Political parties failed to pass a resolution in the National Assembly regarding U.S. President Donald Trump's widely rumored demand for Seoul to pay a whopping $5 billion in defense-sharing costs as the parties said the "request" was far from “fair, reasonable and equitable.”
Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday that it is now providing free Wi-Fi on almost all buses running in the capital, even small green local district buses. According to Seoul City, it installed free Wi-Fi systems on all 1,499 of these buses on 235 district routes across Seoul.
With the expiration of a military-intelligence sharing pact between Seoul and Tokyo only days away, the U.S. is intensifying its pressure on South Korea to maintain the agreement for security cooperation. More Koreans are concerned Cheong Wa Dae's August announcement of its intention to end the General Security of Information Agreement (GSOMIA) in response to […]
All firefighters will become national public servants directly hired by the central government starting next April in a bid to improve their working conditions and wages, following the National Assembly's passage of the relevant bill, Tuesday.
More than 2,000 elderly people in Seoul could die prematurely each year just by 2030 due to the effects of ultrafine dust, research showed, Wednesday. The policy report by the Seoul Institute estimated 2,133 people over 65 may die earlier compared to those not exposed to air pollution.
Aykut Eken, president of the World Federation of Consuls, visited Korea from Nov. 17 to 20 to discuss the country's first hosting of the World Congress of Consuls in 2021. Held every three years, the congress is governed by the U.N.-recognized federation comprised of about 90 countries.
Floor leaders of the major political parties headed to Washington D.C., Wednesday (KST), for scheduled meetings with senior officials on Capitol Hill and high-ranking U.S. government personnel after negotiations between Seoul and Washington over the cost-sharing for stationing U.S. troops here were broken off.