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[INTERVIEW] Art collector adds splash of color to Seoul's monotonous streets
A crew of artful painters has been brightening Seoul with giant works of art. The vivid paintings appear as multistory murals on the sides of hotel buildings and in subway stations. This revolutionary art is the work of Korean and foreign artists under the watchful eye of up-and-coming art collector Kim Bum-ju.
Canadian criminal suspect works as professor in Seoul: report
A former professor at a Seoul-based university is a suspect in a mysterious missing-person case in Canada, according to South Korean broadcaster JTBC. Canadian Paul Laan taught English at Sahmyook University in Nowon, northern Seoul, from 2014. The university stripped him of his professorship early this month after learning of the accusations in Canada and then terminated his...
Special team prepares to fight foreigner crimes during Olympics
A joint quick response team was launched to prevent crimes by foreigners in areas near PyeongChang Winter Olympics venues, the National Police Agency and Ministry of Justice said Wednesday
[Provincial News] Daegu airport to complete immigration check in 12 seconds
Daegu International Airport will launch its state-of-the-art immigration check system early next year, making it possible for Korean passengers to complete the check in 12 seconds.
17 foreigners deported over potential threat to PyeongChang Olympics
South Korea has deported 17 foreigners in a preemptive anti-terror action before the PyeongChang Olympics in February, the immigration office said Tuesday. They were from five countries, including unidentified ones in Southeast and Central Asia, according to the Korea Immigration Service. They were either members of international terrorist groups specified in the country’s an...
White Christmas? Maybe next year
Freezing air is expected to hold sway across the country on Christmas morning but there will be no moisture, resulting in a cold and sunny Christmas Day, the state weather agency said on Christmas Eve. The fine weather will continue during the day, with some central regions experiencing cloudy conditions in the afternoon, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said.
Impersonator scams woman of 800 million won to buy bitcoins
Voice phishing was used to scam 800 million won ($736,000) from a woman to buy bitcoins, according to the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) on Thursday.
Former president's handwritten piece sells for 16 million won
An item with former President Roh Moo-hyun's handwriting has sold at auction for 16 million won ($1.5 million) - 16 times the starting bid.
Flu strikes over 1,900 students in Daegu
Over 1,900 students have been diagnosed with influenza in Daegu, according to the Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education on Tuesday.
Alleged meth-dealing Japanese, Taiwanese gangsters caught in Gangnam
Eight gang members allegedly carrying a large amount of methamphetamines were arrested near Yeoksam Station in Gangnam, Seoul, Tuesday.