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‘Single households to dominate Seoul by 2030’

The number of single households in Seoul City is projected to outpace those comprised of unmarried people and their parents by 2030, data showed Sunday. According to a report by Seoul Metropolitan Government, the number of single households in the capital accounted for 27 percent of the to...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:40

‘Lower-income women more vulnerable to depression’

Women in Korea who have a low income or are unemployed are more likely to suffer from depression, a study claimed Sunday.The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs said in the report that 16.3 percent of women over age 20 have suffered from depression for more than a two-week period...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:40

Park wraps up four-nation S. America tour

SAO PAULO ― President Park Geun-hye wrapped up her four-nation tour of South America over the weekend with a handful of deals aimed to boost trade and economic cooperation.Park’s trip to Colombia, P...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:40

New guided rocket system to be deployed

A new guided rocket system will be deployed to South Korea’s border islands as early as next year to better counter growing infiltration threats from North Korea’s hovercrafts, according to the state-run Agency for Defense Development.Since 2012, the ADD has been developing the 2.75 inch...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:38

[News Focus] Park faces fallout from Sung scandal

President Park Geun-hye’s return from her recent Latin America tour Monday is expected to be plagued by a series of tough tasks, namely minimizing the damage of a recent graft scandal that left the integrity of her administration in question. Upon her return, she is expected to find a rep...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:38

New evidence of imperial Japan’s atrocities emerges

Fresh evidence of Japan’s colonial-era atrocities was revealed by Korean media outlets on Sunday, escalating growing pressure on Tokyo to confront history and sincerely apologize for its past wrongdo...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:38

Canadian embassy hosts Toronto grads

Korean graduates of the University of Toronto gathered recently at an alumni reception at the Canadian embassy in Seoul to meet fellow alumni and remember their time at the various campuses in Toronto...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:36

Korean culture program launched for foreigners

The Korea Foundation has launched a program that connects foreigners and Koreans through language and culture. Foreigners can take part in activities to experience Korean culture, while Koreans can pa...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:36

‘Ethiopia’s renaissance follows Korean development’

Korea has been a paragon of progress for Ethiopia, which has developed rapidly since 2000.The Ethiopian economy grew by over 10 percent annually between 2004 and 2009, slowing to nearly 7 percent sinc...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:34

S. Korea pledges $1 mln for Nepal quake relief

South Korea on Sunday pledged $1 million in aid for earthquake-stricken Nepal and said it may consider sending an emergency rescue squad.  The decision was reached after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Saturday devastated Nepal, leaving more than 1,800 people dead and thousands of others i...

Updated : 2015.04.26 17:08

Russia cuts fishing quota for S. Korea on failed investment plan

Russia has nearly halved South Korea's fishing quota in its territorial waters, blaming Seoul for its failure to invest in Russian seaports as promised earlier, the Seoul government said Sunday.  Under a fisheries agreement signed last week, South Korean fishing ships will be allowed to ...

Updated : 2015.04.26 16:29

Ex-first lady Lee hoping for May visit to N. Korea

The widow of former President Kim Dae-jung hopes to visit North Korea next month, a trip that could help alleviate tension on the divided peninsula, her nonprofit organization said Sunday.  Lee Hee-ho, who was the first lady while Kim served in office from 1998 to 2003, is targeting late...

Updated : 2015.04.26 16:28

N. Korea's trade with China dips 13.4 pct in Q1

Trade between North Korea and China, its economic lifeline, slipped 13.4 percent on-year in the first three months of this year amid frayed bilateral ties, data showed Sunday.   Bilateral trade volume fell to US$1.1 billion in the January-March period, compared with $1.27 billion for the...

Updated : 2015.04.26 14:30

New guided rocket to target N. Korean vessels to be deployed in '16

A new South Korean guided rocket designed to target North Korean vessels could be deployed as early as next year, military officials said Sunday.  The Agency for Defense Development said it recently conducted a successful test-fire of a 2.75-inch guided rocket. Following further tests in...

Updated : 2015.04.26 12:08

Construction permits for new homes jump 34 pct in March

The number of construction permits issued for new homes surged in March from a year earlier, the government said Sunday, reflecting an apparent recovery of the property market.  The number of new home permits issued in March came to 52,200, up 34 percent from the same month last year, ac...

Updated : 2015.04.26 11:44