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LKP lawmaker loses Assembly seat for election law violation
The Supreme Court found opposition lawmaker Yi Wan-young guilty of accepting illegal election campaign funds and making a false accusation against a lender Thursday. The ruling stripped him of his National Assembly seat.
Teachers' union rally for legal status
Hundreds of teachers rallied at Gwanghwamun Square, Wednesday, calling on President Moon Jae-in to keep his campaign promise to legalize a progressive teachers' union that was outlawed by the former Park Geun-hye administration in 2013.
Bukchon to host outdoor gugak performances this summer
Starting this month, the streets of Bukchon and the stone wall paths along Deoksu Palace will come alive with traditional Korean music, or “gugak.” Two shows are scheduled every Saturday afternoon at Deoksu Palace walkway and multiple locations around Bukchon until the end of July.
When daycare centers destroy child abuse evidence
Four years after surveillance cameras became mandatory at 40,000 daycare centers nationwide, parents say their children are still not protected from possible abuse. Last week, a woman posted a public petition on the Cheong Wa Dae website, calling for stricter action against daycare centers that fail to provide parents with access to CCTV footage.
Police water cannons to be banned at street protests
A police reform committee has passed new rules banning police from using water cannons, and making it mandatory to store recordings of communications between police officers deployed to street rallies, the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) confirmed Monday.
Fury grows over young parents' role in death of 7-month-old baby
Public fury is erupting over a young couple accused of leaving their seven-month-old baby daughter unattended for a week at home, which led to her death. Anger has grown even larger after it was found the mother posted photos and comments documenting nights of drinking with her friends on social media almost every day while the baby was alone.
'Reddish' tap water sparks health concerns in Incheon
A tainted tap water crisis in western Incheon is showing no signs of being resolved after a week, according to residents, with dozens of schools and around 9,000 households being affected. Reddish tap water was first reported May 30 in Geomam, Baekseok and Dangha-dong in western Incheon. Similar complaints have been made recently on Yeongjong Island, the site of Incheon Inter...
Ex- UPP members file for retrial of treason case
Seven leaders of a now-disbanded left wing party filed for a retrial of a North Korea-affiliated treason case that rattled the nation six years ago, Wednesday, claiming the ruling was rigged by misleading evidence and corrupt ties between the judiciary and the former administration.
Where to experience Korean martial arts in Seoul this summer
Namsangol Hanok Village, located at the foot of Mount Nam, central Seoul, is the perfect site for taekwondo training. The classes take place in a cool open-air pavilion by a pond near the village entrance, boasting views of hanok and wooded hillsides.
Gangdong wins Stevie Awards
The newly remodeled Gangdong-gu Office building, eastern Seoul, has won the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for its “open management” this year. The complex reused an old police station to provide an art gallery and meeting space for residents, as well as a cafe that employs disabled m...