Crackdown on online libel draws fire

Concerns about greater state control over public opinion are growing as the prosecution is pushing to toughen its crackdown on those who spread false accusations online.Saying that state intervention in online discourse should be ...

Korea, Canada sign free trade deal

The governments of South Korea and Canada signed a broad free trade deal on Monday (Canadian time) that will gradually lift almost all tariffs on agreed products to be traded between both nations over the next 10 years.South Korea...

Party leaders put Sewol talks back on track

Leaders of the nation’s main political parties on Monday agreed to work out disagreements over the special Sewol bill amid the growing public criticism of the protracted parliamentary deadlock.Rep. Moon Hee-sang, interim chief of...

[Graphic News] Koreans drink more coffee, eat less rice

South Koreans tend to drink coffee far more often than they eat their traditional staple food, data showed Sunday.According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Koreans drank coffee 12.3 times per week in 2013,...