National News

All Foreigners Staying Over Six Months in Korea Must Sign Up For National Health Insurance Program

The National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) said yesterday that all foreigners who stay in South Korea for six months or longer will be required to sign up for the country's health insurance program to prevent them from receiving medical treatment and leaving without paying insurance fees. 

One Dead, 12 Injured After Man Drives Into a Crowd at Tongdosa Temple

One person died and 12 others injured after a man drove into a crowd at a temple in Yangsan city of the South Gyeongsang Province. 

Teen Stabs and Kills 75-year-old Woman Over Noise in Changwon

An 18-year-old teen has been arrested in the murder of a 75-year-old woman in Changwon yesterday morning.

African Voluntary Crime Preventers Join up With Paju Police

To make the city of Paju in Gyeonggi Province a safer place, African expats in Paju are stepping up their efforts by joining forces with the police.

Canadian Embassy News: Information About Wildfires in Goseong

The Korean Government declared a state of disaster due to the wildfire located in Goseong and Inje counties in addition to the cities of Sokcho, Gangneung, and Donghae.

Seoul Taxi Fares to Rise Next Weekend

Taxis in Seoul are about to get more expensive from next Saturday.

US Embassy in Seoul Running Normally Despite Partial Gov’t Shutdown

The U.S. Embassy in Seoul said yesterday that it is issuing visas and conducting other consular affairs normally, despite a partial government shutdown that started last week.

30 Vietnamese College Students Go Missing from Gyeongsang National University

About 30 Vietnamese students have dropped out of Gyeongsang National University without any notice this year according to local media. 

Medical Marijuana Imports to Korea May Begin in Early 2019

The Ministry of Food, and Drug Safety announced yesterday that the import of medical marijuana could happen as soon as early next year.

International Marriages in Korea Rise for the First Time in Six Years

Government data showed today, the number of international marriages between a South Korean national and a foreigner inched up last year, ending six consecutive years of decline. 

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