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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 14:26
679 million tons: Greenhouse gas emissions in Korea increased 3.5 percent in 2021
Total greenhouse gas emissions in Korea increased 3.5 percent year-on-year in 2021 to 679.6 million tons, according to the Ministry of Environment on Tuesday.
Police, interior ministry on collision course
The Ministry of the Interior and Safety announced Monday that it will set up a bureau to control the police, which are expected to surpass the prosecution in size and role once a set of prosecutorial reform measures go into effect. In protest, National Police Agency (NPA) Commissioner General Kim Chang-yong offered to resign, claiming that the bureau will harm the neutrality ...
Seoul to host global startups in 'Try Everything 2022'
Startups around the world can dive into the ocean of broader resources, knowledge and business opportunities at Try Everything 2022, an annual conference hosted this September by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Gettyimagesbank By Ko Dong-hwan ...
Seoul foreign residents' activity broken down by race, ethnicity
Foreign residents from Chinese-speaking countries live and spend most of their time in southwestern Seoul, whereas foreign residents from Western countries tend to flock to the capital's Gangnam District, according to big data analysis of foreign nationals who have stayed in Seoul for 90s days or longer.
Underage offenders: how old is old enough to be criminally charged?
On June 22, Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon visited a juvenile correctional facility for girls in Anyang. Fifty-six girls, all aged under 14, were isolated there from society. The minister was there to check how they were being fed, educated and treated for medical issues. After looking over the environment, Han made the following propositions: what if some of these girls were...
First confirmed case of monkeypox in Korea
On Wednesday, Korea confirmed its first case of the monkeypox viral disease now spreading worldwide. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has raised its national crisis warning level for the monkeypox situation in the country to “caution.” The KDCA Commissioner Peck Kyong-ran said in a special press conference that a Korean national had tested positive for t...
Prime minister confident about World Expo 2030 in Busan
With the global competition to host World Expo 2030 in full swing, Prime Minister Han Duck-soo didn't hide his confidence from reporters that the honor would ultimately fall to Busan. In a meeting with reporters shortly after the Korean team's presentation at the general assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris, Tuesday (local time), Han seemed unaf...
Advisory group to interior ministry suggests direct control of police
An advisory group to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety has released a set of guidelines that orders launching a new subdivision to control the country's police force directly, stunning law enforcement officials.
Mayor pledges to make Seoul into haven for businesses
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon has once again clarified his vision that the city will be a haven for companies and a nurturer of the workforce they need.
Korea kicks off diplomacy to win bid to host World Expo 2030
The central and local governments and the private sector have teamed up to win the bid to host the 2030 EXPO in Korea's southern port city of Busan. Prime Minister Han Duck-soo and Busan Mayor Park Hyeong-joon will fly to Paris on Saturday to promote Busan as the ideal city to host the event. Korea is competing with Italy and Saudi Arabia in the bid. SK Group Chairman Chey Ta...