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Taxi ride-sharing to be available in Seoul next month
Starting next month, Seoul residents will be able to share taxi rides through an app at designated districts in the capital during the late night to early morning hours. App users can book a shared taxi ride between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. in 12 districts with a concentration of nightlife venues that are notorious for a shortage of cabs late at night. They are Gangnam, Seocho, Jon...
Defending women in Korean courts
For Kim Soo-jung, a 49-year-old partner at Jihyang Law, it was only natural that her legal career would often put her in front of the judge in defense of women. “As long as I can remember, women were always a socially disadvantaged group in Korea,” Kim said in an interview at her office in Seocho, southern Seoul, Wednesday. “Being a female lawyer, it was just something I had ...
3 immigration officers punished for rigging refugee interviews
Three refugee screening officers at the Ministry of Justice will face disciplinary action for rigging refugee interview records involving Arab and Muslim asylum seekers, the ministry said Tuesday.
Seoul struggles to preserve city landscape amid tourist influx
Seoul is not exempt from the global tourism surge. A popular destination for global K-pop fans and K-beauty patrons, the city absorbs around 80 percent of all international visitors to Korea according to Korea Tourism Organization data.
Korean victims of forced labor file for sale of seized Mitsubishi assets
Plaintiffs who won a compensation suit against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for its wartime forced labor filed a formal request to a local court Tuesday to seize and liquidate the Japanese firm's assets in ...
Four killed, nine injured in Samcheok road accident
A van carrying 16 people - mostly elderly women and migrant workers on their way to work at a chive farm - crashed on a sloping curve in Samcheok, Gangwon Province, Monday morning.
3.9 magnitude earthquake strikes inland city
A 3.9 magnitude earthquake rattled the inland city of Sangju, 270 kilometers southeast of Seoul, Sunday, the weather agency said. The quake struck the North Gyeongsang Province city at 11:04 a.m., followed by an aftershock of magnitude 1.5 six minutes later.
Protesters condemn Japan's export curbs
More than 1,000 protesters took to the streets Saturday to condemn Japan's Shinzo Abe administration for its economic retaliation against Korean Supreme Court rulings ordering compensation for individual wartime forced laborers. Activists from around 100 civic groups, including one of the main umbrella trade unions and the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movements (KAPM), rall...
Court ruling re-sparks tug-of-war over priceless Hangeul handbook
In a ruling that summed up over 10 years of dispute between the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) and a private book collector, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the collector, Bae Ik-gi, to turn in a priceless 15th century manuscript revealing the origins and workings of the Korean writing system Hangeul.
'Highways for bikes': Seoul vows to upgrade cycling infrastructure
Cycling is a mentally taxing activity in Seoul. Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon says he can change this in the next two years. The idea is to build a network of bike-exclusive lanes that offer safe and barrier-free routes throughout Seoul.