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Pirates release Korean man they kidnapped off Gabon
A Korean citizen kidnapped off the coast of Gabon last month has been released unharmed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that the man in his 50s, whose identity is being withheld, was among six crew members released Monday evening (Gabon time) by pirates.
Gov't pushes to ban parental corporal punishment
The government will press ahead with revising the law that gives parents the right to use physical force for their children's education as part of its effort to better protect the rights of minors. The Ministry of Justice said Wednesday it will draft a bill to ban corporal punishment by parents next month as it pushes to revise Article 915 of the Civil Law that guarantees par...
Life on the edge: Cleaning Korea's tallest building [PHOTOS]
Window cleaners are at work on the 123-story Lotte World Tower, Korea's tallest building, in southern Seoul, Tuesday. The skyscraper has about 42,000 windows.
BTS' donation goes to Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation
A $1-million donation from K-pop boy band BTS and its agency Big Hit Entertainment goes to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. An agency official told The Korea Times Monday that they chose the organization to donate their money. In the United States, there are reportedly hundreds of groups working for racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Seongnam offers COVID-19 relief funds to marriage immigrants, permanent residents
The Seongnam city government is offering coronavirus relief funds to marriage immigrants and permanent residents to help them financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All F-5 and F-6 visa holders who live there are eligible to receive 100,000 won ($83) each just like Korean residents, in addition to the Gyeonggi provincial government's 100,000 won relief money.
World Taekwondo to invest in online training for athletes amid pandemic
World Taekwondo (WT), the sport's global governing body, will invest in online training to keep coaches and athletes active amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A WT official told The Korea Times Monday (KST) that it will begin a two-day online seminar from Thursday to offer training and certification for coaches as part of efforts to keep them prepared and their spirits high ahead of...
Prosecution drops animal cruelty complaint against ice fishing festival
The prosecution has dropped a criminal complaint against Korea's most famous ice fishing festival. According to the Hwacheon county office Sunday, the Chuncheon District Prosecutors' Office recently dismissed the complaint by animal rights activists against the annual event.
US envoy to Seoul condemns looters taking advantage of peaceful Floyd protests
U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris has condemned opportunistic looters who take advantage of peaceful protests against racism as a cover for their crimes in his country. “Most demonstrators across the United States today are formed in peaceful protests against racism, bigotry and hatred. I stand with them. I share the conviction that those beliefs have no place in ou...
Activists rally in solidarity with US protests against police brutality and racism [PHOTOS]
A group of activists from religious groups and human rights organizations rally in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Friday, following the death of George Floyd in the United States.
Expert warns of coronavirus spike in US after mass protests
Hundreds of Americans died of COVID-19 every day even when most people in the country were under lockdown in one form or another over coronavirus fears. Now, tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets daily to protest against police brutality and racism - shouting and walking in crowds - following the alleged murder of George Floyd. Despite all their good intention...