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Prosecutors raid POSCO unit in corruption probe

Prosecutors on Wednesday raided a subsidiary of South Korea’s leading steelmaker POSCO over corruption allegations involving its officials. A team of prosecutors obtained computer hard drives, accoun...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:59

Seoul, Tokyo hold sex slavery talks

Seoul and Tokyo on Wednesday began their first director-general-level meeting on the issue of Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery as they struggled to mend their strained ties.Lee Sang-d...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:55

[Newsmaker] Dispute flares on why game addict killed son

The Daegu District Court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for a 22-year-old surnamed Jeong, a day after he confessed to police that he suffocated his 28-month-old son to death. As the nation was ...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:48

[Uniquely Korean] Pro-North Korean forces: Legacy of divided peninsula

Last June, Rep. Lim Su-kyung of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy was at the center of a sour ideological debate after calling North Korean defectors “apostates.” A former high...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:43

Allies discuss timing of OPCON transfer

South Korea and the U.S. opened high-level defense talks Tuesday over an array of bilateral security issues, including the delay in the transfer of wartime operational control.Represented by Deputy Defense Minister Yoo Jeh-seung and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia David...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:41

Park’s unification drive dwarfs ministry

As President Park Geun-hye continues her pitch for unification as a potential “bonanza,” one government organ that would conventionally be at the vanguard of the drive appears to be increasingly inc...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:41

NHIS has better chance in tobacco suit: experts

The state health insurer’s lawsuit against three tobacco companies has a chance of success in the local court, experts said, even though Korea’s top court has previously ruled against individual claims against tobacco makers. The state-run National Health Insurance Service filed a lawsui...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:40

Conservative heavyweight joins call for NIS chief’s dismissal

The controversy surrounding the country’s spy chief took a twist Wednesday with a conservative heavyweight adding his voice to the call for his resignation. On Wednesday, Saenuri Party Rep. Lee Jae-oh, a five-term lawmaker and a prominent member of the ruling party’s pro-Lee Myung-bak fa...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:40

T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

WASHINGTON (AP) ― More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex ― the king ― is joining the Smithsonian collection after a long journey from Montana.Paleonto...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:22

S. Korea, Japan agree to hold regular talks on sex slavery

South Korea and Japan agreed Wednesday to hold regular director general-level talks on the Japanese imperial army's sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II in their first meeting on the contentious diplomatic issue, a foreign ministry official here said Wednesday.   The We...

Updated : 2014.04.16 19:54

Ferry disaster leaves at least 6 dead, 290 missing

A ferry carrying 475 passengers and crew sank off the coast of Jindo Island in South Jeolla Province on Wednesday, leaving at least six people dead and hundreds unaccounted for. The ferry, the 6,325-...

Updated : 2014.04.16 19:33

Photos of the ferry disaster off south coast

Ferry ‘Sewol’ that sank off the coast of Jindo Island in South Jeolla Province on Wednesday, leaving at least two people dead and hundreds unaccounted for. Water is rapidly gushing into the ferry as...

Updated : 2014.04.16 18:09

Ferry disaster leaves three dead, 292 missing

A ferry carrying more than 450 passengers and crew sank off the coast of Jindo Island in South Jeolla Province on Wednesday, leaving at least three people dead and hundreds unaccounted for. The ferry,...

Updated : 2014.04.16 17:03

Two people dead, 290 missing in sunken ferry

A passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, mostly high school students, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving at least two people, including one student, dead and about 290 others missing.The government had earlier announced that 368 people were rescued, but offi...

Updated : 2014.04.16 15:49

Parents of students on sinking ferry gather to protest

(Yonhap)Around 250 parents of students on the Sewol ferry that sank off South Jeolla Province Wednesday staged a protest at Danwon High School, calling for specific information about their children’s...

Updated : 2014.04.16 13:09