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Untold Story of Last Execution of Death-Row Inmates
On Dec. 29, 1997, Kim Cheong-soo, a priest of the archdiocese of Seoul, received a phone call from a Seoul prison requesting his presence there by 7 a.m. the next day. He knew what this meant.
No Unusual Situation on Cheonan Before 9:19 PM
The military denied a media report Sunday that the Navy received a message concerning an ``unusual situation'' on the frigate Cheonan at 9:15 p.m. on March 26 just minutes before it sank near the sea border with North Korea, saying the ship and the naval command held ordinary radio communications at 9:19 p.m.
Bringing Korean Flavor to an All-American Menu
NEW YORK - Imagine a thick, decadent and gooey Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Thinking of the all-American favorite, it may be surprising that the owner of the largest Philly cheesesteak chain in the U.S. is actually Korean.
Seoul Plans to Fingerprint Foreign Suspects From Aug.
Foreigners suspected of attempting to enter the country on false documents, who were previously deported after being convicted of crimes here, will have to undergo fingerprint checks at international airports and harbors from as early as August, the Immigration Service said Sunday.
Is Viagra Killing the Oriental Medicine Market?
The oriental medicine market has faced setbacks over the past few years and observers are pointing their fingers at the rapid spread of erectile dysfunction treatment drugs as one of the major causes.
Park, Choo Enter Season With High Hopes
Two South Korean players - Park Chan-ho and Choo Shin-soo - have high hopes for the new Major League Baseball (MLB) season that starts Monday morning (KST) with the Boston Red Sox hosting their nemesis, the New York Yankees.
Truth, Only Truth
Ten days have passed since a 1,200-ton Navy corvette sank in the West Sea near the border with North Korea. The military has managed to neither rescue any of the 46 missing crewmen, nor apparently come any closer to the exact cause of the tragic, mysterious accident, and instead only lose a veteran Navy diver during that time. That's bad enough.
Yawning Wage Gap
Koreans usually call the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family by its shortened and literally-translated title: the ministry of women. When the Kim Dae-jung administration introduced this ministry in 2001, many Korean men asked, ``Isn't this 'reverse discrimination?''' The latest OECD report on the wage gap between male and female workers among its major member nations shows it wasn't ― and still isn't.
Talking About Nuclear Talks
It has been a year since North Korea boycotted the six-party talks in reaction to the United Nations' punitive action against Pyongyang's rocket or missile launch. Since U.S. envoy Stephen Bosworth's visit to Pyongyang last December, Washington has shown no interest in talking to North Korea, waiting for its return to the six-party talks. Pyongyang has vowed not to return to the talks unless Washington commits to the discussion of a peace treaty and the lifting of sanctions.
What Death Can’t Take Away
From birth until death our life is a continuation of receiving. We receive life from our parents. We are first taken care of by them to grow into healthy adults and next by those around us whose help rely on to nurture our lives. They are not only our parents, but friends, teachers and sometimes even our foes also that turn out to have a silver lining in the end.
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