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South Korean Law Enforcement Apathetic in Policing Vicious Animal Cruelty

South Korean Law Enforcement Apathetic in Policing Vicious Animal Cruelty

GIMCHEON, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — “Around 40 cases of animal cruelty are reported nationwide every month, but the police are mostly indifferent.” Park Seon-mi, head of the Korean Organization for the Protection of Cats (KOPC), said on February 18 that law enforcement’s failure to take up investigations into allegations of animal cruelty in earnest

North Koreans Love European Football Like Rest of the World

North Koreans Love European Football Like Rest of the World

PYEONGCHANG, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The language of European football is not only universal, but apolitical, if the word of Jang Woong, North Korean delegate to the International Olympic Committee is to be believed. Per the KSPU (Korea Sports Press Union), before making an early return to North Korea due to health reasons, Jang

Middle Aged South Korean Women Much Poorer Than Men

Middle Aged South Korean Women Much Poorer Than Men

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle-aged South Korean men are much better off financially than women, with many women seeing their finances affected significantly by pregnancy and marriage, a new study has revealed. South Korean women in their 40s own 13.73 million won in financial assets on average, nearly half of what men in the

Tourism Officials to Tackle Shortage of Halal Restaurants

Tourism Officials to Tackle Shortage of Halal Restaurants

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tourism officials are poised to introduce more Muslim-friendly places following criticism over the lack of halal restaurants in the country. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will launch Halal Restaurant Week again on a bigger scale between August and October this year, with a total of 250 halal

Global Business Center to Open at Second Pangyo Techno Valley

Global Business Center to Open at Second Pangyo Techno Valley

SUWON, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gyeonggi Urban Innovation Corporation has unveiled plans for a global business center at the Second Pangyo Techno Valley. The 249.5 billion won project will see a 13-storey building built on a 12,817 square meter lot, an edifice that will serve as the Global Biz Center for the much anticipated

Dating Violence Growing Rapidly in South Korea

Dating Violence Growing Rapidly in South Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Dating violence is on the rise in South Korea, claiming around eight lives every month. More than 10,000 people were arrested for infractions related to dating violence last year, according to data from the National Police Agency. The figure has been increasing steadily since 2014, surpassing the 10,000 mark for

GM Korea Casts a Spell of Deja Vu Over S. Korea

GM Korea Casts a Spell of Deja Vu Over S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The current situation pertaining to GM Korea is reminding auto industry veterans of the struggles of SsangYong Motor a decade ago, except a similar result this time around promises to wreak greater harm on the national economy. Once briefly owned by Daewoo Motors, SsangYong Motor was put on the

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