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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 09:18
#MeToo brings down young politician of ruling party
Introducing a 27-year-old man as the latest member of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) last month, Chairman Lee Hae-chan called him “the future” of the party. That future now looks bleak. On Monday, a former girlfriend of Won Jong-gun revealed photos of her legs covered in bruises, claiming they were “the evidence of his rape.” She also, in detail, accused him of se...
Air Seoul suspends all flights to China amid deadly virus outbreak
Air Seoul, a Korean budget carrier, said Tuesday it will suspend all flights to China due to the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country. Air Seoul, which operates the Zhangjiajie and Liny routes from Incheon, said it made the decision amid growing fears of the virus that has so far killed 106 people in China and infected more than 4,500 around the world.
Korean athletes, fans in mourning over Kobe Bryant's death
Korean athletes, sports fans and celebrities have paid tribute to Kobe Bryant after his death in a helicopter crash. Bryant, an 18-time NBA All-Star and five-time NBA champion, and his daughter Gianna, 13, were among nine people killed Sunday (local time) when a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California. He was 41. The Korean Basketball League reacted with a...
Harris disliked by liberals and conservatives alike
U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris is gaining the status of persona non grata among the Korean public, if not yet officially designated as such by the Korean government. His words and acts that defy diplomatic protocols dismay and make Koreans feel humiliated. Conservatives and progressives agree on this assessment, which is rather unusual in the extremely polarized nation.Since he...
Jeju to introduce reservation system for Mount Halla hikers
From next month, hikers wanting to climb to the top of Mount Halla, South Korea's highest mountain on Jeju Island, will be required to book a visit in advance, the provincial government said Saturday.
Text message scandal: Handsome stars' dirty little secrets?
When actor Joo Jin-mo's agency revealed earlier this month that the star's mobile phone had been hacked and he was blackmailed, many fans were worried. But their sympathy quickly turned to anger when the hackers revealed Joo's text messages with another handsome star and his best friend, Jang Dong-gun. The messages show two men sharing pictures of young women and making lewd ...
Police officer fined for sexual harassment on street
A police officer has been fined for sexually harassing a woman while intoxicated. The Seoul Western District Court ruled Wednesday that the police officer, 31, surnamed Ahn, must pay a fine of 5 million won ($4,300) for touching the stranger against her will on a Seoul street on Aug. 3.
Presidential spokeswoman to quit for April election
Cheong Wa Dae spokeswoman Ko Min-jung has tendered her resignation to run in the parliamentary general election slated for April 15. “I have spoken for President Moon Jae-in over the past three years,” Ko, 40, said at the presidential office in Seoul Wednesday. “With my political beliefs, now I want to speak for the people.”
Sex, lies and video threats: Beware of 'sextortion'
It was supposed to be just a short, fun game - until it turned into a never-ending nightmare. A nice-looking woman online persuaded a man to take off his clothes and perform sexual acts in front of the webcam. So he did, only to realize in a few seconds that he had made a huge mistake. The woman then threatened to share the footage with his family and friends unless he sent h...
Cambodia shuts down North Korean businesses to comply with UN sanctions
The Cambodian government has shut down all businesses operated by North Koreans in the country to comply with United Nations sanctions. The Khmer Times, a newspaper based in Phnom Penh, reported Wednesday that authorities closed four restaurants in the capital and two in Siem Reap.