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Wed, December 7, 2022 | 00:12
2 rescued miners detail how they survived against all odds
Park Jeong-ha, 62, one of the two miners who survived 10 days trapped underground until helping hands miraculously arrived, has 25 years of experience working in the profession. One life-saving tip he remembered from a survival manual, in the event of a tunnel collapse, was not to stay helplessly in one place after becoming trapped but to salvage what is available and prepare...
Seoul children, parents discover fun in countryside amid COVID-19
GURYE, South Jeolla Province - Several teachers of Jungdong Elementary School, deep in the countryside of South Jeolla Province, are busy setting up three barbecues at the school's front entrance. A few steps up and to the right of the entrance is an indoor gymnasium, inside are 10 outdoor camping tents, which fill up the room - a somewhat weird place to pitch a tent. The sch...
Korea inks record $3.55 billion weapons export deal with Poland
Korea's Hanwha Aerospace signed a $3.55 billion deal on Friday to export around 200 multiple rocket launchers to Poland, raising Korea's annual weapons exports to a new record. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), under Korea's Ministry of National Defense, said Friday that the contract was the first in a series of weapons deals with the Polish military.
US congressman's niece, Australian film production assistant among Itaewon deaths
The identities of more victims who died in the Itaewon crowd disaster last Saturday have been shared. Among the 155 deaths, 26 have been confirmed to have foreign nationality. Some of the foreign nationals have made headlines as their backgrounds have been disclosed along with how their bereaved family members and friends have responded to the tragic news of their deaths.
Itaewon back in spotlight after Halloween tragedy
One of the obvious causes of the recent fatal crowd crush in Itaewon, Korea's most vibrant, international district, was the massive, uncontrolled crowd of approximately 100,000 that crammed into the narrow streets, bars, restaurants of the neighborhood celebrating Halloween. The horrific event that killed at least 154 people, including 25 foreign nationals, is the latest inci...
How Itaewon turned into epicenter of tragedy
The hip alleys of Itaewon were once considered one of the main destinations in Korea to celebrate Halloween, as people gathered there to enjoy the annual event before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the nation three years ago. With nightclubs, bars and restaurants packed tightly together, Itaewon was a popular place for culturally curious Koreans to easily mingle with people from d...
Nakdong River estuary touted for ecological regeneration at symposium
Sea bass, Japanese eels and flathead mullets flutter on the deck of a fishing boat after being caught a few kilometers upstream from the Nakdong River estuary. The catch was hauled in from the river in the southeastern part of Korea several months after all 15 gates around a river delta in the estuary blocking seawater from flowing inland were opened last February. The move c...
[Full text] President Yoon Suk-yeol's speech at Korea Times Forum
President Yoon Suk-yeol gives a speech explaining his administration's budget proposal for next year in the National Assembly's main hall on Tuesday. The president highlighted the significance of the Seoul-Washington alliance for the economies and security of both countries at the...
World Bio Summit calls for stronger global vaccine alliances after pandemic
President Yoon Suk-yeol said South Korea is willing to provide its domestically developed vaccines to underdeveloped countries that are prone to infectious diseases, in a speech given at World Bio Summit 2022 held at Grand Walkerhill Seoul. “The Korean government has pledged $300 million to The Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, $100 million to the Global Fund for ending t...
[INTERVIEW] Incheon mayor banks on port city's openness for creative governance
Two of Incheon Mayor Yoo Jeong-bok's keywords that best represent his way of running a city are “creativity” and “expansion.” Situated 27 kilometers away from Seoul on the west coast of Korea, Incheon is home to the country's biggest airport and major ports. It is such geographical and infrastructure merits that encouraged the mayor to develop the city further.
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