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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Wed, May 25, 2022 | 11:51
Gov't urged to reduce riot police deployment THAAD base
The human rights commission under the National Police Agency (NPA) has recommended the law enforcement authorities to reduce the number of riot police mobilized on the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile base in the southeastern county of Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province.
Over 30% of 16-17 years old make reservation for COVID-19 vaccine
Over 30 percent of eligible recipients among teenagers aged 16 and 17 have made an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination during the first two days of their reservation period, against earlier expectations that many parents would be hesitant to vaccinate their children. The government began to receive the reservations for those born between 2004 and 2005, from 8 p.m., Tuesday...
Exhibition of products with fonts developed by 5 elderly women marks Hangeul Day
An exhibition has opened displaying products inscribed with fonts developed by five elderly women in Chilgok County, North Gyeongsang Province, who have belatedly learnt how to write and read Hangeul (Korean letters), in commemoration of Hangeul Day which falls on Oct. 9. The five women in their 70s and 80s - Choo Yoo-eul, Kim Yong-bun, Lee Won-soon, Kwon An-ja and Lee Jong-h...
People vaccinated abroad to receive vaccine incentives here
Starting Thursday, people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus abroad will be eligible for incentives offered to vaccinated people in Korea, following the government's announcement that it will recognize inoculation records from overseas. Previously, vaccine incentives, such as being exempt from the limit on the number of people allowed at private gatherings...
Gender ministry deepens efforts to embrace diverse forms of family
The social perception of the definition of family is rapidly changing in Korea. Once frowned upon, the practice of living together without marriage has become widely accepted. The percentage of one-person households accounts for nearly one-third of the total number of households in the country, according to government data. However, the Civil Law defines “family” as based on ...
89 pets test positive for COVID-19
A total of 89 dogs and cats have tested positive for the coronavirus in Korea as of September, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Tuesday. Available information to date in the country and overseas shows that animals can be infected with the virus, mostly during close contact with confirmed human patients, but the risk of pet-to-human t...
93% of COVID-19 infections are among unvaccinated
The vast majority - 93 percent - of coronavirus infections reported in Korea over the last three months have occurred among unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people, prompting concerns as some 5.77 million individuals in the country have yet to receive a single dose.
Daegu mosque protests discriminatory: human rights commission
The National Human Rights Commission of Korean (NHRCK) said Friday that a mosque construction project in Daegu, which had been suspended due to complaints, should be allowed to resume, as the decision on the suspension was based on discrimination and prejudice against Muslims. The human rights watchdog expressed its opinion in response to a petition filed by the Darul Emman K...
Main opposition party calls for special counsel probe
Conservative main opposition People Power Party (PPP) leader Lee Jun-seok, second from right, speaks during a party meeting at the National Assembly in Seoul, Thursday. The PPP is calling for an investigation by a special counsel into corruption allegations involving Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung, the front-runner among the liberal ruling Democratic Party of Korea'...
Pink muhly blossoms
Visitors walk around a pink muhly field in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. Also known by the botanical name, Muhlenbergia capillaris, pink muhly grass gardens have emerged as popular tourist destinations in the fall season during recent years. Yonhap