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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Mon, May 29, 2023 | 18:49
Justice minister rejects top prosecutor's proposals
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae rejected Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl's proposal made Wednesday to create an “independent” investigation team to handle a case involving one of Yoon's key aides and a now fired TV reporter, adding another layer of tension to their already rocky relationship.
Seoul to spend 2.66 trillion won on Green New Deal by 2022
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon unveiled the city's version of the Green New Deal on Wednesday, pledging to spend 2.66 trillion won ($2.1 billion) by 2022 to create 26,000 jobs and combat the climate crisis at the same time.
Public furious at judge over child porn site operator
Public anger is on the rise over the Korean court's rejection, Monday, of a U.S. extradition order against an operator of one of the world's largest child porn sites.
More expats have their voices heard in Korea
Khalilzade Nihat, an Azerbaijan national and Seoul resident, is a member of a committee run by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, in which foreign residents discuss policies relating to them and make recommendations. At an upcoming meeting slated for July 17, Nihat is planning to recommend that the Ministry of Justice run a public campaign promoting the acceptance of foreign ...
Justice minister pushes chief prosecutor into corner
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae renewed her pressure on Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl, Tuesday, asking him to implement her order on an ongoing investigation into a case involving a journalist and a senior prosecutor, in yet another sign of tension between the two.
Seoul city moving to set up infectious disease hospital
The Seoul Metropolitan Government is moving to relocate the National Medical Center (NMC) to make room for a new infectious disease treatment center, in an effort to cope with any new outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic here.
Remdesivir becomes available to COVID-19 patients
The government made an Ebola drug, remdesivir, available for limited use in the treatment of COVID-19 patients with serious symptoms, Wednesday, in a move to treat the infectious disease.
Rift between Justice Minister, chief prosecutor deepens
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae and Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl were never on good terms, but the tension between the two has never been as deep as it is now, according to legal pundits, Tuesday.
More cases reported in kindergarten food poisoning scandal
A food poisoning scandal involving a kindergarten in Ansan Gyeonggi Province is growing fast, with 15 children showing symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) which can be deadly. HUS can be caused by enterohemorrhagic e-coli, a subset of e-coli virus, often found in under-cooked food and especially meat products. In children the condition can result in acute kidney failu...
Sustainability activist promotes clothes recycling
Jung Ju-yeon, 46, is a sustainability activist who recently launched a clothes recycling campaign.