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.
Independent Counsel Queries Visa of Choi Soon-sil's Daughter
China's Big 3 Smartphone Makers Close In on Samsung
Korean, Japanese Builders Vie for Turkish Bridge Project
Jeju, Gangwon Province Home to Most Obese People
Majority of Top 100 Firms Cut Jobs Last Year
Seo Jang-hoon Donates W100 Million to Help Children
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Lotte Faces Dilemma Over THAAD Battery
A deal whereby Lotte Group is to hand over a golf course to the government for the deployment of a U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery has run into trouble amid fears of retaliation from China.
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
Airliners to Resume Fuel Surcharge Next Month
Fliers will have to pay fuel surcharges for all tickets purchased in February. Airliners had waived the fee for the last 17 months amid low oil prices. A one-way ticket to Fukuoka, Hong Kong or Guangzhou will incur a surcharge of W1,200.