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Man feigns rapport with rich widower to swindle money

A 51-year-old man was arrested for swindling a large sum of money from a rich widower whom he deceived with a false rapport. Daegu Jungbu Police said on Tuesday that the man, surnamed Seo, had approac...

Updated : 2016.07.26 17:28

Customs agency nabs thousands of ‘human flesh’ pills

South Korean customs authorities have seized tens of thousands of pills filled with powdered human flesh over the past several years as they were being smuggled into the country, it was revealed Tuesd...

Updated : 2016.07.26 17:08

Saenuri attempts to appease Seongju over THAAD

The ruling Saenuri Party’s floor leader and fellow party members visited Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province, Tuesday to soothe the area’s vehement opposition to the government’s decision to deploy ...

Updated : 2016.07.26 16:49

W11tr extra budget plan submitted to Assembly

The government’s extra budget plan for the latter half of this fiscal year was submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday as rival parties continued to debate over the scope and purpose of the 11 ...

Updated : 2016.07.26 16:47

Diplomatic crunch time at ARF

With the regional security forum in Vientiane, Laos, drawing to a close, South Korea, the U.S., China and other countries on Tuesday stepped up diplomatic efforts to carry through their claims on pres...

Updated : 2016.07.26 16:38

Cheong Wa Dae probes aide’s scandal

Cheong Wa Dae has launched a special inspection to look into the corruption allegations involving senior presidential secretary for civil affairs Woo Byung-woo, officials said Tuesday, as calls for hi...

Updated : 2016.07.26 16:31

N.K. has no plans for press conference after ARF, decision remains up to Ri: N.K. official

A North Korean official said Tuesday that the North has no plans at the moment to hold an official press conference on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific countries' meetings underway in Laos, but it could have a chance to let its position be known before the end of the gathering.Asked if th...

Updated : 2016.07.26 16:22

Gov't says it will test THAAD radar waves again to allay health concerns

South Korea will again check the electromagnetic waves coming from the powerful radar used in the advanced U.S. anti-missile system to help allay fears about the health risks associated with the equipment, the defense ministry said Tuesday. The move comes after the Ministry of National Def...

Updated : 2016.07.26 16:21

Births, weddings dip to lowest levels in May

The number of marriages and childbirths in South Korea dropped to an all-time seasonal low in May, official data showed Tuesday.The number of newborns fell 5.8 percent on-year to 34,400 during the month, according to Statistics Korea.It is the lowest for May since the agency began compilin...

Updated : 2016.07.26 15:46

Unification minister says now is not the time for dialogue with Pyongyang

South Korea's unification minister said Tuesday now is not the right time to hold talks with North Korea as Pyongyang continues to ramp up its saber-rattling over Seoul's decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile defense system in the country. On July 19, a week after it warned of "...

Updated : 2016.07.26 15:45

Watchdog urges gov't to draw up plans for gambling addicts

South Korea's state auditor said Tuesday the government should roll out tighter plans to prevent gambling addiction, adding that a large number of addicts are being observed at Kangwon Land Casino, the nation's only casino open to locals, owned by High1 Resort.According to the study conduc...

Updated : 2016.07.26 15:43

Conference opens to improve Korean teaching to foreigners

Dozens of Korean language teachers from around the world gathered in Seoul Tuesday to discuss ways to improve their teaching amid heightened interest in the Asian language.The 14th conference of overseas Korean language educators brought together more than 80 teachers and professors from 2...

Updated : 2016.07.26 15:41

China, Russia submit statement to U.N. opposing THAAD deployment in S. Korea: VOA

China and Russia submitted a joint statement to the United Nations on July 8 opposing the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery in South Korea, the U.S.-based Voice of America reported Tuesday. According to the VOA report, the joint document was signed by Wu Haitao,...

Updated : 2016.07.26 15:40

Memorial for No Gun Ri Massacre victims takes place

A 66th anniversary memorial for the victims of No Gun Ri Massacre took place Tuesday at the No Gun Ri Peace Park. No Gun Ri Massacre refers to the deaths of more than 150 South Korean refugees during ...

Updated : 2016.07.26 14:59

Saenuri officials visit Seongju to help resolve THAAD dispute

Ruling Saenuri Party officials visited the southeastern town of Seongju on Tuesday, in a bid to find solutions to the on-going protests by residents who have opposed the deployment of an advanced U.S....

Updated : 2016.07.26 14:17