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Exhibitions throughout central Seoul tackle urban issues
For the next two months, anyone in Korea should grab the rare opportunity to see Seoul displayed in various forms, scattered throughout the central district of the city. With an overarching theme of tackling global urban issues, the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism began Saturday and will be held until Nov. 5. Various exhibitions and events will be available a...
| 2017-09-04 16:28
KBS World launches 24-hour English radio channel
KBS World Radio launched an all-English radio channel, with its first program “KBS World Radio News.” It began broadcasting at 5 p.m., Monday. The new KBS 24-hour channel is expanding the English language network and increasing its accessibility by offering it through its mobile applications “Kong,” “KBS World Radio” and “KBS On-Air.” Listeners can keep up-to-date with music scene news with R&B singer Park Jung-hyun also known as Lena Park. Her program, “One Fine Day” will air every weekday from 5:10 to 7:10 p.m.
| 2017-09-04 16:20
Fearful, yet people dismiss chance of war
Public anxiety in South Korea was growing Sunday in response to North Korea announcing it had conducted a sixth nuclear test. The word spread quickly as television and online portal sites became inundated with news of strong seismic tremors, indicating what Pyongyang soon said was a “successful” hydrogen bomb test. “I am deeply worried,” Kim Gi-suk, 54, said. A restaurant own...
| 2017-09-03 17:27
N. Korea claims successful H-bomb test for ICBM
Rumors about teacher-student rape spread online
Police have begun investigating rumors concerning a female teacher charged with the statutory rape of a 12-year-old elementary student. According to the Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency Wednesday, rumors about the 32-year-old teacher and her family have spread online. This includes false information about the offender’s name, educational background, family relations and the wrong picture. Police began investigating after receiving a complaint from a woman who had been falsely identified as the offender in the case. Photos of her face were spread on the internet, with people identifying her...
Law & Crime
| 2017-08-31 17:02
Ex-cabin crew caught for fraudulent births
A woman was arrested for forging certificates to register the births of two children that never happened, police said Thursday. The 41-year-old former flight attendant, identified by her surname Ryu, faces charges of fraud and forgery, as she collected over 48 million won ($42,561) in child benefits from her employer and the government. According to the Gangnam Police Station...
Law & Crime
| 2017-08-31 16:59
ASEAN members and Korea seek ways to strengthen ties
An international conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN-ROK Cultural Exchange Year took place at the Lotte Hotel in central Seoul, Wednesday. Under the theme of “Partnering for Tomorrow,” government representatives and experts from Korea and ASEAN member countries discussed ways to strengthen their coo...
| 2017-08-30 17:13
Queer festival vote turns contentious
An online poll on the annual queer parade in Seoul was disabled Monday after hate comments flooded the site. News about the poll, which has been on the city government’s online forum site since July 16, went viral just last week after it spread to websites run by ultra-conservatives here including Ilbe. The forum asked, “What do you think about the Queer Culture Festival in K...
| 2017-08-30 17:10
Korea to expand visa benefits to accelerate inbound tourism
[INTERVIEW] Ex-NIS chief urges politicians to stop misusing spy agency
Why Korean shoppers flock to Chinese e-commerce sites
Seoul awards honorary citizenship to outstanding foreign residents
Seoul-Moscow ties likely stuck in limbo amid blame game
Will Korea avoid hard landing in housing market?
Hyundai Motor hires former US Ambassador to Korea Sung Kim as adviser
Aging founders return to save struggling construction companies
Hanwha signs $2.4 bil. deal to export infantry fighting vehicles to Australia
Overseas property investments to hinder Korea's securities firms
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
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