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Understanding young Koreans' rage against Cho Kuk
“The scandal lays bare how meticulously the elite pass down their socioeconomic status to their children. Cho says everything happened within legal boundaries, knowing the use of such loopholes is also power,” Kim told The Korea Times. “Seeing it really shook me up, opening up all the feelings of inferiority and deprivation that have built up inside me for years.”
Shelved construction project for luxury condo under Mount Bukhan to restart
Construction of a controversial condominium project that was stopped seven years ago will resume in November, the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Gangbuk-gu Office announced Tuesday. This 14-block complex was supposed to be an exclusive five-star vacation suite with unrivaled views of Mount Bukhan, the highest peak in Seoul. Nearby residents and environmental groups, howeve...
Noise dispute among residents leads to stabbing in Gunsan
A 35-year-old man was apprehended for stabbing his neighbor following a scuffle over noise at a multi-housing villa in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, police said Monday. The argument started on Sunday evening when the man's wife told the landlord, who lived next door, that the people living above them were being too noisy, according to witnesses.
Motel guest murder case sent to prosecution
Police referred the case of a motel worker who allegedly murdered a guest to the prosecution Friday, handing over the suspect, 38-year-old Jang Dae-ho, to the Uijeongbu District Prosecutor's Office. Jang, who turned himself in to police Aug. 17, has shown no remorse for the killing that took place at a motel in Guro-gu, Seoul, Aug. 8. The prosecution will soon indict him for ...
Court takes Facebook's side against media regulator
The Seoul Administrative Court ruled in favor of Facebook over a fine the Korea Communication Commission (KCC) imposed on the social media giant last year for what it considered “a deliberate slowdown” of services, Thursday. The court concluded Facebook did not intend to slow down the services, saying the KCC's administrative measures taken against the company, including the ...
Seoul moves to block high-emission vehicles from city center
Seoul Metropolitan Government will issue a 3-week administrative notice starting Thursday, in a move to warn and prepare drivers for the impending high-emission vehicle ban from the city center. Air pollution is a growing problem for the South Korean capital each winter. Earlier this year, the country saw record concentrations of fine dust particles, setting off a flurry of p...
Overseas travel ban slapped on former YG chief
An overseas travel ban has been imposed on former YG Entertainment head Yang Hyun-suk amid the ongoing investigations into his alleged overseas gambling. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, Tuesday, its intellectual crime investigation division recently requested for the Ministry of Justice to place the ban on Yang, and the ministry issued it. The travel ban wa...
Ex-YG head to be questioned over alleged gambling
Disgraced former YG Entertainment head Yang Hyun-suk is likely to face more police questioning soon, this time over his alleged illegal gambling overseas, together with Seungri, a former member of YG act BIGBANG. The questioning will be the latest chapter in the investigation into multiple allegations involving Yang, Seungri and other stars there, such as prostitution, drug u...
'Providing free menstrual products to all teenage girls in Seoul'
The day starts early for Kwon Su-jeong, a freshman legislator at Seoul City Council. Irregular hours are nothing new for Kwon, a 46-year-old former Asiana Airlines flight attendant and union leader. A Justice Party member, she was elected to the City Council last year through the proportional representation quota.
Gentrification ravages historic hanok villages in central Seoul
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., visitors crowd inside an early 20th century hanok near the southern entrance of Gyedong-gil. Around half are tourists. Everyone looks content, sitting with artisanal coffee and baked goods inside the grand wooden structure. One section is entirely cleared of the foundation, flooring and walls to create the open chamber-like space better suited for a fac...
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