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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Tue, December 6, 2022 | 20:07
Opposition party files charges against President Yoon for forging private asset report
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) on Wednesday filed charges against President Yoon Suk-yeol for having allegedly forged the report of private assets owned by him and first lady Kim Keon-hee while he was campaigning for president leading up to the March 9 election this year.
Seoul's tourist hotspots get kick out of taekwondo
Taekwondo has become more visible at Seoul's landmark spots. Normally limited to local or international tournaments or certain large-scale events as a sideline performance to warm up the crowd, the Korean-style martial art is now doing flash kicks and breaking bricks at Seoul's tourist sites on a regular basis - as a result of the Seoul Metropolitan Government's initiative to...
Typhoon Hinnamnor batters Korea's southern regions
Typhoon Hinnamnor veered away from the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday morning, after slamming the country's southern regions, leaving three people dead and six missing as of 10 p.m. Pohang in North Gyeongsang Province sustained the most damage in the country. The southeastern port city saw more than 400 millimeters of heavy rain overnight. The typhoon pounded the city with wind ...
Flights canceled, schools closed as typhoon nears Korea
Typhoon Hinnamnor, formed in ocean waters far southeast of Korea on Aug. 28, has been approaching from the south. As of 8:00 p.m. on Monday, it was 140 kilometers off Seogwipo in southern Jeju Island, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). Hinnamnor started spraying heavy downpour laden with strong gusts in most of the country on Monday. On Monday evening...
[INTERVIEW] 'Gangwon Province will represent latest technologies, not potatoes and mountains'
Just like his surprising transformation from a conservative politician to the governor of Gangwon Province, Kim Jin-tae wants to change the mountainous eastern province, which has been a favored spot for vacationers, into an attractive destination for high-tech firms from around the world. One example reflecting such ambitions is the provincial government's decision on Aug. 2...
Capital area's parking lots can make solar power for all Korea's EVs: study
If most of the existing large outdoor public parking lots in the capital region of Korea had photovoltaic panels installed, their output would be more than enough to operate all electric vehicles in the country, a recent study by an environmental activist group has found.
Learning about global warming at Climate Change Theme Park
Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province - In the scorching heat, children frolic in a playground located inside the Climate Change Theme Park in this southeastern city. With a giant bucket sitting atop a ladder splashing water down every few minutes and water jets shooting out of the ground, the playground is a lively section of the park. Gimhae City Government, which opened playgr...
[INTERVIEW] Korean American politician in Irvine fights racism, misogyny
It was 2021 when a group of Korean War veterans stormed into an Irvine City Council meeting and walked straight up to Tammy Kim, one of the councilmembers at the session. Upset with the Korean American for having disagreed with their request to introduce a new cemetery for war veterans in a neighborhood of Irvine, California, they shouted that she could not do that to those w...
[Analysis] Pressing issues remain unanswered by Yoon: experts
President Yoon Suk-yeol has not addressed properly the issues that the public wanted to hear about, and thus his press conference held to mark his 100 days in office made them feel something was missing, according to analysts. The hottest flashpoint issue lingering over Yoon's administration was how he will reshuffle his key aides in the Cabinet and the presidential office in...
2 Buddhist monks assault solo protester
Two Korean Buddhist monks attacked a man protesting on the street against the de-facto spiritual leader of the country's biggest Buddhism sect, Sunday. Police officers at the scene are said to have made some attempt to prevent the aggressors from continuing to assault the man.
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