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SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and Japan were to hold their first bilateral talks on Wednesday to settle their decades-old feud over the past imperial Japanese army's wartime sexual...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:03
JINDO, South Korea, April 16 (Yonhap) -- A passenger ship carrying some 450 people on board ran aground off South Korea's southwest coast on Wednesday, with a rescue operation underway, the Coast...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:03
SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- A steady rally in major blue chips, backed by strong foreign buying, may deliver a further boost to South Korea's stock market, sending the country's key stock index above...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:03
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United States opened a high-level military meeting Tuesday at the Pentagon to discuss North Korea and pending alliance issues on...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:03
SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors on Wednesday raided a subsidiary of top steelmaker POSCO over suspicions of corruption involving some company officials. A team of prosecutors and...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:03
SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- The state-run Export-Import Bank of Korea said Wednesday it has opened a center to study inter-Korean economic development and integration to support the government policy...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:03
By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top chipmakers are expected to see their earnings improve in 2014, with rising demands recouping losses from the falling prices of dynamic...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:03
SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- Large businesses in South Korea demand too much information from job applicants that violate privacy and can be used for discriminatory purposes, such as their religions,...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:03
By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Wednesday denounced Seoul's refusal of its demand for a joint investigation into three drones found in South Korea, saying a preliminary...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:02
SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- The ratio of female workers to their male counterparts at major South Korean businesses remained almost unchanged for the last 10 years despite long-running public...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:02
SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- Despite renewed inter-Korean tension, South Korea has started preparatory work for building a peace park inside the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), officials...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:02
SEJONG, April 16 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government will speed up its scheduled spending in the first half of 2014 as part of efforts to revitalize the country's economy, the finance minister...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:02
SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye ordered maximum efforts Wednesday to rescue all of some 450 people aboard a passenger ship sinking off South Korea's southern coast, her spokesman...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:02
JINDO, South Korea, March 16 (Yonhap) -- A passenger ship carrying some 450 people on board was sinking in waters off South Korea's southwest coast on Wednesday, with a rescue operation underway, the...
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SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Ulsan Hyundai, two of the South Korean clubs in action at the AFC Champions League, both suffered defeats in their group stage matches on...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:02
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 22:20
SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev plans to visit North Korea soon, a U.S. radio report said Wednesday. The trip by Trutnev, who is also President Vladimir Putin'...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 22:19
SEJONG, April 16 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government will speed up its scheduled spending in the first half of 2014 as part of efforts to revitalize the country's economy, the finance minister...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 22:19
SEJONG, April 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's tax revenues in the first two months of the year fell short of expectations, related data from the finance ministry showed Wednesday, signaling possible...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 22:19
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Top U.S. and Chinese nuclear envoys had "productive" discussions on North Korea in New York, the State Department said Tuesday. "The United...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 18:21
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Top U.S. and Chinese nuclear envoys had "productive" discussions on North Korea in New York, the State Department said Tuesday. "The United...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 18:21
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United States opened a high-level military meeting Tuesday at the Pentagon, with North Korea and pending alliance issues on the...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 15:04
By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- One Navy petty officer dispatched to a South Korean contingency in Somalia went missing during an escort mission in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, prompting...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 08:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's parliamentary committee for foreign affairs on Tuesday passed a bill ratifying a defense-cost sharing pact with the United States following months of...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 08:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's largest carmaker, said Tuesday it has launched a more powerful version of its popular i30 hatchback in its home market. The new model...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:47
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye apologized Tuesday for the spy agency's alleged forgery of evidence used in charging a North Korean defector with espionage, ordering the embattled...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:47
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The top diplomats of the world's five middle power countries, including South Korea and Australia, have expressed "grave" concerns over North Korea's recent missile...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:47
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's main opposition party demanded Tuesday that President Park Geun-hye fire her spy chief over the state intelligence agency's alleged fabrication of evidence...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:47
BEIJING, April 15 (Yonhap) -- China on Tuesday issued a rare public warning to North Korea not to carry out a nuclear test, saying it does not support the North's "threat of a nuclear test." "We do...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:47
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea expressed regret to North Korea on Tuesday for detaining a South Korean Christian missionary for more than six months without granting him access to an...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:47
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea's top carrier, said Tuesday it will recommence flights between Incheon International Airport and Irkutsk in Russian Siberia starting next...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:47
SEJONG, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The government said Tuesday it plans to force schools to shut down and limit traffic of cars on roads when a fine dust alert is in place, starting next year. The action...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
BEIJING, April 15 (Yonhap) -- In a rare public warning to its unruly ally North Korea, China on Tuesday urged the North not to carry out a nuclear test, saying it does not support Pyongyang's "threat...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- A former head of the United Nations' climate change agency began his term on Tuesday as the new director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Seoul-...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and Japan will hold high-level talks in Seoul this week on the latter's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women, with attention focused on Tokyo's stance on...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The former head of local telecom giant KT Corp. was indicted Tuesday on charges of committing a host of corporate crimes including embezzlement, prosecutors said. Lee Suk-...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Group, the world's fifth-largest automotive conglomerate, said Tuesday its sales in China jumped 14 percent on-year in March, fueled by strong demand for its...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
WASHINGTON/SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. government may return a set of Korean national treasures, shipped out of the country by an American soldier during the Korean War, when President...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korean boy band EXO will return to the local and Chinese music scenes next week with a new album, the group's management agency said Tuesday. "Overdose," the second...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korean boy band EXO will return to the local and Chinese music scenes next week with a new album, the group's management agency said Tuesday. "Overdose," the second...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The former head of local telecom giant KT Corp. was indicted Tuesday on charges of committing a host of corporate crimes including embezzlement, prosecutors said. Lee Suk-...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The former head of local telecom giant KT Corp. was indicted Tuesday on charges of committing a host of corporate crimes including embezzlement, prosecutors said. Lee Suk-...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a measure to add the presidential chief of staff to the standing committee of the National Security Council (NSC), South Korea's top...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a measure to add the presidential chief of staff to the standing committee of the National Security Council (NSC), South Korea's top...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's financial regulator unveiled Tuesday a plan to improve the corporate financing environment by promoting initial public offerings (IPOs) and invigorating the...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's financial regulator unveiled Tuesday a plan to improve the corporate financing environment by promoting initial public offerings (IPOs) and invigorating the...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:46
By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top fixed-line operator, KT Corp., said Tuesday it will raise US$1 billion by selling bonds to overseas investors as it aims to raise cash...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:45
By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top fixed-line operator, KT Corp., said Tuesday it will raise US$1 billion by selling bonds to overseas investors as it aims to raise cash...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:45
By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Olympic badminton champion Lee Yong-dae, suspended earlier for failing to follow anti-doping protocol, has been reinstated, officials here said on Tuesday, a...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 05:46
By Kim Boram SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's chief financial watchdog on Tuesday warned local banks that further misconduct would result in harsh punishment, demanding that they reinforce...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 05:46
INCHEON, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Having grabbed multiple medals on the World Cup circuit, South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae said Tuesday she has set her sights on this year's Asian Games on her...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 05:46
By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Olympic badminton champion Lee Yong-dae, suspended earlier for failing to follow anti-doping protocol, has been reinstated, officials here said on Tuesday, a...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 05:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and Japan will hold high-level talks on the latter's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women in Seoul this week, with attention focused on Tokyo's stance on...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 05:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- American pop star Lady Gaga and K-pop artists such as Psy, BigBang and 2NE1 will perform during a series of concerts set to open in Seoul this summer, its organizers said...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 05:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Tuesday rejected North Korea's demand that the rival Koreas conduct a joint investigation into drones that Seoul claimed Pyongyang had sent to the South for...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 05:46
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's bourse operator said Tuesday eight more members have joined the country's gold trading platform, an indication that the newly launched gold bourse is winning...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 05:46
April 16 1906 -- An express train from the southeastern port city of Busan travels 450 kilometers to Seoul in 11 hours, a record speed for that era. In 2004, the nation's new high-speed Korea Train...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 05:46
SEJONG, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The number of registered vehicles in South Korea is expected to top 20 million this year for the first time on record, the transport ministry said Tuesday. As of the end...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 05:46
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SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Tuesday rejected North Korea's demand that the rival Koreas conduct a joint investigation into drones that Seoul claimed Pyongyang had sent to the South for...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:17
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The chief of South Korea's main intelligence agency apologized Tuesday for the agency's role in forging evidence to frame a North Korean defector for espionage. The...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:17
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye apologized Tuesday for the spy agency's alleged forgery of evidence used in charging a North Korean defector with espionage, ordering the embattled...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:17
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Local banking groups are turning to non-banking businesses through takeovers in a bid to diversify their portfolios, cornered by shrinking profit margins and a saturated...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:17
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Close cooperation among South Korea, China and Japan is crucial for resolving North Korea's nuclear crisis, Seoul's senior presidential secretary said Tuesday, vowing...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:17
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- A co-leader of the main opposition party on Tuesday demanded an independent probe into the state spy agency's alleged fabrication of evidence in an espionage case, saying...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:17
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The chief of South Korea's intelligence agency apologized Tuesday for the agency's role in forging evidence to frame a North Korean defector for espionage. The National...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:17
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The number of contract workers hired at South Korea's top 20 companies increased sharply while that of regular employees remained largely unchanged, an analysis of annual...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:17
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Any meaningful recovery in South Korea's corporate bond market does not seem to be in the offing as risk-averse investors still chase after high-rated corporate debts and...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:17
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- CJ Korea Express Corp., South Korea's biggest logistics firm, said Tuesday it has signed a preliminary deal with Shanghai YTO Express (Logistics) Co. for business...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:17
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 14 (Yonhap) -- The U.N. Security Council will be held accountable by history if it does not take the proper steps to address prevalent human rights abuse in North...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:36
SEOUL/WASHINGTON, April 15 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will visit South Korea next week for talks with President Park Geun-hye on the alliance between the two countries, North Korea and...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:36
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea rejected on Tuesday North Korea's demand that the rival Koreas conduct a joint investigation into drones that Seoul said Pyongyang sent to the South for spying...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:36
By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Samsung SDI Co. on Tuesday rolled out curved batteries for wearable smart devices, which it said offer significantly longer battery life than those...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:36
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Yonhap) -- The White House announced Monday that President Barack Obama will make a two-day visit to South Korea next week. Obama plans to visit Seoul on Friday and Saturday...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:36
SEJONG, April 15 (Yonhap) -- All government offices will be required to first secure means of financing their projects before increasing their spending next year, the finance ministry said Tuesday, a...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:36
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Assembly lines at WiniaMando Inc., a local home appliances manufacturer, were fully normalized Tuesday after company workers ended their strike when a takeover they were...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:36
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The former head of the financially troubled shipping and shipbuilding conglomerate STX Group was formally detained Tuesday pending trial over alleged embezzlement and...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:36
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Kia Motors Corp. on Tuesday released photos of its new Carnival minivan ahead of its global debut at this week's New York International Auto Show. The new vehicle is the...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:36
SEJONG, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government said Tuesday it will introduce an apprenticeship system similar to that of Switzerland where students can receive education or training while...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:36
SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid respects to his grandfather and founder of the communist country on Tuesday marking his 102nd birthday, the North's state media said....
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:35
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Yonhap) -- North Korean human rights abuses should be formally discussed at the six-party talks, even though the talks focus mainly on the communist nation's nuclear program,...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 21:16
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. government may return a set of Korean national treasures, apparently stolen by an American soldier during the Korean War, when President Barack Obama visits...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 16:32
SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- The former head of the financially troubled shipping and shipbuilding conglomerate STX Group was formally detained Monday pending trial over alleged embezzlement and...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 16:32
SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- The former head of the financially troubled shipping and shipbuilding conglomerate STX Group was formally detained Monday pending trial over alleged embezzlement and...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 16:32
SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean prosecutors on Monday brought charges against two state intelligence agents for their alleged role in forging Chinese government documents to frame a North...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:23
SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean prosecutors on Monday brought charges against two state intelligence agents for their alleged role in forging Chinese government documents to frame a North...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:23
BEIJING, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea, the United States and Japan have agreed to lower the bar on conditions for resuming long-stalled nuclear talks with North Korea, a diplomatic source with...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:22
BEIJING, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea, the United States and Japan have agreed to lower the bar on conditions for resuming long-stalled nuclear talks with North Korea, a diplomatic source with...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:22
BEIJING, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will send two warships to an international fleet review in China, an official at the South Korean Embassy in Beijing said Monday. About 30 warships from 10...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:22
BEIJING, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will send two warships to an international fleet review in China, an official at the South Korean Embassy in Beijing said Monday. About 30 warships from 10...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:22
SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean prosecutors on Monday brought charges against two state intelligence agents for their alleged role in forging Chinese government documents to frame a North...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:21
SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- A group of U.S. experts will take part in the ongoing probe into the origin of the three drones found crashed near the inter-Korean border from Tuesday, a military source...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:47
SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean prosecutors on Monday brought charges against two state intelligence agents for their alleged role in forging Chinese government documents to frame a North...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:46
SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- An opposition lawmaker clashed with the ruling party Monday after he claimed that the three unmanned aerial vehicles recently discovered near the tensely guarded inter-...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:46
BEIJING, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea, the United States and Japan have agreed to lower the bar on conditions for resuming long-stalled nuclear talks with North Korea, a diplomatic source with...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:46
SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- Ruling and opposition parties reached a tentative agreement to deal with the long-pending bill on revised defense cost share pact with the United States, paving the way...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:46
BEIJING, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will send two warships to an international fleet review in China, an official at the South Korean Embassy in Beijing said Monday. About 30 warships from 10...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:46
April 15 1885 -- A British vessel patrolling East Asia occupies Geomun, a small island off the Korean Peninsula's south coast, on the pretext of blocking southward expansion by Russia. 1910 -- Korean...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:45