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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 08:47
President Moon Jae-in's dog gifted from Kim Jong-un delivers 7 puppies
President Moon Jae-in has unveiled seven puppies sired by his own dog named Maru, and born to one of two dogs gifted to him by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The North Korean leader gave President Moon a pair of Pungsan-breed dogs, one named Songkang and one named Gomi, as a gift after the two held summit talks in Pyongyang in September 2018. President Moon wrote on his Fac...
Gov't decides not to administer AZ vaccines to people under 50
The government raised the minimum age of eligibility for receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from 30 to 50, Thursday, due to concerns over possible blood clots. Those who are under the age of 50 and have already received their first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine will receive the Pfizer vaccine as their second shot.
KBS's plan to raise TV license fee draws criticism
KBS, the country's public television and radio network, is facing widespread criticism after its board of directors decided to seek to raise the monthly TV license fee to 3,800 won ($3.36) from the current 2,500 won. Objectors claimed that KBS doesn't deserve more money from viewers as it has not carried out its role as a public broadcaster properly.
Fears growing over virus resurgence: New cases spike to two-month high
The health authorities were on full alert Wednesday after the number of new daily COVID-19 cases here neared 800 - the highest in over two months - Tuesday amid continuous infection clusters being reported in the Seoul metropolitan area, according to officials. Concerns are especially growing as the spike in new daily infections came a day before the government implements a n...
Public anger growing over chronic sexual harassment in Taebaek police force
Calls are growing for stronger punishment of 16 male police officers in Taebaek, Gangwon Province, who had been sexually harassing a female officer over the past two years. According to the National Police Agency, the 16 officers habitually made inappropriate sexual remarks toward the victim, such as “You have an obscene face.” One of the perpetrators broke into the female of...
Female irregular workers hit harder by COVID-19 pandemic
Female irregular workers have been hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than their male counterparts, experiencing a decline in their wages, according to the Korean Women's Development Institute. Among irregular workers, female “atypical” workers in particular, including domestic workers and private tutors, saw their wages drop by 10.4 percentage points between June and August...
Ex-prosecutor-general to declare presidential bid Tuesday
Ex-Prosecutor-General Yoon Seok-youl is set to declare his bid for the presidency next Tuesday, threatening to become the leading opposition presidential hopeful against a candidate from the ruling Democratic Party of Korea in the election scheduled for March next year. “I will speak to the people about what I will do from now on,” Yoon was quoted as saying by his vice-spokes...
Bill to introduce more substitute holidays accused of worsening polarization
The National Assembly's move to pass a bill to expand the substitute holiday system is facing complaints from workers at businesses that employ five or fewer employees, because they will be excluded from it. Those workers and the country's two largest umbrella unions are criticizing the bill, accusing it of exacerbating polarization between employees at small workplaces and t...
3 suggestions for relaxing Saipan getaways this summer
With Saipan being cited as one of the candidates that could potentially sign a “travel bubble” agreement with Korea, domestic air carriers are moving to resume their international flights there. Asiana Airlines will resume flights between Incheon and Saipan on July 24, 16 months after they were suspended due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, while T'way Air is ready to oper...
Sung Jung's takeover of Eastar Jet likely to face turbulence
Sung Jung, the final bidder to acquire cash-strapped Eastar Jet, is facing turbulence to complete the takeover and achieve management recovery of the budget carrier, which was on the verge of bankruptcy amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Seoul Bankruptcy Court accepted Eastar Jet's plan to sign a contract with property developer Sung Jung. The contract will...
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