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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Tue, December 6, 2022 | 23:46
7 people dead in Daejeon mall fire
A fire broke out at a mall in Daejeon Monday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring one as they were working at an underground level. The fire started in the basement of Hyundai Premium Outlets near an unloading area at about 7:45 a.m., according to witnesses. One witness said black smoke started to rise from one end of the unloading area and moved towards him. T...
Seoul City to open shelters for stalking victims
The recent stalking murder of a female employee at Seoul's Sindang Station has sent shockwaves throughout Korean society, focusing the public's attention on the problem of women continuing to be targeted and even murdered by stalkers, as existing protective measures by police are proven ineffective in many cases.
[INTERVIEW] 'North Korea won't use nuclear bombs'
When North Korea conducted its first nuclear test at Punggye-ri on Oct. 9, 2006, the world saw a possibility that the small impoverished state could threaten global security. As the first test was followed by five more - the latest of which was in September 2017 - tension has only been escalating. The United Nations and the U.S. attempted to estrange Pyongyang by placing sanc...
[INTERVIEW] 'Inter-Korean trust should be prioritized over military tug-of-war'
Former German politician Wolfgang Nowak had trudged the waters of both West and East Germany before their unification in 1990. He saw how East Germany, also known as the German Democratic Republic (GDR), stalled behind West Germany, but how both states never gave up on unification by signing the Basic Treaty in 1972, which allowed mutual cooperation on business, science, tele...
Typhoon Nanmadol brushes past nation's southern region
Typhoon Nanmadol, which made landfall in southern Japan early Monday morning and pummeled the country, brushed past Korea's southern region. Heavy rain and strong winds forced schools to go online and hundreds of residents were evacuated. As of Monday night, two people were injured and over 7,000 households experienced brief power outages.
Busan's drive for English as 'common language' rolls on despite protests
The quest to learn English has been one of the pillars of education for Koreans of all ages for decades. Different municipalities across the country have introduced various measures to make English education more accessible and enjoyable to the broader public. One program that created a boom was the introduction of English villages, educational theme parks where visitors coul...
Typhoon Nanmadol veers off course for Korea
Just two weeks after Korea reeled under Typhoon Hinnamnor, a super typhoon that hit the southern parts of the country, another large-scale typhoon is headed northbound. Typhoon Nanmadol arrived some 10 kilometers southeast of the Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima as of 7 p.m. on Sunday, with wind speeds peaking at 49 meters per second. The typhoon's eye was about 430 kilometer...
Busan mayor to fly to Central, South America to promote city's bid for World Expo
In hopes of clutching the much-coveted crown of hosting World Expo 2030, Busan is actively seeking support from countries around the world through self-promotion activities. Busan Metropolitan City said that Mayor Park Heong-joon plans to leave for Central and South America on Sept. 25 for a promotional tour through to Oct. 5. An official from Expo Bid Planning Division under...
Seoul City, Mapo District at odds over new waste incineration plant
The introduction of a new waste incineration plant in Seoul's Mapo District has placed the city and district government at odds with each other. While the district, which already has an incineration plant, is against having another one, the city government says it has chosen the spot according to a fair and official procedure.
Over 30 million hit the road for Chuseok in Korea
More than 30 million people in Korea are expected to hit the road starting Friday when the country's Chuseok holiday begins. This Chuseok is the first major traditional holiday since the government lifted social distancing measures limiting private gathering sizes, multi-facility operating hours and food consumption in public spaces. For this long weekend, the government anno...
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