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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Thu, September 21, 2023 | 23:29
[2022 top national news] Wounds of Itaewon tragedy still fresh
Every year is eventful. But 2022 was tragically eventful as the nation was shocked by a crowd crush that killed 159 people who gathered in Itaewon, Seoul, on Oct. 29 to celebrate Halloween. The families of the victims still live in pain as the tragedy haunts them. Less than two months since the tragedy, the wounds from losing their loved ones remain fresh. Survivors are also ...
Korea to crack down on drug-related crimes
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Thursday voiced concerns about an increase in drug-related crimes in the country and directed the Ministry of Justice to come up with a set of measures to counter the trend.
President Yoon takes aim at 'Mooncare,' hints at abolishing it
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday criticized the expanded healthcare coverage reforms undertaken during the previous Moon Jae-in administration, known as “Mooncare,” calling the reforms “populist policies that waste taxpayer money.”
[PHOTOS] Taegeuk Warriors get heroes' welcome
Korea's football team members raise their fists in front of photojournalists following their arrival at Incheon International Airport, Wednesday, after wrapping up their journey to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Korea advanced to the round of 16, thanks to a dramatic upset win against Portugal, but their World Cup adventure ended after a defeat against Brazil. Korea Times ...
Presidential office cautions cargo truckers over strike
The presidential office said on Sunday that “various policy measures are under review at the working level” to protect the economy from any possible fallout caused by unionized cargo truckers' strike.
Poverty porn
The first time I heard of the term, “poverty porn,” was in late April 2019. I was doing a phone interview with photographer Cho Jang-sok, who was at that time preparing for a trip to Africa for his photo project. Speaking of poverty porn, Cho said he was sick of the practices non-profit groups had used to raise money for Africa, and said that Africa was misrepresented in such...
Presidential office takes credit for 'partial lifting' of China's hallyu ban
Award-winning filmmaker Hong Sang-soo's 2018 movie, “Hotel by the River,” which revolves around a poet who is visited by his two sons while staying in a hotel, has been released on the Chinese over-the-top (OTT) service, Tencent Video, starting from Nov. 20.
Internet media outlets face backlash after disclosing names of Itaewon tragedy victims
Two online media outlets have triggered a controversy on Tuesday after releasing the list of people who were killed during the crowd crush in Itaewon on Oct. 29, without the consent of their families.
Head of state institute wants to make it fun place to work
Kim Sae-won took the helm at the state-run Korea Culture and Tourism Institute (KCTI) in late October, around the time when the nation went into shock following the tragic crowd crush that killed 158 people who gathered in Itaewon to celebrate Halloween. As the newly appointed head of a research institute responsible for producing commissioned research papers on culture and t...
[Analysis] Sewol ferry disaster haunts nation in wake of Itaewon tragedy
President Yoon Suk-yeol is walking a tightrope in the wake of the deadly crowd crush in Itaewon that killed 156 people and injured many others. There is an old Korean phrase taken from Chinese characters, “nae-woo-wae-hwan,” which refers to having a lethal combination of trouble both at home and abroad. Yoon is now in the midst of such turmoil, particularly in the aftermath o...
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