Jong-nam’s son Han-sol arriving in KL

 PETALING JAYA (The Star Online) --  Members of the media from local and international organisations are rushing to Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) following a tip-off that the son of Kim Jong-nam is arriving in Ma...

British Council Korea launches year-long U.K. arts festival

The British Council Korea (BCK) on Monday kicked off a year-long culture festival that will bring the latest arts and creative projects from the United Kingdom to different parts of Korea.Under the slogan "Creative Futures," the "...

N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) -- North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding...

[Newsmaker] Court again thwarts Park’s delaying tactic

The Constitutional Court reviewing the legality of President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment Monday urged President Park to decide by Wednesday whether she will appear at court for closing arguments.It also rejected the request by Pa...

Acting president blames NK for murder of Kim Jong-nam

Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday blamed North Korea for the murder of its leader Kim Jong-un’s estranged half brother Kim Jong-nam, criticizing the incident as an act of terrorism and urging the international community to...

Pokestop found in North Korea, too

The augmented reality mobile game “Pokemon Go” appears to have reached even the reclusive North Korean regime, as shown by PokemonGOMap, a digital map that marks locations in the game. The map shows “Pokestop” locations that ...

High School to adopt state-authored history textbook

The Ministry of Education said Monday that a trial of the controversial state-authored history textbook will be conducted at only one school. The school -- Munmyeong High School in Gyeongsan, North Gyeongsang Province -- is among ...

[News Analysis] Probe extension likely to determine Park questioning

With the end drawing near for the investigation on President Park Geun-hye’s corruption allegations, tension peaked Monday among rival political parties on whether to grant an extra month to the special prosecutors’ team.The opp...

Democratic Party candidates’ support totals more than 60%

Three presidential candidates from the main liberal party have more than 60 percent of voter support between them, a recent poll showed Monday, indicating a tough fight for the ruling conservatives in the upcoming election. Accord...

Park’s former aide Ahn Bong-geun questioned

A South Korean special prosecutors’ team Monday questioned former Presidential Secretary Ahn Bong-geun as part of its probe into allegations that President Park Geun-Hye allowed her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil to meddle in stat...

High-school apprenticeships gain traction

Most of this year’s high school graduates will choose to further their education, but Kim Sung-woo has decided to take a different path. Instead of enrolling in a university, the Steve Jobs wannabe chose to work full-time at a lo...

Park's signature history textbooks rejected by all but 1 school

One school in the country has volunteered to use a set of state-authored history textbooks, the education ministry said Monday, highlighting the controversy surrounding the program advocated by impeached President Park Geun-hye.Mu...

1 dead, 1 missing after fishing boat sinks off Jeju Island

A fisherman died and another went missing after a fishing boat sank off South Korea's southernmost island of Jeju on Monday, the Coast Guard said.The 278-ton fishing ship with a crew of 10 sank in waters some 40 kilometers northea...

Samsung to halt weekly meeting of top executives after arrest of Lee

Samsung Group will halt its weekly meeting of top executives for the time being after the group's de facto chief, Lee Jae-yong, was arrested over his alleged role in the presidential influence-peddling scandal, group officials sai...

Seoul sees assassination aimed at removing potential challenger to Kim

South Korea's defense chief said Monday that North Korea's alleged assassination of its leader Kim Jong-un's half brother appears to be part of Pyongyang's move to remove any potential challengers to Kim's power and forestall any ...