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In Another Dramatic Twist, Leaders of Divided Koreas Hold Surprise Meeting

In Another Dramatic Twist, Leaders of Divided Koreas Hold Surprise Meeting

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said, in an apparent move to convince Kim to hold his scheduled summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. “President Moon Jae-in held a second summit

Health Ministry Issues Report on Elderly

Health Ministry Issues Report on Elderly

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Fewer than than 2 out of 10 senior citizens thought living together with their children was desirable, according to a survey released by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Among the respondents, 7 out of 10 were found to be living apart from their children, while 6 out of

Women’s Groups Rally Against Anti-Abortion Law

Women’s Groups Rally Against Anti-Abortion Law

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Ahead of a public trial at the Constitutional Court of Korea regarding South Korea’s abortion ban, civic groups advocating women’s rights have called for an abolition of the law as it infringes upon women’s rights to equality and happiness. Various women’s rights organizations came together to create an anti-abortion

New Scientific Breakthrough in Semiconductor Research

New Scientific Breakthrough in Semiconductor Research

POHANG, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — New technology could make it possible to elevate the performance of semiconductors, as development in the area has remained stagnant in recent years. Spintronics and valleytronics are the latest technologies that could play a significant role in developing next generation semiconductors. Spintronics is the study of an electron’s spin

Fewer South Korean Seniors Need Work to Cover Living Expenses

Fewer South Korean Seniors Need Work to Cover Living Expenses

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey commissioned by the Ministry of Health and Welfare has revealed that 3 out of 10 elderly adults above the age of 65 were found to be economically active because they were unprepared for retirement. The survey found that 30.9 percent of 10,299 individuals questioned between April

Starbucks Gives in to Uniquely Korean Coffeehouse Culture

Starbucks Gives in to Uniquely Korean Coffeehouse Culture

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — When Starbucks opened its Noryangjin Station store last month, it was immediately besieged by criticism for not having enough seats and power outlets. The American coffeehouse chain has responded to the public outrage by installing more seating areas, including six new seats and seven more power outlets in addition

Direct Overseas Purchases of Daily Goods Rise

Direct Overseas Purchases of Daily Goods Rise

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The recent fad that has seen South Koreans flock to overseas Internet shopping websites to buy luxury items and premium electronics goods has expanded to include consumption of daily household items. The online shopping mall G9 operated by eBay Korea reported a 157 percent increase in sales of household

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