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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, December 1, 2023 | 19:55
Korea sees 36,000 foreign criminal suspects every year
Korea sees an annual average 36,000 criminal suspects of foreign nationality, a ruling lawmaker said, Thursday. According to statistics that Rep. Chung Woo-taik of the ruling People Power Party obtained from the Korean National Police Agency, the number of foreign criminal suspects over the past five years amounted to 180,162, yielding an annual mean average of 36,032.
K-pop industry enriches Seongsu, 'Brooklyn of Seoul'
Eastern Seoul’s Seongsu-dong is one of the most tagged locations on Instagram and emerging as a trendy must-visit for young people.
No. of gambling addicts in Korea nearly doubles in 4 years
The number of gambling addicts in Korea who received hospital treatment has nearly doubled in the last four years, increasing sharply among those in their 20s, an opposition lawmaker said Tuesday.
Concerns grow over rise in caffeine consumption among teens
Lee, a 19-year-old high school student based in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, said high-caffeine beverages, such as coffee and energy drinks, are a necessity to aid her in her studies, as she has had a hectic academic schedule ahead of the College Scholastic Aptitude Test (CSAT) slated for November this year.
Foreign words dominate signboards, restaurant menus in Korea
A Seoul-based office worker surnamed Kim, 35, was perplexed at being unable to locate the Japanese restaurant he had reserved last week. The restaurant only had a signboard written in Japanese, which he was unable to read.
Airport operator optimistic for post-pandemic recovery next year
The Korea Airports Corp. (KAC) is expected to see a turnaround next year in the number of air passengers, a year earlier than anticipated, as seven international airports across the country, excluding Incheon International Airport, are expected to surpass their ...
Local gov'ts burdened by labor costs due to Jamboree fiasco
Local governments paid over 400 million won ($294,000) to cover overtime labor costs for public servants mobilized to handle the fallout from the bungled World Scout Jamboree, which saw its participants evacuated from the campsite in August, earlier than scheduled, due to safety concerns, with the central government refusing to compensate the cost, an opposition lawmaker said...
Education ministry prohibits parents from recording classes
The education ministry distributed new guidelines to schools and kindergartens across the country, including one banning parents from recording school classes without consent, the ministry said Wednesday.
Chuseok exodus begins ahead of extended 6-day holiday
Over 40 million people in Korea are expected to hit the road to visit their hometowns for family reunions or take trips during the nation's extended six-day holiday known as 'Chuseok,' which officially begins on Thursday.
DMZ Open Int'l Music Festival to be held in Goyang in November
A world-class classical music concert for peace themed around the Demiltarized Zone (DMZ) will take place in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, in November.
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