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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 02:33
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...
Gangneung combines regional heritage with breathtaking landscape
GANGNEUNG, Gangwon Province - If one asks what the favorite holiday destination of Koreans is, Gangwon Province always ranks high. Although less known than Seoul, Busan and Jeju Island among foreign travelers, the province's largest coastal city, Gangneung, offers the rustic charms of the countryside.
Dental clinic offers free service to refugees, migrants in welfare blind spot
Just 30 meters from exit 10 of Dongdaemun Station on Seoul Metro lines 1 and 4 is a dental clinic named “With Asia.” It is also the name of the civic group running the clinic, which has since 2017 been providing free dental care services every Saturday to foreign nationals here in financial difficulties. On Dec. 18, a Filipina was receiving treatment for a tooth cavity in the...
New Estonian ambassador meets ICT minister
Lim Hye-sook, right, the minister of science and ICT, and newly appointed Estonian Ambassador to Korea Sten Schwede pose after their meeting at the ministry's office in Sejong, Monday, during the new ambassador's courtesy visit. Courtesy of Ministry of Science and ICT
6-month validity on vaccine pass takes effect
A notice at a restaurant in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, shows vaccine pass requirements for customers, Monday. Under tightened measures against COVID-19 effective from that day, the health authorities set the validity of a vaccine pass ― following two vaccinations ― for multiuse facilities at six months in an effort to encourage people to get booster shots. Yonhap
Seoul City, council clash over new ordinance targeting mayor
Seoul City Hall is strongly protesting Seoul Metropolitan Council's recent passage of a revision bill restricting the mayor's right to speak during council sessions, saying it targets Mayor Oh Se-hoon and is an act of “violence” by the council, destroying checks and balances between the local administration and the legislative body.
Seoul government, Mnet dance around 'Born This Way' LGBTQ references
The Seoul metropolitan government is facing criticism by some viewers for airing wrongly translated lyric subtitles for a dance performance of “Born This Way,” thus blurring the LGBTQ references of the song during the annual bell-ringing ceremony to mark New Year, Saturday.
SUNY Korea appoints new president
The State University of New York (SUNY) Korea appointed Arthur H. Lee as the new president of the institution, effective from Jan. 1, its Board of Managers announced, Tuesday. As the head of SUNY Korea, Lee will work with its home campuses in New York, including Stony Brook University and the Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as national and local governments and autho...