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Seoul National University to install sirens in women’s restrooms

In the wake of the unprovoked murder of a 23-year-old woman at a unisex public restroom in Gangnam, Seoul National University will install sirens inside women’s restrooms that can be triggered at the...

Updated : 2016.05.24 18:02

Gender war intensifies amid mourning for murder victim

On Sunday afternoon, hundreds of people gathered to mourn the death of a 23-year-old woman outside exit 10 of Gangnam Station, leaving post-it messages, flowers and wiping their tears.  But the peace...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:33

Calls grow to probe other sterilizer makers

Toxic humidifier sterilizer victims who used products distributed by local brand Aekyung -- manufactured by SK Chemicals -- have demanded that the firm be included in the ongoing prosecutorial probe.T...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:33

Prosecutors raid 8 construction material firms over price-rigging

Korean prosecutors on Tuesday raided the offices of eight local firms that manufacture construction materials to determine if they rigged prices of their products.The move aims to determine if companies deliberately fixed prices that distorted the free market and hurt other firms and consu...

Updated : 2016.05.24 16:34

Bones found under toilet remain mystery

A skeleton unearthed last month at a factory restroom in Incheon has yet to be identified, raising concerns the case will go unsolved. The National Forensic Service reported to police on Monday that t...

Updated : 2016.05.24 15:23

Prosecution indicts retired Army brigadier general in corruption case

Korean prosecutors on Tuesday indicted a retired Army brigadier general on charges of taking kickbacks from a defense contractor for peddling influence in a 2014 military procurement deal.The investigators at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said that they indicted and arrest...

Updated : 2016.05.24 13:46

Seoul municipality to launch full probe into humidifier sterilizer case

The Seoul metropolitan government on Tuesday said it will conduct a full-scale investigation to see if any city-run preschools and nursing homes have used a set of allegedly toxic humidifier disinfectants, as part of its efforts to assuage growing public health concerns.The municipality sa...

Updated : 2016.05.24 11:23

4 out of 100 with life insurance die from suicides

Four out of 100 South Koreans subscribed to life insurance policies died from suicides, the biggest cause of death for those in their teens to 30s, an institute's tally showed Tuesday.A close study of life insurance payments in the 2012-2014 period showed that of 177,706 deaths of policyho...

Updated : 2016.05.24 10:45

Nearly 60% of children supporting parents financially: survey

Nearly 6 out of 10 South Koreans are supporting their parents financially, but people's thinking about bearing responsibility for aging parents has changed considerably over the past decade, as they demand more from society and less from children, a recent survey showed Tuesday.The survey,...

Updated : 2016.05.24 10:31

Gov't to adopt performance-based salary system without labor's consent

The government reiterated its position to adopt a performance-based salary system in state-run companies and institutions on a wider scale by the end of this year, a finance ministry official said Monday, as part of its efforts to reform the public sector.The government has pushed forward ...

Updated : 2016.05.23 20:29

[JEJU FORUM] Peace, another name for Jeju

By Han In-taekThe beauty of Jejudo Island needs no explanation. Every year over 10 million tourists visit Jeju from home and abroad. Jeju is designated as a world natural heritage site and a biosphere...

Updated : 2016.05.23 19:07

[JEJU FORUM] ‘Jeju Forum to take comprehensive approach to peace’

Aiming to become the Asian version of the World Economic Forum, the Jeju Forum is once again inviting some 4,500 policymakers, business leaders and experts to Korea’s “Island of Peace” to discuss s...

Updated : 2016.05.23 18:59

[JEJU FORUM] Jeju Forum goes beyond peace to expand scope

 As its title suggests, the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity has always been driven by a central mission to build peace in East Asia by facilitating a multilateral dialogue on peace, diplomacy and...

Updated : 2016.05.23 18:57

[JEJU FORUM] Former Malay leader advocates ‘Criminalize War’ objectives

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir bin Mohamad, who will be attending the 11th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, said the forum complements the struggle of the “Criminalize War” objectives.“Only i...

Updated : 2016.05.23 18:49

[JEJU FORUM] Jeju Forum to seek new leadership for evolving challenges

The 11th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity kicks off on Jejudo Island, gathering prominent political and business leaders, seasoned professionals, journalists and representatives of international or...

Updated : 2016.05.23 18:46