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Voters head to polling stations in crucial parliamentary elections

Voters headed to polling stations Wednesday for the crucial parliamentary elections that will shape the legislative landscape for the next four years and gauge …

For adoptees, DNA is game changer for finding roots

After living more than 50 years in denial of her Korean heritage, Katherine Kim had only one thing on her bucket list: to have a photo of her Korean mother. …

Ruling camp faces bigger brawl after election
Ruling camp faces bigger brawl after election

Having entered what traditionally would be the lame duck fourth year in office, President Park Geun-hye could use some renewed loyalty from her conservative …

[Graphic News] Seoul셲 above 60 population soars: report
[Graphic News] Seoul셲 above 60 population soars: report

Seoul is aging rapidly, with the city셲 population of those aged 60 and above expected to reach over 3 million by 2030, a report by McKinsey Global Institute …

[Reporter's Column] Timing matters

For foreign affairs and unification correspondents in Seoul, the defection of North Koreans has long been one of the trickiest subjects to write on. Apart from …

Premature births on rise in Korea
Premature births on rise in Korea

The proportion of newborns who need critical medical care, including premature babies, has been rising in South Korea since 2010, while general fertility rate …

Celebrity campaigning gets mixed reactions
Celebrity campaigning gets mixed reactions

Well-known faces such as hallyu star Lee Young-ae and veteran singer Tae Jin-ah joined last-minute campaign efforts this week for Wednesday셲 general …

[ELECTION 2016] Feud-Plagued parties go to polls
[ELECTION 2016] Feud-Plagued parties go to polls

Political parties raced to the unpredictable final stretch of campaigning on Tuesday, as voters braced to pick the country셲 20th National Assembly that will …

Korea launches Ping-Pong project in Nepal for disabled
Korea launches Ping-Pong project in Nepal for disabled

South Korea has joined hands with the U.N. and other international organizations to launch a table tennis project for people with disabilities in Nepal, as …

[HERALD INTERVIEW] ‘Industries of the future require endeavors across disciplines’
[HERALD INTERVIEW] ‘Industries of the future require endeavors across disciplines’

Research institutes should provide opportunities to complement traditional department-based structures with multidisciplinary institutes to better tackle …

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