sil at Park’s impea...

Updated : 2017.01.19 14:46

Dismissal of warrant for Samsung chief to cause setback in Park investigation

The court’s refusal to issue an arrest warrant for Samsung Group’s heir apparent Lee Jae-yong has dealt a blow to the special investigators who have been striving to prove the bribery allegation cen...

Updated : 2017.01.19 14:45

Ex-Park aide gives testimony on personnel appointments at presidential office

A former aide to President Park Geun-hye testified at her impeachment trial Thursday that his appointment to the presidential office was initiated by his nephew, who worked closely with the chief exec...

Updated : 2017.01.19 12:30

Acting president calls for thorough readiness against potential NK provocations

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday called for a thorough security readiness posture, warning of possible North Korean provocations, including cyberattacks, ahe...

Updated : 2017.01.19 12:24

Antibiotics prescription for infants much higher in South Korea: report

South Korean infants are prescribed antibiotics in much higher frequency than those in other countries, the latest research report said Thursday, confirming concerns in the medical community of seriou...

Updated : 2017.01.19 11:21

Opposition condemns court's rejection of Samsung heir arrest

Prominent opposition members on Thursday expressed discontent over the Seoul court's decision to reject an arrest warrant sought for Lee Jae-yong, the heir-apparent of Samsung Group embroiled in the i...

Updated : 2017.01.19 11:04