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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Sat, December 9, 2023 | 08:08
Four-term conservative lawmaker's house searched over bribery
Prosecutors searched the office and home of Rep. Choi Kyung-hwan of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), Monday, over an allegation he accepted a bribe from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) in 2014 in return for pushing budgetary favors for the spy agency.
Choi Soon-sil to stay in jail longer
A court in Seoul approved on Friday an extended arrest warrant for Choi Soon-sil, former President Park Geun-hye’s confidant who is on trial for corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court did the same for An Chong-bum, a former presidential secretary also on trial in connection with the corruption scandal.
Gastro Tour Seoul gives expats a real taste of Korea
Gastro Tour Seoul takes groups of foreign tourists on gastronomy tours of Korea., a travel and restaurant website, recommends its Brew Master Tour which takes people to taste traditional Korean drinks and meet with artisanal brewers.
Hotel brief
Hotel brief
Le Meridien Seoul stands out with artistic interiors, exteriors
Artistic interiors and exteriors define Le Meridien Seoul, a life-style hotel brand under Marriott International’s chain of hotels. The hotel has promoted this central feature starting from its constructions. Le Meridien Seoul’s 19-floor building is like a big art gallery that also provides accommodation.
Korea's biggest church under fire for controversial father-to-son power transfer
Myungsung Church in eastern Seoul, the world’s largest Presbyterian church, is making headlines across the country this week over what’s seen as an illegitimate power transfer. On Sunday, Rev. Kim Sam-hwan, the megachurch’s founder and former head pastor, officially ordained his son, Ha-na, as head pastor.
Rights Commission tackles sexual harassment
The National Human Rights Commission will carry out a special inspection on workplace sexual harassment cases through the end of this year. The commission said victims can call its special hotline, 1331, for free counseling.
A glimpse into Seoul's hidden camera hunters
Tiny cameras built into cell phones and watches, or placed in subway station toilets or swimming pool locker rooms are growing threats to women in Korea. Some men even secretly film their sexual activities with their partners and some motel owners install hidden cameras in guest rooms. Photographs and footage taken are not only enjoyed by the men who took them but they’re als...
UNICEF innovation chief seeks partnership with Korean firms
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is testing the use of drones to deliver HIV test results and vaccines to people in rural areas, to improve the quality of humanitarian aid. Cynthia McCaffrey, director at the UNICEF’s Global Innovation Center, said technology is a tremendous help in saving lives and UNICEF wants to work with Korean companies which are willing to sha...
Parliamentarian Friends of UNICEF celebrates 10th anniversary
The Korean Parliamentarian Friends of UNICEF (KPFU) celebrated its 10th anniversary, Wednesday, at the National Assembly complex. Founded in 2007, the KPFU is a group of lawmakers supporting the United Nations Children’s Fund, which is dedicated to delivering humanitarian and development aid to mothers and children in impoverished countries around the world.