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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sat, December 3, 2022 | 14:10
Pandemic-hit tourism industry calls for gov't subsidies for recovery
Over 1,000 people working in the country's travel and tourism sector gathered in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, calling on the government to provide subsidies to help them recover from pandemic-induced losses. Seventeen tourism associations of metropolitan cities and provinces across the country, including its Seoul branch, the Seoul Tourism Association (STA), occup...
Legal experts debate class action suit against Kakao
A group of consumers with an attorney are preparing a class action lawsuit against Kakao to seek compensation for damages suffered due to the fire that destroyed its main data center on Oct. 15. Shin Jae-youn, a partner attorney at Seoul-based law firm LKB & Partners, set up an online community titled, “Compensation for damages due to Kakao Talk fire disruption,” on Sunday. T...
Kyung Hee Univ. System hosts Peace BAR Festival in honor of Int'l Day of Peace
In commemoration of the U.N. International Day of Peace, Kyung Hee University System assembled scholars to exchange ideas for resolving global disasters including climate change, hunger and inequality. The institution, whose branch institutions include Kyung Hee University, held its annual Peace BAR Festival from Sept. 20 to 22 at the university's Grand Peace Palace.
Incheon Queer Culture Festival returns amid opposition from conservative Christians
The 5th Incheon Queer Culture Festival will return after a three-year hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday to celebrate the identity and diversity of sexual minorities despite the opposition of some conservative Christians and the local government. Over 1,000 members of the LGBTQ community and their allies will join the festival, which will be held at the city's Joon...
Prosecution declares 'war' on drug crimes
Prosecutors announced the creation of a special investigation squad against narcotics to tackle mushrooming drug crimes in the country, Friday. The announcement is followed by Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon's order Thursday for prosecutors to do their “utmost with the determination to go to war (against drugs).” The Supreme Prosecutors' Office (SPO) said, Friday that it will ...
Yangyang-Hanoi flight launched
Head of the Korea Tourism Organization's Gangwon Office Han Yeo-ok, third from left, and Fly Gangwon CEO Joo Won-suk, third from right, greet the first Vietnamese travelers arriving at Yangyang International Airport in Yangyang, Gangwon Province, Friday. Fly Gangwon, a Korean low-cost air carrier based in Yangyang, started operating the Yangyang-Hanoi route on Thursday. Yonhap
[INTERVIEW] Documentary chronicles idol fans' love, disappointment, growth
Oh Se-yeon, 22, has a vivid yet traumatic memory of the time she realized that her favorite star, Jung Joon-young, was a very different person from who she thought. The man who had mesmerized teenage girls in the 2010s had been leading a double life: he was a shining star by day but at night he was a sex offender. “One day, my 'oppa' became a criminal,” Oh narrates in her deb...
Korea, Chile sign MOU on mineral cooperation
Korea and Chile signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for bilateral cooperation in mining and mineral resources in Santiago and agreed to elevate bilateral relations to a strategic partnership, the prime minister's office said. Prime Minister Han Duck-soo held talks with Chilean President Gabriel Boric at the presidential palace in Santiago, Tuesday (local time), and sig...
12 international schools found using textbooks that do not contain East Sea name
Twelve international schools in Korea have been found to be using textbooks that refer to the body of water that lies to the east of the Korean Peninsula only as the Sea of Japan, without mentioning East Sea, which is the name used by Korea. According to Rep. Ahn Min-suk of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), 12 out of 38 international schools in the country ...
Korea rolls out bivalent COVID-19 boosters
A man receives a shot of Spikevax, an updated COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron variant developed by Moderna at a clinic in Gangnam District, Seoul, Tuesday. Korea began inoculations, Tuesday, using the bivalent COVID-19 vaccines for people in high risk or other vulnerable groups. Yonhap
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