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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, June 2, 2023 | 03:17
North Korea promotes Pyongyang tours to locals as it mulls border reopening
North Korea is promoting one-day tours to Pyongyang to its own people as the reclusive regime mulls whether to reopen its borders to tourists following a three-year closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a North Korean expert said, Sunday.
Trudeau's 'manner legs' pose welcomed in Korea, criticized in Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's “manner legs” pose with his stance widened to match the eye level of the Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo last week triggered contrasting reactions from media here and abroad.
Gender divide leads to fewer Koreans dating
A thirty-something office worker surnamed Han, who lives in Pangyo, south of Seoul, has not dated men for over five years because she does not believe she could ever find the right person in Korea. An increase in media reports about crimes targeting women evokes real fears in her everyday life of stalking, sexual assault and even femicide. Han said that men in her age group w...
[INTERVIEW] Hong Kong airport invites global travelers through 'World of Winners' campaign
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), the operator of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), is aiming to attract global attention through its free air tickets giveaway campaign called “World of Winners.”
[INTERVIEW] Korea's LGBTQ community seeks visibility through Seoul Pride Festival
For an estimated 2.5 million Koreans identifying themselves as sexual minorities, the annual Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF) is the long-awaited “national queer holiday,” a rare occasion where they feel safe and encouraged to gather and express their identity.
American couple who took in Korean travelers during snowstorm visit Korea
Alexander Campagna, a 41-year-old dentist based in Buffalo, New York, still vividly remembers hearing the knock on his door amid intense snowfall around 2 p.m., Dec. 23, 2022. “Who could be outside right now? Everyone should ...
Top court rules against foreign embassy in property dispute
When a foreign embassy occupies part of a private property, the owner cannot demand demolition of the building or transfer of the land, but is entitled to receive compensation equivalent to rent, the Supreme Court ruled, Friday. This is the first time the Supreme Court has ruled that even when a foreign mission's occupied area is recognized as extraterritorial under internati...
LGBTQ students condemn city gov't's disapproval of Seoul Plaza for festival
Laura Carrera, a 23-year-old exchange student from Guatemala studying at Dongguk University, was taken aback upon learning that the Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF) had been denied permission this year to use Seoul Plaza, a location where it has taken place for years. “I think it's ridiculous,” Carrera said, explaining that canceling a Pride Month celebration in 2023 is "i...
Hong Kong airport to give away 24,000 air tickets to Korean travelers
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) will give away over 24,000 sponsored economy-class round-trip tickets to travelers in Korea starting May 16, as part of a government campaign to boost tourism after the pandemic, the airport authority announced, Thursday.
Delta Air Lines introduces new Korean menu items
Delta Air Lines unveiled nine new in-flight menu items for business class passengers traveling between Korea and the United States during the second quarter.
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