Choi Soon-sil Denies Everything in Impeachment Trial
President Park Geun-hye's longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil finally took the stand in President Park Geun-hye's impeachment trial on Monday but denied any wrongdoing. Choi said "I don't know" more than 130 times at the witness stand, "No" more than 50 times and "I don't remember" in excess of 30 times.
Samsung Chief Faces Arrest
Jeju, Gangwon Province Home to Most Obese People
Airliners to Resume Fuel Surcharge Next Month
Top Officials Face Questioning Over Blacklist of 'Hostile' Artists
More Korean Workers Opt for Part-Time Jobs
Majority of Top 100 Firms Cut Jobs Last Year
NATIONAL/POLITICS
2 Korean Women Raped by Taxi Driver in Taiwan
Two Korean women were raped by a taxi driver in Taiwan, local media reported Sunday. SET News said three Korean university students were sightseeing in a taxi in Taipei and lost consciousness after consuming a drink the driver had offered.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea's Plutonium Stockpile 'Grows Alarmingly'
North Korea's plutonium stockpile has grown to some 50 kg, enough to make two or three more nuclear weapons, according to South Korea's 2016 defense white paper. The white paper carries latest information on the North Korean military.
BUSINESS
More Chinese Smartphone Makers Partner with Korean Telecoms
Chinese smartphone makers are launching a wide range of affordable handsets in Korea under tie-ups with local telecoms. SK Telecom, Korea's largest mobile provider, has already started selling TCL's Sol Prime, and KT plans to begin sales next month of a cheap ZTE phone.