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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, July 3, 2022 | 01:49
Small Seoul temple becomes beacon for religious harmony
Partway up Mount Bugak, in northeastern Seoul's serene Seongbuk-dong, stands a small Buddhist site named Gilsang Temple. Since its establishment in 1997, the temple has come to represent religious harmony. There, Buddhists and interdenominational Christians mingle and work together on joint projects to help the poorest of the poor in the community. According to the temple's o...
Anti-LGBTQ sentiment widespread in Korea: survey
People who oppose discrimination against sexual minorities march with their advocacy groups' flags by the Presidential Office in Yongsan District, Seoul, May 14, to mark the International Day of Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia which falls on Tuesday this year. Courtesy of DawoomBy Lee Hae-rinKorea is a hostile place for 97 percent of sexual minorities, according to a rec...
Labor experts call for longer duration of stay for foreign workers
Labor experts called for refinement of the policy on foreign workers to supplement their residence qualification and duration of stay, in response to the country's low birth rate and aging population, during a debate on foreign employment policies held by the Korea Federation of SMEs at its headquarters in Seoul, Thursday.
Politicians' unethical behaviors disgrace parties before local elections
Rival parties, which are busy bracing for the June 1 local elections, are being held back by allegations of ethical lapses by figures linked to the Yoon Suk-yeol administration or the opposition party. Kim Seong-hoe, the presidential secretary for religion and multiculturalism, which is a newly created post to address social discrimination and prejudice, drew backlash over hi...
Nominee says no strings attached in humanitarian assistance to North Korea
Unification Minister nominee Kwon Young-se said on Thursday that if he takes the helm in the ministry, he will be willing to help North Korea in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think using the plight facing North Korea as an opportunity to initiate dialogue is ethically wrong. What I can say now is that South Korea is willing to help the North as it's currently in...
Nominee says gender equality ministry should be abolished
Gender Equality and Family Minister nominee Kim Hyun-sook drew criticism at her confirmation hearing at the National Assembly for refusing to submit documentation requested by members of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK).
Homegrown ingredients, spirits served at Yoon's inaugural dinner
President Yoon Suk-yeol held his inauguration dinner at Shilla Hotel in Seoul, Tuesday evening, with some 150 domestic and foreign dignitaries including high-ranking government officials, foreign delegation members and CEOs of major Korean companies. An array of Korean food made with regional specialties, paired with six Korean liquors, was served at the dinner.
Justice minister nominee criticizes prosecution reform laws at hearing
Justice Minister nominee Han Dong-hoon contested prosecutorial reform laws that were passed by the ruling party and accused prosecutors of being politically influenced during the Moon Jae-in administration. During his confirmation hearing at the National Assembly, Monday, the nominee said he believes the reform laws are unconstitutional and could harm the public's interests.
Former presidential candidates to run in by-elections
Former presidential candidates Lee Jae-myung and Ahn Cheol-soo declared their bids, Sunday, for parliamentary seats in the June 1 by-elections, transforming the event to one of potentially high political stakes. Lee of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is the former Gyeonggi Province governor who lost the March 9 presidential election to President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol...
Decades-old pub in Euljiro fades into history
A small, time-honored pub tucked away in an alley packed with back-to-back stores, near Euljiro 3-ga Station on Seoul Metro lines 2 and 3, is decorated with warning messages signed by the owner of the building. “Transfer of this estate has been completed since April 21, 2022, upon court order. Accordingly, hereafter, those who enter this store without permission from the owne...
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