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Police dismiss alleged rape of 96-year-old woman despite DNA evidence
A 96-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a man who entered her house, but despite the testimony of an eyewitness and DNA evidence, the police dismissed the case, saying the testimony of the victim, who suffers from dementia, “lacked consistency.” According to Paju Police and a report by local broadcaster YTN, Wednesday, the woman's neighbor, who is in his 80s, allegedly ent...
More Koreans frustrated by 'broken social ladder'
A growing number of Koreans in the low- and middle-income brackets are becoming increasingly frustrated by the so-called broken social ladder, as chances to ascend in the hierarchical structure of society continue to diminish amid a widening gap between the haves and the have-nots.
Food columnist continues disparaging Korean-style fried chicken
Korean food columnist Hwang Kyo-ik, who created a stir by saying Korean-style fried chicken is not tasty due to the small size of the birds, has raised a question about its global popularity. He referred to a survey about Korean food, conducted by the Korean Food Promotion Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of 8,500 people in 17 major cities aro...
Certificate of no infections
A fishmonger at Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market in Seoul wears an arm badge that reads: “Tested negative to COVID-19, Nov. 28,” Monday. The National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives, the operator of the market, said it is having all sellers and staff undergo virus testing every day as a strict preemptive measure against the spread of the virus, as the ma...
Apology by Chun's widow not meant for Gwangju massacre victims
The apology by the widow of Chun Doo-hwan for past wrongdoings inflicted by the former dictator has only refueled the anger of victims of the bloody suppression of the 1980 Gwangju pro-democracy movement, as Chun's side made it clear that the massacre was not subject to the apology.
'Korea_Grandma' YouTuber cooks food for Thanksgiving with US embassy
Elderly YouTuber Park Mak-rye, also known as “Korea_Grandma,” was invited by the U.S. Embassy, Tuesday, to cook food for Thanksgiving with U.S. Charge d'Affaires Chris Del Corso. Park and Del Corso cooked traditional Korean dishes “japchae” (stir-fried glass noodle) and “galbijjim” (braised beef short ribs) and shared traditional American dishes at Habib House, the residence ...
Korea to guarantee undocumented children more rights
Undocumented children of foreign national parents, who are mostly staying here as illegal aliens, will be guaranteed more rights in education, healthcare and other welfare programs, the government said Wednesday. The administration announced a set of measures to better protect and support such children, drawn up jointly by the relevant ministries, of justice, education, healt...
15-year jail term sought for man over girlfriend's death in 'deliberate' car accident
The prosecution has asked a local court to hand down a sentence for a 15-year jail term to a man who “intentionally” caused a car crash on Jeju Island which led to the death of his girlfriend in the passenger seat. Lawyers representing the man, however, claimed the prosecution lacks sufficient evidence for him to be found guilty of murder.
Public distrust of police mounts due to poor response to crimes
Police are facing mounting criticism over inappropriate responses to two recent violent crimes which led to serious injury and death of victims. Critics say the police are unable to protect people's lives and safety under the current system, calling for overhaul of their crime response manuals.
North Korea begins promoting the 2022 Pyongyang Marathon
North Korea is showing signs of lifting its ongoing border closures and restrictions against COVID-19, as indicated by a tour agency that has begun promoting the reclusive state's annual international marathon event, the Pyongyang Marathon, which is scheduled to resume next year. According to Koryo Tours, a Beijing-based operator specializing in North Korea tours, the event, ...