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Regional airports preparing for 'return to normalcy'
Starting next month, the nation's regional airports, which have been dormant since the COVID-19 pandemic began early last year, will resume international flights, as more people are getting fully vaccinated. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, it will gradually ease restrictions on international flights, which were imposed in April last year, and ...
K-water to hold symposium on Nakdong River estuary restoration
Dozens of scholars, government officials and civic group members will discuss sustainable use of estuaries in a global discussion event here. The Ministry of Environment and the Korea Water Resources Corp. (K-water) said, Monday, they will hold the International Estuary Symposium (IES 2021) at Ananti Hilton Busan from Tuesday to Thursday.
Businesses expose children to 'Squid Game' for commerce
Kim, 42, a Seoul-based office worker, was surprised to learn that her 12-year-old daughter already knew the whole story of the Netflix original series “Squid Game,” although she did not allow her to watch the series. The daughter said she saw many scenes of the R-rated series on YouTube because she was curious about the series, which “almost everybody” talks about - not only ...
MZ Generation leading new collective labor action without unionizing
Employees at Starbucks Korea staged a group action to protest their excessive workload in late September, and last week they were promised additional staffing and wage increases. What was unusual about the protest was that the company has never had a union, yet the protest was quick, systematic and successful.
2 people collapse after drinking water at the office; their colleague found dead at home
The police are investigating a case where a female and male employee at a company in southern Seoul collapsed after drinking water at the office. According to Seocho Police, Wednesday, the two workers drank water from water bottles at their desks in their office around 2 p.m. on Monday and said, “The water tastes weird,” before passing out.
Korea's solar energy project backfires
Thousands of solar energy facilities have been built in rural mountainous regions in recent years, in line with a government policy to increase the ratio of renewable energy sources in the country's energy mix. However, many of them have become danger zones as the removal of trees for their construction has heightened the possibility of landslides, becoming a major headache f...
6 out of 10 Seoulites want to work in 'metaverse' offices
Six out of 10 Seoulites would rather work in a virtual setting, such as the “metaverse” where people interact with each other as avatars, rather than going to a physical office. Seoul Woman Up, the city government's research institute for women's labor force development, surveyed 4,476 Seoul citizens - 3,473 women and 1,003 men - from Aug. 10 to 19, on their preferred type of...
Foreign parent can win child custody despite Korean language limitations: top court
It is wrong to deprive a foreign parent of child custody in a divorce settlement based only on the parent's lack of fluency in Korean, the nation's top court said, Sunday. The ruling states that language limitations cannot be a fair cause to take child custody rights away from a foreign parent who had been fully raising and economically supporting their child, and what matter...
For joint inter-Korean use of waterway
Unification Minister Lee In-young, second from right, and other dignitaries wave a Korean Unification Flag on a boat in the Han River estuary of Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, near the inter-Korea boarder, Wednesday. Lee urged Pyongyang to respond to Seoul's call for dialogue on joint use of the waterway as agreed at an inter-Korean summit in 2018. Yonhap
Hotel and outdoor activity vendor plan real-life 'Squid Game' event
A hotel in Gangwon Province and a company that sells tickets to outdoor recreational activities plan to capitalize on the soaring popularity of the Netflix original series, “Squid Game.” But whether the real-life game will be held as planned remains uncertain due to social distancing restrictions. St. John's Hotel in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, recently announced on its Inst...