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Disgraced Sex-Slaves Activist Given Suspended Sentence

An appellate court on Monday gave Yoon Mee-hyang, the former head of a charity for victims of wartime sex slavery, a three-year suspended sentence for embezzling money from donations. As a convicted criminal, Yoon stands to lose her seat in the National Assembly once she has exhausted her optio...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 4:19 pm(NZT)

Yoon Warns Against N.Korea-Russia Arms Trade at UN

President Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday called on the international community to stand up against any illegal arms trade between North Korea and Russia.In a 15-minute keynote speech at the UN General Assembly in New York, Yoon said, "If North Korea acquires the information and technology necessary to e...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 4:16 pm(NZT)

Korean Entrepreneurs Turn Their Backs on China

Korean businesses launched fewer new companies in China in the first six months this year than in Japan for the first time in 33 years. This seems to be the result of China's slow economic recovery and President Xi Jinping's authoritarian rule that makes investors feel insecure.According to the...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 4:07 pm(NZT)

Ex-Justice Minister's Wife to Be Released on Parole

Fly-by-night justice minister Cho Kuk's wife Chung Kyung-shim will be released from prison on parole next week after serving most of her prison sentence for forging their daughter’s credentials for university admission.A parole board meeting on Wednesday authorized Chung's release since she has alre...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 4:05 pm(NZT)

Rich Koreans Own W131 Trillion in Cryptocurrencies Abroad

Rich Korean individuals and companies held W131 trillion worth of cryptocurrencies in overseas accounts last year (US$1=W1,330). This is the first time the size of their foreign crypto assets has been tallied under new mandatory reporting introduced this year.Previously, Koreans were required to rep...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 3:47 pm(NZT)

Westinghouse to Appeal in Battle Against Korean Nuclear Provider

U.S. nuclear provider Westinghouse will appeal a court ruling in its battle against a Korean rival.A U.S. district court on Monday dismissed a lawsuit Westinghouse filed against Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power last October to stop it from exporting nuclear reactors.Westinghouse insists that KHNP needs...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 2:57 pm(NZT)

Seoul to Hand out Tablet PCs to 75,000 Schoolkids

Tablet PCs will be distributed to 75,300 first-year middle schoolers in Seoul, the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Wednesday.The initiative aims at providing customized education in preparation for the introduction of artificial intelligence-assisted digital textbooks.Schoolkids will use...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 2:00 pm(NZT)

Tempest Rev up the Stage at New Album Showcase

Boy band Tempest performed their new three-song album in Seoul on Wednesday.The seven-member band debuted in March 2022.

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 1:46 pm(NZT)

Korean Athletes Arrive in Hangzhou for Asian Games

A Korean delegation of athletes and officials arrived in Hangzhou, China on Wednesday to join this year's Asian Games, which kick off on Saturday.The delegation comprised some 60 athletes competing in tennis, shooting, field hockey and skateboarding and 35 officials led by Jang Jae-keun, the head of...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 1:04 pm(NZT)

France Slashes Subsidies for Asian-Made Electric Cars

France has introduced stringent new subsidy criteria for electric vehicles to freeze out cars made outside the EU from Jan. 1 next year.The French Ministry of Economics and Finance on Wednesday said the new criteria quantify the carbon emissions generated during the production and transportation of ...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 12:32 pm(NZT)

ADB Maintains Growth Forecast for Korea

The Asian Development Bank has forecast that Korea's economy will grow 1.3 percent this year.In a report released on Wednesday, the ADB kept its growth outlook for Korea unchanged from July, when it lowered by 0.2 percentage point its previous forecast issued in April.The figure is slightly below pr...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 11:15 am(NZT)

Vulnerable People Urged to Get Free Flu Shots

Korea's annual flu vaccination campaign for high-risk groups of children, pregnant women and the elderly began Wednesday. Children aged between six months and 9 years who are getting the flu vaccine for the first time are among the first to be offered the free shots, as they require two doses.This g...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 11:14 am(NZT)

India Issues Canada Travel Advisory Amid Probe of Sikh Activist's Murder

India on Wednesday cautioned its citizens, especially students, planning to visit or living in Canada "to exercise utmost caution" after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that India's government may have been involved in the assassination of a Sikh activist on Canadian soil."Threats have parti...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 11:11 am(NZT)

UN Chief Underscores Little Time Left to Avert Climate Crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned a climate summit of world leaders on Wednesday there is not much time left to avert an environmental catastrophe."We must make up for time lost to foot-dragging, arm-twisting and the naked greed of entrenched interests raking in billions from fossil fuels...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 11:10 am(NZT)

Russia-Iran Ties Reach New Level, Russian Defense Minister Says

Relations between Russia and Iran have reached a new level despite opposition from much of the Western world, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday during his visit to Tehran."We are aiming at an entire range of planned activities, despite opposition from the U.S. and its Western all...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 11:08 am(NZT)

Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged, Signals Another Hike Later This Year

The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday for the second time in its past three meetings, a sign that it's moderating its fight against inflation as price pressures have eased. But Fed officials also signaled that they expect to raise rates once more this year.Consumer infla...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 11:04 am(NZT)

China Eases Visa Requirements to Revive Tourism

After a strict COVID-19 lockdown that shattered its tourism industry between 2020 and 2022, China is trying to revive the market by making it easier for foreigners to visit the country.Under a new set of visa application requirements announced this week, applicants only must report one year of trave...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 11:03 am(NZT)

To pick out a good octopus

To pick out a good octopus, choose one between 1 to 2 kg with large suckers.

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 11:01 am(NZT)

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Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 11:01 am(NZT)

Today's Photo: September 21, 2023

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 21 Sep 2023 | 11:00 am(NZT)


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