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Incidents Report: Week 11
A convenience store clerk prevented a suicide attempt by a man in his 20s, according to Goseong police. The clerk at the store in Gangwon Province called police after finding a customer bought ignition coal, duct tape and liquor _ suggesting a the items might be aids for asphyxiation. Police found the man at a nearby travel lodge, where he was in the middle of his bid to kill himself. He was sent back to his family.
Sexual harasser turned over to police after causing ruckus aboard Korean Air
A non-Korean man was turned over to the police and faces criminal prosecution in the U.S. after sexually harassing a stewardess on Korean Air flight KE036, according to the airline Thursday. The man in his 50s, whose identity remains unknown, allegedly sexually harassed the stewardess on the flight from Atlanta to Incheon on Tuesday. The man, who was wearing a wet shirt at th...
Korean assaulted in LA for no reason
A Korean man who was visiting Los Angeles was arrested for assaulting a Korean woman for no apparent reason on March 10, according to the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in LA on Tuesday. The incident, which is now being investigated by the LA police, happened around 6:00 p.m. in the center of Koreatown. The man, 22, whose identity remains unknown, approached a wom...
Chance of unprecedented 'golden holiday' in May
Korea's presidential election on May 9 offers the opportunity for an unprecedented 11-day holiday. May already offered the prospect of a five-day holiday starting with Buddha's Birthday on May 3 and then Children's Day on May 5, and using a vacation day on May 4. For those who receive “Korean Labor Day (May 1)” as a holiday, the “Golden Holiday” can easily extend to 11 days f...
China police arrest woman who vandalized Lotte Mart [VIDEO]
Chinese police have arrested a woman who posted more than 100 videos of herself vandalizing products in a Lotte Mart in retaliation against U.S. deployment of a missile defense system in South Korea on Tuesday, according to the Global Times, a Chinese news outlet. The woman had previously become the center of criticism after posting videos of herself crushing instant noodle c...
K-pop rapper wages legal fight with 'masochist' girlfriend
Korean rapper Iron claims he is innocent after being indicted for assault. He admitted to "striking" his ex-girlfriend, but added it was done at her request, arguing that she is a "masochist."
WANTED: Chinese woman who vandalizes Lotte Mart [VIDEO]
Chinese police are looking for a woman who has posted more than 100 videos of herself vandalizing products in a Lotte Mart in retaliation against the U.S. deployment of missile defense system in South Korea.
Toddlers crash BBC interview on Park impeachment
A BBC interview with Robert Kelly, an associate professor of international relations at Pusan National University, about impeached Korean President Park Geun-hye has become a sensation online. The professor was being interviewed live on Britain’s BBC One news channel via Skype when his daughter Marion, 4, and son James, nine months, innocently came into the room.
Fake news confuses truth about China's THAAD retaliation
China’s retaliation against Korean conglomerate Lotte Group over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system is becoming confusing because of an anti-Korean fake news report and a video involving elementary school children. China’s retaliatory campaign stepped up as parts of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system arrived in Korea on Mar. 7. Lotte was main tar...
Presidential election to be held no later than May 9
While the Constitutional Court’s ruling has put an end to Park Geun-hye’s scandal-tarnished presidency, it also pulled the trigger on the race to decide the next landlord of Cheong Wa Dae. Under the Constitution, the country will have to have a presidential election within 60 days of today, under the guidance of acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn. The deadline ...