Jeju to host 5,000 Vietnamese incentive tourists: tourism agencies

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Jeju to host 5,000 Vietnamese incentive tourists: tourism agencies

JEJU -- Jeju Island will host some 5,000 incentive tourists from Vietnam as part of an agreement reached with the five travel agencies in the Southeast Asian country, regional authorities said Sunday....

Updated : 2017.04.30 09:49

Airports, expressways crowded as Koreans embark on extended holidays

South Korea's airports and expressways are experiencing extreme congestion Saturday, as many people take advantage of extended holidays from late April to early May to visit popular tourist destinatio...

Updated : 2017.04.29 13:12

246 people caught for vandalizing election poster

Police said Friday that it has investigated 246 people for vandalizing presidential election posters or damaging electioneering facilities since the election campaign began last week. According to the...

Updated : 2017.04.28 16:11

US soldier handed suspended sentence for smuggling meth

A US soldier accused of smuggling bags of methamphetamine to South Korea via military mail was handed a three-year jail term suspended for five years, district court records showed Friday. Prosecutors...

Updated : 2017.04.28 15:53

Hwang pays respects to soldiers killed in West Sea attacks

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Friday paid homage to soldiers killed in North Korea's past attacks in the West Sea, vowing to ensure their ultimate sacrifices for n...

Updated : 2017.04.28 13:37

Appeals court acquits professor of fabricating reports for Oxy

An appellate court on Friday overturned a lower court's decision and acquitted a professor of manipulating a report in favor of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser in a high-profile toxic humidifier disinfectant ca...

Updated : 2017.04.28 11:40

Govt. sets aside W64tr for social security budget

The government said Friday it plans to spend 64 trillion won ($56.4 billion) this year to make sure a more comprehensive social safety net is provided for vulnerable people and the elderly. The Social...

Updated : 2017.04.28 09:37

Missing ferry victim's school uniform possibly found

   MOKPO -- A team of workers on Thursday found an item belonging to one of those still missing in a ferry sinking disaster for the first time as it searched for their remains in the wreck of the vessel, government officials said.   A male high school uniform top was discovered on the ...

Updated : 2017.04.27 20:09

Sohn Myung-won elected head of national equestrian federation

South Korea’s national equestrian federation elected Sohn Myung-won as its new president Thursday. Sohn, 76, president of a private consulting firm, clinched 33 out of 35 votes and will fill the seat...

Updated : 2017.04.27 18:37

Rare rainbow cloud phenomenon sighted over Jeju Island, 2nd time this year

JEJU -- A spectacular display of light was spotted Thursday in the sky over South Korea's southern resort island of Jeju as residents on the island were dazzled for the second time this year by what i...

Updated : 2017.04.27 15:45

Gender biased language backfires on campaign trail

Most of the major presidential candidates have referred to themselves as “feminists” and have made big promises to tackle gender discrimination and violence. However, questions linger over whether t...

Updated : 2017.04.27 14:37

Koreans worried 4th industrial revolution will threaten jobs

More than 70 percent of South Koreans fear that the advent of the fourth industrial revolution will threaten their jobs, but a greater number of them see it as a positive development that will benefit...

Updated : 2017.04.27 12:52

Police to crack down on overcharging tourists during holiday season

Police said Thursday they will strengthen a crackdown on the acts of overcharging or cheating foreign tourists and improve security efforts in areas frequented by travelers in time for the extended ho...

Updated : 2017.04.27 12:49

55% of fine dust in Seoul comes from abroad: report

Over half of the fine dust particles in Seoul come from abroad, the municipal government said Thursday, amid the city's struggle to fight worsening air quality.The Seoul Metropolitan Government, citin...

Updated : 2017.04.27 11:59

Top court confirms four-year term for ex-Navy chief for bribery

The country's top court on Thursday dismissed a former Navy chief's appeal to a sentence of four years in prison for taking kickbacks from defense contractors.Jung Ok-keun, chief of naval operations f...

Updated : 2017.04.27 11:27