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Park Geun-hye latest on list of disgraced leaders [PHOTOS]
The Constitutional Court’s ruling has conferred on former President Park Geun-hye a shameful ticket to join the league of disgraced leaders. Now she sees her name tarnished irreparably. And the only way for her to seek recovery would be to make thorough preparations for an investigation and beg for court mercy. Here are her predecessors whose reputations were damaged signific...
| 2017-03-10 11:29
Police on highest alert before impeachment ruling
Police will raise their alert level to its highest on Friday morning as the Constitutional Court prepares to deliver its ruling on President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment at 11 a.m. Whatever the outcome, the historic verdict is expected to trigger large-scale rallies of Park’s supporters or opponents in a jovial celebration or angry protest at the decision. When the highest “Ga...
| 2017-03-09 16:33
Hanwha chief's son gets suspended jail term for drunken rampage
The youngest son of Hanwha Group’s chief received a suspended jail term Wednesday for drunken violence. Seoul Central District Court sentenced Kim Seung-youn to eight months in prison, suspended for two years, and 80 hours of community service. Kim, the son of Hanwha Group Chairman Kim Seung-youn, was charged with assaulting bar employees and obstructing police while drunk on...
Law & Crime
| 2017-03-08 11:28
Fury erupts over Hanhwa heir's suspended sentence
'Pro-female activist' student booked for upskirt photo
A Korea University student, who often voiced his opinion on equal rights and fought against sexual harassment, was booked on Monday for taking “upskirt” photos, according to news outlet MBN. The student used a hidden camera to take the photos on a subway staircase station near the university, police said.. Just last year the student, who at the time was a student union presid...
Law & Crime
| 2017-03-07 15:35
[Provincial News] Gangnam-gu releases videos to help foreigners
Gangnam-gu, Seoul, distributed videos called “Tips for foreigners to travel Gangnam safely,” on Tuesday. The videos, which provide tips and advice in Korean, English and Chinese, are posted on video-hosting services such as YouTube and Weibo. The videos will also be shown at travel kiosks throughout Gangnam.
| 2017-03-07 15:01
US marines embroiled in nude picture scandal
The U.S. Marine Corps is investigating the distributors of nude photographs of active and discharged female service members on social media, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization, on Saturday. The photos were allegedly posted on to a private Facebook group named “Marines United,” which has about 30,000 members, mostly active U.S. M...
| 2017-03-06 16:56
What liberal world order?
LONDON - After the annus horribilis that was 2016, most political observers believe that the liberal world order is in serious trouble. But that is where the agreement ends. At the recent Munich Security Conference, debate on the subject among leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US Vice President Mike Pence, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov demonstrated a lack of consensus even on what the liberal order is. That makes it hard to say what will happen to it. When the West, and especially the United States, dominated the world, the liberal o...
Expat teachers booked over drunken escapade
Police booked two drunk expat elementary school teachers who stole a car, according to Busan Saha Police Station on Monday. Police said the teachers, 26 and 24, stole the car near a residential area at around 2:35 a.m. on Feb. 22 after the owner had forgotten to take out the keys. Their escapade lasted five minutes because police stopped them at a checkpoint and booked them f...
Law & Crime
| 2017-03-06 16:45
Drunken woman sets herself on fire after fight with husband
A drunken woman suffered second-degree burns to her face and body when she set herself on fire after a fight with her husband over a car key on Thursday. The woman, surnamed Kim, 36, runs a logistics firm in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. She reportedly had a drink with her husband and they argued about her business.
Law & Crime
| 2017-03-03 16:27
Major leaguer Kang Jung-ho gets suspended jail term
Seoul District Court has sentenced Pittsburg Pirates' Korean infielder Kang Jung-ho to eight months' jail, suspended for two years, for driving while drunk. The verdict, changed from the prosecution’s original summary order of a 15 million won ($13,000) fine, frees Kang to go back to Major League Baseball. Kang was arrested after a crash on Dec. 2, triggering the“three strike...
| 2017-03-03 15:21
Chuseok exodus begins ahead of extended 6-day holiday
Guide to Chuseok celebrations across Korea
Korea sees record-low births in July
Political battle intensifies after court rejects Lee's arrest warrant
Hyundai E&C to build upmarket apartment complex in Seoul's Gwanak District
DMZ Open Int'l Music Festival to be held in Goyang in November
Two Koreas trade barbs over nuclear war
Lotte focuses on health care, mobility to spur growth
Korea on track to prove esports prowess at Asian Games
Defense ministry launches project to find families of unidentified fallen Korean War soldiers
Harvest season arrives
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