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Sat, March 25, 2023 | 06:23
Fire engulfs Gimpo recycling plant [PHOTOS]
Firefighters extinguish the blaze at the recycling facility in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. About 90 firefighters were deployed to put out the fire that occurred about 9:10 a.m. and injured one person.
International governing bodies of taekwondo and powerboating vow to promote human rights through sports
The international governing bodies of taekwondo and powerboating signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) Wednesday to promote human rights and world peace through sports. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, World Taekwondo (WT) and THF President Choue Chung-won and Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) President Raffaele Chiu...
Preparing for baseball season opening amid pandemic [PHOTOS]
A health official sanitizes seats at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, Monday, a day before the start of the 2020 Korea Baseball Organization season. The original opening day of March 28 was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Woman convicted for fighting off 'rapist' seeks retrial after 56 years
A woman convicted 56 years ago for biting off a man's tongue as she fought against his “attempt to rape” will request a retrial this week. According to Busan Women's Hot Line, a nonprofit women's rights group, Monday, Choi Mal-ja, 74, and her lawyers will file an application for retrial with Busan District Court Wednesday. She said she acted in self-defense and Korea's justic...
Bucheon offers stimulus money to foreigners, including undocumented ones
The Bucheon city government is offering stimulus money to foreigners, including undocumented ones, to help them cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The ordinance passed by the city council on April 29 states marriage immigrants, permanent residents and all the other foreign residents recognized by the mayor as those in need of aid are eligible to receiv...
Olympic star arrested for sexually assaulting teen
Wang Ki-chun, one of the biggest Korean judo stars and an Olympic silver medalist, has been arrested on a charge of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, police said Sunday. According to the Daegu Metropolitan Police Agency, Wang, 31, was arrested Friday and faces an indictment for sexual assault. Police refused to reveal details of the case.
Parliament approves raising the age of consent to 16
Korea's legal age of consent is set to be raised to 16 from 13 after parliamentary approval. On Wednesday, the National Assembly passed revisions to the criminal law to better protect children under 16 from sexual exploitation. President Moon Jae-in is expected to sign it into law in two weeks.
PM urges Jeju officials to stay alert during long holiday weekend
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has urged Jeju officials to stay alert for a possible new wave of coronavirus infections during the upcoming holiday weekend. “I have been told that plane and train tickets to major tourist attractions were almost sold out. I urge all officials on Jeju and Gangwon provinces to stay alert,” Chung said at Monday's meeting in the Seoul government co...
Court to decide whether to extradite Korean operator of child porn site to US
A Seoul court will decide whether to extradite the operator of a notorious child porn website to the United States by the end of June. The Seoul High Prosecutors' Office said Monday that it has arrested Son Jong-woo, 24, who was released that day after serving 18 months in prison for operating “Welcome to Video,” which was called the world's “largest dark web child porn marke...
Petition demanding resignation of WHO chief gathers more than 1 million signatures
A petition demanding the immediate resignation of World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic has gathered more than 1 million signatures. The petition, initiated by a person using the ID “Osuka Yip” on Jan. 31, blames Tedros' poor leadership for the wide spread of COVID-19, which has killed more than 200,000 ...