Hopes Fade for Alternative to Military Service
Hopes are fading for an alternative to Korea's mandatory military service after decades of calls from pacifists and religious groups to spare conscientious objectors the martial ordeal. Some 6,088 young men chose prison rather than mandatory military service over the decade from 2006 to 2015.
N.Korea, China in Clandestine Trade in Coastal Waters
1/3 of Divorcees Are Mature Couples
Korean Man Arrested Over Philippines Killing
Shipbuilders Move into Profit After Layoffs
More People Complain of Neck Pain as Smartphone Dependence Rises
Job Growth for Foreign Workers Slows
Police Officer Dead After Frenzied Shootout in Seoul
A police officer died in a shooting rampage in northern Seoul on Wednesday. The heavily armed assailant, Seong Byung-dae, was being pursued by police after a frenzied assault and shot the officer around 6:30 p.m.
Another N.Korean Missile Launch Flops
North Korea botched the launch of another mid-range missile on Thursday, five days after the last one blew up shortly after lift-off. The launch came around 7 a.m. Thursday, shortly after the foreign and defense ministers of South Korea and the U.S. met in Washington.
Note 7 Users File Class-Action Suit Against Samsung
Some customers in Korea and the U.S. who bought Samsung's combustible Galaxy Note 7 phone are filing class-action lawsuits claiming they suffered financial losses due to the recall.