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Seoul City Tour Bus offers on-board dining
Seoul City Tour Bus, one of two bus companies providing hop-on, hop-off rides between key city landmarks, is now offering on-board meals. Starting June 15, visitors who sign up for a “Bustaurant” journey are offered a barbecue eel lunch box with sides and drinks on the bus during a 30-minute stop at Sevitseom, LED-covered manmade floating islands on the bank of the Han River.
Top prosecutor Moon apologizes for past wrongdoing
Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il issued a public apology on Tuesday for the prosecution's past failures to properly investigate and press charges on politically sensitive cases - one month after a special committee wrapped up its inspection into 17 such cases.
Union leader's arrest deepens rift between labor, Moon administration
The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) has pledged an all-out struggle against the government, following the arrest of its Chairman Kim Myeong-hwan, last Friday. The arrest and the militant umbrella union's response signal yet another low point in the strained ties between labor and the Moon Jae-in administration. The latter had hoped for talks with the labor sector ...
Writer explores Seoul's past, present and future in new book
Robert Fouser is best known in Korean media as a hanok preservation activist and a former professor at Seoul National University. But in relation to Seoul, a city he called home for 13 years, he prefers to call himself “a lifelong aficionado and student.”
'Asylum seekers deported without review'
Refugee rights groups rallied in front of the National Human Rights Commission building in Seoul on World Refugee Day, Thursday, denouncing airport authorities for harassing and deporting asylum seekers instead of guaranteeing them a fair and proper review of their applications.
Muslim, Arabs denied refugee status through 'rigged' interviews
Mohamad Sabry came to Korea in July 2016 to seek asylum. In his refugee interview, Sabry told the immigration officer he faced political persecution in Egypt for being an active member of the Muslim Brotherhood. The official didn't write this down.
Where Seoul's evictees end up
Gyeongui Line Commons, or the "26th district of Seoul" is home to a handful of the city's displaced - tenants and shopkeepers chased out by redevelopment all over the city. They're joined by a few other social activist groups, including artist collectives and vegans, as well as a group of local merchants who hold daily flea markets. The sprawling mix of container boxes and te...
Annual Seoul Cartoon & Animation Festival to kick off in July
The annual Seoul Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) will kick off next month, screening 103 animation films from 23 countries at Megabox theaters at COEX. SICAF is one of the biggest animation film festivals in Asia. The organizers expect around 170,000 visitors during this year's event that will run from July 17 to 21.
Korea badly needs officials to handle increasing asylum seekers
More than 20,000 asylum seekers are waiting to hear back from the Korean Immigration Office, according to recent government data made public Sunday. The backlog is apparently due to chronic understaffing at the office resulting in insufficient staff to review applications.
Koreans back Hong Kong citizens' fight against extradition bill
A growing number of Koreans are showing their support for Hong Kong citizens' anti-extradition protests, after images of Hong Kong's smoke-filled streets and riot police firing rubber bullets and thrashing protesters flooded social media feeds this week. Since Monday, hashtags like #AntiELAB #NoExtraditionToChina have plastered Korean-language social media posts.