General quits over disorderly conduct

First Army Commander Gen. Shin Hyeon-don resigned Tuesday amid controversy over his “disorderly” behavior damaging to the military’s image in June, the Ministry of National Defense said.The ministry said that on June 19, when t...

[Newsmaker] Veteran N.K. diplomat likely to visit Europe

Kang Sok-ju, a seasoned North Korean diplomat, is likely to make a rare trip to Europe this week, officials at Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, in a move seen as in line with the North’s efforts to break from its internati...

Health minister calls for big hike in cigarette prices

Health and Welfare Minister Moon Hyung-pyo said Tuesday he hopes to nearly double cigarette prices over the next six years to reduce the country’s smoking rate, which is way higher than the average of advanced nations.The ministe...

Prosecution files murder charges against 4 soldiers in abuse case

The Army prosecution decided to file murder charges against four soldiers who allegedly beat a private first class to death in April, officials said Tuesday, reversing its initial stance that manslaughter charges should be leveled...