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: Jung Min-ho
Mon, July 22, 2019 | 06:53
Trump's North Korea policy shakes up South Korea's ideological politics
It used to be simple: conservatives in South Korea view the United States far more favorably than liberals, especially when it comes to its unwavering North Korea policy. No longer. U.S. President Donald Trump's drastic North Korea policy shift - from “fire and fury” to warm handshakes with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in less than two years - has confused conservatives an...
| 2019-07-09 09:17
[INTERVIEW] Ready to move on? How to leave your job wisely
A good job isn't good for everyone. Seo Eu-ra learned this the hard way after working for more than five years at a major law firm in Seoul. “There are some things you just know,” Seo, 30, said in a recent interview. “It was not about the company or the benefits it offered, because I knew I would not want to commit myself to any company. Just like a peach allergy, some people...
| 2019-07-08 14:05
Clear face photo of Jeju murder suspect revealed
A new photo of Koh Yu-jeong, who has admitted murdering her ex-husband on Jeju Island in May, has been revealed through a TV show preview. JTBC's “Spotlight” posted a video clip containing a clear image of the suspect, 36, on YouTube, Tuesday, to promote its Wednesday episode. Koh, who was arrested last month on charges of killing her ex-husband Kang, 36, has refused to compl...
Law & Crime
| 2019-07-03 17:05
More than 200,000 people demand death penalty for Jeju murder suspect
Democratic socialism spreads to South Korean politics
Four years after Bernie Sanders made his case for “democratic socialism” in U.S. politics, a South Korean politician has declared himself a “democratic socialist.” Yang Kyung-kyu, 59, who is competing against Rep. Sim Sang-jeung for leadership of the minor opposition Justice Party, has vowed to fight for ordinary people and resolve social inequality issues and injustices. Dur...
| 2019-07-03 15:05
Former SM visual director joins Big Hit Entertainment
The woman behind the success of Girls' Generation and SHINee has joined the agency of the global K-pop sensation BTS as chief brand officer, Big Hit Entertainment announced Monday. Big Hit Entertainment said Min Hee-jin, a former SM Entertainment visual director, will be in charge of brand management as the company pushes for structural reform and overseas expansion. The agen...
| 2019-07-01 17:04
Top court lifts ban on import of life-size sex dolls
The Supreme Court has lifted a ban on the import of life-size sex dolls into Korea. The court said last week that it recently upheld a lower court decision to allow the import of such dolls, ordering Incheon Main Customs to permit a Korean company to import them. The ruling, which opens the door to sex doll manufacturers in other countries, is expected to reverberate through ...
| 2019-07-01 15:57
Korean man drowns off Sabah, Malaysia
A young Korean tourist has drowned off Sabah, a Malaysian state famous for its beaches. According to the Korean Embassy in Malaysia Monday, the body of the man, 18, surnamed An, was found early Sunday after he had been swept out to sea from Karambunai Beach at Kota Kinabalu on Friday. An and his two college friends went to Kota Kinabalu for a holiday on June 24. They were sch...
| 2019-07-01 15:01
Average spending by foreign tourists to Korea tumbles in Q1
Average spending by foreign tourists visiting Korea has tumbled, according to recent data. gettyimagesbankAverage spending by foreign tourists visiting South Korea has decreased to a level last seen 10 years ago, data showed Tuesday.According to the data from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization, foreign tourists coming to South Korea...
Travel & Cuisine
| 2019-06-27 14:05
One Korean tourist dead, another injured after structure collapse in Georgia
One Korean tourist was killed and another person injured after a metal structure collapsed at a church in Georgia early this week. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday, a man, 67, was killed after the structure that fell off the Metekhi Church's wall hit him. He was visiting Tbilisi, Georgia's capital, Monday (KST). A tour guide was injured. It is unclear ho...
| 2019-06-26 16:40
Hyosung under investigation for tax evasion: reports
Korean conglomerate Hyosung is reportedly being investigated on suspicion of tax evasion. According to Yonhap and other local media Tuesday, the National Tax Service (NTS) is looking into allegations that Hyosung, which specializes in chemicals, textiles and industrial machinery, dodged paying tens of billion won (millions of dollars) in taxes through fraudulent accounting.
Law & Crime
| 2019-06-26 15:13
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone mocked by WSJ
Sales of Japanese beer, noodles, snacks plunge amid trade dispute
US to request Seoul's restraint on Korea-Japan row
Hyundai Mobis develops camera monitors to replace side mirrors
A feud for the ages
Korea suffers steepest fall in exports
Vietnam demands Chinese ships to leave Vanguard Bank
Apple, Amazon concerned about Japan's export curbs
Trump in dilemma over Korea, Japan trade scuffle
Market expects additional rate cut in Q4
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