All posts tagged "seoul"

  • (Yonhap)
    Seoul named best place to hold int’l biz meetings for 3rd year

    (Yonhap) — Seoul has been named the best destination for international business meetings by a premier magazine for a third straight year, the municipal government said Tuesday. The honor, one of 60 categories recognized by the...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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  • Guryong Village, a shanty town in Seoul's most affluent district, Gangnam, is seen against the backdrop of high-rise buildings. (NEWSis)
    Seoul to develop shanty town in Gangnam

    By Lee Kyung-min The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and Gangnam District Office have agreed to resume a long-stalled project to develop a shanty town in the most affluent district in Seoul, officials said Friday. Seoul Mayor Park...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • A woman holding her daughter tries to catch a cab in Myeong-dong, downtown Seoul, in this file photo. She complained taxi drivers refused to give her a ride. (Korea Times file)
    Seoul City gov’t vows crackdown on Uber with fines, jail term

    By Lee Hyo-sik Uber Technology, the provider of a controversial ridesharing smartphone app service, has begun offering “regular” taxi services here in cooperation with car rental companies and personal vehicles owners after a successful three-month trial. The...

    • Posted December 2, 2014
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    Seoul ranked 10th best city for college students

    Paris, France topped the list Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), one of the most widely cited university ranking publications, recently listed Seoul, South Korea as 2014′s 10th best city for college students while Paris, France topped the list. The...

    • Posted November 28, 2014
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  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left   visited Seoul City Hall to meet and agm with Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon to strengthen cooperation in disaster prevention and tourism. (NEWSis)
    LA and Seoul sign friendship agreement

    During his visit to South Korea — a part of an Asia trade mission that also includes meetings in China and Japan — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti visited Seoul City Hall to meet with Seoul Mayor...

    • Posted November 24, 2014
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  • Gay rights opponents protest at Seoul City Hall on November 20, 2014. They blocked a meeting of experts who planned to hold discussions on protecting sexual minorities. (Yonhap)
    Gay rights opponents block hearing in Seoul

    By Lee Kyung-min The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) postponed a public hearing on gay rights Thursday after some 200 activists opposed to fair treatment of homosexuals stormed into the capital’s City Hall to stop the proceedings. SMG...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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  • (Yonhap)
    5 buildings leaning in southern Seoul

    By Jung Min-ho Five buildings located close to sinkholes in southern Seoul were discovered to be leaning, fueling fear among residents. According to Songpa District Office, Monday, five buildings close to where the extension of subway line...

    • Posted November 11, 2014
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