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Job fair for expats due Oct. 31
A job fair for foreign residents will take place Oct. 31 in Seoul. The annual event will be held at COEX in Gangnam-gu between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Around 60 companies and 2,2000 expats are expected to participate. Beginning in 2014, the Seoul Global Center has hosted the event with Seoul Business Agency (SBA), a business-supporting institution, to provide expats with career op...
UNESCO listing of “comfort women” awaits review
The first round of review of the “comfort women” archives submitted for UNESCO listing is slated for this week, Tuesday to Friday. The UNESCO International Advisory Committee will hold its general meeting, held every two years, to review applications for its Memory of the World register, established to preserve documentary heritage throughout the world. This year it is expected to examine around 130 applications, including one for the comfort women, a term used to refer to sex slaves of the Japanese during World War II.
North Korean defector caught after escaping from mental hospital
A man fell short in his attempt to return to North Korea when police caught him in Incheon on Wednesday, 78 days after he escaped from a mental institution. Yoo Tae-joon, 48, was found hiding in Namdong-gu, Incheon, after breaking loose from an ankle monitor at a psychiatric facility in South Jeolla Province where he was detained in police custody for attempted murder. Equipment including a life jacket, swimming fins and a snorkeling mask, which Yoo planned to use to return to North Korea, were found in his room.
Choi Si-won under fire over death of woman bitten by dog
Singer and actor Choi Si-won has come under fire for negligent care of his family pet dog, whose attack led to the death of his neighbor. Choi apologized Saturday for the death of the 53-year-old restaurant owner, Kim, who died several days after being attacked by his dog in an apartment building in southern Seoul. "I am deeply sorry to the family members for their loss that ...
Miss Vietnam wins Global Beauty Contest in Seoul:
Sejong University ranking climbs to top 1% in Asia
Sejong University ranked 88th out of 11,900 universities in Asia in the 2017 evaluation by global higher education analyst Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). This puts the university in the top 1 percent of universities evaluated this year, the university announced in a press statement, Wednesday. Among Korean universities, it came in 14th, after Pusan National University and Dongguk...
Seoul unveils underground historic spots
Beneath Seoul, there are places that have for decades been hidden from the public. Beginning Thursday, the mysteries and histories of these places - the Yeouido Secret Underground Bunker, Gyeonghui Palace Air-Raid Shelter, Sinseol-dong Ghost Station - will be unveiled. The Yeouido bunker, rebranded as the “Seoul Museum of Art,” was accidentally uncovered in 2005 under a bus t...
Veteran crooner convicted of art fraud
Singer Jo Young-nam received a 10-month jail sentence with two years of probation at his trial on charges of fraud involving hundreds of paintings, Wednesday. The Seoul Central District Court gave the verdict on the grounds that his hired “assistants” did more than merely assist, but participated as individual artists. Jo was indicted in June for collecting 150 million won ($...
Park Geun-hye's rights violation claim causes stir
Authorities refuted accusations that former President Park Geun-hye has been detained under inhumane conditions Wednesday. The denial came after CNN reported having received a document alleging that the ousted president’s human rights were violated in prison. In the document, Park’s international legal team argued detention authorities were committing “serious human rights violations” against Park, who has been suffering from chronic conditions and maladies including chronic back pain.
Prosecutors search McDonald's in food-contamination scandal
Prosecutors searched McDonald’s headquarters in Seoul and its supplier companies, Wednesday, as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations it served undercooked burger patties to children. According to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, prosecutors searched the Seoul office and three of its supplier companies to confiscate evidence. The probe was launched after a woman filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming her five-year-old daughter came down with an illness after eating a Happy Meal burger containing undercooked meat.
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