Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe

Aug 26, 2016

Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe

Lotte Group said Friday its vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea’s fifth-largest business group. Lee In-won, 69, the company’s highest-ranking executive outside the founding family and the top aide to its chairman, was found ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.N. command condemns North Korean mine-laying on border

North Korea has been laying fresh land mines on its side of the demilitarized zone, the U.N. Command said Tuesday. The mining follows a spate of high-profile defections and appears aimed at preventing its troops from fleeing. Military personnel were seen planting mines on ...

Aug 22, 2016

Pyeongchang chief Lee calls for 'Peace Olympics' in 2018

Lee Hee-beom, the president of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, is calling his 2018 Winter Games the “Peace Olympics.” Lee said Sunday that South Korea’s hostile neighbor North Korea is welcome. He said we “will open the door to all participants, not only North Korea ...

After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen as safe

Aug 22, 2016

After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen as safe

For the Olympics, it’s so long Rio, hello Asia. The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in South Korea, Japan and China following the organizational drama surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and the Summer Games in Brazil, ...

Risks high as major drills with U.S. kick off in South Korea

Aug 22, 2016

Risks high as major drills with U.S. kick off in South Korea

Tens of thousands of South Korean and U.S. troops began a military exercise simulating an all-out North Korean attack Monday, as Pyongyang issued bellicose threats of pre-emptive nuclear strikes in retaliation. The two-week annual Ulchi Freedom exercise is largely computer-simulated, but still involves around ...

Aug 22, 2016

Koreans reluctant to get married, have children

South Koreans are likely to have fewer weddings and babies this year than ever before, part of a demographic shift that risks hobbling the nation’s economy. The number of marriages and births recorded during the first five months of 2016 hit the lowest levels ...