[BREAKING] Court rejects arrest warrant for Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong

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Arrest sought for minister, ex-presidential chief of staff over artist blacklist

 South Korean investigators on Wednesday sought warrants to formally arrest the country‘s culture minister and a former presidential chief of staff over allegations the Park Geun-hye administration blacklisted cultural figures deemed critical of the government. Minister Cho Yoon-sun and...

Updated : 2017.01.18 21:21

Warrants sought for Kim Ki-choon, Cho Yoon-sun

[Urgent] The independent counsel asked the court to issue arrest warrants for former presidential chief of staff Kim Ki-choon and Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun.(khnews@heraldcorp.com)

Updated : 2017.01.18 20:58

[From the scene] Lee Jae-yong’s grueling day

Samsung Group’s de facto leader Lee Jae-yong is possibly at the lowest point of his life as he nervously waits for a court’s decision on his arrest warrant.  The heir apparent of the nation’s larg...

Updated : 2017.01.18 19:25

Gallery operator, antique dealer get jail terms for counterfeiting artist's works

A Seoul court on Wednesday sentenced a local gallery operator and an antique dealer to four years and seven years in prison, respectively, for selling forged art works of renowned South Korean artist ...

Updated : 2017.01.18 18:11

Former Japan sex slavery victim dies at 94

A Korean victim of Japan's wartime sex slavery died at her home in Xiaogan, in China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, the South Korean government said. She was 94.Park Cha-soon's death brought the number ...

Updated : 2017.01.18 16:37

South Korea to check air passenger info to sort out potential terrorists

Starting in April, South Korea will check information on inbound air passengers to sort out potential terrorists, officials said Wednesday, as Seoul seeks to beef up security ahead of major sporting e...

Updated : 2017.01.18 11:50

Ex-president of university grilled over influence-peddling scandal

A former president of a local university was questioned by investigators Wednesday over allegations the school gave undue favors to the daughter of President Park Geun-hye's close friend, who is at th...

Updated : 2017.01.18 11:02

Court holds hearing on Samsung heir's arrest in corruption scandal

A Seoul court held a hearing Wednesday to decide whether to issue a writ to formally arrest Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Group's de facto leader, over allegations he bribed President Park Geun-hye's close fr...

Updated : 2017.01.18 10:41

Lee Jae-yong attends warrant hearing

Samsung Group’s heir apparent Lee Jae-yong is attending a court hearing in Seoul on an arrest warrant in a widening investigation into the country’s largest corruption scandal, which led to Presiden...

Updated : 2017.01.18 10:12

Yongin City officially debt-free

Yongin, once South Korea’s most indebted city, is now officially debt-free, Mayor Jung Chan-min declared Tuesday. The city of 1 million, located some 40 kilometers south of Seoul, will now embark on ...

Updated : 2017.01.17 16:08

Vehicle registration grew 3.9% in 2016: ministry

The number of registered vehicles in South Korea continued to grow, nearing 22 million in 2016, the government said Tuesday.Car registrations came to 21,803,351 units as of end-2016, up3.9 percent or ...

Updated : 2017.01.17 11:40

Choi blasted for shameless court appearance

Choi Soon-sil, the jailed confidante of President Park Geun-hye, took the witness stand in Park’s impeachment trial Monday, but her apparent lack of humility only fueled anger among the public. At th...

Updated : 2017.01.16 16:08

More than 50% of Korea's judicial apprentices without jobs

More than half of the judicial apprentices in South Korea fail to secure jobs after having passed the bar exam and two years of rigorous legal training.According to the Legal Training and Research Ins...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:36

Two Korean tourists report sexual assault by taxi driver in Taipei

Two South Korean women said they were sexually attacked by a taxi driver while traveling to a night market in Taipei, according to local reports and the Korean foreign ministry on Sunday.According to the reports, three Korean women hired a taxi around 6 p.m. on Thursday to visit the popula...

Updated : 2017.01.15 21:36

Korean women spend more time on household chores than men: report

The amount of time South Korean women spend on household chores is three times the length of time spent by man, a local report showed Sunday, displaying deeply rooted gender roles in a society where a...

Updated : 2017.01.15 16:28