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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Tue, February 27, 2024 | 00:31
Commuters experience delays as unionized Seoul Metro workers go on strike
Commuters in Seoul experienced partial service slowdowns on Thursday as unionized workers of Seoul Metro began their two-day strike in protest of workforce reduction plans.
People embarrassed by government's anti-environmental policy
The government is facing criticism for taking a step backward from environmental protection and confusing many citizens, with its decision to withdraw a ban on single-use paper cups at cafes and restaurants.
Spreading fear of bedbugs alters daily lives of Koreans
Kim Sang-hee, 32, who commutes to and from work by subway in Seoul, does not sit during her rides these days even when there is an empty seat, because of fears of bedbugs that have been spreading nationwide recently.
Women's 'short hair campaign' unfolds online following assault against short-haired part-timer
Should women with short hair be labeled as feminists? And do feminists harm men?
Minister apologizes for Jamboree controversy, but says it was not fiasco
Gender Equality and Family Minister Kim Hyun-sook made an apology, Thursday, for controversy over the mismanagement of the 25th World Scout Jamboree that took place in Korea in August.
Mandatory child care leave plan criticized for being unrealistic
The government’s push to introduce mandatory child care leave, which will begin right after the end of maternity leave and no longer require approval by employers, is stirring up controversy for being impractical and unrealistic.
More schools, students brace for AI-driven classrooms
The learning environment at universities has changed a lot since the arrival of generative artificial intelligence (AI) models such as ChatGPT.
Sinan County's surprise offer to prevent local school's closure draws attention from parents
Sinan County in South Jeolla Province has been grabbing the attention of parents after its recent announcement that it will provide jobs offering more than 3 million won ($2,200) a month in addition to free accommodation to those willing to move to one of its small islands with their children.
Cabinet approves revision to allow life sentences without possibility of parole
A revision to the Criminal Act that will allow a sentence of life imprisonment without parole was approved by the Cabinet on Monday.
More than 160 schools have no new students amid record-low birthrate
More than 160 elementary, middle and high schools across the country had zero new students this year as the country experiences a record-low birthrate and at the same time, an aging population.
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