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Court denies warrants for Sin, Shin

The Seoul Central District Court on Thursday rejected the prosecution's proposal to issue arrest warrants for Reps. Sin Geh-ryeun and Shin Hak-yong of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy.Sin Geh-ryeun has been on suspicion of taking 50 million won ($49,000) in brib...

Updated : 2014.08.21 23:31

Three lawmakers detained on bribe charges

The courts in Seoul and Incheon on Thursday issued arrest warrants for three incumbent lawmakers, who have been on suspicion of taking kickbacks, to take them into custody.The three are the ruling Saenuri Party’s Reps. Jo Hyun-yong and Park Sang-eun and the main opposition New Politics ...

Updated : 2014.08.21 23:16

Court denies warrants for Sin, Shin

The courts in Seoul and Incheon on Thursday issued arrest warrants for three incumbent lawmakers, who have been on suspicion of taking kickbacks, to take them into custody.The three are the ruling S...

Updated : 2014.08.21 22:10

Hyundai Motor to go on partial strike over ordinary wages this week

 Unionized workers at South Korea's top carmaker Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday that they will hold a partial walkout before this weekend after negotiations with the management stalled on whether to count regular bonuses towards ordinary wages.   The labor union said it plans to wage a...

Updated : 2014.08.21 21:32

US calls for 'extreme interoperability' with S. Korea in air defense system

The United States has no objection to South Korea's plan to develop its own missile defense system but hopes that it would be interoperable with the existing U.S. system, a U.S. official said Thursday.   "We want the Korean Air Missile and Defense (KAMD) to be independent and strong," U....

Updated : 2014.08.21 21:31

(Photo News) Lawmakers under graft probe

Rep. Kim Jae-yun (top) of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy, answers reporters’ questions as he arrives at the Seoul Central District Court on Thursday afternoon for a court hea...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:56

Opposition in shambles after Sewol bill fiasco

Family members of those killed in the April ferry disaster demanded on Thursday that parties scuttle the latest compromise over a special bill authorizing probes into the government over the Sewol acc...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:51

[Newsmaker] New envoy to Japan faces daunting task

Yoo Heung-soo appears to be a confident and seasoned politician. Though he has yet to grasp all the pending issues and diplomatic terminology, his hale, vigorous and poised figure defies concerns abou...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:47

Social cost of Alzheimer’s to reach W43tr by 2050

South Korea’s social cost from patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease will be more than 43 trillion won ($41.98 billion) by 2050, a report said Thursday, urging the state health care agency to include related checkups in health exams for early detection.According to the report from ...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:44

Park calls for military readiness amid tensions

President Park Geun-hye on Thursday called on the military to maintain a firm readiness amid North Korea’s threats of a preemptive strike against South Korea and the United States, her office said.The threats are a typical North Korean response to annual joint military drills underway bet...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:43

15-year prison term sought for Tong Yang Group chief

Prosecutors sought a 15-year jail term for irregularity-saddled Tong Yang Group chairman Hyun Jae-hyun on charges of instructing his staff to sell fraudulent investment products that led to severe los...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:43

Ruling party, ministries to draft sinkhole measures

The ruling Saenuri Party and the government are to take steps to uncover the causes and prevent further occurrences of sinkholes, officials said following a government-ruling party meeting on Thursday. “The meeting was organized to ease the public’s concerns. Fundamental measures to addr...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:43

U.S. Treasury official discusses sanctions on N. Korea, Russia

A senior U.S. Treasury official on sanction affairs has met with the South Korean government in a bid to discuss an array of sanctions imposed on North Korea, Russia and Iran, government sources said Thursday.David Cohen, U.S. undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial inte...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:41

Heavy rain sweeps across peninsula

A heavy rain warning was issued for many regions nationwide in South Korea on Thursday morning, shortly after a reservoir bank in Yeongcheon, North Gyeongsang Province, collapsed due to severe weather.Residents near the reservoir were immediately evacuated as the water flooded some of the ...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:41

Court suspends custody of CJ chairman

A Seoul court on Thursday again accepted a request from the convicted chairman of food and entertainment conglomerate CJ Group for a temporary release from jail for hospital treatment.The Seoul High Court decided to suspend the confinement of Lee Jay-hyun, who was found guilty of various c...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:41