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Moon scores victory in An’s home turf

Moon Jae-in of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea claimed a victory in the party’s second primary race Wednesday, taking him one step closer to becoming a candidate in the presidential ele...

Updated : 2017.03.29 19:33

[Graphic News] Number of foreigners who overstay increases

The number of foreigners overstaying their visas in the country increased for the second straight month in February, the immigration office said.According to data from the office, the figure was tabul...

Updated : 2017.03.29 17:43

KTO to hold marathon fete for foreign tourists this week

The state tourism body said Wednesday it plans to hold a marathon event for foreign tourists in a southern province later this week as part of ongoing efforts to secure more inbound visitors and promo...

Updated : 2017.03.29 17:41

New Constitutional Court justice takes office

A new Constitutional Court justice began her six-year term Wednesday, vowing to make voices for minorities in society.Lee Seon-ae, formerly affiliated with law firm Hwawoo, was tapped by Supreme Court...

Updated : 2017.03.29 17:10

Defense chief orders immediate retaliation to NK provocations

South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo on Wednesday instructed troops not to hesitate to take retaliatory actions in the event of a North Korea attack.Inspecting a coastline guard post of the Army'...

Updated : 2017.03.29 17:06

Sim, a fierce woman with soft image

As rare as it is for a progressive party member to grab much attention as a presidential candidate, Rep. Sim Sang-jeung has followed an unusual career path for a woman in Korea. The only female candid...

Updated : 2017.03.29 17:01

[Herald interview] Underdog vows to finish race

  Overshadowed by the two establishment camps -- conservatives and moderate liberals -- progressive leftists have rarely been a major player in Korea’s history of presidential elections, with their ...

Updated : 2017.03.29 16:59

Sibling rivalry behind Samsung chief's 'sex video' scandal?

Samsung Group paid large sums of money to a CJ Group employee who blackmailed it with a sex video featuring its ailing Chairman Lee Kun-hee, state prosecutors said Tuesday. Despite speculation that th...

Updated : 2017.03.29 16:52

Korea to send replacement peacekeeping troops to Lebanon

Hundreds of South Korean troops will be dispatched to Lebanon next month to join the UN-led peacekeeping operations, the Army said Wednesday.South Korea has stationed the Dongmyeong Unit there since 2...

Updated : 2017.03.29 16:24

NK inches closer to testing nukes

North Korea might have dispatched a fresh batch of devices needed to initiate a nuclear test and analyze data from the explosion, a US think tank said Wednesday, fueling speculation that the communist...

Updated : 2017.03.29 16:20

Ex-opposition chief’s moves kindle talks on new political power group

Kim Chong-in, a former interim chief of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea, Tuesday added momentum to his recent gestures to build a new political power group with independent centrist figu...

Updated : 2017.03.29 16:04

N. Korea to implement extended 12-year compulsory education system

North Korea will fully implement a new 12-year compulsory education system, a North Korean paper reported Wednesday, three days ahead of the start of a new semester in the communist country. "The 12-y...

Updated : 2017.03.29 15:58

Transport ship carrying Sewol will set sail Thursday: ministry

The retrieved Sewol ferry will depart from the wreckage site Thursday and arrive at a port in Mokpo the following day, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said Wednesday. “Engineers are wrapping up ...

Updated : 2017.03.29 15:51

Russian envoy calls for restraint amid tensions on Korean Peninsula

The top Russian envoy in South Korea called on all relevant countries on Wednesday to exercise restraint from any action that could heighten tensions on the Korean Peninsula amid growing anxiety that ...

Updated : 2017.03.29 15:33

Avoidable deaths drop sharply thanks to better public health care: report

South Korea's preventable death rate has dropped dramatically over the past decade due to improvements in the public health care system, a report showed Wednesday.Avoidable mortality means deaths that...

Updated : 2017.03.29 15:28