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Civic group says carcinogen detected at former USFK site in Busan

Civic group says carcinogen detected at former USFK site in Busan

The former site of a United States Forces Korea (USFK) facility in Busan, the southern port city, is still contaminated with dioxin, a Group 1 carcinogen, a civic activist group said Wednesday. Green Korea United said dioxin has been detected at the former site of the USFK’s Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO) in Busan’s […]

Bus drivers in Seoul, major cities cancel planned strike after reaching wage deal

Bus drivers in Seoul, major cities cancel planned strike after reaching wage deal

Unionized bus drivers in Seoul, Busan and many other metropolitan cities and provinces canceled a planned strike on Wednesday after reaching last-minute wage deals with their management. Labor and management at about 200 bus companies nationwide held marathon negotiations until early Wednesday morning over wage hikes for drivers who will suffer a reduction in income […]

S. Korea aims to host 2030 World Expo

S. Korea aims to host 2030 World Expo

South Korea will aim to host the country’s first World Expo in the southern port city of Busan in 2030 with a budget of 4.9 trillion won (US$4.12 billion), the industry ministry said Tuesday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy will file the application to the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in 2021 […]

BIFF to open with story of North Korean woman defector

BIFF to open with story of North Korean woman defector

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will open on Oct. 4 with “Beautiful Days,” a movie about a woman defector who meets her son after 14 years, the festival’s board of directors has announced. The 23rd annual festival will run through Oct. 13. Directed by Jero Yun, the film depicts the life of a North […]

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