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Gangwon’s East Coast Cities Becoming South Korea’s Coffee Hub

Gangwon’s East Coast Cities Becoming South Korea’s Coffee Hub

CHUNCHEON, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Bounded on the east by the East Sea (erroneously displayed as Sea of Japan on some Internet sites), Gangwon Province is well known for its recent successful hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics, and for its beautiful beaches and ski resorts including Yongpyong and Alpensia. [...]

Carbon Monoxide Killed 3 Students in Gangneung Guesthouse: Police

Carbon Monoxide Killed 3 Students in Gangneung Guesthouse: Police

GANGNEUNG/SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Police concluded Wednesday that the three high school students found dead in a guesthouse in Gangneung were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. Police announced the official result of their investigation into the deadly incident that also left seven others unconscious. Two of them have recovered consciousness following hours of [...]

3 Students Found Dead, 7 Others Unconscious at Pension in Northeastern S. Korea

3 Students Found Dead, 7 Others Unconscious at Pension in Northeastern S. Korea

GANGNEUNG, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Three senior high school students were found dead and seven others unconscious at a pension in the northeastern province of Gangwon, possibly due to carbon monoxide poisoning caused by inadequate ventilation, local police and firefighters said Tuesday. The owner of the pension, located in the city of Gangneung on [...]

South Korea’s Military the Hidden Help Behind Success of PyeongChang Paralympics

South Korea’s Military the Hidden Help Behind Success of PyeongChang Paralympics

PYEONGCHANG, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Olympic festival for the physically challenged that was the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics had its closing ceremony on March 18. The background from which the Paralympics came into being is closely tied to the military during World War II. Initially intended as a means of rehabilitation for soldiers with [...]