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[Graphic News] Foreign population in Korea reaches 1.8 million

The number of expatriates residing in South Korea as of last year reached 1,797,618, marking 3.57 percent of the total population, statistics from the Justice Ministry showed this week.It marked a sha...

Updated : 2015.07.02 18:45

Single parents still struggling to get child support

 When Yoon Ji-hee, a 43-year-old single mother, divorced in 2010, the court had ordered her ex-husband to pay her 800,000 won ($711) as child support for their two children every month. But until March of this year, Yoon had never received anything from him. Diabetic and unemployed, she ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 18:32

Unionized workers vote for strike

Hundreds of thousands of unionized workers voted to go on strike Thursday to protest what they called the government's efforts to restructure the labor market in a management-friendly way.  A total of 442,547 of 772,158 union members took part in the vote, with 397,453 of them endorsing ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:59

Working moms worn out on weekends: study

By Cho Chung-unWorking mothers in South Korea spend several more hours on the weekends dealing with domestic tasks than stay-at-home mothers, while also taking a larger portion of housework than their...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:57

Korean response team sent to China over deadly bus accident

The South Korean government on Thursday sent an emergency response team to China to handle a deadly tourist bus accident that killed 10 Koreans and one Chinese, officials said.  (Yonhap)On Wednesday...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:43

China says 'no information' on reported invite of Kim Jong-un

China said Thursday that it had "no information" on a media report that Beijing has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to an event in September marking the end of World War II.  Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying gave the response, when asked about the report by the W...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:43

Seoul probes abuse claims on autistic child

Officials are investigating claims that a 9-year-old child with autism was physically and sexually abused by his classmates, the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Thursday.On Monday, a woman who identified herself as the mother of a third-grader wrote in an online posting that he...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:29

Opposition braces for grilling session on Cheong Wa Dae

The main parties agreed on Thursday to convene a parliamentary panel overseeing the presidential secretariat, with the opposition vowing to grill attending officials on the ongoing feud between Presid...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:28

Seoul police nab cab drivers for overcharging foreigners

Seoul Police took into custody eight taxi drivers on suspicion of repeatedly overcharging foreign visitors, officials said Thursday.According to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, the accused targeted foreign passengers, taking advantage of them being relatively unfamiliar with the mark...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:27

University professor accused of abusing student

A male professor at Seoul’s Chung-ang University is under investigation by the university human rights center for alleged violence and sexually demeaning comments against a male student, local media reported Thursday. The professor allegedly hit a 38-year-old graduate student, surnamed G...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:20

[NEWS ANALYSIS] New U.S. defense strategy puts pressure on Korea

The new U.S.’ National Military Strategy released Wednesday underscores the “need to counter revisionist states,” potentially including China, that are challenging international norms and vows to f...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:17

10 S. Koreans, 1 Chinese killed in China bus plunge

Ten South Korean government employees and one Chinese person have been killed in a bus plunge in northeastern China, officials said Thursday.   The accident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. (local time) Wednesday, with the bus plunging 15 meters off the bridge in the northeastern Chinese cit...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:16

N. Korean officials abroad seek for asylum: source

North Korean officials abroad are increasingly irritated by the North's leader Kim Jong-un's so-called reign of terror and some of them have applied for asylum in South Korea, an informed source here said Thursday.  South Korea's state spy agency earlier said that since taking power in l...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:15

English book on Korea‘s labor law available

South Korean law firm JIPYONG has published an English commentary on the nation’s labor law, titled “Labor Laws of the Republic of Korea,” to help foreign firms better grasp Korea’s complex labor ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:14

N. Korea still building military post on border island: ministry

North Korea has yet to complete the construction of a military post on a uninhabited island near the tensely-guarded inter-Korean sea border in the Yellow Sea, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.  The ministry has previously said the North is building a military camp on the North Korean ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 16:29