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Senior prosecutor quits, blasts justice minister

A top prosecutor in charge of a controversial investigation into suspected fraud and illegal lobbying activities by the country’s largest hedge fund, Lime Asset Management, tendered his resignation Thursday, accusing the justice minister of...

Moon works the phones on behalf of WTO bid

President Moon Jae-in on Thursday continued his telephone diplomacy with world leaders to support Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee’s bid to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO).

PPP vows charges over closure of Wolsong-1

The main opposition party said Wednesday it will make a criminal complaint against those involved in the controversial early closure of a nuclear power plant and alleged obstruction of a state investigation of the case.

North Korea

North Korean leader pays respects to Chinese soldiers

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a cemetery for Chinese soldiers who died during the 1950-53 Korean War to mark the anniversary of their participation in the conflict, state media said Thursday.

DMZ tours, suspended for more than a year, to resume

Tours to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) suspended due to Covid-19 and African swine fever outbreaks will resume next month, said South Korea’s Ministry of Unification on Monday.

New tomb

North Korea discovered an ancient tomb with mural paintings, believed to be from the sixth century and the Goguryeo Kingdom (37 B.C. to A.D. 668), in Nampo, South Pyongan Province.

Defense

Thaad protest

Police officers try to disperse residents and civic activists holding a protest against the planned transport of equipment onto a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) battery site in Seongju, North Gyeongsang, on Thursday.

Seoul to get U.S. drone intelligence system

South Korea will receive a cutting-edge system used to analyze imagery taken by its Global Hawk drones next month from the United States, as well as 16 more F-35A fighter jets by next year, Seoul’s arms procurement agency said Tuesday.

Flying high

Over Seoul on Monday, the Black Eagles, an acrobatic flight team of the Korean Air Force, rehearse a flight to commemorate the fallen soldiers part of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign during the Korean War.

Guest Reports

Ambassador marks Singapore’s 55th National DayHoliday falls one day after 45th anniversary of relations with Korea

August is a month of anniversaries! On Aug. 9, Singapore celebrated its 55th National Day. On Aug. 8, Singapore and Korea commemorated the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our two countries. Over the last 45...

Hyundai E&C’s Daegu complex boasts convenience

Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C) began selling units in Hillstate Dongin Central, a complex located in Jung District, Daegu, in April. The housing complex was already highly anticipated taking into account its location in one...

[SPONSORED REPORT] Hyundai Mobis strengthens its global R&D network

Hyundai Mobis, based in Korea, has established a global research and development (R&D) network that extends to the United States, Germany, China and India. The company employs a total of 5,000 researchers at centers around the world who cooperate clo

Social Affairs

Senior prosecutor quits, blasts justice minister

A top prosecutor in charge of a controversial investigation into suspected fraud and illegal lobbying activities by the country’s largest hedge fund, Lime Asset Management, tendered his resignation Thursday, accusing the justice minister of...

Hospital clusters grow, daily cases reach triple digits

New coronavirus infections in Korea jumped back into the triple digits Thursday as health authorities struggle to clamp down on cluster infections across the country.

Two dozen deaths after vaccines scare people away

A succession of deaths following flu shots — 28 reported as of Thursday — is fanning fears over the safety of Korean influenza vaccinations, though the government insists a link remains unproven.

Diplomacy

Moon works the phones on behalf of WTO bid

President Moon Jae-in on Thursday continued his telephone diplomacy with world leaders to support Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee’s bid to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Swedish symposium on dementia comes to Seoul

The biggest Swedish international forum on dementia is coming to Korea next month. Dementia Forum X (DFX), an annual conference on dementia supported by the royal family of Sweden, will be held at Coex in southern Seoul on Nov. 26. “The...

Experts look for solutions to Korea-Japan conundrum

Experts in Korea-Japan relations urged the two nations to begin a process of reconciliation over issues of history during a book launch in Seoul.

People

The members of BTS finally acknowledge that they’ve ‘made it’

Having rewritten K-pop history, BTS has just one last feat to accomplish – winning a Grammy. On Tuesday, BTS became the first ever K-pop act to top the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with its latest digital single “Dynamite” released on Aug. 21...

Virus-free, but still plagued by Covid-19's aftereffects

It’s been over 160 days since Park Hyun beat his coronavirus infection, but the 48-year-old professor says he still struggles with the sometimes debilitating aftereffects.

On the coronavirus frontline at Incheon airport

Quarantine checkpoints at Incheon International Airport are the frontlines in Korea's war on the coronavirus, keeping overseas cases from becoming sources of local transmission.

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