Court denies arrest warrant for prosecutor linked to political meddling scandal

SEOUL– A court denied Tuesday an arrest warrant request for a prosecutor alleged to have conspired with the main opposition party to investigate pro-government figures when opposition presidential contender Yoon…

Chemical leak kills 2, injures 9 at building construction site

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — A chemical used for fire suppression leaked from the basement of a high-rise building under construction in southwestern Seoul on Saturday, leaving two workers dead and nine others injured, firefighters said.The fatal chemica…

Justice ministry orders military to drop its plan to appeal against transgender soldier ruling

SEOUL– The justice ministry on Friday ordered the military to drop its plan to challenge a court ruling that said it was unjust for the military to discharge a transgender…

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy appeals S. Korean court’s asset sale order

DAEJEON– Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has appealed a South Korean court’s order to sell its assets here to compensate wartime forced labor victims, judicial officials said Wednesday. The Japanese firm…

Court keeps key suspect in land development scandal in detention

SEOUL– A Seoul court on Tuesday ordered a key suspect in a snowballing corruption scandal surrounding a lucrative land development project near Seoul to be kept in detention, rejecting the…

Ex-Prosecutor General Yoon appeals ruling over justice ministry’s disciplinary action

SEOUL– Former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl on Friday appealed a court ruling upholding a disciplinary measure that the justice ministry took against him during his time as the top prosecutor.…

Court upholds justice ministry’s 2020 disciplinary action against ex-Prosecutor General Yoon

SEOUL– A Seoul court on Thursday upheld a disciplinary measure that the justice ministry took against then Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl for alleged misconduct last year in what could be…

Court upholds justice ministry’s disciplinary action against ex-Prosecutor General Yoon

SEOUL– A Seoul court on Thursday upheld a disciplinary measure that the justice ministry took against then Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl for alleged misconduct last year in what could be…

Court denies arrest warrant for key suspect in land development scandal

SEOUL– A Seoul court on Thursday rejected an arrest warrant for a key suspect at the center of a snowballing regional development corruption scandal, dealing a blow to the investigation…

Delta variant cases account for almost all new variant cases in S. Korea

SEOUL– South Korea has confirmed 3,405 more cases of four major contagious variants of the new coronavirus over the past week, including 3,401 of the highly transmissible delta variant, health…