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Reporter : Yoon Ja-young
Thu, June 1, 2023 | 11:20
North Korean leader's weight loss leads to diverse speculation
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who seems to have succeeded in a rigorous diet plan, is facing diverse speculation due to his change in appearance. Following speculation of him being sick, now there are rumors that he was murdered, which South Korea's spy agency rebut.
Doctors at top hospitals spend only 4 minutes per patient: data
Patients who go to the top hospitals in Korea usually wait for more than an hour but they usually see the doctor for only about four minutes, and this situation seems to be only worsening.
Spy agency monitoring foreign nationals who threatened Afghan evacuees: report
Taliban fighters stand guard after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 20. AP-Yonhap By Yoon Ja-youngKorea's spy agency is monitoring foreign nationals residing here who have posted threats on social media against Afghan evacuees, a local newspaper repo...
High inheritance tax hampering entrepreneurship
Oct. 25 marks the first anniversary of the death of Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee. During the past year, the bereaved family handled a huge task: paying 12 trillion won ($10.1 billion) in inheritance tax. The family, which obtained loans to pay the tax, recently decided to sell 2 trillion won worth of shares. The story has turned the spotlight on Korea's high inheritance...
Kim Jong-un's half-brother was linked with South Korea's spy agency: report
Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who was murdered in Malaysia in 2017, was linked to South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS), according to a report by South Korean broadcaster SBS, Tuesday.
Weather forecaster warns of disappearing spring and fall
Many Koreans cite “four distinct seasons” as uniquely characterizing the country, but this historical climactic character may change soon. With many people startled by the early cold wave currently gripping the nation, a weather forecaster has said that spring and fall may virtually disappear from Korea's four seasons.
Chanel sets '1 bag per person per year' rule in Korea
Chanel has started restricting the number of bags each customer can buy in Korea. In the case of some popular bags, a single person can now buy only one per year. According to the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, Chanel Korea has adopted a new policy in which each customer can buy one Timeless Classic flap bag and one Coco Handle hand bag per year.
EDGC applies for cancer detection technology patent in US
A Korean genetic sequencing firm has taken a step towards the commercialization of its liquid biopsy technology, which aims at detecting early stage cancer with a simple blood test and suggesting optimized treatment.
Pohang residents overwhelmed by 'Hometown Cha Cha Cha' fan visits
Residents of a small seaside village in Pohang say they are suffering from fans of the drama who, in some cases, have even trespassed on residents' properties.
Structural problems drive self-employed into 'Squid Game'
In the hit Netflix series, “Squid Game,” the main character, Seong Gi-hun, joins the fight-to-the-death challenge, driven by the 400 million won he owes, after the failure of his restaurants, a business he started after losing his job at a car manufacturing company. Hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in the economy, many small business owners say they are no different f...