Do lead, Madam Park!

By John Burton This week was already expected to be an emotional one as the nation marks the first anniversary of the Sewol tragedy, which uncovered a nexus of corruption…

Draft Sewol act may sow new seeds of conflict

By Lee Kyung-min The bereaved families of the Sewol ferry victims are vehemently opposing a government-proposed special act to investigate the ferry sinking and pay compensation for the tragedy, claiming…

CULTURE LINE

Kim Ki-min promoted to principal dancer at Russia’s Mariinsky Ballet Company Korean dancer Kim Ki-min, 23, the first Asian male to join Russia’s famous Mariinsky Ballet Company in 2011, has…

Coupang suffers massive operating loss

By Park Si-soo Social commerce website Coupang suffered a massive operating loss of 121.5 billion won ($110. 69 million) last year, nearly 28 times more than its 42 billion won…

Britain’s earthquake election

By Arthur I Cyr Britain will have a general election on May 7, and the contest already demonstrates dramatic profound shifts taking place in the nation’s politics. Traditionally, the system…

Besieged prime minister shown the door

lsquoI will forfeit my life if I received any bribe’ By Do Je-hae Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo is facing calls within his own political party to resign over a widespread…

Blizzard hits smartphone game market

By Yoon Sung-won Blizzard Entertainment unveiled its first smartphone game “Hearthstone,” Tuesday. The digital card battle game, which has been previously launched for PCs and tablets, also is the first…

Champion Phoebus sweep KBL titles

By Nam Hyun-woo Ulsan Mobis Phoebus’ Yang Dong-geun was named MVP of the 2014-15 season Korean Basketball League (KBL), Tuesday, becoming the first player to win the top honor for…

Bring them back now

By Gordon Brown LONDON ?It has been nearly a year since the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from their school in the town of Chibok in northern…

Bad marriage link to high blood pressure

A bad relationship with your wife can cause high blood pressure, a study reveals. A University of Michigan research team has shown that a wife’s stress, especially in a difficult…