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Seoul Boosts Support for the Homeless

Seoul Boosts Support for the Homeless

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Sunday that it is doubling the size of its welfare initiatives for the city’s homeless this year – from 1,506 individuals in 26 programs in 2016 to 3,200 in 30 welfare programs. The Heemang (Hope) Frame, a photography academy for the homeless launched in [...]

Divided Nation Awaits Impeachment Decision

Divided Nation Awaits Impeachment Decision

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) – On Wednesday, South Korea celebrated the 98th anniversary of the March 1st Movement – the 1919 independence movement against Japan’s colonial occupation – but with the nation deeply divided over President Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal, which has been dominating the country’s airwaves since October 2016.  With experts widely speculating [...]

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 [...]