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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 09:02
'Parasite' among Obama's favorite films of 2019
Former U.S. President Barack Obama has named “Parasite” among his favorite films this year. Obama unveiled his favorite movies and TV shows of 2019 on Facebook, Sunday (local time), a day after he posted his favorite books. “This year's list includes everything from explorations of class dynamics and relationships, to an inspired reboot of a classic graphic novel, to a portal...
Korea's minimum wage increase to take effect Wednesday
Korea's minimum wage increase will go into effect on Wednesday (Jan. 1). Next year's minimum wage will be 8,590 won ($7.4) an hour, up from 8,350 won. In July, the Minimum Wage Commission, made up of experts and representatives of labor and business, decided to raise the minimum wage by 2.87 percent.
Cold snap expected tomorrow
A cold snap is expected to grip Korea Tuesday, the last day of 2019. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, temperatures will plummet to -10C in Seoul in early morning. In the afternoon, temperatures are forecast to rise by up to -3C, but stay below freezing throughout the day.
Photos of murder suspect who 'destroyed' Korean family in Vietnam revealed
Photos of the primary suspect who allegedly killed a Korean woman and seriously wounded her husband and daughter in Ho Chi Minh City have been released. The Hankook Ilbo, sister paper of The Korea Times, reported Monday that Vietnam's officials released the photos of the man, who allegedly stabbed the woman, 49, to death and injured her husband, 50, and daughter, 16, at their...
Korea Times blogger day [PHOTOS]
Robert Neff, fifth from left, freelance writer and historian specializing in Korea, poses with Korea Times President Lee Byeong-eon, sixth from left, and other members of the paper after receiving an appreciation plaque for his contribution at the office in Seoul, Monday. Neff, author of several books including "Korea Through Western Eyes" and "The Lives of Westerners in Jose...
Korean woman killed, husband and daughter seriously injured in Vietnam robbery
A Korean woman has been stabbed to death and her husband and daughter seriously injured in a robbery in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial hub. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sunday, an armed man who broke into their home in Phu My Hung, an affluent area in District 7, on Saturday at around 2 a.m. killed the woman, 49, and wounded her husband, 50, surnamed Y...
Large sinkhole appears in Goyang
A large sinkhole has opened up in the middle of a road in Goyang, swallowing the pavement and disrupting construction work nearby. A big chunk of the roadway near the Almi Park in Baekseok-dong collapsed on Sunday around 2:30 p.m., leaving a hole five meters wide and one meter deep, according to city government officials.
Korean man arrested for killing girlfriend in Philippines: reports
A Korean man has been arrested on charges of killing his Korean girlfriend at their home in the City of Angeles in the northern Philippines. According to media reports Thursday, the man, 25, surnamed Hwang, was arrested for allegedly killing his live-in partner, 23, surnamed Lim, at their residence near Marquee Mall.
Red-light district in Changwon faces shutdown after more than 110 years
After more than a century, Changwon's most famous - and infamous - red-light district faces shutdown. But the city government's plan to close the brothels, some of which date back to 1905, was never going to be trouble-free, with the lives of many people depending on them. Instead of taking aggressive action to shut it all down immediately, the city government took a soft app...
Man arrested on charge of killing police officer friend
A man has been arrested on charges of killing a police officer who was his friend. The Seoul Southern District Court said Tuesday it issued an arrest warrant for the suspect, 31, on charges of beating the officer to death with a blunt object at home in western Seoul on Dec. 14. The two are reportedly close friends and had a drink together that evening before going to the susp...