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NHIS shares Korea's successful health insurance model with the world

The National Health Insurance Service, a public corporation managing health care here, is reaching out abroad with South Korea’s health insurance models to share its expertise and accomplishments. Fo...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:34

[FEATURE] Noise pollution blights city dwellers' lives

This is the second installment of a three-part series on Seoul's battle against three types of urban pollution: smell, noise, and light. --Ed.Bustling with talented young buskers, Seoul’s Daehangno a...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:10

[NEWS ANALYSIS] Launch shows NK SLBM advances

North Korea on Wednesday accomplished what is assessed to be the first successful firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile into the East Sea, in what appears to be an act of protest against on...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:07

Women in late 30s show highest birth rate

With more women choosing to marry and give birth at a later age, the birth rate among those in their late 30s reached a record high last year, Statistics Korea said Wednesday.The number of births per ...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:06

Park appoints controversial new police chief

President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday officially appointed Lee Chul-sung as the new police chief despite parliamentary resistance.The appointment came after the National Assembly failed to respond to P...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:04

'Firms prefer experience over academic records'

When 25-year-old job-seeker Shin Ji-min prepared to apply for a marketing job at a manufacturing company earlier this month, she was worried about her English test score and lack of experience studyin...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:03

North Korea succeeds in submarine-launched ballistic missile test

In the wake of North Korea‘s successful test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Wednesday, South Korea and its neighboring states vowed counteraction against the communist regime’s nu...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:01

S. Korea, China reaffirm shared stance to denuclearize N. Korea

The top diplomats of South Korea, China and Japan on Wednesday vowed to spearhead global efforts against North Korea’s continued missile provocations as they held a trilateral meeting to discuss cooperation and other pending issues of mutual concern.The talks, held in Tokyo earlier in the...

Updated : 2016.08.24 16:50

Residents in southern city of Gimcheon to hold rally against THAAD

Residents of South Korea's southern city of Gimcheon will stage a rally Wednesday to protest the government's decision to review an alternative site for the deployment of a US anti-missile system.About 10,000 residents are expected to gather at a sports complex in the city in North Gyeongs...

Updated : 2016.08.24 16:48

Gov't aims to install air conditioners in all military dorms

South Korea's finance minister on Wednesday said the government plans to install air conditioners in all military barracks and police dormitories, adding it will allocate more funds toward improving conditions at such facilities.Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho said the government has allocated ...

Updated : 2016.08.24 16:41

Park visits front-line unit

President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday visited a front-line Army unit to offer her encouragement and to call for a robust readiness posture, her office Cheong Wa Dae said, amid a spike in tensions triggered by North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile launch and its menacing rhetori...

Updated : 2016.08.24 16:39

Park officially appoints new police chief

President Park Geun-hye officially appointed Lee Cheol-seong to lead the National Police Agency on Wednesday, amid continued objections from opposition parties that call him unfit for the post due to ...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:18

Korea's fertility rate edges up in 2015

South Korea's birthrate gained ground for the second year in a row last year, data showed Wednesday, amid deepening concerns that the low birthrate and rapid aging could undermine the growth potential...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:16

S. Korea says nuclear program will hasten N. Korea's self-destruction

North Korea's obsession with nuclear weapons development will only hasten the country's self-destruction, South Korea's foreign ministry said Wednesday, denouncing the communist country's latest test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile.Pyongyang fired the SLBM from waters off ...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:11

N. Korean envoy to UN decries joint drill as bringing peninsula to brink of war

North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday denounced an on-going joint military drill between South Korea and the United States, claiming such provocations are bringing the Korean Peninsula close to war.The South Korea-US Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise is pushing the penins...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:08