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WADA Decides Not to Reinstate Russia’s Anti-Doping Body

WADA Decides Not to Reinstate Russia’s Anti-Doping Body

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) decided not to reinstate Russia’s anti-doping body on Thursday after rejecting its appeal. The WADA Foundation Board endorsed independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC)’s recommendation of not reinstating the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) at its meeting in Seoul. The CRC recognized that the RUSADA is [...]

Navy Unveils Monument for ’2nd Incheon Landing Operation’

Navy Unveils Monument for ’2nd Incheon Landing Operation’

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s Navy said Wednesday it has set up a monument for a lesser known but significant victory in Incheon, west of Seoul, during the 1950-53 Korean War. Called the 2nd Incheon amphibious operation, it took place on Feb. 10, 1951, five months after the historic Incheon battle commanded by U.S. Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Led by a joint [...]

Over 50 Percent Report Witnessing Requests for Special Consideration in Hiring Process

Over 50 Percent Report Witnessing Requests for Special Consideration in Hiring Process

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Cases of unfair hiring practices have been experienced or witnessed by at least half of all salaried workers, with 13.1 percent even being on the receiving end of requests for “favors”, according to job recruitment web service Incruit.  The results were generated from a questionnaire answered by 283 Incruit [...]

Government Introduces Stringent Safety Procedures for Performances, Regional Festivals

Government Introduces Stringent Safety Procedures for Performances, Regional Festivals

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of the Interior and Safety revealed on November 13 that it has identified eight focal areas for upgrading safety regulations after poring over fifteen causes of overcrowding accidents in the last 25 years.  The ministry will require a video showing the various exits and evacuation procedures to [...]

FTC Orders Foreign Online Travel Agencies to Revise Unfair Refund Policies

FTC Orders Foreign Online Travel Agencies to Revise Unfair Refund Policies

SEJONG, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s corporate watchdog said Tuesday that it had foreign online travel agencies revise their unfair refund policies. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said it has looked into provisions and clauses of four firms — Agoda, Booking.com, Hotels.com and Expedia — and discovered unfair terms that restrict the cancellation [...]

Autonomous Cars and Human Drivers to Face Off at New Motor Show

Autonomous Cars and Human Drivers to Face Off at New Motor Show

SUWON, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Self-driving cars and human drivers are expected to go head to head at the upcoming Pangyo Autonomous Motor Show 2017. A much-anticipated question among car fans will be answered later this week at the Pangyo show, as autonomous cars and human drivers will show off their driving skills to decide [...]