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[Newsmaker] Rubber duck enthralls despite Lotte debate

A giant yellow rubber duck sitting on Seoul’s Seokchon Lake has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of South Koreans, while carrying the hopes of a local retail giant trying to dampen public f...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:57

[Newsmaker] Concert accident refocuses parties on safety

Public safety has once again gripped the National Assembly with the recent ventilation shaft accident making the ruling and opposition parties hone in on related issues.On Friday, grates covering a ve...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:26

[Newsmaker] Vent shafts accidents waiting to happen

The innumerable ventilation shafts around the country may be accidents just waiting to happen, with no regulations to ensure their structural integrity. With thousands of ventilation shafts, covered b...

Updated : 2014.10.19 21:18

[Newsmaker] Why did N.K. chief join inter-Korean talks?

The appearance of North Korea’s military spy chief Kim Yong-chol at rare inter-Korean military talks on Wednesday has left many observers wondering what message Pyongyang wanted to convey through sen...

Updated : 2014.10.16 21:24

[Newsmaker] Ebola infections may hit 10,000 a week: WHO

GENEVA ― The World Health Organization said Tuesday the Ebola infection rate could soon reach 10,000 a week as world leaders prepared to hold talks on the crisis at the United Nations.WHO assistant d...

Updated : 2014.10.15 21:39

[Newsmaker] Tirole honored for firms' market power study

PARIS ― French economist Jean Tirole is a master of game theory and industrial organization, who on Monday added a Nobel prize to a gleaming heap of honors for his work.The 61-year-old was hailed by ...

Updated : 2014.10.14 21:41

[Newsmaker] Homeplus faces torrid Assembly audit

Homeplus, one of South Korea’s largest grocery chains, will have to explain during a parliamentary inspection what seems like an intentional leakage of its customers’ private information to third pa...

Updated : 2014.10.13 21:18

[Newsmaker] Anti-N.K. leaflets: Double-edged sword

Steered by North Korean defectors and activists, civic groups and their anti-Pyongyang leaflets have long goaded the Kim regime into fury at what it calls an act of hostility. The two Koreas traded fi...

Updated : 2014.10.12 21:05

[Newsmaker] Young writers debut on global literary scene

When people think of Korea, many identify the country with K-pop, TV dramas and, to a lesser extent, films. As the Korean wave, or Hallyu, has been shaped around the popular Korean culture, the countr...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:26

[Newsmaker] LED: Light-bulb moment reducing carbon

PARIS ― Just over 20 years ago, three physicists working in two laboratories in Japan cracked a problem that had stumped rivals for decades ― how to prise blue light from a semiconductor.The feat pa...

Updated : 2014.10.08 21:21

[Newsmaker] Nobel shows importance of location

PARIS ― Generations of scientists have pored over a seemingly basic but ultimately complex skill: how are humans able to find their way from one spot to another?Little by little, the fog of mystery i...

Updated : 2014.10.07 21:22

[Newsmaker] Counting cost of college application

With Korean universities continuing with their early admission programs for 2015, the nonrefundable application fees for higher education institutes have become topic of discussion as the sky-high fee...

Updated : 2014.10.06 21:19

[Newsmaker] Visit by N.K. officials hogs limelight

The 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 that ended on Saturday surprised the world ― not just for its spectacular K-pop performances or medals dominated by China, but because of an unprecedented visit by t...

Updated : 2014.10.05 21:23

[Newsmaker] Daum Kakao eyes growth as platform provider

Daum Communications and Kakao Corp. have joined forces and are looking ahead to an era in which everything is connected to the Internet.After five months of consolidating the two entities and their co...

Updated : 2014.10.01 21:45

[Newsmaker] Korea takes aim at mobile subsidies

On Oct. 1, South Korea will enforce a revised law governing the sales and subsidies of mobile devices such as smartphones in an effort to eradicate long-standing malpractices by telecommunications ope...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:40
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