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Thousands of Chickens Perished Instantly: One Poultry Farm’s Fight Against Scorching Heat

Thousands of Chickens Perished Instantly: One Poultry Farm’s Fight Against Scorching Heat

EUMSEONG, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — When a heat wave warning was issued for all of North Chungcheong Province on Tuesday afternoon, poultry farm owners in the region were naturally on high alert. At one poultry farm measuring 800 square meters in size situated in Maengdong-myeon in the province’s Eunseong-gun, over 17,000 chickens were seen [...]

Steel Asbestos Frames to be Removed from Classrooms

Steel Asbestos Frames to be Removed from Classrooms

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As traces of asbestos continue to be discovered in school classrooms even after the removal of asbestos wall finishes, the government has decided to enforce stronger measures by requiring the steel frames that held the asbestos in place to be dismantled. In addition, the government has ordered schools to [...]

Rogue Translator Wreaks Havoc on Refugee Applications

Rogue Translator Wreaks Havoc on Refugee Applications

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — New allegations have surfaced claiming a government official who acted as a translator for immigration officials and various refugee applicants had, on numerous occasions, made up information that factored in to the government’s decision to refuse refugee status. NANCEN, an NGO that assists refugees, held a press conference in [...]

BTS’ Upcoming Album Becomes Amazon Best-seller on First Day of Preorders

BTS’ Upcoming Album Becomes Amazon Best-seller on First Day of Preorders

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop superstars BTS’ upcoming album, “Love Yourself: Answer,” claimed the No. 1 spot in the CD category of the biggest American online retailer Amazon.com in the first day of preorders, its management agency said Thursday. Preorders for the new BTS album, set for release on Aug. 24, began Wednesday, [...]

Extended Stays are Latest Trend for S. Koreans Looking for Breakaway

Extended Stays are Latest Trend for S. Koreans Looking for Breakaway

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The staple “chop, chop” dynamic or “ppali ppali” (“hurry” in Korean) culture in modern Korea is hardly an exception when it comes to traveling. Going on a trip somewhere, whether local or abroad, still connotes a rushed schedule of visiting as many places as possible during a weeklong holiday [...]

Demand for Electric Cars on Jeju Island Outstrips Supply

Demand for Electric Cars on Jeju Island Outstrips Supply

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Electric car manufacturers have been unable to supply promised cars to the public on time. According to the provincial government of Jeju, 1,015 new electric cars were registered on the island during a period of six months between February and July, which is just 25.3 percent of the initial [...]