Korean court rules Park Tae-hwan eligible to compete in Rio

 A local court ruled on Friday that swimmer Park Tae-hwan is eligible to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games, a significant victory for the beleaguered athlete in his legal battle with the national Olympic body. The Seoul...

N.K. sold fishing rights to China for $30m: NIS

North Korea has sold fishing rights totaling $30 million to China this year in a bid to earn hard currency that has dried up amid international sanctions, the National Intelligence Service told lawmakers on Friday. The rampant poa...

4 in 10 staff at big firms are irregular workers

Nearly 40 percent of employees at South Korean conglomerates are irregular workers, the Labor Ministry said Friday, highlighting the level of job insecurity and low quality of jobs in Korea. According to data on the types of emplo...

Technology important in achieving gender equality: Minister

South Korean Gender Minister Kang Eun-hee stressed the importance of information technology in achieving gender equality during a meeting of gender and economic development officials in the Asia Pacific region held from Monday to ...

[CONTRIBUTION] Freedom of assembly on trial in South Korea

 To bring attention to the shrinking right to freedom of peaceful assembly in South Korea, Amnesty International organized a holographic Ghost Protest in Gwanghwamun Plaza, downtown Seoul, in February this year. Fortunately, the ...

Argentinian lawyer tapped as new U.N. rights envoy in N.K.

Tomas Ojea Quintana, a former U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, has been nominated as the multinational body’s new envoy to examine the rights conditions in North Korea, diplomatic sources said Friday.  Tomas O...

Dentists launch 'Denture Day' as insurance coverage expands

The local dental association said Friday it has designated July 1 as Denture Day, timed with revised state health insurance coverage going into effect.The coverage for dentures has been widened to people over 65 from the former 70...

Young, promising Argentine policymaker proud of his Korean roots

For Antonio Kyore Beun, a 29-year-old assistant vice culture minister of Argentina, the fact that he is a son of immigrants from South Korea has not been a handicap at all but something that always helps him do his job.South Korea...

N.K. leader voices 'willingness' to improve ties with China

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has voiced his "willingness" to develop relations between Pyongyang and Beijing in his message to Chinese President Xi Jinping, the North's state media said Friday.The North's leader delivered such ...

Study shows youth employment lacks stability

Youth employment may have improved numerically last year but job stability has not as most of the obtained jobs were either short-term or menial, a study indicated Friday.An analysis by Park Jin-hee at the Korean Employment Inform...

Iran complies with resolution on North Korea, prepares implementation report: ambassador

Iran is "completely" complying with the latest resolution that the U.N. Security Council adopted in the wake of North Korea's nuclear and long-range missile tests earlier this year, Iran's top diplomat in Seoul said.Hassan Taheria...

CSIS launches website dedicated to research into Korean unification

The U.S think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies said Thursday it launched a website dedicated to research into Korean reunification.The website, titled "Beyond Parallel," seeks to deliver greater clarity and unde...

South Korea's U.N. ambassador calls for stringent implementation of sanctions on North Korea

South Korean U.N. Ambassador Oh Joon called Thursday for stringent implementation of U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea, saying making its nuclear weapons development more difficult and costly is the only way to force ...

U.S., Korea hold cybersecurity cooperation talks

The United States and South Korea held cybersecurity talks to boost cooperation in a wide range of areas, including tackling cyber hacking and other crimes, the State Department said.Christopher Painter, the department's coordinat...

U.S. puts North Korea among world's worst countries for human trafficking

The United States designated North Korea as one of the world's worst countries for human trafficking for the 14th straight year on Thursday, saying the communist nation subjects its people to forced labor at home and abroad.The St...