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April 24 1915 -- A group of South Korean journalists form an association of newspapers. 1960 -- Vice President Lee Ki-boong resigns following the April 19 Revolution. The student-led popular uprising...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 05:02
MOKPO, South Korea, April 23 (Yonhap) -- A 26-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday for making false claims on rescue operations to save missing passengers aboard the sunken Sewol ferry. A court in...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 05:01
SEOUL/LOS ANGELES, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers took a no-decision after laboring through a mediocre outing against the Philadelphia Phillies at home on Tuesday. Ryu...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 05:01
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- The government said Wednesday it plans to carry out intensive safety checks on major industrial, transportation and other facilities in a first step to make South Korea a...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 05:01
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- The United States is expected to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea if the communist country conducts another nuclear test, a former U.S. arms control official said...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 05:01
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 05:01
INCHEON, April 23 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors raided offices of the operator of a sunken ferry, its affiliates and a related organization Wednesday as part of a widening probe into the cause of the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 05:01
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean citizen who was jailed in Iran on spying charges last year has been released and plans to return home soon, a government source said Wednesday. The 43-year-...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 05:01
SEJONG, April 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean individuals and companies donated nearly 12 trillion won (US$11.5 billion) last year, which represented about 1 percent of the country's gross domestic...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 05:01
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers sat out an away game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday local time, after spraining his left ankle a day earlier. Choo was taken...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 05:01
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- The number of foreign tourists who visited South Korea in the first quarter of this year rose 10.9 percent on-year, thanks mostly to the resurgence of the so-called Korean...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 05:01
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- Four South Korean construction companies said Wednesday that they formally signed a US$6.04 billion contract to build a large-scale oil refinery in Iraq. The contract...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 02:17
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's gold bourse is drawing a weaker-than-expected attention from investors, with a turnover staying well below what authorities anticipated one month after its...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 02:17
JINDO, South Korea, April 23 (Yonhap) -- Divers recovered 11 more bodies in their intensive search of a capsized South Korean ferry Wednesday with some 150 passengers still missing, a week after the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 02:17
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- The financial watchdog said Wednesday it plans to discipline Woori Bank Co. for selling an investment product with omitted information that may have misled investors about...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 02:16
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean importers reduced their use of the Japanese currency in settling deals in the first quarter amid the yen's weakening trend, the central bank said Wednesday....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 02:16
ANSAN, South Korea, April 23 (Yonhap) -- A somber atmosphere filled the hall as a woman broke down next to a hearse carrying the body of a teenage girl who was killed in the recent sinking of a ferry...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 02:16
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- LG Household
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:16
JINDO, South Korea, April 23 (Yonhap) -- Divers recovered 12 more bodies in their intensive search of a capsized South Korean ferry Wednesday with more than 160 passengers still missing, a week after...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:16
BEIJING, April 23 (Yonhap) -- The likelihood of a fourth nuclear test by North Korea is "very high," a Chinese state-run media reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed source, with the North showing...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:16
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Ulsan Hyundai met contrasting fates at the AFC Champions League this week, with only Jeonbuk moving on to the knockout stage at the top Asian...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:16
SEOUL/INCHEON, South Korea, April 23 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors raided offices of the ill-fated ferry Sewol's operator and its affiliates, as well as the residence of the firm's owner Wednesday as part...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:16
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's telecom ministry said Wednesday it will seek a law revision to slap fines of up to 100 million won (US$96,311) on those using mobile phones under borrowed...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:16
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:16
SEJONG, April 23 (Yonhap) -- Families of victims of the ill-fated ferry Sewol could each receive up to 260 million won (US$250,000) in compensation, the finance ministry said Wednesday. The 6,825-ton...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:16
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- A conservative critic came under fire Wednesday for making improper comments about last week's deadly ferry sinking that has left the whole nation grief-stricken for more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:16
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- A conservative critic came under fire Wednesday for making improper comments about a deadly ferry sinking that has left the whole nation grief-stricken for more than a...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:15
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- A conservative critic came under fire Wednesday for making improper comments about a deadly ferry sinking that has left the whole nation grief-stricken for more than a...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:15
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:15
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:15
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- A U.N.-backed organization monitoring possible breaches of a nuclear test ban is keeping a close eye on North Korea amid concerns Pyongyang may conduct another nuclear...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:15
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- A U.N.-backed organization monitoring possible breaches of a nuclear test ban is keeping a close eye on North Korea amid concerns Pyongyang may conduct another nuclear...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:15
JINDO, South Korea, April 23 (Yonhap) -- Divers found seven more bodies in their intensive search of a capsized South Korean ferry early Wednesday with nearly 200 passengers still missing, a week...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 21:34
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 18:52
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 22 (Yonhap) -- While South Korea's military made public some sensitive intelligence on North Korea's activity at its nuclear test site, the U.S. government...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 17:10
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 22 (Yonhap) -- While South Korea's military made public some sensitive intelligence on North Korea's activity at its nuclear test site, the U.S. government...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 15:36
WASHINGTON, April 22 (Yonhap) -- A former top South Korean military officer has joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to share his work experience, the think tank said...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 15:36
MOKPO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean coast guard official was relieved of his duties on Tuesday for comments deemed insensitive to the grieving families of the victims of the Sewol...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:17
JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The confirmed death toll from South Korea's worst ferry accident in over 20 years surpassed 120 on Tuesday, with 181 people still missing despite accelerated...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:17
JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The confirmed death toll from South Korea's worst ferry accident in over 20 years surpassed 110 on Tuesday, with 189 people still missing despite accelerated...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:03
JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The confirmed death toll from South Korea's worst ferry accident in over 20 years surpassed 110 on Tuesday, with 189 people still missing despite accelerated...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:03
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The head of South Korea's railway company apparently arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a conference meant to boost international cooperation between railway operators...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:03
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The head of South Korea's railway company apparently arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a conference meant to boost international cooperation between railway operators...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:03
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:03
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:03
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Heightened activity has been detected at North Korea's underground nuclear test site, indicating possible preparations for another atomic test, a South Korean government...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean financial watchdog made public on Tuesday the suspected wrongdoings of the chief of Hana Bank, pressuring him to resign after his surprise announcement...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Catcher is widely considered the toughest position in baseball, but the demands of playing behind the plate haven't fazed Vinny Rottino of the Nexen Heroes....
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea lambasted the South's ruling party lawmaker Tuesday for his attempt to capitalize on last week's deadly sinking of a passenger ferry to create anti-Pyongyang...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea accused a South Korean ruling party lawmaker Tuesday of attempting to capitalize on last week's deadly sinking of a passenger ferry to create anti-Pyongyang...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- One more sailor of the sunken ferry Sewol was put under arrest Tuesday, bringing to five the total number of the ill-fated vessel's staffers charged with not...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
SEOGWIPO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korean business leaders from around the world kicked off a four-day gathering on Jeju Tuesday with discussions on ways to help companies on the...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Heightened activity has been detected at North Korea's underground nuclear test site, indicating possible preparations for another atomic test, a South Korean government...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
SEJONG, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The World Bank Group (WBG) said Tuesday it has named a regional coordinator as the inaugural chief of its new Korean office slated to open later this year. Joyce Msuya,...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Three people have been arrested on charges of spreading false rumors about last week's ferry disaster or writing articles mocking disaster victims on the Internet, police...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- A government inspection has shown that the country's main agency in charge of ensuring the safety of maritime vessels overlooked safety violations by ship operators, a...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
April 23 1919 -- A group of 24 leaders from Korea's independence movement declares the establishment of a provisional government in Shanghai aimed at gaining freedom from Japanese colonial rule. 1960...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The confirmed death toll from South Korea's worst ferry accident in over 20 years surpassed 100 on Tuesday, with nearly 200 people still missing amid stepped-...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:48
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- GM Korea Co. plans to export its Trax crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) to the United States in early 2015 to counter the carmaker's steady drop in exports, industry...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:47
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean financial watchdog is about to make public the suspected wrongdoings of the chief of Hana Bank, pressuring him to resign after his surprise announcement...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:47
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Three people have been arrested on charges of spreading false rumors about last week's ferry disaster or mocking victims on the Internet, police said Tuesday. The arrests...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:47
JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- A court issued warrants to formally arrest four crew members of a doomed ferry, a court official said Tuesday, as prosecutors and police widened their probe...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:47
ULSAN, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Union workers at South Korea's largest car manufacturer and shipbuilder are moving to demand full adherence to standard wage rules that could lead to standoffs with...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:47
JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The confirmed death toll from South Korea's worst ferry accident in over 20 years surpassed 100 on Tuesday, with nearly 200 people still missing amid stepped-...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:47
JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- One more sailor of the sunken ferry Sewol was put under arrest Tuesday, bringing to five the total number of the ill-fated vessel's staffers charged with not...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:47
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's financial watchdog is investigating Cheonghaejin Marine Co., the operator of the ill-fated ferry Sewol, and its owner family for possible illegal foreign...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:47
JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- One more sailor of the sunken ferry Sewol was put under arrest Tuesday, bringing to five the total number of the ill-fated vessel's staffers charged with not...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:47
BEIJING, April 22 (Yonhap) -- China called for calm and restraint on Tuesday after South Korea warned of a potential "surprise nuclear test" by North Korea while citing signs of activity observed at...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:47
By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Facing a crucial showdown against a Chinese rival, FC Seoul will try to stick to its aggressive game plan, the team's head coach said Tuesday. FC Seoul will...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:47
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Religious groups on Tuesday announced plans to hold events later this week to mourn the victims of a deadly ferry sinking and pray for the safe return of the missing,...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:46
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:46
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's foreign minister on Tuesday warned North Korea against a new nuclear test amid growing speculation that the communist nation may detonate a nuclear bomb in...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:46
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Tuesday it will extend utmost support to foreigners planning to enter the country for the remains of their loved ones killed in last week's deadly ferry...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:46
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:46
BEIJING, April 22 (Yonhap) -- China's chief nuclear envoy has described North Korea's threats of a nuclear test as "serious" and noted that Beijing is making diplomatic efforts to prevent Pyongyang...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:46
ANSAN, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Families and friends bade tearful farewell to their loved ones Tuesday as they held a series of funerals for 11 high school students and a crew member who were killed in...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:46
ULSAN, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Union workers at South Korea's largest car manufacturer and shipbuilder are moving to demand full adherence to standard wage rules that could lead to standoffs with...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:46
BEIJING, April 22 (Yonhap) -- China called for calm and restraint on Tuesday after South Korea warned of a potential "surprise nuclear test" by North Korea while citing signs of activity observed at...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:46
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea denounced Japan again Tuesday after a large group of Japanese lawmakers visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo that has long been a vexing source of...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:46
JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- One more sailor of the sunken ferry Sewol was put under arrest Tuesday, bringing to five the total number of the ill-fated vessel's staffers charged with not...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:46
By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top fixed-line operator, KT Corp., is expected to get some relief from financial pressure as a significant number of workers applied for...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:45
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Shoestring South Korean ferry operators, many under limited resources, have been reluctant to invest in their passenger ships, such as the ill-fated Sewol whose sinking is...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:45
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea again denounced as fabrication a critical report by the United Nations on human rights violations in the communist country, calling it a U.S.-led attempt to...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 03:02
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- A number of politicians and government officials have raised public eyebrows with words and deeds considered inappropriate at a time of national grief over the ferry Sewol...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 03:02
SEJONG, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The number of South Koreans tying the knot fell for the second straight year in 2013, government data showed Tuesday. According to the data by Statistics Korea, the...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 03:02
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Prime Minister Chung Hong-won pledged Tuesday to devise a master plan to boost public safety in the wake of last week's deadly sinking of a ferry. The 6,825-ton ferry...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 03:01
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The number of corporate bankruptcies increased in March from the previous month due mainly to rises in business failures in the service and construction sectors, the...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 03:01
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's terms of trade improved in March from a year earlier as import prices fell at a faster pace than export prices, the central bank said Tuesday. The country's...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 03:01
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Investors are increasingly managing their money on a short-term basis on lack of investment destinations that promise decent returns amid a bearish run on the local stock...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 03:01
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean financial watchdog is about to make public the suspected wrongdoings of the chief of Hana Bank, pressuring him to resign after his surprise announcement...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 22:09
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean financial watchdog is about to make public the suspected wrongdoings of the chief of Hana Bank, pressuring him to resign after his surprise announcement...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 22:09
JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The confirmed death toll from South Korea's worst ferry accident in over 20 years surpassed 100 on Tuesday, but more than 200 people remained missing amid...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 22:09
JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The confirmed death toll from South Korea's worst ferry accident in over 20 years surpassed 100 on Tuesday, but more than 200 people remained missing amid...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 22:09
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has guided a flight training of its air force unit, the North's state media reported Tuesday, seen in response to the ongoing Seoul-...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 21:48
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's financial watchdog is investigating Cheonghaejin Marine Co., the operator of the ill-fated ferry Sewol, and its owner family for possible illegal foreign...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 21:48
SEJONG, April 22 (Yonhap) -- About one out of every 100 ships in South Korea has been involved in a maritime accident every year, with a majority of them blamed on operational mistakes, data showed...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 21:48
SEJONG, April 22 (Yonhap) -- About one out of every 100 ships in South Korea has been involved in a maritime accident every year, with a majority of them blamed on operational mistakes, data showed...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 21:48
ANSAN/INCHEON, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Families and friends bade tearful farewell to their loved ones Tuesday as a series of funerals were held for some high school students and a crew...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 21:48
ANSAN/INCHEON, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Families and friends bade tearful farewell to their loved ones Tuesday as a series of funerals were held for some high school students and a crew...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 21:48
By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top fixed-line operator, KT Corp., is expected to get some relief from financial pressure as a significant number of workers applied for...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 21:47