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Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ex-KT&G VP

An arrest warrant has been sought for the former vice president of the nation's leading tobacco maker on Tuesday over allegations that he received kickbacks from the company's business partner, prosecutors said.The former vice president of KT&G Corp., identified by his surname Lee, is susp...

Updated : 2015.08.27 18:07

Foreigners join anti-crime campaign

Foreigners and naturalized Korean citizens in the country will work as volunteers to help immigrants settle down and deter them from committing crimes, prosecutors said Thursday.The Southern District Prosecutor's Office said in a press release they have established a committee on Tuesday c...

Updated : 2015.08.27 18:06

Prosecution indicts Egyptian refugee broker

Prosecutors on Thursday indicted an Egyptian broker who illegally helped other Egyptians enter South Korea as false refugees. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office indicted the 29-year-old suspect, whose identification was withheld, on charges of allegedly providing fake immigrat...

Updated : 2015.08.27 16:16

Labor market reform talks set to resume

South Korea’s largest trade union group decided to return to the long-stalled trilateral negotiations among labor, management and government Wednesday, giving a boost to the government’s push for la...

Updated : 2015.08.26 21:31

Police nab water park peeping tom

Police said Wednesday they had taken a 27-year-old woman into custody on suspicion of secretly filming a women’s locker room at local water resorts, including images of victims in the shower that wer...

Updated : 2015.08.26 18:15

S. Korean millennials more risk-averse than older adults: poll

South Koreans in their 20s and 30s are financially more conservative than older adults as they suffer economic hardships due to a tight job market, a poll showed Wednesday.The survey of 1,500 people across the nation showed that those in that age group prefer safe assets like bank deposits...

Updated : 2015.08.26 15:35

Childbirths in S. Korea rise for 4th month in June

The number of childbirths in South Korea rose for the fourth straight month in June, a government report showed Wednesday, a positive sign for the country struggling with an aging population.In June, some 35,500 babies were born here, up 3.8 percent from the same month last year, according...

Updated : 2015.08.26 13:58

Shipwreck found to date back to early Joseon

A shipwreck discovered in South Korea's southwestern waters last year was found to date back to the early Joseon Dynasty in what is believed to be the nation's first discovery of a Joseon-era ship, a research institute said Wednesday.After a four-month study into the Mado No. 4 ship, the N...

Updated : 2015.08.26 10:32

Policeman dies after colleague shoots him

A conscripted policeman died after being shot by a gun carried by his colleague. The gun was reportedly discharged on accident at a Gupabal checkpoint in northwestern Seoul, police said Tuesday.The policeman, who was identified only by his surname Park, was shot on the left side of his che...

Updated : 2015.08.25 18:32

DMZ deal has S. Koreans relieved but skeptical

As South Korea reached a landmark deal with North Korea on Tuesday to defuse cross-border tensions after recent military confrontations, South Koreans expressed relief for being pulled back from the b...

Updated : 2015.08.25 18:18

S. Korea's childbirths fall to second-lowest level in 2014

The number of babies born in South Korea fell to the second-lowest level in 2014, a report showed Tuesday, deepening concerns that its low birthrate could sap the country's long-term economic stability.According to the report by Statistics Korea, some 435,400 babies were born last year, do...

Updated : 2015.08.25 13:40

Fire in Daewoo ship under construction kills two, injures 7

A South Korean vessel that was being constructed by major shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. caught on fire Monday on an island south of Seoul, killing two and leaving seven injured, fire authorities said. Geoje Fire Station said a 39-year-old worker, known by the sur...

Updated : 2015.08.24 21:38

Korean man arrested in Australia for alleged homicide

The Australian police on Monday arrested a South Korean man in his 20s in Sydney on suspicions that he killed another man, thought to be Korean, in the country, according to Seoul’s Foreign Ministry.The body of the deceased man was found in a forest near Sydney last Saturday.The Foreign M...

Updated : 2015.08.24 21:13

Korea has high gender gap in life expectancy

The gap in life expectancy between South Korean men and women is higher than other member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a recent report by the Paris-based clu...

Updated : 2015.08.24 18:07

Hangang area to get huge tourism push

The government and Seoul City on Monday announced a set of measures to turn the Hangang River into a major tourism hub by connecting the riverside and waterway to popular tourism sites in the city and...

Updated : 2015.08.24 17:37