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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 09:12
Kazakh man extradited to Korea for injuring child in hit-and-run
A Kazakh man has been detained here after being extradited from his country over a hit-and-run that seriously injured a Korean boy, 7, last month. The National Police Agency said Monday that police detained the man, 20, whose identity is being withheld, when he arrived at Incheon International Airport around 7:50 a.m. The suspect faces charges of hitting the first grader on a...
Scandal-hit justice minister steps down
Justice Minister Cho Kuk stepped down on Monday amid an intensifying investigation into a corruption scandal involving him and his family members, which caused a sharp drop in President Moon Jae-in’s approval ratings. Cho announced his resignation at 2 p.m. in a statement, three hours after he revealed plans to reform the prosecution system.
Man seeks retrial as Hwaseong serial killer claims 'copycat' murder
A man who spent nearly 20 years in prison for raping and killing a teenage girl is seeking a retrial to be exonerated after the notorious Hwaseong serial killer claimed responsibility for what was believed to be a “copycat'' murder. Lawyer Park Joon-young said Wednesday he will represent the man, 52, surnamed Yoon. “For Yoon, this is a heaven-sent opportunity (to prove his in...
Typhoon Hagibis unlikely to affect Korea directly
Typhoon Hagibis in the Pacific Ocean is unlikely to affect Korea directly, the weather agency said Thursday. According to the Korea Meteorological Agency (KMA), as of 3 a.m., the typhoon's center was roughly 1,080 kilometers off Guam and moving north-northeast at 15 kph. With heavy rain and powerful winds, the storm is expected to pass along Japan's east coast on Saturday and...
Massive rally held against justice minister [PHOTOS]
Hundreds of thousands of people hold a protest to demand the resignation of Justice Minister Cho Kuk at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Wednesday.
Happy Hangeul Day [PHOTOS]
A woman participates in a hangeul writing competition at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Wednesday, Oct. 9 (Hangeul Day).
'Germany's hidden champions can help Korea overcome Japan's export curbs'
Strengthening partnerships with Germany's “hidden champions” - small but highly successful companies in their fields - could greatly help Korea overcome Japan's export curbs, the leader of the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI) said Tuesday. “Many Germany companies either have the materials Korea urgently needs or are capable of developing them in a short ...
Typhoon Hagibis creeps closer to Korea
Typhoon Hagibis, which is rapidly gaining strength, may affect Korea next week - just a week after Typhoon Mitag hit the country. According to the Korea Meteorological Agency (KMA), as of 9 a.m. Monday, Hagibis was 550 kilometers east-northeast of Guam and moving west-northwest at 27 kph. It has a central pressure of 975 hectopascals, with a maximum wind speed of 37 meters pe...
13 killed, two missing after Typhoon Mitag lashes Korea
At least 13 people have been killed and 11 injured after Typhoon Mitag slammed Korea with heavy rain and powerful winds. The Ministry of Public Administration and Security said Sunday 13 people were confirmed dead, two missing and 11 injured after the typhoon passed through the southern region between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. Some victims were found underneath ...
South Korea has third most powerful passport
South Korea has the world's third most powerful passport, according to the latest study by law firm Henley & Partners. The 2019 Henley Passport Index, which ranks countries based on their freedom of access to other countries, shows that South Korean passport holders - along with German and Finnish passport holders - can travel freely to 188 jurisdictions around the world with...