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US Embassy in Seoul Running Normally Despite Partial Gov’t Shutdown

The U.S. Embassy in Seoul said yesterday that it is issuing visas and conducting other consular affairs normally, despite a partial government shutdown that started last week.

30 Vietnamese College Students Go Missing from Gyeongsang National University

About 30 Vietnamese students have dropped out of Gyeongsang National University without any notice this year according to local media. 

Medical Marijuana Imports to Korea May Begin in Early 2019

The Ministry of Food, and Drug Safety announced yesterday that the import of medical marijuana could happen as soon as early next year.

International Marriages in Korea Rise for the First Time in Six Years

Government data showed today, the number of international marriages between a South Korean national and a foreigner inched up last year, ending six consecutive years of decline. 

Six Arrested in Largest Drug Seizure Ever in South Korea

South Korean police said today they have arrested six members of a drug trafficking syndicate involving Taiwanese and Japanese organized crime rings of Taiwan, and South Korean drug dealers in connection with smuggling 112 kilograms of meth-amphetamine into the country. 

Seat Belt Use Becomes Mandatory for All Passengers Beginning Today in Korea

The use of seat belts for all passengers in cars becomes mandatory from today the National Police Agency has announced.

Cashless Society Becoming a Problem for the Elderly in Korea

As many restaurants and shops around the nation are becoming cashless, relying only on credit and debit cards for cash, elderly citizens are finding hard to keep up with the times.

Miss Korea 2018 Crowned

Kim Soo-min was crowned Miss Korea 2018 this week at the final round of the 62nd pageant held at Olympic Hall in Seoul.

Audio Recording of Korean Air Nut Rage Incident Goes Viral

A purported audio recording of the "nut rage" incident on Korean Air at New York's JFK airport has been released.

Korean Coast Guard Records Highest Incident Numbers on the Seas Ever

The number of accidents reported on the seas or distress calls made have set a new record high last year since records were kept in check in 1993.

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