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Fri, February 23, 2024 | 13:54
Lunar New Year exodus
A family of four waves at Seoul Station, Thursday, before departing for their hometown as Korea's annual exodus for the Lunar New Year holiday begins. The holiday, which runs from Friday to Monday is a time for family reunions, with Koreans traditionally offering a ritual feast to their ancestors. Yonhap
Ready for Trump 2.0
As the specter of a second Donald Trump presidency looms large, the world scrambles to brace for his possible return to the White House. South Korea is no exception as it too must prepare for Trump 2.0.
Ready to compete
Brazilian curlers participating in the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics pose at Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, Thursday, on the eve of the youth winter multi-sports event. The Games take place in Gangneung and other towns of the province until Feb. 1, with some 1,803 athletes from 79 nations competing. Yonhap
Christmas crowds
People crowd the popular tourist market of Myeong-dong in central Seoul on Christmas Eve, Sunday. The Korea Meteorological Administration forecasts 5 centimeters of snow across the country for Monday. Korea Times photo by Koh Young-kwon
Philippine House of Representatives joins Sunfull movement
A total of 47 members of the Philippine House of Representatives have signed the Sunfull Internet Peace Movement, according to the Sunfull Foundation, Thursday. Launched in 2007, the movement calls for a stop to cyberbullying, hate speech and human rights violations on the internet.
Good neighbors
Soldiers of the U.S. Army's 210th Artillery Brigade transport coal briquettes to impoverished residents in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province, Wednesday. A total of 130 service members participated in delivering 2,500 coal briquettes, which are still used for heating outdated Korean homes. Yonhap
Frozen
The Daegwallyeong Pass in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province is covered with snow, Tuesday, as some mountainous areas received as much as 70 centimeters of heavy snowfall. Yonhap
Rising Thai politician seeks to tackle growing challenges between Seoul, Bangkok
Thailand has meant a lot to Korea. In the past, the Southeast Asian country dispatched more than 11,000 troops to fight in the 1950-53 Korean War, and it is currently the central hub in the region for the consumption of Korean culture, represented by hallyu, or the Korean wave.
Yoon expected to replace foreign minister soon
President Yoon Suk Yeol is expected to replace Foreign Minister Park Jin in the near future, as the top diplomat, who is also a veteran politician, is seeking to run for a fifth term at the National Assembly, according to a high-placed source with direct knowledge of the Cabinet reshuffle.
KOICA’s global supporters conclude remarkable journey with grand finale show
Global creators composed of Koreans and foreign nationals who promote the meaning and value of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) concluded five months of activities to promote the outcomes and values of Korea's overseas assistance.
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