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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Sun, March 26, 2023 | 05:18
Researcher publishes book on waste problems around globe
Lee Dong-hak, 38, wrote a book on waste issues published earlier this year. Late last month, he founded a think tank on waste issues in Korea.
Justice minister faces criticism over prosecution reshuffle
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae is facing mounting criticism from opposition party lawmakers and others critical of the Moon Jae-in administration over a recent personnel reshuffle of senior prosecutors.
Justice minister strengthens grip on prosecution with reshuffle
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae filled key posts in Korea's prosecutors' office with pro-Moon Jae-in officials, Friday, a move expected to further chip away at the power of Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl.
Gov't vows to keep hospitals running during doctors' strike
Health Minister Park Neung-hoo vowed Thursday to maintain basic medical services as the nation's intern and resident doctors are scheduled to go on strike on Friday.
Mass infections feared among Uzbek residents in Cheongju
The latest COVID-19 cases involved six Uzbek nationals living in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, 137 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the quarantine authorities who added they were tracing the patients' movements from the last couple weeks.
Seoul city to bring local musicians to residents
With social distancing making it more difficult to enjoy live music, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced a plan Wednesday to bring performers to residential areas.
Top prosecutor scrambling to tighten grip on office
Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl broke his long silence Monday, with a message that many viewed as an expression of Yoon's intention to tighten his grip on the nearly 2,300 prosecutors who have seen their standing increasingly falter amid the ongoing prosecutorial reform drive backed by the Moon Jae-in administration.
New housing laws at center of criticism
The revised housing lease laws which went into effect on Friday are drawing huge criticism from both landlords and tenants.
Warming climate puts Korea under insect invasions
Korea is experiencing an insect population boom, which is in part an effect of climate change, environment experts said Wednesday. A mountain area in Eunpyeong District, western Seoul, has been hit with hordes of stick insects; a species found in abundance in tropical and subtropical climates. The huge number of green and brown insects can be seen over the entire mountain are...
Calls mounting for toughening entry rules for foreigners
The government is facing growing calls to toughen its entry rules for non-citizens in order to protect the country from COVID-19 infections being “imported” from overseas.
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