Phone Records Prove Nonstop Contact Between Choi and Cheong Wa Dae
Phone records show that President Park Geun-hye's longtime crony Choi Soon-sil was in touch with Cheong Wa Dae three times a day till at least the end of 2014. Prosecutors presented the records in the criminal trial of ex-Cheong Wa Dae secretary Jeong Ho-seong on Wednesday.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
Japan Reasserts Claim to Dokdo
Tokyo appears to be launching a fresh campaign to assert its flimsy colonial-era claim to Korea's Dokdo Islets. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday told reporters that Dokdo is Japanese territory.
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
Samsung to Release All-Screen Galaxy Phone
Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone will have the biggest screen in the series to date. It is slated for release in April. Boffins expect the screen to be curved at all four edges and come without a home button at the bottom.