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Taxi Driver Burns Himself to Death in Apparent Protest of Ride-sharing Services

Taxi Driver Burns Himself to Death in Apparent Protest of Ride-sharing Services

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A taxi driver burned himself to death Wednesday in an apparent protest of the introduction of carpooling services by the country’s taxi-hailing app operators. The 76-year-old man, identified only by his surname, Ahn, set fire on himself at around 3:19 a.m. near Seoul Plaza in central Seoul, according to [...]

Seoul City Supports Neutralization to Prevent Pet Abandonment

Seoul City Supports Neutralization to Prevent Pet Abandonment

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) reported on Tuesday that it will push for “Animal Medical Service” to support animal registration and neutering operations on pets of the underprivileged in order to prevent animal abandonment. A Seoul city official reported that the pet neutralization surgery prevents unwanted breeding and prevents [...]

Hostel Opens in Abandoned Mining Village

Hostel Opens in Abandoned Mining Village

JEONGSEON, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — An abandoned mining village located in Jeongseon County, Gangwon Province has been transformed into a new tourism attraction dedicated to mountain biking. Jeongseon County held an opening ceremony for a hostel in the Yemi MTB (mountain bike) village on Tuesday. Yemi MTB Village Hostel is a lodging facility for [...]

Civil Groups Call on U.S. Gov’t to Compensate for Dioxin Contamination at Camp Market

Civil Groups Call on U.S. Gov’t to Compensate for Dioxin Contamination at Camp Market

INCHEON, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — As the South Korean Ministry of Defense is taking steps to decontaminate Camp Market, a U.S. Army base located in Incheon’s Bupyeong District that is polluted with dioxins, civil groups say the costs should be borne by the United States Forces Korea (USFK). Almost 50 civil groups from Incheon [...]

Snowglobes of President Moon Jae-in’s Inauguration Sell Out in 35 Minutes

Snowglobes of President Moon Jae-in’s Inauguration Sell Out in 35 Minutes

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The ‘Moon Jae-in Goods’ snowball, introduced to celebrate the second year of South Korea’s Moon Jae-in administration, sold out only 35 minutes after its release. The ruling Democratic Party (DP) introduced the snowballs that come in two different versions containing a miniature-sized figurine of President Moon through its official [...]