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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 [...]

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 [...]

S. Koreans Working Second-longest Hours among OECD Members: Data

S. Koreans Working Second-longest Hours among OECD Members: Data

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has the second-longest average work hours per person, but its wage levels fall under the median among member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), data showed Wednesday. The OECD Employment Outlook 2017, an annual report, said an average South Korean worked 2,069 hours [...]

S. Korea Finds Some Egg Products Contaminated with Pesticide

S. Korea Finds Some Egg Products Contaminated with Pesticide

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Some egg products in South Korea have been contaminated with a potentially harmful pesticide, the government said Tuesday, amid a growing health scare in Europe over tainted egg products. Some eggs at a farm with 80,000 hens in Namyangju, east of Seoul, were found to contain the pesticide fipronil [...]

Next “Blue Ocean”? Diving for Golf Balls a Lucrative but Potentially Costly Business

Next “Blue Ocean”? Diving for Golf Balls a Lucrative but Potentially Costly Business

IKSAN, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite a reported downturn in fortunes, business is booming for a select few connected to the golf course industry. Through a combined mixture of daring, entrepreneurial spirit and lack of security oversight, small teams of “golf ball divers” are making a good living fishing for the lost balls at the bottom [...]