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By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- President Yoon Suk Yeol said Wednesday he will reexamine the policy response to tackle South Korea's low birth rate by creating a new ministry fully dedicated to overcoming what he called a "national emergency.

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with more info) SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- Police sought a warrant Wednesday to arrest popera star Kim Ho-joong, a day after questioning him over suspicions that he rammed into a taxi and fled the scene while driving under the

SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- The agency of new girl group ILLIT on Wednesday filed a defamation complaint against Min Hee-jin, head of another sublabel under Hybe, for alleging that the girl group plagiarized NewJeans, a top girl group produced by her.

By Woo Jae-yeon SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- For actor Ha Jung-woo, the psychological tension and physical struggles in the confined cockpit against a willful hijacker in the new film "Hijacking" were much harder than he had expected. "I've played many

(ATTN: RECASTS headline; ADDS more details in paras 3-9; CHANGES photo) SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- Shin Kyung-rim, a prominent figure in Korean poetry and author of the works "Nongmu" (Farmers' Dance) and "A Poor Love Song," died Wednesday, sources in t

May 23 1985 -- South Korean university students storm into a U.S. cultural center in Seoul and launch a sit-in. The protesters demanded the U.S. apologize for allegedly overlooking a bloody crackdown by South Korea's then military-backed regime on

(ATTN: ADDS photo, more info in 2nd para, last 5 paras) By Kim Na-young SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- A group of South Korean and global tech companies adopted a joint pledge Wednesday, vowing to responsibly develop and use artificial intelligence (AI) an

The following is the first summary of major stories moved by Yonhap News Agency on Wednesday. ----------------- ■ Marine chief refuses to confront subordinate in probe over conscript's death SEOUL -- Investigators attempted to have the Marine C

SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea added nearly 300,000 wage worker jobs in the fourth quarter of 2023, but the number grew at a slower pace, and jobs for young people continued to fall for more than a year, data showed Wednesday. The number of p

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SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- Shin Kyung-rim, a prominent figure in Korean poetry and author of the works "Nongmu" (Farmer's Dance) and "A Poor Love Song," died Wednesday, sources in the literary community said. He was 88. He passed away at the National

SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- Opposition leader Lee Jae-myung on Wednesday stepped up criticism of President Yoon Suk Yeol for vetoing a bill mandating a special counsel investigation into the military's response to a Marine's death and urged the ruling pa

SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- Police sought a warrant Wednesday to arrest popera star Kim Ho-joong, a day after questioning him over suspicions that he rammed into a taxi and fled the scene while driving under the influence. The 33-year-old singer, who

(ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead; ADDS photos; UPDATES throughout with game's result) By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korean utility man Bae Ji-hwan has come through with a big hit in his major league season debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks rebounded late Wednesday morning as investors sat on the sidelines ahead of the release of the Federal Open Market Committee's minutes this week. After opening slightly lower, the benchmark Korea Composi

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- After getting his cup of coffee with the Boston Red Sox in 2020, left-handed pitcher Kyle Hart spent the next three years in the minor leagues. For someone in his early 30s like Hart, it can be a baseball purgato

By Kim Na-young SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) -- A group of South Korean and global tech companies adopted a joint pledge on Wednesday, vowing to responsibly develop and use artificial intelligence (AI) and to address social challenges with the technology.

SEOUL, May. 22 (Yonhap) -- The Korea Interbank Offered Rates (KORIBOR) as posted by Yonhap Infomax, the financial news and information arm of Yonhap News Agency, at 11:00 a.m. Term Today (%) Previous Session (%) 1-W