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Concerns grow over COVID-19 resurgence
The daily number of new COVID-19 infections in Korea has surpassed 10,000 again for the second straight day over the weekend, drawing concerns over a resurgence of the virus after months of declining numbers of new cases. According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters, the country saw 10,059 new daily cases on Sunday, including 191 from overseas, add...
Yoon dines with Korean residents of Spain, praises their 'spirit of challenge'
President Yoon Suk-yeol said he would not spare policy support for Korean nationals living overseas to help them and their children grow up proud of their ethnic identity as Koreans.
First lady embarks on public diplomacy in Madrid
First lady Kim Keon-hee, who accompanied President Yoon Suk-yeol on his official trip to the 2022 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Madrid, has taken part in some diplomatic activities.
3 out of 10 adults still live with parents: report
Three out of 10 adults aged under 50 live with their parents, a state-run research institute found in its latest research paper released on Tuesday. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) said that adult children living with their parents is connected to the fact that the average age at which Korean nationals are getting married keeps rising and also to th...
'Santa dogs' help rebuild burnt forests in Andong
ANDONG, North Gyeongsang Province - For Kim Dong-seob, an Andong native who has lived all his life in the small mountainous village of Mureun-ri, the nightmare of the giant forest fire two years ago feels like yesterday. “It was pure horror,” Kim, who is head of the village, told The Korea Times Friday, pointing at the devastated region. “More than dozens of these mountains w...
Refugee taekwondo athlete makes journey to home of sport
Wael Fawaz Al-Farraj, 19, will go down in history as the first Syrian refugee athlete to participate in the Asian Taekwondo Championships and the Chuncheon Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships under the flag of World Taekwondo (WT). The former tournament kicked off Wednesday, while the latter will be held on June 29.
I.Seoul.U city slogan to be scrapped
Since January this year, Seoul Metropolitan Government has been working on a new city slogan that will replace I.Seoul.U. The city government has set up a task force committee for the new slogan project and plans to unveil it no later than the year's end. Once adopted, the new slogan will go into use next year.
Moroccan asylum seeker's outcry for humane treatment of detainees
For the Moroccan asylum seeker who was detained in the Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center for months beginning in March of last year and suffered a variety of types of inhuman treatment there, the wounds are still fresh.
Concerns grow over ill-prepared Cheong Wa Dae public opening
Cheong Wa Dae's future as a cultural heritage site and historical landmark in Seoul remains uncertain with the absence of proper management to deal effectively with the swarms of visitors since its reopening. The former presidential office and residence has been open to the public since May 10 - the first time in 74 years - following President Yoon Suk-yeol's decision to retu...
Sports tourism finds thriving home base in Gangwon Province
The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) unveiled sports tourism programs in Gangwon Province for travelers who are seeking dynamic and active summer holidays, the organization said, Wednesday. The organization presents “sportscation” - a portmanteau of “sports” and “vacation” - programs, which combine the region's clean, natural environment and sports infrastructure.
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