SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) -- Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was found dead in northern Seoul, police said Friday, after he was reported missing by his family. Park's daughter had told police that her father's phone was turned off after he left their home after leaving a message that sounded like a will.
(ATTN: ADDS details in last two paras) SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) -- Police said Thursday they are trying to locate Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon after he was reported missing. Park's daughter filed a police report at around 5:17 p.m. that he "had left home four to five hours ago after leaving words like a will, with his phone currently off." Police were in an all-out search for Park, mobilizing drones and police dogs. The city government earlier said one of Park's schedules that was to be held at 4:40 p.m. was canceled due to "inevitable circumstances." A city official said the municipal government is looking into the details. firstname.lastname@example.org
(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with details; ADDS photos) SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) -- Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was found dead in Seoul on Friday, hours after he was reported missing, police said. A police search team found his body in the forested hills of Mount Bukak near his official residence, one minute after midnight. He is presumed to have taken his own life. Police plan to investigate the exact cause of his death. Park, 64, had reportedly faced a probe into allegations of sexual harassment against a former female secretary. She filed a formal complaint with the police on Wednesday over unwanted "physical contact" and "inappropriate" messages from Park, according to sources. "A complaint has been received by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency," a police official said on condition of anonymity, declining to elaborate on an ongoing investigation. "(The body) did not show particular signs of homicide," the official said, noting that an investigation will be conducted
(ATTN: RECASTS headline; ADDS details on Park's note, photo; RESTRUCTURES) By Lee Minji SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) -- The Seoul city government said Friday it plans to hold a mayoral funeral for Park Won-soon and run on a contingency plan for the time being following the abrupt death of the liberal heavyweight and three-term mayor. Park, 64, was found dead in the woods of Mount Bugak near his official residence in central Seoul, shortly after midnight. Police said there were no signs of foul play, adding they plan to investigate the exact cause of his death. His body was found after an hourslong search involving hundreds of police and rescue workers, sniffer dogs and drones. He was first reported missing by his daughter Thursday evening, who said he left a message "sounding like a will" before he vanished. On Friday, city authorities unveiled a note Park left at his official residence. Park said he is "sorry" to everyone and specifically mentioned that he is sorry to his
SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) -- Police said Thursday they are trying to locate Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon after he was reported missing. Park's daughter filed a police report at around 5:17 p.m. that he "had left home four to five hours ago after leaving words like a will, with his phone currently off." Police were in an all-out search for Park by mobilizing drones and police dogs. email@example.com
By Kim Han-joo SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has sided with South Korean drugmaker Medytox Inc. in a dispute, saying its local rival Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co. stole trade secrets on a botulinum toxin strain, industry officials here said Tuesday. In its preliminary verdict, the ITC also advised Monday (U.S. time) that imports of Daewoong Pharmaceutical's botulinum toxin products be banned in the United States over the next 10 years. The final ruling is scheduled to be delivered in November. In January 2019, Medytox -- along with development partner Allergan plc -- filed a complaint with the ITC, alleging that Daewoong Pharmaceutical stole trade secrets related to the bacterial strain of the company's botulinum product. Medytox claimed that its former employee had handed over trade secrets on the complex manufacturing process that is needed to turn botulinum toxin into a drug product. Daewoong Pharmaceutical has refuted the a
(ATTN: UPDATES with police search details; RECASTS lead; CHANGES first photo; ADDS photo) SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) -- Police said Thursday they are trying to locate Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, as he has remained missing for roughly three hours after a report was filed by his family. Park's daughter filed a police report at around 5:17 p.m. that he "had left home four to five hours ago after leaving words like a will, with his phone currently off." The mayor was found to have left his residence in the central Seoul ward of Jongno at around 10:44 a.m., wearing a black hat and carrying a black backpack. His mobile phone signal was last accessed near Gilsang Temple in the northeastern Seoul ward of Seongbuk. Police were in an all-out search for Park, mobilizing drones and police dogs. Rescue officials have also been dispatched to the search site. Police are concentrating their search in the Seongbuk area, but Park remained unaccounted for as of 8:20 p.m. The city
By Chang Dong-woo SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- From BLACKPINK and NCT 127 to GOT7, the K-pop industry as of late has seen a noticeable boost in diversity in respect to members' nationalities and racial backgrounds. But still, the ethnic and regional makeup of international K-pop talents today is largely oriented towards East and Southeast Asia. All things considered, it wouldn't be a stretch to call American pop singer Alexandra Reid a trailblazer, a representative of change for the industry, still seen as largely racially uniform. Reid was the first African American female singer in K-pop, active for nearly two years from late 2015 after joining Korean girl group Rania, which was later renamed to BP Rania. She was an active member during the group's "Demonstrate" and "Start A Fire" EP promotions. In a recent email interview with Yonhap News Agency, Reid, currently in the United States, said she is working on a memoir reflecting on her experience as a Korean idol in the pas