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N.K. Art Troupe Returns Home After Holding Olympic Performances

N.K. Art Troupe Returns Home After Holding Olympic Performances

SEOUL/PAJU, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A North Korean art troupe returned home Monday after holding two rare performances in South Korea in celebration of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The Samjiyon Orchestra crossed the military demarcation line at 11:25 a.m. to return home after a seven-day stay in the South, according to a pool report. [...]

NBC Sports Apologizes for Insensitive Comments During PyeongChang Opener

NBC Sports Apologizes for Insensitive Comments During PyeongChang Opener

PYEONGCHANG, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. television network NBC Sports has apologized for broadcasting insensitive remarks relating to South Korea during the PyeongChang Winter Games’ opening, according to Olympic officials Sunday. The broadcaster came under fire after Joshua Cooper Ramo, an Asian commentator for NBC, said during the march by Japanese Olympic athletes at [...]

Growing Animal Control Missions Overwhelming Firefighters

Growing Animal Control Missions Overwhelming Firefighters

SUWON, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — As capturing wild animals has become one of the main tasks of many firefighters in South Korea according to latest figures, concerns are growing over the inefficient use of firefighting resources. Data from the Gyeonggi Disaster and Safety Headquarters shows rescue teams and firefighters were called in over 38,000 times [...]