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Hospital Conducts Mass Casualty Medevac Exercise for U.S. Soldiers

Hospital Conducts Mass Casualty Medevac Exercise for U.S. Soldiers

SUWON, South Korea, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – As part of the Key Resolve Korea-U.S. military exercise, the Ajou University Hospital conducted a medical evacuation exercise dubbed Dragon Lift 2017 on Wednesday, simulating a mass casualty situation for U.S. military personnel in a presumed wartime condition.  Six American soldiers with simulated severe injuries were evacuated on [...]

Street Painted Yellow for Children’s Safety

Street Painted Yellow for Children’s Safety

CHANGWON, South Korea, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) – On Thursday, Changwon’s Masan Dongbu Police Station installed “yellow carpets” in front of three elementary schools in its district to improve traffic safety for commuting children.  By painting the walls and the pavement yellow, a separate space is created that subconsciously encourages children to stand within the [...]

Samsung Leader in Chains

Samsung Leader in Chains

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s de facto leader, again showed up in handcuffs (covered with cloth) at the special prosecution’s office in Gangnam, Wednesday afternoon, for the third interrogation session since his arrest on February 17.  South Korea’s third richest man (Forbes, 2016), after his father Lee Kun-hee and AmorePacific chairman [...]

Singapore Airlines Introduces Korean Food from Two-Star Michelin Chef

Singapore Airlines Introduces Korean Food from Two-Star Michelin Chef

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Singapore Airlines said Monday that it is partnering with Yim Jung-sik, a two-star Michelin chef, to introduce Korean food (hansik) on Singapore-Incheon flights starting in March.  Economy class travelers will have bibimbap added to their meal choices, while business class passengers will be served grilled tuna bibimbap or Korean-style [...]

Former U.S. Military Base Site Transformed into University Mega-Hospital

Former U.S. Military Base Site Transformed into University Mega-Hospital

UIJEONGBU, South Korea, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The former site of Camp Essayons, located in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, will be replaced by a mega-hospital and a new campus for Eulji University, with a 650-billion-won ($570 million) investment from the Eulji Foundation.  This, according to officials, marks the first instance in which private investment [...]

Military Might Use Loudspeakers to Broadcast News of Kim Jong-Nam’s Assassination

Military Might Use Loudspeakers to Broadcast News of Kim Jong-Nam’s Assassination

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean military has refuted claims that it will use loudspeakers at the Demilitarized Zone to broadcast news of the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, current North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s half-brother, but it certainly may consider the option.  In response to news reports that the South Korean military [...]

U.S. Navy Ship Makes Port in Busan amid Tension with North Korea

U.S. Navy Ship Makes Port in Busan amid Tension with North Korea

BUSAN, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A military source confirmed Wednesday that the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen – capable of tracking and monitoring ballistic missiles – is currently stationed in Busan, South Korea’s largest port, amid recent threats from North Korea that have been raising international concern.  The 12,845-ton vessel went into operation in 2014, [...]