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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 18:12
[INTERVIEW] Partnerships with Korean companies help Delta Air Lines' post-pandemic recovery
Delta Air Lines was able to stage a spectacular recovery with the number of its Korea-US flights reaching 110 percent of pre-pandemic levels, thanks to close partnerships with Korean carriers and airports, Delta's Vice President of Asia Pacific Matteo Curcio said.
Korea's ever-changing city brand slogans baffle foreigners
It was initially “Hi Seoul,” introduced in 2002 by conservative Mayor Lee Myung-bak, who later became the president of Korea. That slogan for Seoul Metropolitan City had been in use for the longest time. Then in 2006, Lee's successor, Mayor Oh Se-hoon, modified it to “Hi Seoul: SOUL of Asia.” More changes followed.
Women with hearing impairments break employment barriers at nail salon
At the end of the corridor on the fourth floor of Seoul's Yongsan Station stands an unusually silent and small nail salon. Only soft, calming music flows in the background in lieu of chatter between employees and customers.
Lawmakers, activists urge gov't to support deinstitutionalization of people with disabilities
Rep. Jang Hye-yeong, front row second from right, of the minor progressive Justice Party speaks during a press conference at the National Assembly in Seoul, Monday. Newsis By Lee Hae-rinLawmakers and activists urged the government to support the deinstitutio...
PM disagrees with proposal to write off debts to spur birthrate
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said Wednesday that he does not agree with a proposal to resolve Korea's persistently-low birthrate by writing off the debts of newlywed couples who have babies. The idea was proposed by Na Kyung-won, vice chair of the Presidential Committee on Aging Society and Population Policy.
Forced cancellation of satirical works exhibition sparks debate on freedom of expression
Seen is a satirical artwork featuring President Yoon Suk Yeol and first lady Kim Keon Hee, which was removed by a National Assembly secretariat from the Members' Office Building lobby, Monday. Courtesy of the exhibition's organizing committeeBy Lee Hae-rinThe National Assembly secretariat's disapproval of an exhibition featuring satirical works about President Yoon Suk Yeol a...
Fine dust to blanket Korea until Thursday
Fine dust is forecast to continue blanketing most parts of the country until Thursday, with levels expected to remain “bad,” according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), Monday. Weather authorities advise people to refrain from outdoor activities or wear masks when they go outside, forecasting that the fine dust level will improve from this Friday.
Ahn Cheol-soo declares bid for ruling party leadership
Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo of the conservative ruling People Power Party (PPP) declared his bid for the party's leadership, Monday, to “become a party leader that can help President Yoon Suk Yeol.”
First lady seeks to help mend ties with Japan
President Yoon Suk Yeol's wife Kim Keon Hee exchanged new year messages with renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando and hoped that their friendship can pave the way for more exchanges between the two countries, the presidential office said, Sunday.
Anti-corruption watchdog chief pressured to resign for singing Christian hymn
Kim Jin-wook, the chief of the Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials (CIO) is facing pressure to resign after singing a Christian hymn during the group's New Year commencement meeting on Monday. During the meeting, Kim introduced German Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer's poem titled, “Von guten Machten,” (“By Good Forces”) and sang a contemporary Chris...