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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 08:54
2020 Korea Image Awards go to SKT, pop columnist and jazz singer
Korea's No. 1 mobile carrier SK Telecom, Billboard columnist Jeff Benjamin and jazz singer Na Yoon-sun are the 2020 Korea Image Awards winners. The Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), which has hosted the annual event since 2005, announced Monday that the awards will be given to SKT, Benjamin and Na for their efforts to improve the national image.
1 in 4 migrant workers in Gwangju struggling with unpaid wages
One out of four migrant workers in Gwangju say they are struggling to get unpaid wages, a survey showed Monday. According to a survey conducted by the city government between March and October, 24.7 percent of 369 workers from 12 countries said they are struggling to get unpaid wages from current or former employers. The rate is higher among illegal aliens (33.3 percent) than...
Russian man under probe for fatal hit-and-run in Mokpo
A Russian man is being investigated after a hit-and-run incident that killed two Chinese men at Mokpo in South Jeolla Province, Saturday. According to Mokpo Police Station Sunday, the suspect, 26, was driving without a license when he hit the construction workers in central Mokpo around 5:55 a.m.
Judge suspended for two months after having an affair, injuring wife
A judge, 36, has been suspended for two months after having an affair and injuring his wife who questioned his faithfulness. The Supreme Court said Wednesday it took disciplinary action against the judge, whose identity is being withheld, for tarnishing the court's reputation.
Voluntary departure: Re-entry to be allowed for illegal aliens who leave Korea by June
The Ministry of Justice said Tuesday it will allow illegal aliens to re-enter Korea if they voluntarily leave the country by next June. In an effort to tackle the rapid increase in foreigners who stay here illegally, the ministry also said it will toughen punishment for those hiring people who do not have the proper visas.
'Korean Zombie' to face Edgar in Busan
Jung Chan-sung, better known as “the Korean Zombie,” will face former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in the main event on UFC Fight Night 165 in Busan next week. After suffering a knee injury, Brian Ortega was forced to pull out of his Dec. 21 featherweight bout against Jung, who was later matched against Edgar instead. In an Instagram message to fans, Jung thanked Ed...
New taekwondo uniform adopted for Tokyo Olympics
World Taekwondo (WT) has adopted a new uniform for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After a WT council meeting in Moscow Sunday (KST), the global governing body for the sport announced that it approved a more practical uniform for the Summer Games (July 24-Aug 9). The uniform, which was tested three months ago at the test event in the Japanese city of Chiba, is more breathable and co...
BTS performs at 2019 KIIS-FM Jingle Ball concert [PHOTOS]
K-pop boy band BTS opens the 2019 KIIS-FM Jingle Ball concert at The Forum, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Inglewood, Calif. APK-pop boy band BTS performs during the 2019 KIIS-FM Jingle Ball concert at The Forum, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Inglewood, Calif. APK-pop boy band BTS performs during the KIIS FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Dec. 6, 2019. AFPK...
Blind footballers show off their skills [PHOTOS]
Blind football players compete for the ball in a B1 game between South Chungcheong Province (blue) and North Gyeongsang Province (orange) during the 39th annual National Sports Festival for the Disabled at a stadium in Sangam-dong, Seoul, Thursday. The South Chungcheong Province team won 2-1. Athletes in the B1 classification are totally or almost totally blind. They play by ...
South Korea's nation brand value surpasses Italy to become the world's 9th: report
South Korea has surpassed Italy to become the world's ninth most valuable “nation brand,” according to the annual report by Brand Finance, a brand consultancy in London. South Korea's brand value, which increased 6.7 percent in the past year, is estimated at $2.13 trillion, followed by Italy ($2.11 trillion), which dropped to 10th from eighth.