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Chief of US House Foreign Affairs Committee calls for end to North Korean human rights abuses
The chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee called Wednesday for an end to human rights abuses in North Korea. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) made the appeal during his attendance in an annual rally in Washington organized by the Korean Church Coalition (KCC) for North Korea Freedom to raise the awareness of the human rights problems in the North, according to his office.
Sewol families oppose special college admissions
Three months have passed since the ferry disaster that killed more than 300 passengers, but little has been done to establish the truth of what caused the 6,286-ton Sewol to sink on a routine journey to Jeju Island. It seems more has been accomplished in insulting the families of the victims _ most of them teenagers on a school trip _ and survivors. They claim politicians are...
Hyuna to give fans something to talk about
K-pop star Hyuna will release an album, titled “A TALK,” on July 28, her management agency Cube Entertainment said on Wednesday.
Alibaba signs deal to sell Incheon Asiad tickets in China
The South Korean organizing committee of the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon and Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding signed a contract on Wednesday to sell the Asiad tickets and help promote the biggest sporting event in Asia.
Naver considers IPO for LINE
South Korea's top portal operator, Naver Corp., said Wednesday it is considering having its Japan-based affiliate LINE Corp. make a stock market debut in the United States and Japan, casting a brighter outlook for the Internet giant.
Pianist to perform on Jeju in memory of ferry victims
Pianist Paik Kun-woo, one of Korea’s most respected classical musicians, will give a free performance on Jeju Island next week in memory of the hundreds of people who died in the April ferry disaster.
Jang Keun-suk releases third album
Team H, a duo consisting of actor-singer Jang Keun-suk and musician Big Brother, released its third album, “Driving to the Highway,” on Wednesday.
Central banker highlights economic risks, stays cautious on rate cut
The South Korean economy is expected to return to an above-par growth level during the second half of the year, but downside risks have been pronounced recently for Asia's fourth-largest economy, the central bank chief said Wednesday. "The economic growth would recover after the third quarter of the year, but given a protracted contraction in domestic demand and investment, a...
Police confiscate duck eggs, ducklings hatch
South Gyeongsang Province police raided a food supplier and confiscated hundreds of duck eggs, then watched in amazement as ducklings hatched from dozens of them.
Man sued over prank call on presidential office attack
Seoul police have sued a man for 7 million won (about $6,866) over a prank call where he claimed the presidential office will come under attack from North Korean assailants.