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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Tue, December 7, 2021 | 15:04
Dog meat supporters, protesters clash as lawmakers mull criminalization
Korean dog meat distributors and consumers have long been criticized by local and international communities and even the Korean government. But the practice hasn't died out as demand for dog meat continues. Clashes between dog meat lovers and animal rights activists have continued for decades, including one incident in 2019 when Hollywood actress Kim Basinger joined anti-dog ...
Ruling party chairman egged by woman protesting new theme park project in Chuncheon
Ruling Democratic Party of Korea Chairman Lee Nak-yon's visit to a traditional marketplace in Chuncheon, Friday, turned ugly after a woman egged his face in protest of a new land development project in the city.
'Do you know who my father is?': Woman ignores virus rules on train, yells at complainer
A high-speed intercity train passenger ignored the virus safety rules by taking off her mask, eating food and yelling at a person who complained about her misdemeanor - asking, “Do you know who my father is?”
Global K-pop fans unite forces at Kpop4Planet for climate action
Imagine what could be done if the approximately 100 million K-pop fans worldwide acted together under a common purpose. Imagine if that purpose was keeping the earth environmentally clean and safe with daily eco-friendly practices and supporting stars who publicly promote climate action.
Probation officers complain of burnout from constant monitoring of former sex offenders
Probation officers in charge of monitoring former sex offenders who wear electronic anklets are complaining of burnout under a system where only a handful of staff are overseeing an large number of ex-convicts.
Elementary students accused of 'sexual harassment' for pantsing younger boy
Police in Gunsan are investigating a group of elementary school students over allegations that they bullied and sexually harassed a younger boy. Police in the North Jeolla provincial city said Tuesday that they received a report at around 6 p.m. that 10 boys, who appeared to be fourth to six graders, were bullying a third grader at a playground in the Jigok area in southweste...
[INTERVIEW] 'We fight the gov't for our rights and future'
After leaving her parents and three younger siblings in Ulsan to join Youth 4 Climate Action's fight against the government, Yoon Hyun-jeong goes to the environmentalist group's office near Gwanghwamun Palace in Seoul's Jongno District every weekday and sometimes even on weekends. Having dropped out of her first year of high school and moved in with her grandfather in Seoul r...
EDGC's rapid, more accurate COVID-19 testing kit approved for export
A new COVID-19 testing kit developed by Korean genetic analysis company Eone Diagnomics Genome Center has been approved for export by the government after being proven to be 93.8 percent accurate and to yield results faster than conventional tests. EDGC said Feb. 19 that its “COVID-19 Ag Test” was approved for overseas shipment by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
Ex-county governor jailed for hiring gangster to threaten journalist
The former Uiryeong County governor has been put behind bars for hiring a gangster to threaten a journalist who was critical of him when he was in office. The Changwon District Court's Masan branch court sentenced Oh Yeong-ho, 72, to two years and four months in prison.
3 hours next to pervert on bus: 'I still retch thinking about it'
A woman who had to endure three hours on a bus sitting next to a pervert said she is still traumatized by the experience even after a month.
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