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Firefighters hold protest for better working conditions
“We don't want to die anymore. We are not fire-extinguishing machines.” Firefighters held protests in front of Cheong Wa Dae, Monday, calling for the government to improve their working conditions. The collective action came due to several firefighters having lost their lives in a series of recent blazes in warehouses in Pyeongtaek and Icheon. They urged the government to inv...
#MeToo victim demands apology from opposition presidential candidate's wife
Comments made by Kim Keon-hee, the wife of main opposition People Power Party (PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol, have backfired as some #MeToo victims and gender experts demand an apology.
Parents fight for their LGBTQ children's rights
As a mother of two adult children, Kang Sun-hwa, a flight attendant, was a typical working woman who tried hard to balance career and family. She had been doing so until June 18, 2016, when she and her husband were with their son at the dinner table, expecting to have quality time just like other days. Their son had said earlier that he had something to tell them. Instead of ...
3D yearbooks given to visually impaired graduates in Daegu
Graduates of Daegu Kwangmyung School have received a special yearbook for the class of 2021, with students' faces sculpted in 3D as they are visually impaired. Seventeen graduates who finished their kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school courses at the specialized school for students with visual impairment, could feel the 3D-printed faces of their friends with the b...
Park Hyatt Seoul finds success with agility, originality
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought changes to every business sector and urban tourism is no exception. As a result of strengthened social distancing measures and minimized human contact, the latest trend in the hotel industry is to depend less on its location as a travel destination but on its originality.
Man reported to police for allegedly abusing dog in public
An animal rights group reported a man to the police, Monday, for violation of the Animal Protection Act, as he allegedly abused his pet dog by aggressively pulling the leash up and down in northern Seoul.
Preparation for presidential election
A worker at the National Election Commission's provincial office in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, shows a test print of a ballot for the March 9 presidential election while receiving training on early voting procedures, Monday. Early voting will take place on March 4 and 5. Yonhap
Fine dust blankets nation
Heavy fine dust covers central Seoul, Monday. Many parts of the nation have been beset by “very bad” levels of ultrafine dust since Sunday. The dust is forecast to be dissipated by strong winds this afternoon, as a cold spell is expected to grip the nation. Yonhap
Calls grow for improving labor conditions for firefighters
There are growing calls for an improvement in working conditions of firefighters in the wake of the death of three firefighters following a warehouse blaze, Thursday. Lee Jae-myung, the presidential candidate of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, visited a funeral altar for the victims in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, and expressed his condolences to the deceased's famili...
Plastic cups in coffee shops to be banned again
Single-use plastic cups will be banned at coffee shops for sit-in customers again from April 1, as the environment authorities are gradually lifting temporary permissions to use such products during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Environment announced the measure, Thursday, aiming to tackle the increasing volume of plastic waste and discourage use of disposable produc...
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