All posts tagged "ban"

  • Suarez
    Suarez back with Uruguay; ends biting ban from World Cup

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is set to make his comeback to international soccer on Friday, almost two years after being banned for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup....

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • In this June 3, 2015 file photo Chung Mong-joon arrives to hold a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. On Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 FIFA banned VP Chung Mong-joon for 6 years. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, file)
    Court denies Chung Mong-joon’s request to lift ban: FIFA

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A Swiss court has rejected a request by South Korean FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon to lift a recent ban on him, the world’s football governing body said Tuesday, all but ruling out Chung’s...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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  • sex workers
    Korean sex workers demand decriminalization of their trade

    By Bahk Eun-ji A sex workers’ group wants the law banning prostitution abolished. Around 1,000 members of the Hanteo National Union, the Korean sex workers’ organization, rallied in Jongno, Seoul, Wednesday to condemn the law for threatening...

    • Posted September 24, 2015
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  • Travel
    S. Korea extends travel bans on 6 countries

    SEOUL, July 15 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s foreign ministry said Wednesday it has decided to extend its travel restrictions on six countries for another six-month period, citing high safety risks. Following the move, South Korea will maintain...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • A North Korean soldier smokes a cigarette as he takes a rest with his comrade along the river bank of the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong Friday, May 24, 2013. A top North Korean envoy delivered a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday and told him Pyongyang would take steps to rejoin stalled six-nation nuclear disarmament talks, in an apparent victory for Beijing's efforts to coax its unruly ally into lowering tensions. (AP Photo)
    N. Korea joins smoke-free movement

    By Lee Min-hyung North Korea is making a concerted effort to reduce the regime’s high cigarette-smoking rate by banning the act in public places as well as outlawing the sale of foreign cigarettes. “We have also prohibited...

    • Posted June 1, 2015
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  • Office workers raise their glasses at their year-end party in a pub in Seoul in this file photo. During the year-end festive season, people tend to drink more than usual. (Korea Times)
    Drinking in public places to be banned in S. Korea

    By Kim Rahn South Korean health authorities plan to ban the drinking of alcohol in public places, such as parks and campuses. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Wednesday it would make an announcement around...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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    N. Koreans banned from using leader’s name

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea has ordered its people not to use the name “Kim Jong-un” in a bid to protect the supreme authority of the current leader, according to Pyongyang’s official document confirmed Wednesday. In January...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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