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Wed, October 20, 2021 | 19:12
Police stumped by case of missing high school senior
A high school senior remains missing for about a week. Despite an extensive search, police have not found any clues and find themselves stumped as to whether the student disappeared voluntarily, was kidnapped or was the victim of other serious crimes. According to police, Sunday, Kim Hwi-seong, 18, a senior at Seohyun High School in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province, has been out of...
Seoul to introduce bicycle safety certification program
Seoul City plans to introduce a bicycle safety certification system from the end of this month in an attempt to reduce bike-related accidents. Under the system those who receive the certification will be eligible to receive benefits such as discounts for its public bike-sharing service, Ttareungyi. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), Thursday, applicants who...
Subway, venue of generational conflicts
The long-standing generational conflict over free subway rides for senior citizens has resurfaced, as a private subway operator has said recently that it is considering abolishing the benefit. Senior citizens complain that the free ride policy is an important welfare benefit for them, as they are not able to participate fully in the labor market, but younger people complain i...
President honors war veterans
President Moon Jae-in bows to Ha Sa-yong, a Korean War veteran, after conferring an order of civil merit, the Dongbaek Medal, on him during a luncheon with Korean War veterans, other people of national merit and their families at Cheong Wa Dae, Thursday, the eve of the 71st anniversary of the start of the 1950-53 Korean War. Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
Over half of Koreans associate human rights with wealth
More than half of Koreans think the more wealth you have, the more human rights you can enjoy, a survey showed Tuesday. While people in a better financial situation and with a higher educational background believe that the nation's human rights situation has improved, those in the lower income bracket and with a lower level of education believe the opposite.
Korea Times signs MOU with International Press Club of Uzbekistan
The Korea Times President-Publisher Oh Young-jin, top left, and Sherzodkhon Kudratkhodja, top right, chairman of the International Press Club (IPC) and rector of the Uzbek University of Journalism and Mass Communications, show their copies of a memorandum of understanding signed between the Korean daily and the Uzbek nongovernmental organization IPC on cooperation for media e...
Busan City asks foreign residents, visitors to comply with quarantine rules
Busan Metropolitan Government said Friday it has sent a letter to six foreignes-related organizations, including the U.S. Consulate in the port city, to seek their help in encouraging foreign nationals to abide by COVID-19 quarantine guidelines especially around local beaches. The city government's move came in response to earlier quarantine rule violations on Haeundae Beach,...
Debate ignited over statues in Songdo park of boys urinating
A controversy has arisen over statues of “pissing boys” in the middle of a large park in Songdo, Incheon, as some residents and visitors have called the statues showing the boys' genitals inappropriate as a public artwork. According to the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority, Friday, two complaints were filed with the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission recently, ask...
Japan portrays Korean marathon gold medalist as Japanese
Sohn Kee-chung, a Korean gold medalist marathoner in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, is identified as Japanese at the Japan Olympic Museum near the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, a Korean professor said, Thursday. According to Seo Kyoung-duk, a professor of general education at Sungshin Women's University who has been actively working to promote the country over the last two decades, Sohn ...
'Who drilled the holes?' Police investigating mysterious holes in trees in Jeonju
Jeonju City, North Jeolla Province, said it has recently asked police to investigate a series of cases where holes were drilled into trees. According to the Jeonbuk Provincial Police Agency and Jeonju local government, Wednesday, trees at three places in the city have been damaged over the past three months by someone drilling holes into them.
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