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Candlelight vigil Saturday to celebrate impeachment

As in previous weekends, many South Koreans are expected to gather in central Seoul with candles, this time to celebrate the impeachment of Park Geun-hye. Rally organizers said Friday that this Saturd...

Updated : 2016.12.09 20:27

Candle revolution: how candles led to Park’s impeachment

The parliament on Friday voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, bringing her presidency to the brink of collapse. The impeachment was a victory for many of South Koreans who have taken to the stree...

Updated : 2016.12.09 16:22

Body of captain from capsized boat found

The body of the captain of a South Korean fishing boat that capsized after colliding with a foreign-flagged vessel was recovered Friday off the country's southwest coast, raising the death toll to two, Cost Guard said.The body of the 59-year-old captain, identified only by his surname Kim,...

Updated : 2016.12.09 15:12

4 out of 10 in their 20s and 30s dream of becoming civil servant: poll

Four out of 10 job seekers in their 20s and 30s have prepared for state tests to become a civil servant, a poll showed Friday, a sign that government jobs are popular in South Korea amid growing job insecurity.The leading online job search portal JobKorea said its poll of 1,083 young peopl...

Updated : 2016.12.09 13:24

Korean court fines woman for violating anti-graft law

A local court on Thursday ordered a 55-year-old woman to pay 90,000 won ($77) for giving rice cakes to a police officer in the first ruling made after the implementation of a much-debated anti-graft law.The Chuncheon District Court found the woman, whose identity was withheld, guilty of vi...

Updated : 2016.12.08 17:40

Civic groups gear up for impeachment vote

While the historic vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye gets underway inside the National Assembly on Friday, citizens will be holding a sit-in outside the parliamentary building to ramp up pressur...

Updated : 2016.12.08 17:34

Revisiting Roh Moo-hyun impeachment

Twelve years ago, South Korea’s parliament impeached the president only to face unforeseen consequences: an overwhelming outpouring of public anger. The president was the now deceased Roh Moo-hyun. K...

Updated : 2016.12.08 17:32

S. Korea's population likely to start shrinking in 2032

South Korea's population is expected to start contracting in 2032 amid widespread concerns that the country's chronic low birthrate and aging citizens will undermine growth potential, a government rep...

Updated : 2016.12.08 14:41

[BREAKING] Car crashes into presidential office, one police officer injured

A 27-year-old female driver plowed through a security post at Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday morning, injuring one police officer. The collision happened at 9:50 a.m., when a white Kia K3 vehicle crashed ...

Updated : 2016.12.08 11:53

Girl's statue symbolizing sexual slavery victims to be unveiled in Washington

A girl's statue symbolizing victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery will be unveiled in Washington this week in a first step toward placing the statue in the US capital city permanently, organizers said Wednesday.The statue, made in South Korea and shipped to the United States last month...

Updated : 2016.12.08 09:46

Ko Young-tae denies being close to Choi Soon-sil

Ko Young-tae, one of the key aides to President Park Geun-hye’s embattled friend Choi Soon-sil, offered new testimonies about his relationship with Choi and his job as a clothes manufacturer for Park...

Updated : 2016.12.07 17:12

Another Korean former sex slave dies

Another South Korean woman who was coerced into sexual slavery for Japanese soldiers during World War II has died, the government said Wednesday.The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said Park Sook-yi died the previous day at the age of 94. Park had been hospitalized for poor health i...

Updated : 2016.12.07 09:58

South Korea’s ranking drops in PISA test

South Korea’s rankings in the 2015 international student assessment slightly slipped compared to three years ago, though it still remains among the top eight the Organization for Economic Cooperation...

Updated : 2016.12.06 19:08

Half of elders in poverty live alone: report

As nearly 1 in 2 elderly households are living in poverty in South Korea, the poverty rate among senior citizens who live alone has almost doubled since 2006, a study found Monday.According to a repor...

Updated : 2016.12.06 17:29

Chinese man sentenced to 3 1/2 yrs in prison for drug trafficking

A 25-year-old Chinese man caught earlier this year trying to smuggle drugs into South Korea and swallowing them has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison, a local court said Tuesday.In handing down the verdict, the Incheon District Court found him guilty of trafficking drugs, but he was ...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:23