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South Korean workers to stage big rallies nationwide

Tens of thousands of unionized workers will hold rallies across the country to criticize the government's labor reform plans that they say will make firing people easier, the nation's two largest umbrella unions said Saturday.On Sunday, 50,000 members of the Korean Confederation of Trade U...

Updated : 2016.04.30 17:13

N. Korea slams S. Korea-U.S. drills as 'worst provocation ever'

North Korea on Saturday condemned South Korea and the United States for conducting joint military drills that it called the "worst military provocation in the history of the Korean Peninsula."South Korea and the U.S. wrapped up this year's Foal Eagle exercise earlier in the day, with the K...

Updated : 2016.04.30 15:10

Foreign Ministry denies speculation over resignations of GGGI, GCF chiefs

The Foreign Ministry denied speculation Friday that the heads of two South Korea-based international organizations battling climate change have offered to resign due in part to Seoul's lack of attention to an environmental agenda.Yvo de Boer, director general of the Global Green Growth Ins...

Updated : 2016.04.29 17:31

Korean sculptor to donate work to cheer up quake-hit Ecuador

A South Korean sculptor said Friday he plans to erect four of his works, including two giant sculptures bowing Korean-style, in Ecuador this year to encourage and soothe people affected by recent earthquake.The donation of the sculptures -- two sets of "The Greeting Man" and "The Mirror Ma...

Updated : 2016.04.29 17:28

Prosecution seeks 15 years for pastor for murder of daughter

The prosecution on Friday asked for 15 years for the pastor who killed his teenage daughter and hoarded her mummified body for nearly 11 months. The prosecution is also seeking a 12-year sentence f...

Updated : 2016.04.29 17:04

[WEEKENDER] Parental competition, anxiety over future drive kids market

 For Kim Young-eun, a 39-year-old office worker in Seoul, her priority this week was to secure a box from the latest Lego series “Nexo Knights” for her 7-year-old son as a present for Children’s D...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:56

Man immolates self after unsatisfactory court ruling

A man who set himself on fire at around 9 a.m. Friday in front of the Gwangju District Court is thought to done it to protest an unsatisfactory court ruling.The 55-year-old was immediately transferred...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:55

[Weekender] No time to kid around

Life is full of hope and dreams for Lee Seo-hyun, a 9-year-old child attending a primary school in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province. She wants to be a painter, teacher, owner of a big supermarket, florist...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:46

Teens go fast-and-furious with stolen car

Six teenage runaways who stole a car and drove around town for over three hours were arrested Friday. The Gwangju Gwangsan police said the boys, aged 13, are accused of stealing over 32 million won ($...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:44

[Weekender] Working parents struggle to balance work, child care

Kang Ji-hye, 34, the mother of a 4-year-old boy, runs a wedding shop in Gangnam, Seoul. Her business requires her to work during weekends and even on national holidays. Her husband goes to work at a m...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:41

[Weekender] Why becoming a parent takes learning

When her daughter turned 18 months a few years ago, Lee Ji-seon faced a totally unexpected situation. Her daughter only wanted to spend time outdoors -- all day, every day. She’d sit on her stroller ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:34

Ministry may recognize wider range of humidifier disinfectant damage

The government said Friday it will push to lower the threshold of recognizing the damage caused by toxic humidifier disinfectants amid an on-going probe against the manufacturers and escalating public...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:26

In-flight lawbreaking on rise: data

The number of cases of law violations in airplanes is on the rise, with smoking accounting for the most violations, data showed Friday. (Yonhap)According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Tr...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:24

New head of U.S. forces in Korea to take command on Saturday

The next commander of the 28,000-strong United States forces stationed in South Korea will officially take office this week, U.S. Forces Korea said Friday.In a change of command ceremony to be held at USFK's Yongsan garrison in central Seoul on Saturday, Gen. Vincent Brooks will take over ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 15:33

Park's approval rating edges up amid N. Korea's possible nuclear test

President Park Geun-hye's job approval rating edged up slightly, a local poll showed Friday, amid speculation of North Korea’s possible fifth nuclear test.A poll released by Gallup Korea showed 30 percent approved of the job Park is doing, up 1 percentage point from a week earlier.It also...

Updated : 2016.04.29 15:22