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Sun, May 29, 2022 | 13:30
Nearly 1 million people apply for Cheong Wa Dae tour
Nearly 1 million people have applied for a public tour of Cheong Wa Dae, only two days since it started to receive applications on Wednesday. According to President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's transition committee, 970,044 people applied for the tour program via online platforms Naver, Kakao Talk, and Toss as of Thursday 4 p.m.
Army captain leaks military secrets to North Korean spy for cryptocurrency
An Army captain and a virtual assets service CEO have been arrested and charged with leaking military secrets to a suspected North Korean hacker. According to the military, police and prosecution authorities, the cryptocurrency service owner identified by the surname of Lee received a total of 700 million won ($555,000) worth of cryptocurrency on two separate occasions from F...
Pre-entry PCR testing obligation to be maintained
The pre-entry COVID-19 test requirement for arriving travelers will remain in place despite a low incidence of inbound cases and growing calls to replace PCR testing with Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) due to the economic burden of the former. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters announced during a briefing, Thursday that the government will maintain its req...
Disability advocacy group attacked by haters posing as new members
An activist from Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination (SADD) in a wheelchair participates in a protest for mobility rights at City Hall Station on Seoul Metro Line 2, April 21. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulBy Lee Hae-rinA civic group that has launched daily protests for the mobility rights of people with disabilities has faced a massive harassment campaign from ...
Airport authorities propose PCR test-free arrivals
A passenger checks departure times on a flight information display system at Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport, April 22. Yonhap By Lee Hae-rinIncheon International Airport has requested the government to allow PCR test-free arrivals, as in-bound t...
Singer Yoo Seung-jun and Korean diplomatic mission in court again over visa dispute
A court decision is scheduled to be handed down later this week on Korean American singer Steve Yoo's second legal battle against the nation's diplomatic mission in the United States, which has still refused to issue a visa to him despite his tribunal victory in 2020. According to the Seoul Administrative Court, Sunday, the court plans to make a decision, Thursday, on Yoo's l...
Travel and tourism to create 126 million new jobs in next 10 years: WTTC
MANILA, Philippines - The travel and tourism sector is expected to create nearly 126 million new jobs within the next decade and bring the industry's global GDP back to pre-pandemic levels by 2023, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The forecast was announced by the WTTC President and CEO Julia Simpson in her opening speech of the 21st Global Summit at ...
In Boracay, islanders cross fingers for return of tourism boom
BORACAY ISLAND, Philippines - The excitement was everywhere on the Philippines' scenic resort island of Boracay on Tuesday amid news reports that flights between Korea and the Southeast Asian country will resume soon to end the bleak days of the pandemic that have continued for over two years.
Korean YouTuber caught after crossing Ukrainian border
A Korean travel YouTuber was caught by Ukrainian border guards earlier this month after crossing the border of the country in an attempt to film the border area without permission, according to Korea's foreign ministry. The foreign ministry raised the travel alert for Ukraine on Feb. 13 to “Level 4: Do Not Travel,” the highest level in its four-tier system.
Single-person households have lower quality of life: study
Yoo Jae-mun, a 33-year-old office worker who has been living alone for three years and recently moved to Gangneung, Gangwon Province, has been struggling to find healthy food to eat. He said he has difficulty eating healthy because during grocery shopping, he finds it hard to get vegetables or other ingredients packed in a small portion fit for one person. Most items usually ...
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