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Korea seeks measures to better protect foreign workers
Minister of Employment and Labor Lee Jung-sik on Tuesday morning visited a farm in Pocheon, northern Gyeonggi Province, where four Cambodian migrant workers work and also live. The city, about 35 kilometers away from the nearest point of the inter-Korean border, was swept by frigid Arctic air late last month, plummeting wind chill to well below minus 20 degrees Celsius.
Space industry takes off in South Jeolla Province
June 21, 2022, marks the turning point for Korea's space industry. The KSLV-2, better known as the Nuri, is a Korean-made three-stage launch vehicle that shot through the sky of Goheung County in South Jeolla Province and successfully released a test satellite into a 700-kilometer orbit.
Seoul mayor accuses liberals of leading nation in wrong direction
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon speaks during a press conference at Seoul City Hall, Monday. YonhapMayor Oh Se-hoon blames former Moon government for surging energy bills, blasts disability group that staged subway protests for disrupting law and order By Ko Dong-hwanSeoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon has been on the offensive over several issues that are dividing the nation. Regarding the rising...
Busan seeks to take lead in expo race after BIE's April visit
The mayor of Busan expressed confidence that Korea's second-largest city will secure the lead in the race to host World Expo 2030 by impressing a delegation from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) due to arrive in April. Mayor Park Heong-joon intends to highlight the southern port city's uniqueness during the BIE's planned visit to assess the feasibility of the bi...
[INTERVIEW] Busan has potential to be world-class city, says mayor
BUSAN - Size can be a standard used to measure the global status of a city. But the mayor of Korea's second-largest city says size does not always matter, instead what is truly important is what's inside or how much potential a metropolis possesses.
Bone-chilling weather grips nation
“It feels like we're in Siberia,” numerous weather reports claimed Tuesday. This isn't a big exaggeration, as the blustering northwesterly winds from the brutally cold Russian territory hit the Korean Peninsula hard, plunging the entire country into frigid conditions. Tuesday marks the coldest day recorded in Korea so far this winter, according to the Korea Meteorological Adm...
Seoul in 2022 records clearest sky since 2008
In hindsight, the sky over Seoul in 2022 was at its cleanest in more than a decade, according to the city government. And the record, the authority said, will improve further and reach the level of advanced cities around the world.
[INTERVIEW] Eclectic pair says UN, EU aren't listening to grassroots voices
The term “global citizenship” denotes people who are no longer limited by geographical borders and who share common goals - like fighting the climate crisis or forming a solidarity movement against Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The current world order has shaped people in ways that, regardless of their nationalities, are often moved by international events and can easily moni...
Seoul gov't launches world's 1st public services platform in metaverse
Public access to the Seoul Metropolitan Government has broadened to, literally, another dimension. The city government on Monday launched the first phase of Metaverse Seoul, an online platform where people can use public services offered by the authority. The areas of assistance are limited to administrative services, economic matters, tax and education for now. The governmen...
Jeju islanders welcome waste incinerators in their backyards
JEJU - While Seoul's plan to build a new trash incinerator in the western district of Mapo has been sparking protests from residents since last year, a similar plan on Jeju Island has developed into a very different course of action: Islanders are welcoming with open arms the construction of landfill facilities and several districts competed with each other to have them right...
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