Archive for November, 2015
The mortality rate of prostate and pancreatic cancers have risen sharply over the past three decades, while deaths from gastric cancer have declined some 70 percent.A research team led by Lim Dal-oh, a health administration professor at Kongju National University, analyzed the death rates of 13 diff… …read more
Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against it.
Prosecutors in Krakow, who had sought the extradition on behalf of the U.S., said Friday they found the court’s refusal of ex… …read more
Actress Jeon In-hwa is busy shooting a drama that has received good ratings since the first episode aired in early September.
In the weekend drama, “My Daughter Gum Sa-wol,” Jeon plays a woman seeking to take revenge against her husband, who tricked her into marrying him and killed her father. At th… …read more
Samsung plans to introduce its mobile payment system in China next year.
Samsung Pay will be available on premium Galaxy handsets as well as budget models favored by Chinese consumers. Talks are ongoing with Chinese banks and payment processor Union Pay. Samsung is looking to stay ahead of Apple, w… …read more
A winter cold front will grip the country for a few days, sending temperatures below zero in most regions.
Morning lows in Seoul hit -2 degrees Celsius on Thursday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. Temperatures will likely hover at 0 to 1 degrees in the afternoon, when former P… …read more
The U.S. is expected to bar the transfer of more technologies that would allow Korea to develop its own fighter jet, according to a source Tuesday. Washington already barred the transfer of four technologies with a fighter jet from Lockheed Martin that Korea has signed up to buy and that are crucial… …read more
Inheritance accounts for an ever-rising proportion of Koreans’ wealth as the opportunities for social mobility dwindle, a study suggests.
Kim Nak-nyeon at Dongguk University found that inheritance accounted for 8.2 percent of total national income in 2010, compared to just five percent in 1980.
The … …read more
Former president Kim Young-sam, a tireless advocate for democracy during decades of military dictatorship, died on Sunday. He was 87.
Kim was hospitalized last Thursday with a high fever and breathing difficulties and moved to intensive care when his condition deteriorated on Saturday, according to … …read more
Volkswagen will cut its spending by 1 billion euros ($1.07 billion) next year and “strictly prioritize” investments as it shores up its finances to deal with its emissions-rigging scandal, CEO Matthias Mueller said Friday after a board meeting.
The carmaker, which is due to present to U.S. authoriti… …read more
Leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum spent two days stressing inclusion and integration, while showing signs of growing divisions over the U.S. led Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino, who hosted the APEC forum that ended Thursday, pr… …read more