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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, June 2, 2023 | 04:51
Seoul's cashless bus system faces public backlash
Seoul's latest transport policy of removing fare collection boxes and expanding cashless payment methods on a quarter of the city's buses has faced a backlash as people without access to electronic banking services and the elderly are feared to fall victim to the automated fare collection system. Starting in March, 1,876 city buses on 108 routes, or 25 percent of the total, o...
Seoul's giant Ferris wheel project faces architectural plagiarism allegations
Seoul's plan to build a giant Ferris wheel in its western Mapo District as a city landmark is facing allegations that it plagiarized the design of a monument selected at another government-funded project over a decade ago.
Jordan's ancient city of Petra demonstrates ancient Nabataeans' genius
PETRA, Jordan - “Here, this is the gateway to the monastery, the most beautiful and famous monument of Petra,” said Abraham Mashaleh, 48, a Jordanian native born and raised in Petra who has worked as a guide to the ancient city for over 20 years. He pointed at the narrow passage after a kilometer-long trail through rose-red “siq,” or winding rock gorges soaring over 100 meter...
Eastar Jet plans to purchase 7 planes
After a three-year hiatus due to financial problems, Eastar Jet, a local low-cost carrier (LCC), seeks to take off once again by introducing new planes and international routes as it resumes service. Announcing the resumption of flights between Gimpo and Jeju Island, its CEO Cho Jung-seok said the company will expand its fleet by up to 10 planes by the end of this year.
Ruling party leader meets former rival
Newly elected People Power Party Chairman Rep. Kim Gi-hyeon, left, shakes hands with Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo, who also ran for the position of chairman, during their meeting at a cafeteria near the National Assembly in Seoul, Monday. The two lawmakers promised to cooperate in leading the ruling party to victory at next year's general election. Yonhap
Korea, US to kick off joint military drill Monday
South Korea and the United States will commence their annual large-scale joint military exercise, known as the Freedom Shield (FS) drills, on Monday. The exercise, which is the longest-ever operational exercise conducted by the two allies, will continue until March 23, according to military authorities, Sunday.
Korea-China sea routes to resume in April, heightens hope for tourism
The Korea-China sea travel routes are likely to resume operation next month as the international car ferry services at Incheon ferry terminal plan to end the three-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taekwondo helps young Syrians build better future at Azraq refugee camp
AZRAQ, Jordan - For Ismaeel Almtlaq, an 18-year-old Syrian refugee living at Azraq refugee camp in Jordan, a smartphone used to be the only tool to connect him with the outside world - although sometimes he even found using the internet via the device difficult due to the limited electricity supply. He and his family moved to neighboring Jordan seeking safety at the outbreak ...
[INTERVIEW] 'More women needed and awaited in Korea's field of science, technology'
Choi Kyung-sun, 46, the APAC product engineering leader at 3M Innovation Center's personal safety division, said that she believed she was “lucky” for never experiencing serious gender discrimination during her life so far, from studying chemistry at Chung-Ang University to developing her career at the U.S.-based multinational company. However, upon looking back on the male-d...
Giant Ferris wheel 'Seoul Ring' to be built along Han River: Seoul mayor
Seoul will build a giant Ferris wheel named “Seoul Ring” in Sangam-dong of the city's western Mapo District to turn the capital into a more attractive, global city, the mayor said, Friday. Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon announced the plan during a spring meeting held in attendance of Foreign Minister Park Jin and 150 foreign envoys from 99 countries to Korea at the floating island So...
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