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Beachgoers urged to watch out for sharks off east coast
Maritime police and local governments servicing eastern coastal regions are on high alert as sharks have been spotted more frequently there recently. Local authorities said Tuesday that at least 10 live or dead sharks have been spotted in coastal waters in a month, attributing the frequent shark visits to rising ocean temperatures caused by global warming.
Nurses, healthcare workers to go on nationwide strike Thursday
The Korean Health and Medical Workers' Union (KHMU), comprised of nurses, caregivers and other healthcare workers, will go on an indefinite general strike beginning Thursday, calling on the government to hire more medical personnel and improve their working conditions, the union announced, Monday. If the walkout takes place, it will mark the first general strike by the union ...
Incheon Int'l Airport to begin face scans at departure gates
Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) will release a mobile app, Monday, enabling travelers to register their faces in order to hasten departure procedures. The system will eliminate the need for people using the app to present passports or boarding passes. The operator of the country's largest airport will officially begin the facial recognition service at the end of th...
Health authorities, experts caution against excessive concerns over aspartame
Health authorities and experts warn against excessively creating fear and panic over aspartame amid deepening confusion among consumers, as the common sweetener is expected to be labeled a possible carcinogen later this week. The authorities and experts say aspartame is safe for the general population as long as they consume proper amounts as they have done so far.
8 in 10 Koreans worried about Fukushima wastewater release plan
Nearly 80 percent of Koreans have expressed concern that the radioactive water to be released from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant could contaminate the ocean and fishery products, a new survey showed, Friday.
Hyundai Group chairwoman seeks to visit North Korea
Hyun Jeong-eun, chairwoman of Hyundai Group, is pushing to visit North Korea to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of her late husband and former chairman of the group, Chung Mong-hun, according to unification ministry officials, Friday.
Seoul hit by torrential rain; more heavy rain set to hit Jeju Friday
Seoul, Gyeonggi Province and other regions in the central parts of the nation were hit by torrential rain, Thursday.
No. of HIV carriers increased 9.3% last year
The number of people who newly contracted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) last year reached 1,066, an increase of 9.3 percent from the 975 infections reported a year earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Thursday. HIV is a virus that attacks the body's immune system and can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). While AID...
Global biomanufacturing training hub in Korea to educate 1,000 workers this year
The Global Training Hub for Biomanufacturing (GTH-B), established in Korea in 2022, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), is set to offer a variety of educational courses this year on vaccine and biologics manufacturing to 1,000 workers in the industry from around the world. In February of last year, the WHO announced the selection of Korea as a global biomanufact...
Gov't to raise quota for skilled worker visas to 30,000 from 2,000
The government will drastically increase the quota for skilled worker visas to 30,000 this year from 2,000 last year, aiming to tackle labor shortages faced by industries, Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon said Wednesday. Han made the remarks during a national financial strategy meeting presided over by President Yoon Suk Yeol. The meeting was held to discuss follow-up measures ...