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Fans Left Frustrated As Ariana Grande Hurriedly Leaves South Korea After Show Allgedly Over North Korea Threat

Fans Left Frustrated As Ariana Grande Hurriedly Leaves South Korea After Show Allgedly Over North Korea Threat

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – American pop star Ariana Grande’s much anticipated first South Korean show drew criticism over poor management and the singer’s brief stay in the country due to alleged concerns over threats from North Korea, leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of thousands of fans. Criticism continues to grow after [...]

Study on Relationship Abuse Finds Almost 80% of Men Have Committed “Violence” Against Their Significant Other

Study on Relationship Abuse Finds Almost 80% of Men Have Committed “Violence” Against Their Significant Other

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – According to a report compiled by researcher Hong Yeong Ho at the Korea Institute of Criminology, 1,593 men out of 2,000 who were surveyed responded that they had committed “acts of violence” towards their significant other. Hong’s paper takes an expansive view of “acts of violence” by including actions [...]

Hyundai Card Apologizes for Controversial Ariana Grande Concert

Hyundai Card Apologizes for Controversial Ariana Grande Concert

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Card Co. on Thursday apologized for what is being criticized as a “disrespectful” concert performance by American pop singer Ariana Grande in South Korea. Grande has been bombarded with negative feedback from South Korean fans over her concert held Tuesday at the Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul, [...]

Eastar Jet, Cheongju International Airport Struggling Amidst THAAD Backlash

Eastar Jet, Cheongju International Airport Struggling Amidst THAAD Backlash

CHEONGJU, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Geopolitical tensions are having a real effect on the Korean economy as North Chungcheong Province announced on August 15 that the low-cost carrier Eastar Jet had abandoned its plans to resume flight operations from Chungcheong International Airport to five Chinese cities. Since the cooling of relations between China and [...]

Record Number of Shows to Compete in Seoul International Drama Awards

Record Number of Shows to Compete in Seoul International Drama Awards

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – A record number of TV series will compete in the annual Seoul International Drama Awards (SDA), the organizer said Thursday, despite a drop in participation from Chinese TV shows as Seoul and Beijing are locked in a diplomatic feud over an American missile defense system. At a press briefing [...]