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Wildfire rages near Olympic venues
Fire authorities in Samcheok, Gangwon Province, continued their second-day campaign Monday to extinguish two separate wildfires in the city that started the day before. No injuries have been reported. Also, the authorities investigated the causes of the fires that burnt down more than 35 hectares of forest.
Seoul in dilemma over poet Ko Un
The Seoul Metropolitan Government is between a rock and hard place over a replica it created of poet Ko Un's own study room. The room opened last November in the old City Hall building _ the city spent 300 million won _ and the city is planning to display original literary works by independence activists next year when Korea celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independenc...
Earthquake hits Pohang again
A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck Pohang, 300 kilometers south of Seoul, early Sunday, with strong jolts causing injuries to 22 people and damage to buildings. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), the quake hit the city of 500,000 residents at 5:03 a.m., Sunday, and was centered five kilometers northwest of the city’s Bukgu district office. It had a depth of nine kilometers. “It was the second-biggest aftershock next to the November earthquake,” the KMA said. The city was hit by a magnitude 5.4 quake on Nov. 15 last year. Since then, 90 aftershocks were reported.
Samsung Electronics searched over role in DAS corruption case
Prosecutors investigating DAS, a car seat maker, searched Samsung Electronics headquarters in Seoul on Friday over allegations the country's flagship company paid the expenses for DAS' overseas lawsuits in 2009.
Prosecution removes desk of Seo Ji-hyun
The prosecutor's office recently removed the name of Seo Ji-hyun, who raised sexual harassment allegations against her former supervisor, from its list of active prosecutors. Seo, who is currently on sick leave, took the move as a form of retaliation against her, but the prosecutors' office dismissed this accusation.
KEB Hana Bank searched over recruitment irregularities
The prosecution searched the headquarters of KEB Hana Bank in Seoul, Thursday, over recruitment irregularities. The prosecution dispatched 16 investigators to Hana's headquarters and confiscated relevant documents and computer files from bank President Ham Young-joo's office and others. But it skipped Hana Financial Group Chairman Kim Jung-tae's office and Hana Card offices, ...
#MeToo movement spreads to literature
Famous poet Choi Young-mi claimed on Tuesday she had been sexually harassed by a famous senior male poet, spreading the #MeToo movement into the literary community.
Cryptocurrency frenzy claims 2nd victim in Korea
A man in his 30s from Seoul hung himself at his home recently, in an apparent suicide in connection with his investment in cryptocurrency, police said Wednesday.According to the Dongjak Police Station, the body of the man was found by his mother in his room, along with soju bottles and cigarette packs. He didn't leave any suicide note, the police said.
Norovirus scare feared to disrupt PyongChang Games
Forty-one private security guards hired for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics are showing symptoms of a norovirus infection, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Tuesday.
#MeToo movement gaining wider support in Korea
A female prosecutor's harassment accusation against her former senior supervisor has been igniting the #MeToo movement here and gaining support from people from all walks of life. Seo Ji-hyun, the prosecutor at the Tongyeong branch of the southeastern Changwon District Prosecutors' Office, has drawn support from her fellow prosecutors and lawmakers after she went public with ...