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Man given 30 years in internet cafe murder case
A Seoul court on Tuesday handed a 30 year jail term to Kim Seong-soo, who brutally stabbed a young part-time worker to death at an internet cafe last year. The Seoul Southern District Court ruled it was necessary for Kim - “a dangerous menace” according to the judges - to be separated from society. “His actions were aggressive and cruel beyond belief, revealing his extreme di...
Tower crane sit-in protest
A tower crane is out of operation at an apartment complex construction site in Ulsan, Tuesday, as unionized tower crane operators began a sit-in protest at construction sites Monday afternoon, occupying some 2,500 tower cranes. The workers are protesting against the use of small, ...
'Stalked for rape': Fear grows among women living alone
A viral video clip of a man trying to slip into a woman's home in Sillim-dong, Seoul, has sparked a flood of harrowing testimonies from Korean women, who say stalking and sexual assault by strangers is a real and widespread problem, especially for women who live alone. Some of them reached out to The Korea Times to share their accounts. “I have had several instances where dru...
Korea on high alert over possible spread of swine fever
Quarantine authorities are on high alert following suspicions that the African swine fever virus (ASFV) may have reached North Korea, fearing it could soon spread south and affect the entire peninsula.
Court orders compensation for family of botched plastic surgery victim
The Seoul Central District Court ordered a well-known plastic surgery clinic in Gangnam, southern Seoul, Wednesday, to pay 430 million won ($360,000) in compensation to the family of a young man who died on an operating table there.
2 years later, Seoullo 7017 holds little appeal for visitors
Even on the rare afternoons with good weather and blue skies, walking from one end to the other of Seoullo 7017 was rarely the therapeutic journey one might expect of an urban garden. Seventeen meters above the ground and unsheltered, the sun and wind pounded mercilessly on passersby on Tuesday. On this old overpass-turned-skywalk, inspired by New York's famous High Line, the...
Korea's electricity consumption set new records in 2018 amid heat wave
Korea's per capita electricity consumption set a new record of 10.2 megawatt hours (MWh) last year - 3.3 percent higher than the previous year and higher than neighboring Japan and European Union countries France and Germany - according to a recent report by the Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO).
Gov't to analyze contents of JUUL e-cigarettes
In a move to warn the public of the potential health risks of e-cigarettes, the health ministry is planning to conduct an independent assessment of the chemical components in JUUL products with the consumer safety watchdog.
'It's more than just cash': Young Seoulites navigate future with city's youth allowance program
Hwang In-kyeong, 21, still wakes up every morning thinking she has to go to work. Hwang, a first-year creative writing major at an arts university in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, says her current life feels unreal - and incomparably better than before. Hwang started working at the age of 19 after graduating from a vocational high school with qualifications for administration and...
'Not again,' women's groups say after Burning Sun probe fails to bring justice
Three months after police launched an investigation into alleged rapes and drug use at the nightclub Burning Sun and the cozy ties between police officers and the club owners, justice is still far from being done, women's groups said Friday.