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Tue, September 26, 2023 | 07:48
Court calls rejection of permanent residency for alcohol sales 'unfair'
A Seoul court ruled Monday that it was unjust for the immigration authorities to deny permanent residency status to a Chinese migrant only because he had a record of selling alcohol illegally which occurred due to his ignorance of regulations.
Police to crack down on opium, marijuana cultivation
As the spring planting season begins, police drones will scan the countryside to look for illegal cultivation of opium poppies and marijuana plants, the National Police Agency (NPA) announced Sunday.
'Park's Cheong Wa Dae backed scandal-ridden ex-vice minister'
The renewed probe into Kim Hak-ui, a former high-ranking official in the Park Geun-hye administration, is bringing to light new evidence that suggests the Park government was aware of its vice justice minister candidate's sex party provided by a businessman but pushed ahead the appointment in March 2013.
Zero Pay still struggling to take off
Three months after its test launch in December, Zero Pay, the QR code mobile payment system backed by the Seoul City, is still struggling to take off.
Outdoor spring events planned at Seoul's parks
With temperatures back in the two-digit range in the afternoon and the worst of the fine dust waves over, more than 100 social and cultural events are scheduled at 21 public parks in Seoul. Here is a round-up of outdoor events that are children-friendly and perfect for enjoying the spring breeze around the capital this weekend and in the coming weeks.
Warrant denial raises 'double standard' issue
Controversy is rising over a local court's rejection to issue an arrest warrant for former Environment Minister Kim Eun-kyung, as the court's account seemed to defend Cheong Wa Dae unlawfully interfering with selection of senior officials at ministry-affiliated organizations.
Transfer of foreign prisoners urged
Frank Chinedu Obioha is a Nigerian inmate at a foreigners-only prison in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province. Now 51, he wants to serve the rest of his sentence back in Nigeria, where he can get regular visits from his family and friends while serving out his term, according to National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) officials who interviewed him.
Seoul Metro to build Da Nang's first railway system
A Seoul subway operator has been placed in the driver's seat for the construction of the first urban railway system at Da Nang, a tourist destination on Vietnam's east coast.
Seocho opens country's 1st support center for single-person households
Seocho-gu in southern Seoul is opening a support center for single-person households, the first of its kind in the country, the district office announced last week.
Noksapyeong Station turns into a walk-through art gallery
Noksapyeong Station, a Line 6 subway stop located at the juncture of Itaewon, Haebangchon and the future Yongsan Park, is now a walk-through art gallery.