North Korea has been scrambling to reinforce its cyberwarfare capabilities and the number of its professional hackers is estimated to have reached about 7,700, a report issued in Seoul said Friday.The report by the Korea Institute for National Unification said that South Korea should come up with co
U.S. President Donald Trump looks forward to enhancing relations with China, the top U.S. diplomat told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, media reported.U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made the remark during his visit to China, the last leg of his three-nation trip to Asia following stop
Choe Ryong-hae, a vice chairman of North Korea's ruling party, is believed to have played a role in the latest dismissal of the country's spy chief, a report by a South Korean state-run think tank said Sunday.Kim Won-hong, 72, was fired as minister of state security in mid-January after a pr
Nearly 7 out of 10 companies with more than five employees have adopted a "wage peak" or incentive payment systems since the introduction of legislation to extend the retirement age to 60 in 2013, a survey showed Sunday. The government has pursued the wage peak system in which employees accept red
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed the ground jet test of a new high-thrust rocket engine, the country's state-run media said Sunday, an indication that Pyongyang may engage in future provocations despite warnings by the international community.According to the Korean Central News Agency (
The South Korean government ran a final test Sunday on its plan to refloat a ferry that sank off the country's southwestern tip of the peninsula three years ago, a disaster that killed more than 300 people.The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said it began to conduct a final test run at 6:00 a.m
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that all options, including military force, remain on the table in dealing with North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, declaring that the so-called strategic patience with Pyongyang has ended. Tillerson made the remarks during a press
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson began his two-day trip to South Korea on Friday, which is expected to focus on discussing ways to strengthen the bilateral alliance and fend off the growing threats from North Korea.Tillerson arrived at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers south of Seoul a
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn is expected to announce this afternoon that May 9, 2017 will be the Presidential election day.Reports inidcate competent government authorities have already begun preparations with May 9 in mind as the election day.
Former President Park Geun-hye's legal representative said Wednesday she will fully cooperate with the investigation, as prosecutors summoned her over multiple corruption allegations that led to her ouster last week.A prosecution team looking into the influence-peddling scandal centered on Park
South Korean prosecutors summoned ex-President Park Geun-hye to undergo questioning on Tuesday, a prosecution official said, as she was removed from office over a string of corruption allegations.Park, the country's first democratically elected leader to be ousted, has been named a criminal susp
Drizzle and strong winds greeted reporters as they stepped onto the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier Tuesday to cover the ongoing joint exercises by South Korea and the United States.Ninety minutes of flight aboard a C-2A Greyhound cargo plane brought them from Osan Air Base, a U.
Former President Park Geun-hye is expected to leave the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae on Sunday, political sources said, two days after the Constitutional Court upheld her impeachment.An official from the presidential office said Park will leave Cheong Wa Dae before 6:00 p.m.Park is set to re
Former President Park Geun-hye arrived at her private home in southern Seoul on Sunday, two days after the Constitutional Court ruled to dismiss her over a massive corruption scandal that triggered a leadership crisis and left the nation sharply divided.Upon arrival, the ousted leader apologized to
Ousted President Park Geun-hye's dishonorable departure from the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Sunday laid bare a sharply divided nation and poor scorecards on a range of her policy initiatives.Two days after the Constitutional Court ruled to dismiss her over a massive corruption scandal,
The following is the chronology of the major events in the life of Park Geun-hye, the former South Korean president who was ousted over a scandal that involved her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil and other close associates. Feb. 2, 1952: Born in Daegu, South KoreaDec. 17, 1963: Father Park Chung-hee s
Former President Park Geun-hye left the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae on Sunday evening, two days after the Constitutional Court upheld her impeachment.Ending a some four-year stay in the presidential mansion, Park headed back to her private residence in Samseong neighborhood, southern Seoul.
South Korea's liberal parties and activists on Sunday lambasted ousted President Park Geun-hye after she struck a defiant tone over corruption allegations surrounding her, as she arrived at her private home after leaving Cheong Wa Dae.Park left the presidential office in the evening two days aft
Moon Jae-in, former head of the Democratic Party, stood as the most favored presidential hopeful among the supporters of the liberal party, a poll showed Monday.According to the survey conducted by Realmeter, 68.7 percent of the respondents who claim to be supporters of the Democratic Party picked M
Moon Jae-in, former head of the Democratic Party, emerged as the most favored presidential contender in most South Korean regions, including the traditionally conservative North Gyeongsang Province, a poll showed Monday.According to the poll conducted on Saturday and Sunday by the Korea Research Cen