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: Jung Min-ho
Mon, May 20, 2019 | 08:45
International marriages in Korea rise sharply
International marriages in Korea increased sharply in 2018, the latest government data show. According to Statistic Korea's data revealed Wednesday, there were 22,698 marriages between a Korean national and a foreigner last year, up 8.9 percent from 2017. The rise was the sharpest in 13 years.
Chinese hitmen behind murder of stock swindler's parents: police
The man suspected of killing a notorious stock swindler's parents hired three Chinese hitmen for the crime, according to police Monday. Anyang Dongan Police Station said it confirmed that the Chinese fled to Qingdao on Feb. 25, hours after allegedly killing the parents of Lee Hee-jin, 33, who is serving a five-year jail term for swindling investors out of 20 billion won ($18 ...
Law & Crime
| 2019-03-19 15:29
AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes quits Facebook
AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tony Fernandes has closed his Facebook account, citing too much “hate” being transmitted on social media after the live-streaming of the mass shooting in New Zealand. Fernandes, who had 670,000 followers, said on Twitter Sunday that Facebook should “clean up” after videos of the recent New Zealand mosque attacks were uploaded to the platf...
| 2019-03-18 17:04
Sewol tents removed from Gwanghwamun [PHOTOS]
A memorial altar, tents and yellow ribbons for victims of the 2014 Sewol disaster have been removed from Gwanghwamun Square - after nearly five years. Workers from the Seoul Metropolitan Government took down all 14 tents and emptied what had long been called the “Sewol memorial space” in central Seoul Monday.
Seoul & Provinces
| 2019-03-18 15:58
Five years on, truth of Sewol disaster still shrouded in mystery
'Clear similarities' in Boeing crashes, Ethiopia minister says
Data from the Ethiopian Airlines crash a week ago suggest “clear similarities” with an earlier incident involving the same kind of Boeing aircraft, Ethiopia's transport minister said Sunday (local time). Dagmawit Moges made the claim based on preliminary data retrieved from the black box of the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane, which crashed in Ethiopia on March 10 - only six months af...
| 2019-03-18 14:15
WT executive to share stories behind taekwondo unification efforts
World Taekwondo (WT) Executive Deputy Secretary General Kim Eil-chul has many stories to tell when it comes to Korean unification. As leader of the global taekwondo governing body's taekwondo unification project, Kim has traveled around the world over the past five years to seek ideas and muster support for recovering the sport's original oneness - after taekwondo was separat...
| 2019-03-15 15:22
[INTERVIEW] 'Taekwondo unification can be inspiration for Korean unification'
Former KT executive arrested for helping lawmaker's daughter get full-time job
A former executive at KT, Korea's second largest mobile carrier, has been arrested on charges of giving favors to a lawmaker's daughter during the company's hiring process in 2012. The Seoul Southern District Prosecutors' Office said Thursday that the court issued an arrest warrant for the suspect, 63, surnamed Kim, for allegedly giving favors to Rep. Kim Sung-tae's daughter.
Law & Crime
| 2019-03-14 17:02
Korea lifts English education ban for first, second graders
Lawmakers have approved an amendment to revert the policy banning English education for first and second graders at elementary schools. The National Assembly passed the amendment Wednesday to allow first and second graders to learn English in after-school classes. The move comes only a year after the policy came into force to prohibit all English classes for children “too you...
| 2019-03-14 15:57
Korea wrong to stop teaching English to young children: experts
Tens of thousands of English teachers to lose jobs
Korean Air suspends introducing Boeing 737 Max 8 jets
Korean Air, the country’s largest airline, will suspend introducing Boeing 737 Max 8 jets until “safety is guaranteed.” The company said Thursday that it canceled its plan to introduce the aircraft in May after one of the model crashed in Ethiopia on March 10 - only six months after a deadly crash involving the identical model in Indonesia. Korean Air, which contracted to buy...
| 2019-03-14 11:26
Korean Air desperate to gain friendly shares
Eastar Jet suspends operations of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets
Eastar Jet will suspend the operations of its Boeing 737 Max 8 jets as safety concerns arise over the aircraft, the Korean low-cost carrier (LCC) said Tuesday. “We will suspend the operations of our two Boeing 737 Max 8 planes on March 13,” Eastar Jet President and CEO Choi Jong-gu said in a statement. “We made that decision in cooperation with the Ministry of Land, Infrastru...
| 2019-03-12 17:28
Seungri admits having sex with prostitutes
Questions arising over role of women in police force
Huawei would be 'fine' without US chips, says CEO
History in the making: Seoul's streetcars and Buddha's birthday
[INTERVIEW] Korean-American adoptee healing past wounds with cooking
[INTERVIEW] 'S. Korea will eradicate power abuse in public sector'
Pope Francis unlikely to visit North Korea this year
Low productivity eats into Korea's growth potential
Moon's confidants resume activities before 2020 general elections
Bush may bring portrait of ex-president Roh
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
China's slowing economy: the view from the Henan heartland
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