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Eagle Owl ‘Apprehended’ by Police After Feeding on 11 Chickens at Poultry Farm

Eagle Owl ‘Apprehended’ by Police After Feeding on 11 Chickens at Poultry Farm

CHEONGJU, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — An eagle owl that has been poaching chickens has been ‘apprehended’ by the police. On February 15 at 10:40 a.m., a 70-centimeter tall eagle owl flew into a poultry farm in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province to feed on chickens. It wasn’t the owl’s first ‘offense’. According to the owner [...]

S. Korea to Provide Information Services on Electromagnetic Waves

S. Korea to Provide Information Services on Electromagnetic Waves

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has decided to measure the levels of electromagnetic waves generated by portable fans and electronic cigarettes and disclose the results. The decision comes at a point where consumers have been facing constant difficulties accessing information about the level of electromagnetic waves being generated by these [...]

Seoul Devises Tentative Plans for 2032 Seoul-Pyongyang Summer Olympic Games

Seoul Devises Tentative Plans for 2032 Seoul-Pyongyang Summer Olympic Games

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Following North and South Korea’s joint bid to the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games in the Korean peninsula, Seoul is devising blueprints to turn the Seoul-Pyongyang Olympics into a “platform of peace”. The plan includes hosting several events at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), [...]

Portion of S. Koreans Opposed to Homosexuality Dips Below 50 pct for the First Time

Portion of S. Koreans Opposed to Homosexuality Dips Below 50 pct for the First Time

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The portion of South Koreans who are opposed to homosexuality fell below 50 percent for the first time, a report showed Sunday, in an indication of Koreans’ growing openness to sexual minorities. In a 2018 poll of 8,000 Korean adults, 49 percent said that they cannot accept homosexuals, down [...]

Controversies Brewing over Abortion Following Gov’t Survey

Controversies Brewing over Abortion Following Gov’t Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversies reignited on Friday over whether to allow abortion after a government survey showed that many women had opted to end their pregnancies due to socio-economic reasons. On Thursday, the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs released a survey on 10,000 women aged between 15 and 44, the [...]

Bereaved Families Urge Mitsubishi to Honor Forced Labor Rulings in S. Korea

Bereaved Families Urge Mitsubishi to Honor Forced Labor Rulings in S. Korea

TOKYO, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Bereaved families of South Koreans who performed forced labor during World War II for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. visited the company’s head office on Friday in Tokyo to urge the company to honor recent South Korean court rulings. In November last year, South Korea’s Supreme Court upheld two rulings [...]