Park Tae-hwan picks up 2nd victory in world championships tune-up

[Newsmaker] Taekwondo's world championships open with preliminary action

MUJU -- The biennial world championships in taekwondo opened here on Saturday with early round action in the men's and women's lightest weight classes.T1 Arena inside Taekwondowon in Muju, 240 kilomet...

Updated : 2017.06.25 10:04

[Newsmaker] Defense chief nominee on hot seat over scandal

When former Navy chief Song Young-moo was nominated as the first minister of defense for the Moon Jae-in administration last week, hopes were high that the retired admiral will bring sweeping reforms....

Updated : 2017.06.22 16:15

[Newsmaker] Bar exam fades into history

Hundreds of people, many with their eyes fixed on books, hurriedly walked past the main gate of Yeonsei University in Seoul on Wednesday morning to take the “exam of destiny” -- the nation’s very l...

Updated : 2017.06.21 16:20

[Newsmaker] Little is known about six South Koreans imprisoned in North

Before the tragic story of the American traveler to North Korea, Otto Warmbier, made headlines, not many in South Korea knew that several of their compatriots also face the same ordeal in the communis...

Updated : 2017.06.20 17:01

[Newsmaker] Kang faces mountain of challenges

With silver hair and a cheery smile, she stood out amid a torrent of camera flashes. As she delivered her inauguration address, younger diplomats gazed in awe, letting out whoops when she touched on b...

Updated : 2017.06.19 16:06

[Newsmaker] Amazon deal could disrupt grocery business

Amazon’s deal to buy Whole Foods Market injects even greater pressure into the food and grocery sectors at a time when e-commerce is already roiling retailers.The tech giant’s $13.7 billion acquisit...

Updated : 2017.06.18 17:05

[Newsmaker] Trump decries being target of Russia probe

President Donald Trump responded angrily to reports he is under criminal investigation Thursday, deriding a “witch hunt” against him led by some “very bad” people.Trump responded to reports he is ...

Updated : 2017.06.16 17:11

[Newsmaker] Warmbier 'brutalized, terrorized' in N. Korea: father

In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP-Yonhap)The father of a comatose American college student released fro...

Updated : 2017.06.16 09:21

[Newsmaker] Scalise: Rising star, gun rights advocate

Steve Scalise, the senior Republican lawmaker seriously wounded in Wednesday’s shooting at a baseball practice near Washington, is a hard-line conservative who opposes abortion, immigration and gun c...

Updated : 2017.06.15 16:50

[Newsmaker] Justice minister nominee accused of sexism

When President Moon Jae-in picked Ahn Kyong-whan as justice minister, his apparent lack of ties to established powers and ample experience of advocating human rights made him look like a good fit to r...

Updated : 2017.06.14 16:12

[Newsmaker] Immelt to depart as GE names new CEO

General Electric announced a leadership shakeup Monday as it faces scrutiny after a corporate makeover executed by outgoing chief Jeff Immelt in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis failed to ignite ...

Updated : 2017.06.13 17:13

[Newsmaker] Defense minister nominee pledges strong military reform

Under the previous Roh Moo-hyun administration, then-Vice Admiral Song Young-moo was tasked with leading the effort to overhaul the South Korean military by reducing its overreliance on the Army and K...

Updated : 2017.06.12 16:09

[Newsmaker] UK's Theresa May pays heavy price for gamble

LONDON (AP) -- In the big book of political blunders, Theresa May's decision to hold a snap election to solidify her Brexit mandate will rank among the most memorable _ and the most unnecessary. The ...

Updated : 2017.06.09 20:17

[Newsmaker] NK anti-ship missile launch showcases defensive ability

North Korea fired multiple anti-ship cruise missiles, South Korea’s military said Thursday, in an apparent display of advanced defense capacity against US military assets near the peninsula.  Classi...

Updated : 2017.06.08 18:01

[Newsmaker] Comey says Trump pressured him on Russia probe

Fired FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that Donald Trump urged him to drop a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, prompting fresh allegations that the US president tried t...

Updated : 2017.06.08 16:55
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