All posts tagged "seoul"

  • Taxies form a long queue at a taxi stop in Seoul. (Yonhap)
    Seoul taxi drivers to fine vomiting passengers

    By Kim Se-jeong Starting from next month, passengers who vomit inside taxis will be fined 150,000 won ($138), according to the Seoul Taxi Association. The city government recently approved a proposal from the Seoul Taxi Association to...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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    Chanel to host fashion show in Seoul

    By Park Si-soo French luxury fashion house Chanel will stage its first fashion show in Korea in May. Bruno Pavlovsky, president of Chanel fashion, said in an interview that the show will be held at the Dongdaemun...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • A pug dog rests under the shade of her owner's bench. (AP)
    S. Korean government to charge for lost pets

    By Jung Min-ho Owners will have to pay for the return of their missing pets at animal rescue centers across Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) said Thursday that it plans to revise animal ordinances to require...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • Keanu Reeves, who visited South Korea Wednesday to promote film "John Wick," takes photos with fans at Seoul's COEX Mall Thursday. (Yonhap)
    Keanu Reeves visits S. Korea to promote film

    By Kwon Ji-youn A clean-shaven Keanu Reeves, looking sharp in a black suit, appeared at the JW Marriott Hotel in southern Seoul, Thursday, looking genuinely happy to be in Korea to promote his film. The actor apologized...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • From left, Fan Kexin of China, Park Seung-hi of South Korea and Shim Suk-Hee of South Korea compete in the women's 1000m short track speedskating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
    Seoul hosts Short Track Speed Skating World Cup this week

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Seoul will host the fourth leg of the International Skating Union Short Track Speed Skating World Cup this week. The three-day competition will open with heats Friday at Mokdong Ice Rink. There will be...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • Park Won-soon is receiving mixed reactions from South Korean citizens after openly supporting gay marriage. (Korea Times file)
    Seoul mayor to meet with LGBTQ activists after criticisms

    After five days of protesting within the walls of Seoul’s city hall, LGBTQ activists will have a chance to meet with Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon. According to Rainbow Action’s Facebook page, the meeting will occur after Dec....

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Seoul National University's PyeongChang campus. (Yonhap)
    SNU staff to receive mandatory education on rights, sex

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Seoul National University (SNU), the most prestigious school in South Korea, will make it mandatory for all staff members to regularly take education courses on human rights and gender quality, the university said Thursday,...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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