NPAD candidate won’t run in Dongjak

The main opposition candidate for Seoul’s Dongjak-B constituency in the July by-elections pulled out of the running Thursday, uniting the opposition’s top two candidates in the strategically important electorate. “I have decide...

Justice chief pressured to quit

The justice minister and chiefs of the two major law enforcement agencies have been pressured to step down from their posts for failing to capture the runaway Yoo Byung-eun, owner of the sunken ferry Sewol, alive.On Thursday, two ...

First foot-and-mouth case since 2011 confirmed

The quarantine authorities began slaughtering some 600 pigs in North Gyeongsang Province on Thursday in the first foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Korea since April 2011. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Th...

[Graphic News] Korean firms less eager to spend on shareholders

South Korean listed firms’ rewards for shareholders are extremely low compared to rivals in the United States, Canada and Japan, according to data compiled by Samsung Securities released on Thursday. U.S. companies in the S&P 500...