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[NEWSMAKER] Ahn signals at 2017 presidential bid

The People’s Party’s former chairman Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo on Sunday strongly indicated a second presidential bid, vowing to change politics, the lives of the people and the administration with “reaso...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:46

[Newsmaker] Top exec's death deepens Lotte crisis

Lotte Group fell further into crisis Friday after the conglomerate’s second man in the management was found dead in apparent suicide, with him set to face prosecution interrogation on the same day.Le...

Updated : 2016.08.26 16:49

[Newsmaker] PR legend questioned on lobbying

Working in public relations in South Korea has often been favored by college graduates, particularly among women concerned about the male-centered hierarchy of the corporate world.In such positions, E...

Updated : 2016.08.24 16:30

[Newsmaker] Park's estranged sister probed for fraud

The prosecution has commenced investigation into Park Geun-ryoung, the estranged sister of President Park Geun-hye, upon a report by Lee Seok-su, a special inspector under the presidential office, rep...

Updated : 2016.08.23 16:35

[NEWSMAKER] Mixed views on Samsung Electronics stock

After a two-day record-breaking rally, Samsung Electronics shares on Monday took a breather, closing 0.6 percent lower than the previous session. As soon as the Seoul market opened, Samsung Electronic...

Updated : 2016.08.22 16:21

[Newsmaker] Omran, one child of millions scarred by Syria war

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of a devastating airstrike in Aleppo.The image of the stunned and...

Updated : 2016.08.18 21:29

[Newsmaker] Trump picks media provocateur as campaign CEO

NEW YORK (AFP) - Donald Trump on Wednesday shook up his campaign team for a second time in just two months, fending off suggestions that his presidential run is in crisis as polls show Hillary Clinton...

Updated : 2016.08.18 19:23

[Newsmaker] Runners help each other after fall, lifting Olympic spirit

New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin was lying on the track, dazed after a heavy fall and with her hopes of an Olympic medal seemingly over. Suddenly, there was a hand on her shoulder and a voice in her e...

Updated : 2016.08.17 19:56

[Newsmaker] Top Park aide named minister of culture

The appointment of Cho Yoon-sun, one of the most trusted confidants of President Park Geun-hye, as the new culture minister is expected to boost the current administration during its last 18 months in...

Updated : 2016.08.16 16:59

[NEWSMAKER] South Korea hit by abnormal heat wave

Seoul has seen the most heat wave days this summer since 1994, while southern port city Busan has recorded its highest temperature in more than a century, according to the state weather agency.Over th...

Updated : 2016.08.15 16:37

[Newsmaker] Park's pardon clears hurdle for CJ’s global expansion

President Park Geun-hye’s surprising decision to free CJ Group chairman Lee Jay-hyun on Friday is expected to clear hurdles for the group’s struggling strategy to go global. Chairman Lee also apolog...

Updated : 2016.08.12 15:07

[Newsmaker] Rise of Park ally to reopen Saenuri divide

Rep. Lee Jung-hyun, the newly elected chairman of the ruling conservative Saenuri Party, may have vowed an end to factionalism and regionalism, but his obvious intimacy with President Park Geun-hye is expected to deepen the crack between the pro-presidential and non-Park cliques.While the ...

Updated : 2016.08.11 09:26

[Newsmaker] Lee 1st Saenuri party leader from Jeolla

The ruling Saenuri Party’s new leader Rep. Lee Jung-hyun began his political career in 1985 by joining the Democratic Justice Party, South Korea’s ruling party, where he was a rank-and-file member f...

Updated : 2016.08.09 20:39

[Newsmaker] Phelps bids for astonishing 20th gold

Michael Phelps will set his sights on a record-extending 20th Olympic swimming gold on Tuesday when he tries to wrest back the 200m butterfly title from Chad le Clos.Katie Ledecky will also be battlin...

Updated : 2016.08.09 18:45

[Newsmaker] Japan’s emperor says ‘difficult’ to fulfill duties

TOKYO (AFP) -- Japanese Emperor Akihito said Monday he is concerned his weakening health may make it hard to fulfil his duties, in a speech seen as signalling a possible future abdication.“I am worri...

Updated : 2016.08.08 18:22
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