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Police search public housing developer in bribery investigation

Police search public housing developer in bribery investigation Police searched offices of a public housing corporation in Seoul on Friday as part of an investigation into bribery allegations involving its employees. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said investigators searched the headquarters and two branch offices of Seoul Housing and Communities Corp. (SH) affiliated with the […]

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US Senate OKs bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans

US Senate OKs bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a bipartisan denunciation of such violence during the coronavirus pandemic and a modest step toward legislating in a chamber where most […]

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US CDC investigating woman’s death after JJ vaccine shot

US CDC investigating woman’s death after JJ vaccine shot Oregon health officials said Thursday that federal officials are investigating the death of a woman in her 50s who developed a rare blood clot and low platelets within two weeks of receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority learned of the […]

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Korea faces dilemma over cryptocurrency taxation

Korea faces dilemma over cryptocurrency taxation South Korea’s financial authorities are moving to impose an income tax on cryptocurrency trading from next year, but investors in digital tokens have raised a nagging question about the proposed taxation. A growing number of cryptocurrency investors have cried foul over whether the government will collect a tax on […]

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New COVID-19 infections nearing 800

New COVID-19 infections nearing 800 South Korea’s daily new virus cases neared 800 on Friday as growing untraceable cases, coupled with cluster infections, continued to hamper the country’s virus fight against the pandemic. The country reported 797 more COVID-19 cases, including 758 local infections, raising the total caseload to 117,458, the Korea Disease Control and […]

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Foreign ownership of Korean land increases 1.9% in 2020

Foreign ownership of Korean land increases 1.9% in 2020 Foreign ownership of South Korean land expanded nearly 2 percent in 2020 from a year earlier, the land ministry said Friday. Foreigners owned 253.3 square kilometers of land here as of the end of December last year, up 1.9 percent from a year earlier, according to […]

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