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Sat, December 3, 2022 | 15:49
Mexican filmmaker zooms in on descendants of Korean immigrants
A Mexican filmmaker has made a short documentary film portraying the descendants of Korean immigrants who settled in Mexico in 1905. The film screened at Bella Epoca Culture Center in Mexico City with an audience of over 100 people, Sept. 10. Melissa Mondragon, 23, who majored in cinematography at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) and directed the short ...
Seoul Bike looks for private sector partners to resolve deficit
Seoul's public bike-sharing service, Ttareungyi, or Seoul Bike, plans to carry advertisements on bikes and rental stations to overcome financial difficulties, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Wednesday. Seoul Bike, which operates 41,500 bikes and 2,677 rental stations across the capital, faces a cumulative deficit surpassing 10 billion won ($7.19 million).
Queen Elizabeth II remembered in Hahoe Folk Village
Hahoe Folk Village, a historic clan community located in the southeastern city of Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, has set up a memorial space to pay tribute to Britain's late Queen Elizabeth II. The centuries-old village has a special bond with the British queen who visited it during her trip to Korea back in April 1999. Visitors offered flowers before a portrait of the qu...
Service of soldiers dispatched to Korean, Vietnam wars to be commemorated
The government will set a day to commemorate the service and sacrifices of soldiers dispatched overseas, such as the United Nations peacekeepers who fought in the Korean War as well as Korean soldiers deployed in the Vietnam War. According to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, Monday, the government will designate May 29 as the Day of Soldiers Dispatched Overseas ...
More typhoons feared to hit Korea
Forecasts show that more typhoons could become active and approach the Korean Peninsula, putting the country on edge shortly after Typhoon Hinnamnor devastated the southern part of the country last week. Typhoon Muifa, the 12th tropical storm this year, was moving eastward over waters 310 kilometers southeast of Taipei as of Monday 3 p.m., according to the Korea Meteorologica...
Korea at 'twins boom': twin rate rises to 5 percent among newborns
On New Year's Day this year, Ahn Ki-hoon, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Korea University Anam Hospital, carried out a cesarean operation to help a pregnant woman deliver triplets.“It was a very close moment to birth,” Ahn told The Korea Times in a recent phone interview, explaining that the mother was going through premature contractions in the 33rd week of preg...
First lady continues to be mired in plagiarism allegations
First lady Kim Keon-hee has come under fire again, as a group of professors has reignited the allegations that she plagiarized her Ph.D. dissertation and other published papers. She had been cleared of the allegations last month following an eight-month probe by her alma mater, Kookmin University, which stated ultimately that the “statute of limitations of five years for veri...
Prosecutor general nominee grilled over cronyism allegations
Prosecutor General nominee Lee One-seok denied allegations that he is close to President Yoon Suk-yeol - formerly prosecutor general - and vowed to defend the prosecution's political neutrality and independence from the presidential office.
Typhoon Hinnamnor forecast to strike Korea's southern coast Tuesday
Typhoon Hinnamnor, the most powerful tropical storm so far this year, is forecast to hit the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula next Tuesday, causing strong winds and heavy rain. In addition, it could become the strongest storm ever to hit the country, raising concerns over possible damage, the likes of which have never been witnessed here before.
Taekwondo education kicks off at Um Hong Gil Human School in Nepal
World Taekwondo (WT) and the Asia Development Foundation (ADF) will provide taekwondo and Korean language education to students at a school established by mountaineer Um Hong-gil's foundation in Nepal. The one-year program started on Aug. 22 at Birethanti Secondary School in the Annapurna trekking area, which is a two-hour drive from the country's tourism hotspot of Pokhara.
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