All posts tagged "seoul"

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    Seoul to adopt urban agriculture by introducing ‘vertical farms’

    Seoul City Hall is planning to introduce “vertical farms.” The farms would be three stories high, with vegetables and crops grown on the second and third floors, while the first floor would serve as a classroom for...

    • Posted April 14, 2015
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    Drinking rate among female Seoulites in 20s soars

    SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) — Twenty-something women in Seoul registered the steepest growth in the drinking rate compared with other age and gender groups during the 2008-2013 period, new data showed Tuesday. The statistics on health released...

    • Posted March 31, 2015
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  • U.S. Seoul envoy Lippert heads to a hospital after being attacked during a lecture. (Yonhap)
    US ambassador to S. Korea injured in attack by armed assailant

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police and media said Thursday. TV images showed Lippert...

    • Posted March 4, 2015
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  • Citizens walk on a road in Yeouido, central Seoul, on Aug. 1, 2014, after the first heat wave warning of this year was issued in the capital area. The warning is usually issued if the daily high temperature is expected to rise above 35 C for two days in a row. (Yonhap)
    Heat wave deaths expected to double by 2040 in Seoul

    The number of people who die during heat waves is expected to double by 2040 due to climate change, according to a government report Tuesday. According to the 2014 climate change assessment report drafted by the Ministry...

    • Posted February 24, 2015
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    Lion mauls keeper to death at Seoul zoo

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A lion mauled a zoo keeper to death at a zoo in eastern Seoul on Thursday, police and zoo officials said. The 53-year-old keeper, identified only by his surname Kim, was found on the...

    • Posted February 12, 2015
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  • David Plouffe, the senior vice president of policy and strategy at Uber Technologies Inc., speaks at a press conference in Seoul on Feb. 4, 2015. (Yonhap)
    Uber calls on Seoul to set up registration system for its drivers

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Uber Technologies Inc., the provider of the controversial taxi-hailing app, proposed Wednesday that the South Korean government allow local Uber drivers to become licensed, stressing that the U.S. startup is willing to work with...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • Daum
    Daum Kakao-Seoul offer real-time natural disaster updates

    By Kim Yoo-chul Daum Kakao, the nation’s largest messenger app operator, said Friday it has agreed with the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) to provide citizens with real-time information on natural disasters via its popular KakaoTalk platform. “When...

    • Posted January 30, 2015
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