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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, July 3, 2022 | 03:16
Tourism sector excited as outbound rush set to begin
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which entered its third year in January, has been akin to torture for travel-loving Koreans as they have been discouraged from traveling overseas. The interior ministry's announcement on Wednesday increasing the weekly number of international flights to the United States, Europe and other quarantine-free countries by 100 flights starting next mo...
Bae Hyun-jin named new spokesperson for president-elect
News anchor-turned-lawmaker Bae Hyun-jin of the People Power Party (PPP) was named as the new spokesperson for President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol, Tuesday, replacing Kim Eun-hye who decided to run for Gyeonggi Province governor in the local elections in June. “This will be my last briefing as the president-elect's spokesperson,” Kim said during a press briefing at the transition c...
[INTERVIEW] Lawmaker contemplates her role as voice for the voiceless
Rep. Kim Yea-ji knelt on the ground near the platform of Gyeongbokgung Subway Station in central Seoul on March 28. Her guide dog, Joy, was sitting next to her that morning. The area was more crowded than usual as her visit there coincided with rush hour and a sit-in protest by activists with disabilities urging the presidential transition team to set aside a budget to improv...
President-elect joins press photo exhibition
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol, front row second from left, and National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seog, left, listen as an unidentified person, not seen in this photo, explains Korea Times photojournalist Shim Hyun-chul's award-winning photo, titled, “2021, Earthlings Buried Under Plastic,” during the opening ceremony of the 58th Korea Press Photo Exhibition at...
500,000 sign petition opposing Yoon's relocation plan
Over half a million people have signed a petition calling for the withdrawal of Yoon's controversial presidential office relocation plan from Cheong Wa Dae in central Seoul to the Ministry of National Defense compound in Yongsan District. The public petition posted on the Cheong Wa Dae website on March 17 reads, “Please stop the coercive relocation of the country's national s...
Delta Air Lines sponsors tennis player Kwon Soon-woo
Delta Air Lines will sponsor Korean professional tennis player Kwon Soon-woo, the carrier said Thursday. The airline will cover Kwon's flights departing from Incheon International Airport to the U.S. and support his career, while Kwon wears uniforms featuring the airline's logo and promotes the carrier as a brand ambassador until March 2023.
President-elect breaks silence on DPK's allegations over Japanese textbooks
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol responded to the ruling party's criticism over his silence on the Japanese textbooks with historical distortions issue. Yoon's spokesperson Kim Eun-hye said that “Yoon will deal sternly with any distortion of history” on the presidential transition committee's written press briefing, Thursday.
Tourism secretary touts Philippines for Korean tourists
On April 1, the Philippines will reopen its borders, removing all quarantine restrictions to fully vaccinated international travelers on arrival. The country had initially opened its borders on Feb. 10 to vaccinated international travelers from 157 visa-free countries, including Korea, and has since seen an influx of over 150,000 visitors.
Korea Times chairman to lead Korea University Alumni Association
Seung Myung-ho, the chairman of The Korea Times and Dongwha Group, has been elected as the 34th president of Korea University's Alumni Association.
Cherry blossom venues reopen to public after 3 years
“Since 2019 the COVID-19 pandemic has felt like a long, harsh winter, so I am delighted to see the flowers blossom and feel the warm breeze. I hope this year's springtime gives a little hope to everyone and brings us closer to returning to normalcy,” said Jeon Sang-a, 29, a Yongin-based office worker who plans to go flower-viewing in a park near her house this coming weekend.
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