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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Sun, March 26, 2023 | 04:55
Long way to go for Yongsan Park
Many are wondering how long it will take for Yongsan Park, which will become Korea's largest urban park, to be completed as the negotiations on the return of U.S. military bases to the Korean government have been moving at a snail's pace. When completed, the envisioned park on a site roughly 3 square kilometers is expected to cover an area equivalent to 340 football fields co...
Infection clusters grow amid eased quarantine rules
There are increasing concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19 here as a growing number of infection clusters involving fishing boats and churches have been reported amid the government's move to ease quarantine rules and social distancing. Thirty-two sailors on a Russia-flagged fishing vessel in Busan tested positive for the coronavirus, the Korea Center for Disease Control ...
Key rule in public health crisis: communication
Late in the night of Feb. 18, directors of big hospitals in Daegu including the Kyungpook University, Keimyung University Daegu Dongsan were all active in a Kakao group chat with the city's mayor and other officials.
Ex-mayor's accuser rejects investigation by city gov't
A lawyer representing a former secretary of the late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who filed a sexual harassment complaint against him with the police, rejected taking part in the Seoul Metropolitan Government's planned investigation into the allegations, Wednesday, instead asking the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) to look into the case.
Gov't designates Aug. 17 one-off holiday
The government decided Tuesday to designate Aug. 17 a one-off holiday in an attempt to encourage citizens to travel and spend more, while granting healthcare workers time to rest amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic.
GM Korea CEO indicted for violating labor law
Prosecutors indicted GM Korea CEO Kaher Kazem, Tuesday, for violating the Labor Law, a blow to Korea's third largest automobile manufacturer which has been struggling financially amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesswoman turns children's drawings into bags using recycled leather
Ahn Ji-hae, 46, is no ordinary bag maker.
Gov't faces strong backlash from taxpayers
Homeowners took their anger to the streets in Seoul on Saturday, opposing the government's recent moves to curb property speculation by employing a series of policies focused on punitive taxation. “Not only tenants but also landlords are citizens,” according to a banner held by one of the protesters gathered outside the Korea Deposit Insurance Corp. in downtown Seoul. “I full...
Gyeonggi governor to retain post after top court's ruling
Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung will be able to retain his position after the Supreme Court sent his case back to an appeals court, Thursday, which had previously upheld a guilty verdict against him for violating Election Law. The ruling also cleared the way for Lee to pursue a presidential bid on the ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) ticket in 2022.
Corruption investigation agency now official but not ready
An independent agency tasked with investigating corruption allegations against high-ranking government officials and their family members became official, Wednesday, as the law regarding its establishment and operation went into effect.
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