Suspects Confirm Choi Soon-sil Was Power Behind Park's Throne
The National Assembly on Wednesday questioned several suspects in the massive corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye, but the central figure, her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil, dodged the summons.
Key Suspects Dodge National Assembly Grilling
Volkswagen Slapped with Record Fine in Emissions Scandal
N.Korean Defectors Numbers Rise Again
Think Tanks Slashes Growth Forecast
Sex Slavery Victim Dies Aged 94
Swansea City's Ki Sung-yueng 'Wooed by Chinese Clubs'
NATIONAL/POLITICS
N.Korean Hackers Accessed Military Intranet
A hack of as yet unknown proportions of the Defense Ministry's Internet and Intranet servers in August has been traced to an IP address in Shenyang, China. Shenyang is near the border with North Korea and one of the key operation points for North Korean hackers.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korean Shoppers Favor Easily Hidden SD Cards
Easily concealed memory cards and teddy bears are the most popular goods among North Koreans who shop in the Chinese border trade hub of Dandong, the Cankao Xiaoxi daily reported Wednesday.
BUSINESS
Sales of Imported Cars Plummet in November
Volkswagen sold not a single car in Korea last month in the aftermath of a massive emission-rigging scandal, sending overall sales of foreign cars into freefall. Some 19,361 imported cars were newly registered in November, down 15.8 percent from a year ago.