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  • Trump in dilemma over Korea, Japan trade scuffle
    The United States is in a growing dilemma over whether to actively engage in the intensifying trade row between South Korea and Japan, as Seoul is considering abolishing a major security agreement with Tokyo to deal with the latter's “unilateral economic revenge.”
  • Calls grow to legalize abortive drugs
    Concern is rising over the growing illegal online sale of “abortion drugs,” the effects of which have not been proven. With a law banning abortion ruled unconstitutional earlier this year, women's rights groups say the nation needs urgently to legalize the prescription and sale of abortive drugs so women can use safe and authorized medicine.
  • Military to fully implement use of mobile phones in barracks
    The military is on track to customize mobile applications before fully allowing soldiers to use private mobile phones inside the barracks to prevent discipline-related problems.
  • US to request Seoul's restraint on Korea-Japan row
    U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is expected to convey Washington's message that nullifying a military agreement between Seoul and Tokyo “isn't desirable” in terms of moving forward with the peace process on the Korean Peninsula, a presidential aide told The Korea Times, Sunday.
  • 'We have to stand together to counter Japan'
    The country's ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) asked the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) to stand together to counter the ongoing trade friction with Japan, urging the LKP to pass an extra budget bill to cope with Tokyo's “discriminatory export curbs.”
  • Protesters condemn Japan's export curbs
    More than 1,000 protesters took to the streets Saturday to condemn Japan's Shinzo Abe administration for its economic retaliation against Korean Supreme Court rulings ordering compensation for individual wartime forced laborers. Activists from around 100 civic groups, including one of the main umbrella trade unions and the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movements (KAPM), rallied in […]
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  • Pro-democracy activist urges umbrella labor to drop vested rights
    President Moon Jae-in and his administration are advised not to underestimate the “high-handed and militant” attitude of the nation's largest umbrella labor union, a renowned pro-democracy activist said in an interview with The Korea Times. Chang Ki-pyo, president of the New Civilization Policy Institute, said it is high time for the Korean Confederation of Trade […]
  • 3.9 magnitude quake strikes central Korea, no damage reported
    A 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck the central South Korean city of Sangju, North Gyeongsang Province, on Sunday, with no damage or injuries reported, the weather agency said.
  • More than 10,000 elderly drivers return licenses
    More than 10,000 elderly drivers have returned their licenses in Seoul City's program aimed at reducing traffic accidents caused by senior drivers, the city government said on Sunday.