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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Sun, May 29, 2022 | 14:43
Japanese football coach infected with COVID-19 two days before friendly against Korea
Japanese national football team coach Toshihide Saito has tested positive for COVID-19, two days before its friendly game against Korea on March 25. Citing the country's football federation, Japan's Kyodo News reported on March 23 that the ...
Waste exports, imports to face tougher scrutiny in Korea starting April
Exports and imports of waste will face tougher scrutiny as revised rules on moving of refuse to and from Korea are set to be enforced starting April 1. The Ministry of Environment said Wednesday that a new enforcement ordinance will be implemented to better regulate importers and exporters of waste. To strengthen the screening system, more detailed information about waste tra...
EDGC's early cancer detection technology approved for clinical tests
Eone Diagnomics Genome Center's (EDGC) advanced cancer detecting technology using liquid biopsy has been approved by the government for good manufacturing practice (GMP) for clinical trials ― a giant step forward for the Incheon-based genetic sequencing and medical service company.
At age 46, 'Sexy Yama' to return to MMA octagon after over a year
Mixed martial artist (MMA) Choo Sung-hoon, 46, also known by his Japanese name Yoshihiro Akiyama, will return to the octagon ring to face a 37-year-old Filipino fighter after 14 months of hiatus.
Golf-related prostitution on rise in Korea
As people are discouraged from large gatherings in person due to new norms of social distancing to prevent the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the public have turned to all manner of online services, even for purchasing sexual services. Prostitution remains a ubiquitous yet illegal service in Korea and online brokers sell services that on the surface appear to be pairing golfi...
Korean satellite Cheollian starts providing real-time air quality information over Asia
A Korean climate observation satellite started providing real-time images of air quality over Asia on Monday based on eight different concentration levels of pollution sources and other particulates. Expectations are rising over the climate watchdog role to be played by “Cheollian Satellite 2B” over the region.
EDGC's latest COVID-19 testing kit attains European CE mark
Eone Diagnomics Genome Center's (EDGC) latest COVID-19 test kit attained the European CE mark on March 15, paving the way for the Korean genetic analysis company to export its product to the continent.
'BTS, BLACKPINK treated like slaves,' North Korean website says
A North Korean news website reported earlier this month that K-pop idols in South Korea were being treated like “slaves” by large companies and living a “miserable life,” raising questions about why the isolated state made such claims.
Construction worker dies after being hit by falling objects from broken crane
A construction worker died Monday after being hit by heavy construction materials and parts of a crane that partially collapsed. The man, a dump truck driver in his 60s, was at the construction site for new villa apartments in southern Seoul, when the crane's load arm broke and fell with the load it was carrying, according to local new reports.
Defense ministry, police buy 12,000 uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles
In a bid to boost the use of innovative products made of recycled materials, the Ministry of National Defense and the National Police Agency (NPA) have agreed to purchase 12,000 new clothing items made from transparent plastic bottles.The deal, signed March 15, was jointly made by the ministries of the environment and national defense, as well as the NPA and the Korea Federat...