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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Fri, October 22, 2021 | 09:44
Former UN chief's national climate council shuts down after 2 years
Former United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's national advisory group on the ever-increasing global climate crisis has wrapped up its two-year-long term. At a special conference, April 13, marking the termination of the National Council on Climate and Air Quality (NCCA), directly under President Moon Jae-in, Ban and invited experts highlighted the significance of Korea...
Drug smuggling into Korea soars during pandemic
The number of visitors to Korea declined sharply due to lengthy self-quarantine measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But this has boosted shipments to Korea of online purchases from overseas - including illegal narcotics.
Drunk driver flees accident scene with blown tire
A man is being investigated on suspicion of damaging parked vehicles and fleeing the scene of an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol. The 20-something driver of a black Genesis SUV allegedly crashed into two parked cars in the Gupo area of Busan's Buk District at around 1 a.m. The collision caused the Genesis' rear right tire to burst. Immediately, the drive...
Int'l mountain film event in Ulju lauded as model 'contactless festival'
This year's Ulju Mountain Film Festival (UMFF) ended April 11, after being lauded as a “model contactless festival” for successfully catering to visitors despite the challenging COVID-19 environment that required social distancing and rigorous hygiene protocols. Held from April 2 across venues inside the Yeongnam Alps theater complex in Ulju County in western Ulsan, the event...
Vietnamese sailor detained after threatening Korean captain with knife
A Vietnamese sailor who used a knife to threaten the captain and crewmates on a fishing boat in Korea's southern waters has been detained. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries told The Korea Times Thursday that it transferred the man to the Jeju Island coast guard Wednesday after capturing him aboard the ship in waters 83 kilometers south of the island's Seogwipo.
Man faces indictment after exposing himself in women's underwear to Russian convenience store clerk
A man faces indictment after repeatedly exposing himself wearing women's underwear to a Russian convenience store clerk in Seoul, police said Wednesday. Dongdaemun Police Station said on March 17 that it sent the case to the prosecution, which is reviewing whether the suspect, 37, should be indicted on charges of public indecency and attempted sexual harassment.
Japanese football coach infected with COVID-19 two days before friendly against Korea
Japanese national football team coach Toshihide Saito has tested positive for COVID-19, two days before its friendly game against Korea on March 25. Citing the country's football federation, Japan's Kyodo News reported on March 23 that the ...
Waste exports, imports to face tougher scrutiny in Korea starting April
Exports and imports of waste will face tougher scrutiny as revised rules on moving of refuse to and from Korea are set to be enforced starting April 1. The Ministry of Environment said Wednesday that a new enforcement ordinance will be implemented to better regulate importers and exporters of waste. To strengthen the screening system, more detailed information about waste tra...
EDGC's early cancer detection technology approved for clinical tests
Eone Diagnomics Genome Center's (EDGC) advanced cancer detecting technology using liquid biopsy has been approved by the government for good manufacturing practice (GMP) for clinical trials ― a giant step forward for the Incheon-based genetic sequencing and medical service company.
At age 46, 'Sexy Yama' to return to MMA octagon after over a year
Mixed martial artist (MMA) Choo Sung-hoon, 46, also known by his Japanese name Yoshihiro Akiyama, will return to the octagon ring to face a 37-year-old Filipino fighter after 14 months of hiatus.
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