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S. Korea reports additional case of foot-and-mouth disease

South Korea confirmed another case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) Monday, signaling a possible spread of the animal disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including cows and sheep.The additional outbreak was confirmed at a pig farm in Goryeong, North Gyeongsang Province, according to...

Updated : 2014.07.28 16:14

Prosecutors demand 20-year sentence for leftist lawmaker

Prosecutors on Monday demanded a 20-year jail sentence for a left-leaning lawmaker accused of plotting an armed rebellion against the government.    Rep. Lee Seok-ki of the minor opposition Unified Progressive Party (UPP) went on trial in September on charges of conspiring with members...

Updated : 2014.07.28 14:32

Student survivors testify in Korea ferry trial

Teenaged student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security Monday in the murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew.It was the first time the survivors -- all from Dawon High School in Ansan city south of Seoul -- have given evidence in ...

Updated : 2014.07.28 14:18

Younger people to get less benefit than what they pay from gov't: data

South Korea's younger generation is likely to receive less than what they paid for public benefits, a report showed Monday, highlighting the government's demographic headache of balancing its fiscal policy as rapid aging stokes welfare spending.People in their 20s and 30s during their life...

Updated : 2014.07.28 10:44

Yoo’s son denies embezzlement

Yoo Dae-kyoon, the eldest son of Yoo Byung-eun, denied charges of embezzlement on Sunday, as judges are expected to issue an arrest warrant for the junior Yoo, allowing prosecutors to detain him for f...

Updated : 2014.07.27 20:01

Court orders disclosure of 2007 inter-Korean summit transcript

A Seoul court has ordered the nation’s spy agency to release the transcript of a 2007 summit between late President Roh Moo-hyun and then North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, saying the agency’s refusal to disclose it is “unfair,” court officials said Sunday.In June last year, a progressiv...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:54

[URGENT] Warrants sought for Yoo Dae-kyoon, Park Soo-kyung

The Incheon District Prosecutors' Office on Sunday asked the court to issue arrest warrants for the deceased ferry tycoon Yoo Byung-eun's eldest son, Dae-kyoon, and his female aide Park Soo-kyung to take them into custody for charges invovling embezzlement.According to prosecutors, Yoo ...

Updated : 2014.07.27 17:07

Former top bid official nominated as new head of S. Korea's first Winter Olympics

Cho Yang-ho, a corporate executive who led PyeongChang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Games, has been nominated to be the top organizer of the event, sources said Saturday.Cho, chairman of Hanjin Group, is in line to replace former chief organizer Kim Jin-sun, who resigned on Mon...

Updated : 2014.07.26 15:22

Prosecutors launch investigation into arrested son of Sewol ferry owner

Prosecutors launched an investigation Saturday into the eldest son of the late owner of the Sewol ferry, after he was arrested one day earlier on suspicion of embezzlement related to April's deadly sinking.Yoo Dae-kyun, 44, the son of Yoo Byung-eun, was arrested Friday in Yongin, south of ...

Updated : 2014.07.26 14:36

[Weekender] Privacy in peril amid prevalence of social media

For Jang Mi-na, a 21-year-old college student in Seoul, Facebook used to be an integral part of her life: She used it to record her daily experiences, communicate with her friends and acquaintances, a...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:50

Early voting for by-elections opens

Early voting for the July 30 parliamentary by-elections kicked off Friday for a two-day run amid expectations the vote will serve as a referendum on President Park Geun-hye’s conservative administration.The polls carry extra weight this year because a total of 15 parliamentary seats are u...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:45

1 in 10 Korean seniors suffers from dementia

About 10 percent of South Korea’s elderly population are suffering from dementia, according to a study conducted by the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital.According to professor and psychiatrist Kim Ki-woong, 9.2 percent of people in Korea aged 65 or older suffer from the brain di...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:45

Black box found at site of plane crash

PARIS (AP) ― French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algerie plane crashed with the loss of 116 people. France’s interior minister said F...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:27

Autopsy on Sewol owner’s body inconclusive

A state agency-led autopsy on the body of the fugitive Yoo Byung-eun to reveal the cause of his death eventually ended in a failure, seemingly due to the severe decomposition of the corpse.The Nationa...

Updated : 2014.07.25 18:39

Cause of Yoo Byung-eun’s death unclear: forensic agency

The National Forensic Service said Friday that a three-day autopsy has not determined the cause of death of fugitive Yoo Byung-eun, the owner of the sunken ferry Sewol.The state forensic agency said t...

Updated : 2014.07.25 10:47