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Haejin Choi

Thousands of Seoul taxi-drivers rally against plans for carpool service

Oct 18 2018

SEOUL Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi-drivers held a rally on Thursday in Seoul, the capital, saying a carpooling service planned by the operator of the country's top chat app would threaten their livelihoods and jobs. | Video

S.Korea's taxi drivers protest against plans for carpool service

Oct 18 2018

SEOUL, Oct 18 Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi-drivers held a massive rally on Thursday in Seoul, the capital, saying a carpooling service planned by the operator of the country's top chat app would threaten their livelihoods and jobs.

South Korea's appeals court suspends Lotte Group chief's jail sentence

Oct 05 2018

SEOUL A South Korean appeals court said on Friday it found the chairman of Lotte Group guilty of charges including bribery and breach of trust, but suspended his jail term, setting him free.

South Korea's appeals court suspends Lotte Group chief's jail sentence

Oct 05 2018

SEOUL A South Korean appeals court said on Friday it found the chairman of Lotte Group guilty of charges including bribery and breach of trust, but suspended his jail term, setting him free.

'When can we meet?': Koreans divided by war find little peace 65 years later

Aug 15 2018

GYODONG ISLAND, South Korea Retired South Korean farmer Hwang Rae-ha would love to see his mother again, but nearly 70 years after he last set eyes on her, he says he would settle for a photograph. | Video

North Korea chides U.S. sanctions pressure on denuclearization process

Aug 10 2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea on Thursday denounced U.S. calls for enforcing international sanctions despite its goodwill moves and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington followed an "outdated acting script." | Video

South Korean court sentences president Park to another eight years in jail

Jul 20 2018

SEOUL A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election.

South Korea to tighten asylum laws as hundreds of Yemenis arrive

Jun 29 2018

SEOUL South Korea will tighten laws governing the arrival of refugees, the Justice Ministry said on Friday, after a rapid rise in the number of Yemeni asylum seekers sparked anti-refugee sentiment in the racially homogeneous country.

Korean Air raided by prosecutors over suspected embezzlement by founding family

May 31 2018

SEOUL South Korean prosecutors raided the headquarters of Korean Air Lines Co Ltd on Thursday over suspected tax evasion, embezzlement and breach of trust by members of its founding family, in what has become the broadest-ever chaebol probe.

North Korea says denuclearization pledge not result of U.S.-led sanctions

May 06 2018

SEOUL North Korea said on Sunday its intention to denuclearize, unveiled at a historic inter-Korean summit, was not the result of U.S.-led sanctions and pressure, warning the United States not to mislead public opinion.

World News

How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype

He ran social media for Saudi Arabia's crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his country's elite. He detained a Lebanese prime minister. And, according to two intelligence sources, he ran journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by giving orders over Skype.