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  • Ex-Moon aide handed 6-year jail term for graft, avoids being arrested
    A court on Thursday handed down a six-year prison term to a former senior secretary to President Moon Jae-in over a corruption case relating to a gaming industry body.Jun Byung-hun, an ex-presidential aide for political affairs, was convicted of forcing two home shopping channels and a telecom company to donate 550 million won ($514,260) between […]
  • India's leader visits for summit with Moon
    President Moon Jae-in will hold a summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Cheong Wa Dae, today, Cheong Wa Dae said Thursday.
  • Missing NK diplomat's daughter returned to Pyongyang
    The daughter of a missing North Korean diplomat who left its embassy in Rome without notice last year, likely to be seeking asylum in Europe, returned to Pyongyang in the middle of November, the Italian foreign ministry announced Wednesday. The foreign ministry received two notices regarding the charge d'affaires in Rome. “The first note - […]
  • Women under probe after fighting back against alleged rapist
    A woman is being investigated for allegedly wounding a man with a knife after she realized that he “raped” her while she slept. The Gwangju Seobu Police Station said Wednesday that it is investigating whether her attack was necessary. The man, 36, has also been questioned for the alleged crime.
  • 1,650 foreign criminal suspects caught in northern Gyeonggi in 2018: police data
    Police caught 1,650 foreigners committing crimes in northern Gyeonggi Province last year, with concerns over the number nabbed for drug consumption.
  • Top court recognizes maximum working age for physical labor to be 65
    The Supreme Court recognized the maximum working age for physical labor as 65, Thursday, overturning a 1989 decision that set the figure at 60. The decision, which came in a suit calculating the lost income of a family member in a death compensation claim, is likely to affect many other social factors such as insurance […]
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  • Politicians unlikely to be pardoned
    Convicted politicians are not likely to be among the beneficiaries of presidential pardons on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement, according to legal sources, Thursday.
  • John Bolton to visit Seoul ahead of Hanoi summit
    U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton plans to visit Cheong Wa Dae later this week for a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Chung Eui-yong after U.S. President Donald Trump has lowered Washington's expectation over the outcome of the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit.
  • Voices of far-right groups strong in LKP leadership race
    The main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) will hold its national convention Feb. 27 to choose a new leader and members of its Supreme Council. However, it is being criticized for attracting ultra-right wing supporters and focusing more on satisfying them rather than promoting the individual candidate's political vision. The candidates for the leadership race […]