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Thu, February 9, 2023 | 08:44
Veteran US diplomat appointed as Biden's special envoy to North Korea
Sung Kim, who was appointed as the new U.S. special envoy to North Korea, is a veteran State Department official who has been deeply involved in nuclear talks with the North during the Obama and Trump administrations. In a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Friday (local time), U.S. President Joe Biden made a surprise announcement that he was appo...
YouTubers accused of exploiting, distorting college student's death
Some YouTubers are facing criticism for exploiting the mysterious death of a medical college student and spreading unconfirmed information about the incident to boost the number of views for their videos. These YouTubers are stoking public distrust in investigative agencies, while there are also concerns that videos containing unconfirmed accounts and claims are causing confu...
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul head embraces change amid pandemic
Allen Howden, general manager of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, has led the luxury hotel since February last year when the COVID-19 outbreak began in full scale here. While enduring difficult times caused by the public health crisis that has closed borders around the world, Howden has placed top priority on transparency so everyone could feel a sense of trust about safety.
Mondrian Seoul Itaewon offers Mediterranean culinary journey at Cleo
Mondrian Seoul Itaewon invites foodies on a Mediterranean culinary journey at its Cleo restaurant, where chef Jake Lim serves tasty and healthy dishes of the Mediterranean. At the contemporary Mediterranean restaurant, Cleo, fresh flavors and exotic menu items are on offer. Its signature menu, including a trio of dips with house-baked jou jou bread, kingfish ceviche, chicken ...
Luxury hotels gaining edge amid pandemic
To people longing for travel, 2021 has been a tantalizing period, as they have hoped for good news that they will be able to continue exploring destinations they love. Hotels.com, a global online travel agency, unveiled data analyzing these aspiring travelers' minds that shows behavioral changes over the past year and their expectations when they plan for upcoming summer trip...
Seoul education office seeks gov't subsidies for kindergarteners with foreign nationalities
The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education will ask the Ministry of Education to provide kindergarteners who have foreign nationalities with government subsidies that are currently provided only to children who are Korean citizens. The office said Monday that it will make the proposal to the government on behalf of a council consisting of the superintendents of regional educa...
Korea Airports Corp. to carry out Laos airport development project
The Korea Airports Corp. (KAC) will carry out a feasibility study for an airport development project in Laos worth 100 billion won ($88 million), the state-run airport operator said Monday. KAC President and CEO Son Chang-wan said during a media conference that the Laotian government is currently pushing for the project to improve and expand Luang Prabang International Airpor...
Gov't considers allowing hiring of foreign housekeepers
The government has undertaken research on measures to legalize the hiring of foreign nationals as domestic workers, as part of efforts to bring down employment costs and expand women's economic activities. The Ministry of Employment and Labor said it entrusted the research recently to the Korea Employment Welfare Pension Institute to explore ways of opening the domestic house...
Designating Han River parks as alcohol free zones causes controversy
Controversy is growing over the Seoul Metropolitan Government's (SMG) recent announcement that it is considering designating the 11 parks on the Han River as “no alcohol zones.” The city government cited concerns over COVID-19 infections, but critics called the measure an “excessive regulation” that infringes on individual freedom.
Ex-UN chief calls COVID-19 pandemic 'last warning from nature'
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may be the “last warning from nature” that is urging humanity to respond ...
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