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Int'l students discuss world peace on Dokdo
International students in Korea participated in a summit at the country’s easternmost territory of Dokdo, Tuesday. At the event, organized by the education ministry, 163 students from 102 countries including the United States, China, Japan and Russia gathered to learn about the island and what it represents: world peace. Ministry official Keum Yong-han explained the significa...
Gyeonggi Province rolls out plan to support SME employees
Gyeonggi provincial government has rolled out a plan to financially support employees at small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the province. The plan, which aims to encourage employees early in their careers, is expected to take effect in November. Included are wage subsidies by direct cash transfers, a government-funded savings plan, and welfare provisions. Employees...
Text message to suppress strike at MBC draws backlash
The revelation of a text message attempting to suppress the ongoing strike at Korea’s major broadcaster MBC is drawing fierce backlash. In the text, delivered Wednesday, its chief editor Moon Ho-chul threatened his employees by alluding to possible financial and legal repercussions for the participants of the strike. “There will be a clear distinction between employees who work for the company’s interest and those who do not,” the text read. For those who work, it continued, there will be “compensatory rewards” while those who do not “will most definitely be subject to civil lawsuits for dis...
Reporters return to work after 9-year protest
Nine years after being dismissed for protesting the political maneuvering of their company, three reporters from one of Korea’s main broadcasters YTN will return to their posts, Monday. In this interview with The Korea Times, the three reporters - Hyun Duk-soo, Roh Jong-myun, and Cho Seung-ho - gave their accounts of what happened, what has changed and what they plan to do up...
Oil tank-turned-cultural park to open in Seoul
To the west of Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu, a new park for various cultural activities will open to the public Sept. 1. Inside the park are oil tanks and a platform that have been renovated into six distinct spaces for performances, art displays and other gatherings. The renovation of the 140,022-square-meter space is an initiative taken by the Seoul city government as...
IEEA students get hands-on experience in flying
Students studying aviation at the IEEA Global Campus gained hands-on experience at the Southern Utah University (SUU) flight summer camp from July 20 to July 28. The 13 students - including the University’s enrollees and early admitted high school students - had the opportunity to visit the school and experience its flight curriculum. The week-long summer camp offered student...
Radio service for foreigners celebrates 9th anniversary
A radio station airing music programs for foreign residents in Korea celebrated its ninth anniversary, Tuesday. Since the Multicultural Family Music Broadcasting station was started in 2009, it has offered various programs in eight different languages to meet the needs of the growing number of foreign residents here. The station was founded by Woongjin Group with the aim of h...
Moon Jae-in stamps flying off the shelves
Stamps commemorating the inauguration of Korea’s 19th President Moon Jae-in were released Thursday - 100 days after he took office. Fans lined up from as early as 5 a.m. to purchase the stamps at one of 284 post offices offering them. More than 500 people waited in front of the Seoul Central Post Office and one in Gwanghwamun, downtown Seoul, according to the authorities. Sal...
Korea to host 2023 World Scout Jamboree
Korea will host the 2023 World Scout Jamboree for the second time at Saemangeum, North Jeolla Province. The decision came Wednesday as Korea beat out Poland after a tight race, winning 365 of 607 votes from over 160 participating countries at the World Scout Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan. Held every four years, the World Scout Jamboree is the largest support event for young ...
Muslim prayer room opens at Lotte Dep't Store
A prayer room is now available for Muslim tourists at Avenuel's World Tower Branch of Lotte Department Store in Jamsil, southeastern Seoul, reflecting the growing trend among businesses in Korea to attract more Muslim tourists here. On Wednesday, three winners of an Indonesian beauty pageant visited the room - located on the 11th floor of the building - the first of its kind ...
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