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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Sun, May 29, 2022 | 14:57
Ex-lawmaker raises controversy for calling Korea's virus control measures 'totalitarian'
Hong Jung-wook, an ex-lawmaker, who is now chairman of the food company Organica, has caused a stir after calling Korea's COVID-19 control measures “totalitarian” while praising the speed of the U.S.'s vaccination drive and return to normal daily life in his latest Facebook post.
Seoul night owls flock to Cheonan to escape social distancing
A street of Dujeong area in Cheonan's Seobuk District is crowded with visitors to cafes, pubs and karaoke bars on July 3. Yonhap By Ko Dong-hwanSocial distancing under the unrelenting threat of COVID-19 has been shackling everyone these days, restricting peo...
Burundian refugee determined to prove how taekwondo changed his life in Tokyo Paralympics
Parfait Hakizimana is one of six refugees participating in the Tokyo Paralympics opening in August. Courtesy of UN Refugee Agency By Ko Dong-hwanThe Brundian Civil War devastated Parfait Hakizimana's life in 1996 when he was eight. The boy lost his mother an...
Boyfriend of KARA's Park Gyu-ri caught drunk driving
A man who was caught late last month driving under the influence of alcohol and crashing his vehicle in a wealthy Seoul district turned out to be the boyfriend of Park Gyu-ri, a member of the K-pop girl band, KARA, according to Gangnam police.
59 taxi, bus, delivery operators in Korea vow full move to carbon-free vehicles by 2030
Fifty-nine taxi, bus and logistics operators in Korea have joined a local business group that agreed to change all their service automobiles to carbon-free vehicles by 2030 in an eco-friendly initiative led by the government.
Korea's 300 million tree harvest plan to reduce carbon emission irks activists
A major plan by Korea's state forest watchdog to harvest trees in order to meet the country's goal of completely eradicating local carbon emissions by 2050 has drawn criticism from environmental activists, who say the plan is near-sighted and puts the country's long-conserved forests at risk. The Korea Forest Service (KFS) announced on Jan. 20 that it will cut down 300 millio...
70 BMW electric cars without plates parked in Jeju forest
Around 70 BMW electric cars (EVs) are been parked in the middle of a forest on Jeju Island, arousing the curiosity of observers. The photo was taken on May 25 showing a field next to a road on a mountain in Goseong in the Awol District of Jeju City in the northern half of the southern resort island. Most of the i3 compacts were seemingly intact, except for some flat tires.
Seasonal monitoring policy improves air quality: gov't
The government's seasonal monitoring of air quality has proven to be more effective this year than last, prompting the authorities to believe the fledging initiative could play a vital role in keeping the air clean.
Celebrating Buddha's Birthday [PHOTOS]
People on Wednesday stroll under Jogyesa adorned with hundreds of lotus lanterns in Seoul's Jongno District, a Buddhist temple following the doctrine of Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, as Korea celebrates Buddha's Birthday.
EDGC to export prenatal DNA testing service to Pakistan
Eone Diagnomics Genome Center (EDGC) has sold its prenatal DNA testing service to a hospital in Pakistan, raising hopes there that more pregnant women will be able to receive information on fetal health more conveniently.