[Graphic news] Road fatalities highest in Yongsan

Yongsan-gu showed the highest number of deaths caused by traffic accidents last year, Road Traffic Authority data showed Sunday.A total of 7.26 deaths per 100,000 people was caused by vehicle-related accidents in the central distr...

North Korean children learn more about Kim Jong-un than English: study

Elementary schools in North Korea devote 171 hours of their curriculum teaching students about leader Kim Jong-un’s childhood, found a state-run institute. According to a report by the Korea Institute for Curriculum Evaluation on...

Air purifier companies agree on stricter product regulation: source

Air purifier companies found to have used toxic air filters agreed recently to revise product regulation standards, a source said Sunday.According to the source from the Korea Air Cleaning Association, the decision was made after ...

Singapore to exclude N. Korea from visa waiver countries list in Oct.

Singapore will exclude North Korea from its visa waiver countries list starting in October as part of its efforts to sanction the reclusive country for its nuclear and missile development programs, diplomatic sources said.Sources ...

Seoul to expand no-smoking zones at subway entrances from Sept.

The Seoul municipal government on Sunday said it plans to expand no-smoking zones at subway entrances to better address public health concerns.Under the changes that will go into effect as of Sept. 1, people caught smoking within ...

Lawmakers favor expanding anti-graft law to include labor unions, civic groups

Lawmakers belonging to the ruling and opposition parties are generally in favor of expanding the anti-graft law to encompass the country's labor unions and civic groups, a poll showed Sunday.The survey carried out on lawmakers sit...

N. Korean students are required to study more Korean, English, math than S. Koreans peers

North Korean students are required to spend more time studying Korean, English and math than their counterparts in South Korea, a report by the state-run educational think tank said Sunday.The report by the Korea Institute for Cur...

S. Korea's Navy chief to visit U.S. to coordinate response to N. Korean provocations

South Korea's Navy chief will visit the United States to discuss ways to coordinate joint responses to North Korea's provocations, the military said Sunday.Adm. Jung Ho-sub will leave for the United States for a weeklong trip and ...

Korea to host int'l ground weapons exhibit in Sept.

South Korea will host an international ground forces arms exhibition in September that will showcase the latest high-tech advances in weapons systems, organizers for the upcoming event said Sunday.The DX Korea 2016 hosted by the A...

S. Korean, Japanese students connect through dance

An event will take place this week to help students from South Korea and Japan better understand each other's culture through dancing. The organizers -- the Soorim Cultural Foundation and the Japan Global Cultural Exchange Foundat...

N. Korean defectors' wages are 67% of national average: data

The average wage of a North Korean defector in South Korea stands at 67 percent of what local workers in general take home each month, data by the National Assembly Budget Office showed Sunday.The parliamentary office said North K...

Malta has stopped issuing work visas for N. Koreans: foreign minister

Malta has stopped issuing work visas to North Koreans and is effectively ejecting those already in the country, South Korea's foreign minister said, as countries around the world are taking steps to halt the flow of money into the...

Seven out of 10 S. Koreans play video games: survey

Nearly seven out of every 10 South Koreans enjoy playing some type of video game, a survey showed Saturday, explaining the growing size of the country's game industry.In a recent survey conducted by the state-run Korea Creative ...

N.K. student defects to S. Korean diplomatic mission in Hong Kong

A North Korean student has taken refuge in South Korea’s consulate in Hong Kong after breaking away from a team taking part in an international math contest, local news reports said Friday.The 18-year-old male student, whose iden...

Government plans to combat domestic abuse

The South Korean government announced Friday additional measures to combat domestic violence and child abuse, in response to recent high-profile cases that caused public outrage.“People are growing increasingly anxious due to the...