Court allows partial airing of Yoon’s wife’s phone calls

SEOUL– A court on Friday decided to allow a local TV station to broadcast parts of the main opposition presidential candidate’s wife’s phone calls, while other parts will be banned.Kim Keon-hee, the wife of Yoon Suk-yeol, earlier filed an injunction t…

Court partially accepts injunction against airing of Yoon’s wife’s phone calls

SEOUL– A court on Friday partially accepted an injunction seeking to stop a TV station from broadcasting the recordings of phone calls between the wife of main opposition presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol and a reporter.The injunction was filed by …

N. Korea fires 2 suspected ballistic missiles eastward: S. Korean military

SEOUL– North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles eastward Friday, South Korea’s military said, after Pyongyang publicly warned earlier in the day of a “stronger and certain” response to the United States’ imposition of new sanctions.The Joint…

Court suspends vaccine pass enforcement at big stores, for minors aged 12-18

SEOUL– A court on Friday suspended the enforcement of the government’s vaccine pass program at department and discount stores while also halting vaccine pass requirements for minors aged 12-18 at all facilities.The Seoul Administrative Court’s decisio…

Top court confirms 1.1 bln-won fine for Volkswagen Korea in emissions scandal

SEOUL– The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s decision to sharply reduce the fine for Audi Volkswagen Korea (AVK) and clear the company of most of the charges…

Top court dismisses Mitsubishi Heavy’s 2nd appeal against wartime labor compensation

DAEJEON– The Supreme Court has dismissed a second appeal filed by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries against an order to sell patent rights the company has in South Korea to compensate…

Court approves Edison Motors’ deal to acquire embattled SsangYong Motor

SEOUL– A court on Monday gave its nod to electric carmaker Edison Motors Co’s deal to acquire the embattled SsangYong Motor Co., according to sources. The approval by the Seoul…

Court OKs Edison’s acquisition of SsangYong

SEOUL– A Seoul court on Monday approved a local consortium’s acquisition of SsangYong Motor Co., paving the way for the financially troubled carmaker to get back on track. On the…

Appeals court upholds 3 1/2-year prison term for N.K. defector over spy activities

SUWON, South Korea– An appeals court upheld a 3 1/2-year prison term for a North Korean defector charged with spying for Pyongyang, court officials said Friday. The defector, whose identity…

Children’s gym owner faces murder charges in bizarre rectum stabbing case

SEOUL– Police on Friday pressed murder charges against the owner of a children’s sports center in Seoul on charges of sticking a 70-centimeter plastic stick into the anus of an…