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Government Decides Not to Declare Parent’s Day as a Public Holiday

Presidential spokesperson Kim Eui-gyeom said yesterday that President Moon Jae In has decided not to set Parents Day as a temporary holiday this year.

Government Might Make Parent’s Day on May 8th a Public Holiday

A "Golden Weekend" is under consideration by the Korean government, which would make a four day weekend at the beginning of May.

Ex-President Park Geun-hye’s Sentencing Hearing to be Broadcast Live at 2:10 p.m.

The sentencing hearing for former president Park Geun-hye is scheduled to begin at 2:10 p.m. tomorrow at the Seoul Central District Court.

Earthquakes in Korea Becoming Much More Frequent

A total of 223 earthquakes had occurred here in the county last year, which is 3.8 times more than the annual average. 

Mandatory Seatbelts for All Passengers Law Comes into Effect in September

From the end of September, back-seat passengers without a seat belt will pay a fine not only on the highway but also on public roads. 

One of Your 500 Won Coins May be Worth a Lot of Money

You may want to check your pockets to look for one of the most elusive Korean coins there is -- the 1998 500 won coin.

Seoul Global Startup Center Invites 2018 Business Applicants

The Seoul Global Startup Center (SGSC) is pleased to announce the opening of applications for its 3rd Batch Startup Incubation Program.

President Moon’s Photo Used as a Murder Suspect on Turkish TV

An image of President Moon Jae-in was used erroneously by a Turkish TV station as the suspect in a murder case.

International Marriages on the Rise in South Korea

The number of international marriages between a South Korean and a spouse from a different country has been on a rise to a record of over 150,000 just last year. 

2,000 Volunteers Have Already Dropped out of the PyeongChang Olympics

Some 2,000 unpaid volunteers for the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics have dropped out, amid rising complaints over their poor working conditions. 

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