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Two More Army Draftees Commit Suicide
1 week 3 days ago

Two Army draftees have been found dead together in apparent suicides in Seoul, police said Tuesday, the latest in a series of tragic incidents involving enlisted soldiers in recent weeks. 

The 23-year-old and 21-year-old corporals, who were on the military's list of soldiers "requiring extra care" and assigned to the 28th Infantry Division, were found hanged in the elder draftee's home in Seoul on Monday, according to police officers. 

With the two, both surnamed Lee, taking a leave...

Super Typhoon Halong Heading Towards Korea
2 weeks 3 days ago

Super Typhoon Halong, the third major super typhoon of the season, is expected to affect the Korean peninsula this weekend as it heads north after impacting Guam over the weekend.

Halong rapidly intensified on late Friday and Saturday, going from a minimal typhoon with 75-mph winds to a super typhoon with winds in excess of 150 mph in just 24 hours, according to the U.S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Halong is expected to affect Jeju Island by Friday and...

Caffe Bene Fined Nearly Two Million Dollars For Market Power Abuse
2 weeks 3 days ago

South Korea's antitrust watchdog said today that it has fined Caffe Bene, the country's largest coffee franchise, 1.94 billion won or $1.88 million US dollars, for abusing its market power in deals with shop owners. 

The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) accused Caffe Bene of forcing shop owners selling coffee under its brand to bear full costs related to a promotional event jointly arranged with KT Corporation in 2010, to provide discounts to customers of the mobile carrier. 

Caffe Bene was...

Typhoon Nakri Leaves 10 Dead, Destruction Around Southern Region
2 weeks 3 days ago

At least 10 people were killed and two injured in South Korea as Typhoon Nakri battered the country's southern region over the weekend, toppling trees and inundating bridges, disaster officials said today. 

One person was hit and killed by an airborne object at farm in South Jeolla Province, the central disaster management agency said, announcing the death toll as of 6 a.m. today. 

Another person was killed and two others hurt after a tree fell on them at a camping site in North...

New KFA Technical Advisor Looks to Bring Stability
3 weeks 4 days ago

South Korea has gone through three head coaches on its senior national football team since late 2011, a sign of volatility not lost on the sport's new technical chief. 

Lee Yong-soo, the incoming head of the technical committee at the Korea Football Association (KFA), said in his inaugural press conference Monday that he wants to bring a sense of greater stability at the top. 

South Korea has been seeking a new head coach since Hong Myung-bo resigned from the post on July 10, taking...

One Dead, Six Injured After South Korean Tour Bus Crashes in Australia
4 weeks 22 hours ago

The government has confirmed that the one person was killed and six others were injured in a tour bus crash in Victoria, Australia on Thursday. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday that a minibus carrying South Korean citizens crashed off the Great Ocean Road, resulting in the death of a woman in her 40's and the injury of six others. 

The injured are being treated at three local hospitals, and one male teen is in critical condition. 

The ministry sent an...

5 weeks 17 hours ago

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Japan Viewed as 2nd Biggest Military Threat
6 weeks 19 hours ago

South Koreans chose Japan as the country that poses the second-biggest military threat following North Korea, a survey showed today. This is seen as an indication of Koreans' discomfort with Japan's stance on history and moves to expand the role of its military. 

A total of 46.3 percent of Korean respondents selected Japan as the most threatening nation, trailing North Korea with 83.4 percent, according to the joint survey by the East Asia Institute in Seoul and Genron NPO, a Japanese think tank....

Damage Reported as Typhoon Neoguri Hits Jeju
6 weeks 1 day ago

Damage has been reported in Jeju as the island is beginning to fall under the direct influence of Typhoon Neoguri. A typhoon warning is in effect, and multiple flights have been grounded. Beaches and Hallasan National Park have been closed, while some schools are also cancelling classes.

Neoguri is expected to be weaker as it continues to move northward. However, southern parts of the peninsula are forecast to receive up to 30 millimeters of heavy rain per hour due to effects of the typhoon. 

Typhoon Neoguri May Hit South Korea By Wednesday
6 weeks 4 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Typhoon Neoguri looks set to hammer Japan early this week, though may also hit the Korean peninsula harder mid-week if it is delayed in its progress east. 

The first typhoon of the season is rapidly intensifying and will likely become a super typhoon as it moves northwest over the warm open waters of the western Pacific. Anyone in Japan and even South Korea will have to watch this storm and pay close attention to the track according to...

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