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Protesters hold massive anti-gov't rally

A South Korean umbrella labor union and progressive civic groups held a massive rally Saturday to protest the government's policy on labor reform, police said.About 15,000 members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions gathered at Seoul Plaza in central Seoul to protest the government...

Updated : 2016.06.25 17:08

‘Nuclear bombs for sale’ ad in Korean newspaper

An advertisement satirizing U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump will appear in this weekend’s The Korea Herald, a Seoul-based English-language newspaper. The half-page ad, which, according to th...

Updated : 2016.06.24 19:06

[Weekender] What fine dust does to human body

The South Korean public is more sensitive to air quality these days, in light of increasing news reports on the negative impacts of fine dust and with a slew of released apps that send almost real-tim...

Updated : 2016.06.24 18:58

[Weekender] Criticism mounts over government’s fine dust countermeasure plan

Earlier this month, the South Korean government released a set of fine dust countermeasures amid growing public anxiety over the peninsula’s grey skies.Considering neighboring countries’ climate con...

Updated : 2016.06.24 18:56

[Weekender] Korea more vulnerable to air pollution

A latest report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has sent a solemn message to the world: If we do not effectively tackle air pollution, it could cause 6 to 9 million prem...

Updated : 2016.06.24 18:37

[EYE] ‘It comes down to IT going green’

Gary Cook, a senior IT analyst at Greenpeace, said that he has noticed a particular trend among the younger generation in the United States -- they delay getting their driver’s license after they tur...

Updated : 2016.06.24 18:26

Chinese captain nabbed over alleged illegal fishing, drug use

The captain of a Chinese fishing boat was arrested on Friday over allegedly operating near the inter-Korean maritime border and using an illegal drug, the Korean Coast Guard said.Coast guard officers found methamphetamine inside the boat that they seized in waters off Socheong Island in In...

Updated : 2016.06.24 17:26

Transport minister expresses apologies to Milyang, Busan

Korea's transportation minister apologized to the citizens of Milyang and Busan, who had both competed to host the new airport, adding that the decision to scrap the project reflected the nation's best interests."State projects must be rolled out based on the country's whole interest in mi...

Updated : 2016.06.24 16:08

ASEM culture ministers' meeting closes with chairman's statement

Culture ministers from the Asia-Europe Meeting countries adopted a chairman's statement that calls for further international cooperation to nurture the creative industries on Friday, wrapping up their three-day meeting in Korea.The 7th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers' meeting took place at t...

Updated : 2016.06.24 15:47

Organizing committee to offer athletes kimchi during Rio Olympics

The organizing committee of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has included kimchi, the traditional Korean side dish of fermented cabbage with a variety of spicy seasonings, on the menu for athletes taking part in the competition, an industry group said Thursday.The Korean Food Buyers Association...

Updated : 2016.06.24 11:26

Man brandishes weapon, demands for female company

A man who threatened a bar owner with a weapon while demanding for a woman to attend to him was arrested in Suncheon-si, South Jeolla Province, the police said Thursday.  (123RF)The 43-year-old man, ...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:50

Human rights watchdog opposes ban on students' cellphone use in Korea

Last year, Kim Ji-hoon, a middle school student, filed a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, claiming his school’s ban on cellphone use limits his social life. Since 2012, all...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:45

Private day cares go on strike over new limits

Some 14,000 day care centers nationwide started a two-day strike on Thursday in protest against the government’s new limit on their full-day services from next month, which they fear will lead to ope...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:40

[Newsmaker] Syrians at airport win right to seek refugee status

 A South Korean court ruled Thursday in favor of nine Syrian asylum seekers who had been denied entry into the country to apply for the status. They stayed at an airport for the past six months await...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:37

Prime Minister calls for more international cultural cooperation

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday said that the international community should further cultural cooperation since the power of culture can contribute greatly to world unity."I think the power o...

Updated : 2016.06.23 14:26