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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Wed, October 5, 2022 | 13:40
NASA Artemis mission draws attention as Korea, US seek cooperation in space
Space cooperation is expected to be one of the key agenda items at the upcoming summit between President Yoon Suk-yeol and his U.S. counterpart, President Joe Biden, on Saturday, as the two leaders will likely discuss plans on how to bolster collaboration in the Artemis program, a U.S.-led future moon landing project.
North Korea wary of COVID-19-driven social unrest
The North Korean regime has called for its people to stay united against the COVID-19 pandemic, assuring them that the virus situation can be maintained at a manageable level, in what appears to be a move to relieve public fear and anxiety stoked by the unprecedented health crisis.
Koryoin restaurant owner receives immigrant award
Jeon Olga, a restaurant owner in the “Koryoin Village”neighborhood of the southwestern city of Gwangju, will be honored with the Prime Minister's Commendation, recognized for her yearslong dedication to supporting fellow ethnic Koreans from former Soviet Union states as they adapt to Korean society.
Why doctors oppose Nursing Act legislation
The legislation of a new law called the Nursing Act, to specify the roles of nurses, has emerged as a hot-button issue in the medical community. Nurses and doctors are sharply divided over the bill, and the standoff between the two groups is escalating.
Immigrant voter turnout declines in local elections
A record-high 120,000 foreign residents are expected to be eligible to vote in the upcoming June 1 local elections. As a result, the turnout of these voters has drawn the attention of both political parties and candidates. The local elections are the only chance for non-Korean nationals to express their opinions on issues by voting, but previous turnouts show that such voters...
North Korea wrestles with worst health crisis
The situation in North Korea has gone from bad to worse since the reclusive country confirmed its first official case of BA.2, the “stealth” variant of Omicron, on May 12. The country added 392,920 new cases of fever on Sunday, with eight new deaths. The aggregate number of suspected cases of the coronavirus now stands at 1,213,550, with 50 deaths, according to North Korea's ...
Korea's next step in COVID response remains uncertain amid absence of health minister
The government's next step toward a return to normalcy from the COVID-19 pandemic remains uncertain with the appointment of a new health minister still in limbo. The cabinet vacuum is feared to hinder President Yoon Suk-yeol administration's plan to implement a new pandemic management framework and achieve the smooth implementation of response measures.
Candidate registration commences for June 1 local elections
Candidate registration for the June 1 local elections and parliamentary by-elections began on Thursday for a two-day period, according to the National Election Commission (NEC), amid widespread anticipation that the upcoming elections will act as a litmus test for the Yoon Suk-yeol administration.
Migrant policy needs to focus on recruitment and retention
The Republic of Korea will see an increased number of migrants in the years to come. This reality has already been unfolding regardless of who won the recent presidential election. Understanding and accepting both the need for migrants and the benefits of well-managed migration to Korea is key to successful migration policies. The reality of the demographic challenges faced b...
Yoon's inauguration ceremony raises hope for inclusive, multicultural society
President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony held in the National Assembly on Tuesday has raised hope for an inclusive society among the multicultural community in Korea. The ceremony featured a performance by the Rainbow Choir, a choral group made up of the children of multicultural families, and an immigrant from Cambodia, who was selected as one among 20 members of the ...
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