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[Newsmaker] Scandalous owner family of Sewol

The Sewol sinking has opened up a long, shady scandal surrounding the ferry operator’s de facto owner, a 73-year-old mysterious businessman Yoo Byung-eon.In the 1980s, Yoo established Semo Marine Co....

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:19

[Newsmaker] Thin line between G-men and Mafia

Government men and women ― affectionately called G-men in the past ― had once been looked upon with respect and often portrayed in movies as heroes and protagonists who take on bad guys such as gang...

Updated : 2014.04.22 21:20

[Newsmaker] Key suspects revealed in deadly Sewol sinking

Behind the tragic ferry tale engulfing the country and its people in despair lies two key characters wanted as suspects for questioning over the sunken ship off the southwest coast.They are the owners...

Updated : 2014.04.21 21:47

[Newsmaker] Divers risk lives to find, save missing passengers

Hundreds of civilian, Coast Guard and Navy divers are putting their lives on the line to search for the missing passengers of the capsized ferry Sewol.Late Saturday, divers successfully entered the wr...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:39

[Newsmaker] Heroes risked their lives to save others

 Amid screams and shouts for help and the fear of death, there were heroes who helped others escape first from the country’s worst maritime disaster since 1993.Park Ji-young, a 22-year-old crewmembe...

Updated : 2014.04.17 12:43

[Newsmaker] Dispute flares on why game addict killed son

The Daegu District Court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for a 22-year-old surnamed Jeong, a day after he confessed to police that he suffocated his 28-month-old son to death. As the nation was ...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:48

[Newsmaker] Opposition lawmaker touches off drone furor

A lawmaker of the main opposition party in South Korea has once again found himself at the center of a spiraling dispute ― this time over spy drones presumably from North Korea. Rep. Jung Cheong-rae ...

Updated : 2014.04.15 21:18

[Newsmaker] Health agency kicks off tobacco lawsuit

The state-run health agency launched a high-profile lawsuit against three tobacco makers on Monday, aiming to cover rising medical costs that it claims stem from smoking-related diseases. The National...

Updated : 2014.04.14 20:42

[Newsmaker] Samsung Financial arms face restructuring

It had long been obvious that the hard-pressed financial companies suffering from a continued fall in profits would drastically downsize at some point, and it was Samsung Group that triggered the rest...

Updated : 2014.04.13 20:11

[Newsmaker] Ahn Cheol-soo’s leadership totters

The main opposition leader Ahn Cheol-soo and his vision of new politics face an uphill battle in and out of the party as his key proposal to abolish the existing candidate nomination system ran agroun...

Updated : 2014.04.09 21:01

[Newsmaker] Rhythmic gymnast Son wins 4 World Cup titles

South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae earned four titles, including the individual all-around gold medal, at a World Cup stop in Portugal over the weekend.Son finished first in ball, clubs and ri...

Updated : 2014.04.07 21:05

[Newsmaker] Korea suffers youth unemployment blues

Key economic indicators seem to point toward Korea making a solid recovery.The country’s output has been growing thanks to exports. Its consumer spending has picked up on the back of growing welfare ...

Updated : 2014.04.06 20:48

[Newsmaker] Lotte Shopping chief faces kickbacks claims

It is a widely known fact that the retail sector is one of the least transparent segments in Korea.Kickbacks are ― or at least were ― rampant, mostly because there are simply too many vendors vying ...

Updated : 2014.04.03 20:38

[Newsmaker] Drones emerging as core military assets

Unmanned aerial vehicles are emerging as core military assets for intelligence gathering, surveillance and combat missions with many countries pursuing low-risk and less costly weapons systems.The rec...

Updated : 2014.04.02 21:01

[Newsmaker] Samsung-Apple battle enters second round

The second round of a raging patent war between the world’s top two technology companies, Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc., resumed in a U.S. court in California on Monday. This time, Google’s And...

Updated : 2014.04.01 21:05
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