Prosecution to forcibly detain 5 lawmakers over graft

Prosecutors said Thursday they will forcibly detain five sitting lawmakers, who are suspected of taking bribes, for further questioning. The move comes as the five -- Reps. Cho Hyun-ryong, Park Sang-eun of the ruling Saenuri Party...

Victims' families vote against bill on ferry disaster

The bereaved families of the victims of April's deadly ferry sinking voted late Wednesday to reject a bipartisan deal that allows the ruling party to have a say in the choice of a special counsel to be tasked with uncovering the t...

Four lawmakers refuse to appear at court hearings over graft

Four sitting lawmakers suspected of taking bribes have decided to not appear at court hearings Thursday, prompting prosecutors to mull forcibly detaining them for further questioning.A Seoul court was scheduled to hold hearings la...

Army to dissolve abuse-fraught units

Investigations are underway into more than a dozen newly reported cases of harassment and other physical and sexual abuses at barracks around the country, the Army said Wednesday, after a spate of such incidents marred the militar...