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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Thu, June 1, 2023 | 11:16
Seoul making moves to rein in increasing subway crimes
Seoul Metro has started upgrading subway stations and increasing monitoring inside the stations to prevent crimes in the facilities that have been rising in recent years.
Ruling party wary of vote split in Gyeonggi gubernatorial election
With the Gyeonggi provincial governor's office up for grabs in the June 1 local elections, the ruling conservative People Power Party (PPP), which is fielding Kim Eun-hye as its candidate, has been wary of a vote split because of independent candidate Kang Yong-seok, adding leverage to Kim's rival contender Kim Dong-yeon of the main opposition liberal Democratic Party of Kore...
Protesters with disabilities occupy subway station on president's inauguration day
While President Yoon Suk-yeol on May 10 was at his inauguration event, which was taking place on the front lawn outside of the National Assembly in Yeouido, protesters with physical disabilities were fighting for their rights not too far from there.
Yoon vows to rebuild nation by defending 'value of freedom'
President Yoon Suk-yeol was sworn in as president on Tuesday and promised to rebuild the nation as a responsible, respected member of the international community based on democracy and a free market economy. Reiterating freedom, peace and human rights as some of the core values of the nation, Yoon said he would do his utmost to help the country play a greater role in defendin...
Yoon's inauguration ushers in era of Yongsan
President Yoon Suk-yeol will start his first day at the top job of the government very differently from that of his predecessors: his office is no longer in the secluded foothills of Mount Bugak. Instead, it's at the center of Seoul's crowded downtown Yongsan District near Samgakji subway station, an election promise emphasizing his willingness to make himself and his office ...
Immigration Office seeks to certify interpreters for refugees
The Ministry of Justice is seeking a group of skillful interpreters to facilitate communication between asylum seekers and Korean authorities. The ministry said it will certify those who are selected as professional interpreters specialized for asylum seekers.
Moon accepts prosecutor general's resignation after signing reform bills
President Moon Jae-in on May 6 has accepted the resignation of Prosecutor General Kim Oh-soo, days after the president signed the controversial prosecutorial reform bills into law. Earlier, Kim had offered to resign in protest of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) push to pass the legislation.
Gov't to launch money-back policy for returned used cups
To reduce single-use waste and save resources in the country's efforts to fight the climate crisis, the government is launching an app to reward people for returning single-use cups after they're done with them.
Daughter of ex-president's confidant sues high-profile liberals for defamation
Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of former President Park Geun-hye's confidante who is in jail for her involvement in the 2016 corruption scandal that led to Park's impeachment, filed a complaint on Thursday against high-profile politicians and journalists for defamation.
Pyongyang fires ballistic missile ahead of Yoon's inauguration
North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward the East Sea, Wednesday, according to South Korea's military. It was the Kim Jong-un regime's 14th missile launch this year and came six days before President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony on May 10. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it detected the launch from the Sunan area in the North's capital, P...