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Sat, March 25, 2023 | 06:18
Korea to drop the term 'alien' from ID cards for foreigners
The government will drop the term “alien” from the identification cards for foreign residents and replace it with a more neutral term. The Ministry of Justice said Monday that it will change the name of the Alien Registration Card - after using it for 54 years.
Koreans in US warned over violent protests
Koreans in the United States have been warned to avoid large gatherings and follow the advice of authorities after violent protests, looting and arson erupted across the country over George Floyd's death. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monday, 26 cases of property damage have been reported by Korean businesspeople in the U.S.
BTS agency apologizes for using 'Jonestown' cult leader's speech in Suga's new song
Big Hit Entertainment has apologized for using infamous cult leader Jim Jones' speech as the intro to BTS member Suga's mixtape track “What Do You Think?” At the beginning of the song, which was released on May 22, Jones said (from his 1977 sermon) to his followers that “… though you are dead, yet you shall live, and he that liveth and believeth shall never die.” Jones was le...
Christians wearing masks attend church service amid pandemic [PHOTOS]
Christians wearing masks attend a service at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Sunday, May 31, 2020. No case of COVID-19 has been reported from the church since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
EDGC to merge with EDGC HealthCare
Korean genomics company EDGC will acquire EDGC HealthCare, its subsidiary famous for the COVID-19 detection kit, DiaPlexQ, to improve finance and management efficiency. The merger is expected to be completed on Aug. 6, an EDGC official said Wednesday. “The merger is expected to bring about more investment into EDGC's genetic technology for predicting, detecting and treating d...
Can US reopen safely? Korean doctor says it can - but only if 'almost everyone' wears a mask
U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for a speedy reopening of businesses closed by COVID-19 shutdowns while Democratic governors are seeking to maintain their restrictions. But can America's economy reopen safely? According to Bang Sang-hyok, vice president of the Korean Medical Association (KMA), it can - only if almost everyone wears a face mask in public.
Tiger cubs make public debut at Everland [PHOTOS]
Tiger cubs born on Feb. 20 make their public debut at Everland in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, May 21, before the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22). Yonhap
Identity revealed: Former ssireum athlete charged with killing two women
Police have revealed the identity of Choi Shin-jong, the suspect charged with murdering two women over four days last month. Choi, 31, once a promising ssireum athlete, is suspected of raping and killing his wife's friend, 34, before dumping her body near a stream in Imsil, North Jeolla Province, April 15. Four days later, he allegedly murdered another woman, 29, and dumped t...
Expulsion of Olympic judo star confirmed after statutory rape charge
The Korea Judo Association (KJA) confirmed Wednesday that it had expelled Olympic star Wang Ki-chun over a statutory rape charge brought against him. According to the governing body of the sport, Wang, 31, who has been indicted on a charge of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, did not file an appeal against its decision to ban him for life from the KIA by the deadline to do ...
Ravi Zacharias, defender of Christian faith, dies at 74
Ravi Zacharias, a skeptic turned Christian evangelist who spent his life defending the faith on intellectual grounds, died Tuesday. He was 74. The cause was complications from a rare form of bone cancer called sarcoma, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), the evangelical organization he established in 1984, said. Zacharias was one of the most prominent and sought-a...