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Concert Held in Memory of Czech-American Chaplain in Korean War

Concert Held in Memory of Czech-American Chaplain in Korean War

BERLIN, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A music concert was held in a Czech city inmemory of Emil Kapaun, a Czech-American priest and war hero who died in captivity during the 1950-53 Korean War, the South Korean Embassy in Prague said Tuesday. South Korean Ambassador to the Czech Republic Moon Seung-hyun took part in the concert organized by the municipal government and archdiocese in the eastern city of Olomouc. Born in a small hamlet in Kansas, Emil Kapaun served as a U.S. military chaplain during the war. In August 1950, Kapaun was [...]

S. Korea’s Childbirths Continue to Decline in February

S. Korea’s Childbirths Continue to Decline in February

SEJONG, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of childbirths in South Korea fell for the 15th month in a row in February amid a deepening trend of late marriage and a rapidly aging population, a government report showed Wednesday. About 30,600 babies were born in February, down 12.3 percent, or 4,300, from 34,900 tallied a year earlier, according to the data from Statistics Korea. Childbirths have [...]

Rights Watchdog Calls for Equal Disability Benefits for Refugees

Rights Watchdog Calls for Equal Disability Benefits for Refugees

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Refugees with disabilities are entitled to the same social security benefits as Korean nationals, South Korea’s human rights watchdog said Wednesday. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea said that it has asked the minister of health and welfare to revise the Welfare of Disabled Persons Act and related guidelines to ensure disabled refugees living in South Korea are treated equally [...]

Union of Part-Timers to Launch First Collective Bargaining with McDonald’s Korea

Union of Part-Timers to Launch First Collective Bargaining with McDonald’s Korea

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A labor union of part-time workers said Wednesday they will begin collective bargaining with the local unit of McDonald’s next month. The Arbeit Workers’ Union said it has been designated the bargaining agent earlier this month and that it plans to embark on negotiations with the management. The first [...]

Japanese Prime Minister Accused of Using Hardline Korea Policy for Political Advantage

Japanese Prime Minister Accused of Using Hardline Korea Policy for Political Advantage

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The Abe administration once again reaffirmed its hardline Korea policy in a diplomatic paper released yesterday in which it made a territorial claim to the South Korean island of Dokdo, while urging the next South Korean government to honor the agreement reached with the now jailed former president Park’s [...]

Exhibition ‘Selfie’: Glimpse Into Selfie and Social Media Phenomenon

Exhibition ‘Selfie’: Glimpse Into Selfie and Social Media Phenomenon

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) –  A new exhibition called ‘Selfie’ that kicks off today at Savina Museum of Contemporary Art offers viewers an inside look at the self-obsessed culture of modern times often typified by selfies and social media networks, from an artistic point of view. The new self-explanatory exhibition ‘Selfie: those who photograph [...]