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Goyang City goes all-out as host of World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships
With the world still struggling against the COVID-19 pandemic, major sports events have been suspended too. But against such odds, the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, scheduled to be held in Goyang City next April, will be the first major international sports event in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic, and the city is going all-out to host the event.
World Taekwondo to commemorate decades-long journey toward world peace
“This is not about fighting. It's about courage, it's about confidence and respect.” That's what Terry Crews, the host of NBC's “America's Got Talent,” said after a performance by the World Taekwondo (WT) demonstration team, excitedly pushing the Golden Buzzer to advance the team to the quarterfinals. If there were one more word that should be added to Crew's description of t...
Paradox of job policy: Irregular workers increasing despite Moon's rosy promise
Getting rid of precarious, irregular jobs was one of the key pledges of President Moon Jae-in to address social inequality in the form of dualism in the labor market - the gap between high-paid, well-protected regular employees, and low-paid, irregular ones with unstable working conditions. Starting from pressuring state-run companies to give contract workers regular position...
Man found guilty of sex crime for filming cheating wife
A man was found guilty of a sex crime for filming his wife as she engaged in an extramarital affair. The couple was in the midst of divorce proceedings.
'Korea has chicken size problem': Columnist slams sauce-focused vendors
A well-known food columnist has slammed Korean fried chicken for being too small.
'Squid Game' actor appears at LA event with Daesang Group vice chairwoman
Lee Jung-jae arrives at the LACMA Art + Film Gala at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, Nov. 6. AP-Yonhap By Yoon Ja-youngActor Lee Jung-jae, who stars in the global hit Netflix original series, “Squid Game,” was in the spotlight at an art and ...
Chanel raises prices again but Koreans still line up for handbags
French luxury brand Chanel raised its prices again. Now all of the Chanel bags in the “Classic Bag” category each come with a more than 10-million-won price tag.
Man jailed for getting tattooed all over to avoid military duty
A man was handed down a jail term for getting tattoos all over his body to avoid Korea's compulsory military service.
What's behind Sejong City's high birthrate?
It is no news that Korea's birthrate has been falling to a new record low every year. Last year, 272,300 babies were born, a 10 percent drop from the previous year. Korea's total birthrate, or the number of babies a woman chooses to have, recorded 0.84, which is by far the lowest in the world. Korea is the only member of the OECD - a group of mostly high-income economies with...
Late Samsung chairman's daughter borrows 100 billion won to pay inheritance tax
Hotel Shilla CEO Lee Boo-jin, the eldest daughter of the late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee, reportedly borrowed 100 billion won ($84.65 million) to pay part of her huge inheritance tax bill.
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