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Korea's vice foreign minister pays respects to victims of Italian earthquake

South Korea's vice foreign minister visited the Italian Embassy in Seoul Tuesday to offer his condolences to the victims of the 6.2-magnitude quake that rocked the European country last week, the ministry said.The death toll from the earthquake, which hit central Italy on Aug. 24, reached ...

Updated : 2016.08.30 22:20

Top court rules Samsung not liable for worker's leukemia death

South Korea's top court on Tuesday upheld a ruling by a lower court that South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. is not to blame for the leukemia death of one of its former employees at a chipmaking facility, citing a lack of evidence.In 2010, five people, including three bereaved ...

Updated : 2016.08.30 18:00

Former professor who fed employee feces gets 8 years in prison

The former university professor who forcibly fed human feces to his pupil-turned-employee was convicted with eight years in prison Tuesday. The Supreme Court found Jang, 53, guilty of abusing his 30-y...

Updated : 2016.08.30 17:08

Teen mothers neglected in prenatal care: study

South Korea’s pregnant teenagers do not receive enough medical attention and are three times more likely to have premature babies than mothers in other age groups, partly because of stigmatization ag...

Updated : 2016.08.30 16:54

Number of school students continues to fall

The overall number of students in South Korea decreased amid the continuing low birthrate, while the number of students from multicultural families hit a record high this year, government data showed ...

Updated : 2016.08.30 16:44

Korea to build network of smart expressways by 2020

South Korea unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to build a network of smart expressways that will include new sections of road that charge electric vehicles as they go.Under the envisioned plan, the government will also build an additional 1,000 kilometers of expressway, extending the total...

Updated : 2016.08.30 10:02

Over 90% of industrial accident victims from subcontractors: report

More than nine out of every 10 victims of industrial accidents came from subcontractors last year, a lawmaker said Monday, suggesting that workers from smaller firms are exposed to more dangers than their peers from large contracting companies.Over the past five years, the country's top 30...

Updated : 2016.08.30 08:59

Gov't to maintain initial price ceilings for anti-graft law

The South Korean government said Monday it has decided to maintain the existing price ceiling for the controversial anti-graft law that will go into effect in late September, despite rising concerns that the new policy will weigh down spending in certain industries.The remark came as the a...

Updated : 2016.08.29 20:56

Aide probe inspector quits over alleged leak

Special inspector Lee Seok-su, who had been tasked with investigating a scandal-marred senior presidential aide, offered to resign Monday amid a widening probe into his alleged information leak.  A s...

Updated : 2016.08.29 18:53

[Graphic News] Average labor cost rose by 2.4% in 2015

It costs a company an average of 4.33 million won ($3,852) a month to hire an employee, including the wage, major insurance coverage and other allowances, the Employment and Labor Ministry’s research...

Updated : 2016.08.29 18:24

2 workers die in construction site collapse in Jinju

Two workers died and four were injured when the roof of a three-story building collapsed Sunday during renovation work in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, Monday.Three of the six workers were buried ...

Updated : 2016.08.29 18:03

‘Majority of female doctors pressured not to get pregnant'

About 70 percent of South Korean female resident physicians, as well as 40 percent of women nurses are pressured not to get pregnant by their employers to minimize the number of workers on maternity l...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:59

‘Public art should be defined by citizens’

Citizens are perhaps the most important factor in defining public art, said Ahn Kyu-chul, a formative arts professor at Korea National University of Arts. “Citizens can call hanging love locks at N S...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:58

Citizens gather to uncover Seoul’s public art

About 100 Seoul residents gathered at Dongdaemun Design Plaza on Saturday to embark on a two-month long journey to uncover public art on the city’s streets.Under the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s ...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:56

Prosecutors raid firm run by presidential aide's wife

Prosecutors on Monday raided a company headed by the wife of scandal-marred senior presidential aide Woo Byung-woo, as well as a branch of the Seoul police. The raid came six days after prosecutors la...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:55