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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Mon, September 25, 2023 | 02:46
Park's public funeral takes place amid lingering controversy
Friends, family and supporters gathered Monday to say goodbye to former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, a human rights lawyer who was regarded as a potential candidate for the 2022 presidential election.
Mayor's sudden death shocks Seoul citizens
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, a former human rights lawyer with a long record of defending women, was discovered dead in an apparent suicide early Friday, two days after his secretary filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. The reason for his action is not yet known but it is presumed that Park, who was seen as a potential presidential candidate in 2022, killed himself ...
S. Korea toughens entry rules for foreign nationals
Foreign nationals who plan to enter Korea from high COVID-19 risk countries will be required from Monday to submit a negative test result issued less than 48 hours before their scheduled departure, the government said Friday.
Seonam Wastewater Treatment Center leads Seoul's solar energy future
Seoul Seonam Wastewater Treatment Center (SSWTC), located near the new apartment complex in Magok, Gangseo-gu, is one of Seoul's four facilities dealing with water contaminated by human use.
Top prosecutor 'gives in' to justice minister
Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl “gave into” Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae, Thursday, as he accepted the minister's order to recuse himself from a controversial case involving a now fired journalist and one of his close aides. Releasing a statement early in the morning, the Supreme Prosecutors' Office said, “The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office will carry out the inv...
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.