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Speaker rules out directly calling vote on bill on extending special probe

South Korea's parliamentary chief on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of exercising his authority to put to a vote an opposition proposal to extend the term of the independent counsel investigating...

Updated : 2017.02.22 12:47

S. Korea rejects NK defectors' idea of setting up gov't-in-exile

South Korea said Wednesday that it does not favor efforts by some North Korean defectors' to establish a government-in-exile, adding that the government is in charge of inter-Korean unification.Local ...

Updated : 2017.02.22 12:44

Korea's childbirths drop to record low in 2016

Childbirths in South Korea dropped to a record low last year despite decade-long efforts to tackle the country's chronically low birthrate, a report showed Wednesday.The number of babies born in 2016 ...

Updated : 2017.02.22 12:06

[From the Scene] A sense of unease clouds Kuala Lumpur over killing

KUALA LUMPUR -- Ten days after the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the news is still a focal point of national discussion here in Kuala Lumpur, the ...

Updated : 2017.02.22 11:56

Prison term sought for Hanwha chief's son over assault while intoxicated

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday sought a one-year jail term for the youngest son of Hanwha Group Chairman Kim Seung-youn for assaulting bar employees and resisting arrest while under the influen...

Updated : 2017.02.22 11:35

Ex-presidential aide appears as last witness in Park's impeachment trial

President Park Geun-hye's former aide appeared at the Constitutional Court Wednesday to testify as the last witness in her impeachment trial.An Chong-bum, former senior secretary for policy coordinati...

Updated : 2017.02.22 11:18

Bareun presidential hopefuls at odds over unifying conservative campaigns

Gyeonggi Gov. Nam Kyung-pil, a presidential hopeful from the splinter Bareun Party, on Wednesday criticized his rival's suggestion to merge campaigns with their former party in the lead-up to the pres...

Updated : 2017.02.22 11:16

Murder of leader's half brother could serve as warning to NK officialdom: report

The murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother earlier this month could serve as a clear warning to the North's officials against any acts of betrayal, a US-based broadcaster reported We...

Updated : 2017.02.22 11:14

Main opposition criticizes court for refusing to issue arrest warrant for ex-presidential aide

South Korea's main opposition party on Wednesday criticized a local court's refusal to issue an arrest warrant for President Park Geun-hye's former aide allegedly linked to an influence-peddling scand...

Updated : 2017.02.22 11:01

S. Korea dismisses NK diplomat's remarks as 'groundless'

South Korea on Wednesday dismissed as "groundless" a North Korean diplomat's claim that South Korea and Malaysia are colluding in the process of a probe into the recent murder of the half brother of t...

Updated : 2017.02.22 10:57

S. Korea begins loudspeaker broadcasts to inform N. Koreans of Kim Jong-nam's murder

South Korea's military began loudspeaker broadcasts over the weekend to inform ordinary North Koreans of the murder of the communist state's leader Kim Jong-un's half brother, military officials said ...

Updated : 2017.02.22 10:24

Relations with Japan could become flash point in Korean election: CRS report

South Korea's relations with Japan, including a deal on resolving the issue of wartime sexual slavery, could become "political flashpoints" in the South's upcoming presidential election, thus hamperin...

Updated : 2017.02.22 09:59

Court rejects arrest warrant for ex-presidential aide in influence-peddling scandal

A court in Seoul rejected an arrest warrant early Wednesday for a former senior presidential secretary accused of overstepping his authority and exercising undue influence over personnel affairs in ot...

Updated : 2017.02.22 09:46

Talks with N. Korea would give Trump same old lesson Pyongyang isn't interested in disarming: ex-official

Even if US President Donald Trump gives negotiations with North Korea a shot, he would end up learning the same lesson his predecessors learned that North Korea isn't interested in giving up its nucle...

Updated : 2017.02.22 09:44

[Urgent] Court denies warrant for Woo Byung-woo

The Seoul Central District Court on Wednesday rejected the independent counsel's proposal to issue an arrest warrant for Woo Byung-woo, a former senior presidential secretary for civil affairs.(khnews@heraldcorp.com)

Updated : 2017.02.22 01:35