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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Mon, February 26, 2024 | 22:20
Ratio of jobless middle-aged, elderly after retirement on rise amid low birthrate, aging society
The ratio of middle-aged and elderly people who remain unemployed after retirement has increased by more than 10 percentage points over the past nine years due to the country’s low birthrate and aging society, according to a state-run agency, Wednesday.
2023 confirmed as hottest year on record
Korea's state weather agency said, Tuesday, that 2023 was the country’s hottest year on record, in line with the World Meteorological Organization’s earlier confirmation that the entire planet experienced the hottest year in 2023.
K-water leads industry innovation with carbon neutrality
The Korea Water Resources Corp. (K-water) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korean water treatment company BKT and U.S. climate tech startup Capture6, to offer a test bed for the two private firms to develop advanced technologies related to the water industry.
DPK to take legal action against prime minister's office over stabbing attack
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) said Sunday that it will take legal action against the prime minister's office, accusing it of attempting to scale back and distort a knife attack on the party leader, Rep. Lee Jae-myung earlier this year.
Korea to break ground for first infectious diseases hospital
The country will start construction of its first-ever special medical facility treating patients with infectious diseases at Chosun University Hospital in Gwangju within the first half of the year, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced, Thursday.
Defense minister urged to prevent excessive mobilization of troops for civil services
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) has advised the defense minister to revise related regulations to prevent excessive mobilization of troops for civil services, such as assisting with local festivals hosted by municipalities, beyond genuine security crises.
Gov't to expand Korean language education overseas to attract more foreign students
The Ministry of Education will join hands with nine regional education offices to expand opportunities for Korean language learning around the world with the aim of attracting more foreign students to study at domestic universities.
Floriculturists riled at government's FTA deals
Floriculturists in Busan and South Gyeongsang Province are protesting the government's recent free trade agreements with Ecuador and other countries. They argue that these agreements have led to a significant rise in flower imports, posing a threat to their businesses and overall survival.
Nearly half of young Korean women with normal, low weight try to shed even more: study
One in six to seven Korean women in their 20s are underweight, and nearly half of women of underweight or normal weight in the same age group still try to lose even more weight, according to a research paper published by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Monday.
Increased baby bonus unlikely to help boost birthrate: study
The government's expanded cash bonus for childbirth beginning this year will have little effect on boosting the country’s falling birthrate, according to a survey, Friday.
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