Archive for July, 2016

10 More US States Sue Over Transgender Bathroom Guidelines

Another 10 U.S. states are suing the Obama administration over guidelines covering which school bathrooms transgender students can use.
Friday’s filing means nearly half of the 50 U.S. states are formally objecting to recent federal guidelines that recommend public schools allow students to use bath… …read more

Domestic Funds Report 4.6 Tln Won Net Outflow in June

[Economy] : The domestic fund market reported a net outflow of some four-point-six trillion won during the …[more…] …read more

K-Pop Encyclopedia to Offer Exhaustive Factoids for Fans

Webzine Idology is bringing out a book with factoids and other gush about no fewer than 426 K-pop albums for encyclopedically minded fans.
It will go on sale at online stores and local bookstores in Seoul on Saturday.
Its statistics range from the dizzying to the staggeringly banal. Last year, 43 … …read more

Lawmakers Submit Revision to Anticorruption Law

[Politics] : A group of ruling party lawmakers has submitted to the National Assembly a revision to an antigraft …[more…] …read more

Police Seek Arrest for Doctor Implicated in Singer's Death

Police have applied for an arrest warrant for the celebrity doctor implicated in the death of singer Shin Hae-chul after another man whose stomach he stapled died. According to police, Dr. Kang Se-hoon stapled the stomach of an Australian man in November last year. The man continued to suffer intern… …read more

S. Korean Shares Tumble on Renewed Brexit Woes

[Economy] : South Korean shares tumbled on Wednesday on renewed fears over Britain’s decision to leave the …[more…] …read more

Infielder Kang Jung-ho Accused of Sexual Assault

Police in Chicago are investigating accusations from a woman that Kang Jung-ho of the Pittsburgh Pirates sexually assaulted her last month.
The Chicago Tribune on Tuesday reported that Kang met the 23-year-old woman on a dating app while he was in Chicago for an away game with the Cubs on June 17. … …read more

Strike Looms as Hyundai Motor Union Declares Collapse of Negotiations

[Domestic] : The union of Hyundai Motor says wage negotiations with management have collapsed, which could lead …[more…] …read more

Home Appliance Makers Pin Hopes on Niche Markets

Home appliance makers are targeting niche markets to lift sales amid the ongoing slump. A prime example is stick vacuum cleaner, which are useful for tackling dust in tight corners but not a lot more. The domestic market for the slim products has grown to around 500,000 units a year. Samsung rolled … …read more

Foreign Ministry Holds 1st Brexit Task Force Meeting

[Politics] : The Foreign Ministry’s Brexit task force held its inaugural meeting on Monday to minimize the …[more…] …read more

Smartphone Use Hurts Language Development

Early or excessive smartphone use damages the development of language skills, a study suggests.Prof. Hong Se-hee of Korea University and his team surveyed some 4,672 ninth graders last year. They found that the 2,293 youngsters who had started using smartphones before they even entered middle school… …read more

Heavy Rain Pounds S. Korea

[Science] : Heavy rains pounded the southern port city of Busan early Monday morning, suspending traffic in …[more…] …read more

Domestic Auto Sales Set New Record in 1st Half

Domestic auto sales reached a new high in the first half of this year.
The Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association said Sunday that domestic sales totaled 812,265 cars in the first six months, up 10.9 percent on-year. This is the first time domestic sales have exceeded 800,000 in the period.
To… …read more

Defense Command: 4 Civilians Prosecuted for Spying for N. Korea

[Inter-Korea] : The Defense Security Command is known to have pressed charges last year against four South Korean civilians on charges of providing military intelligence to North Korea.[more…] …read more

Austria's Highest Court Overturns Presidential Election Results

Austria’s highest court has overturned the results of presidential election, citing procedural irregularities and ordered a rerun to be held in September or October, an unprecedented decision in the country’s post-war history.
The final vote count showed former Green Party politician, ecologist Alex… …read more

Nation Affected by Heavy Rain from Monsoon Front

[Science] : A seasonal monsoon front delivered heavy rain accompanied by strong winds in South Korea Friday, …[more…] …read more

Heavy Rain Expected This Weekend

Up to 150 mm of heavy rain is expected in central parts of the country from Friday afternoon until Saturday evening, the Korea Meteorological Administration said Thursday.
Rain will let up on Saturday night, but begin again across the country on Sunday and go on until Wednesday.
Friday night will s… …read more

S. Korea-Belgium Working Holiday Agreement Takes Effect

[Politics] : A working holiday agreement between South Korea and Belgium has taken effect on Friday.
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