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Ministries split over plan on Filipino babysitters

Ministries split over plan on Filipino babysitters

Many Korean women quit their jobs after giving birth in the face of a range of difficulties in raising children while working at the same time. A shortage of decent childcare facilities, among other factors, makes working moms refrain from having more babies or end up staying home to raise their children. To boost the […]

‘Gabi’: East-meets-West thriller on Joseon Kingdom’s first coffee

‘Gabi’: East-meets-West thriller on Joseon Kingdom’s first coffee

A scene from “Gabi” The wild popularity of coffee has spilled over to the silver screen, and that Western influence has created an unconventional period piece set in the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1897). “Gabi,” the newest film by Chang Yoon-hyun (“Hwang Jin-yi,” “Tell Me Something” and “The Contact,” among others), has solid star-studded insurance but its […]

Pro sports devalued by match-fixing scandals

Pro sports devalued by match-fixing scandals

It wasn’t long ago that professional sports in Korea seemed ready to shed its reputation as lovable money-losers and break out as lucrative industries. But then a slew of match-fixing scandals that blew up across the top competitions in football, volleyball and baseball robbed them of their innocence and aura of unpredictability, and left the […]

Park Chung-hee memorial hall opens amid dispute

Park Chung-hee memorial hall opens amid dispute

Park Geun-hye, right, interim emergency committee leader of the ruling Saenuri Party, looks at a giant black-and-white photograph of her late father, President Park Chung-hee, on display at a memorial hall for the late leader in Seoul, Tuesday. A memorial hall for the late former President Park Chung-hee opened Tuesday, creating a stir among people […]

State senior investigator files criminal lawsuit against TV9 channel, Mongolia

A criminal defamation case has launched against TV9 channel and its crew of the documentary that disclosed the corruption facts. TV9 Channel aired a corruption story about the illegal privatization of “Ulaanbaatar” printing’s building located in the city center in a documentary titled “Detective-2” on December 17, 2011. The documentary based on evident sources and […]

Last nuclear reactor in western Japan shuts down for checkup

Last nuclear reactor in western Japan shuts down for checkup

The last nuclear reactor in western Japan operated by Kansai Electric Power Company has shut down for a regular checkup, leaving only two out of Japan’s total 54 commercial reactors operating, local press reported. Kansai Electric Power Company said it completed the shut down procedures for the No. 3 reactor at the Takahama nuclear power […]

AL envoy rejects military action against Syria

AL envoy rejects military action against Syria

Neither Syrian opposition groups nor international powers want foreign military intervention in Syria, the Arab League (AL) envoy to Russia Giuma al-Ferjani said Monday. “Nobody in the Arab world, nobody in the Arab League, nobody on the Syrian side, (including) opposition parties in Syria, are willing to have military interventions in Syria,” the envoy told […]

‘Tesco supermarkets create more jobs than mom-and-pop stores’

‘Tesco supermarkets create more jobs than mom-and-pop stores’

Lawmakers have recently attempted to regulate discount chains’ efforts to set up convenience stores in city centers as well as residential areas in the name of protecting mom-and-pop stores and ordinary people. However, Home plus Chairman Lee Seung-han said in a recent interview with The Korea Times that its neighborhood Home plus Express supermarkets are […]

WHO worries about non-communicable diseases in Pacific region

WHO worries about non-communicable diseases in Pacific region

The World Health Organization(WHO) is worried about non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific region, WHO Western Pacific Regional Director Dr Shin Young-Soo said here Monday. The WHO official expressed the worries while meeting with Fiji’ s Ministry of Health officials to look at challenges faced by the island nation and various engagement opportunities between Fiji […]

Let civic groups handle injustice

Let civic groups handle injustice

Capitalism suggests minimal state intervention in the market. The basic assumption of a free market economy has been challenged here after economic injustice issues such as the clash of interests between mom and pop stores and large retailers run by conglomerates happened. Corporations’ business activities have undercut the profits of owners of small stores, pushing […]

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