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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Wed, October 5, 2022 | 05:06
Gov't set to shut down family ministry through reorganization
Representatives of the central government, Prime Minister's Office and the ruling party on Monday discussed how to reorganize the central government according to the campaign pledges made by President Yoon Suk-yeol, including the shutdown of the gender ministry and the launch of a new agency catering to ethnic Koreans living abroad. The high-level discussion at the prime mini...
Education minister candidate returns after 10 years to reshape schools
The Yoon Suk-yeol administration is looking to reinstate former Education Minister Lee Ju-ho to the post he served from 2010 to 2013 in the former Lee Myung-bak administration. The position has been vacant since the previous picks made after Yoon's inauguration in May either withdrew before the National Assembly's confirmation hearing, in the first case, or resigned after jus...
Rediscover beauty of Jongno during Seoul Beauty Travel Week
Seoul isn't just about hearing K-pop at local hotspots or strolling around Gyeongbok Palace donning rented hanbok. There are also vast cultural options for people to eat, experience and learn. These options aren't widely popular or easy to spot on streets. Rather, even many local Koreans aren't familiar with some of these cultural activities, including: visiting a rare hanok ...
Daejeon mall fire investigated for violations of Serious Accidents Punishment Act
Police and forensic inspectors on Thursday continued their investigation into a deadly mall fire earlier this week in Daejeon. They have been searching for evidence that the fatal incident could be a result of mismanagement of the mall's fire prevention systems. If that turns out to be the case, Hyundai Department Store Group, the mall's operator, will most likely face prosec...
[INTERVIEW] 'Smart ships need smart ports'
BUSAN - Smart ships need smart ports. That's what Fabio Ballini, an assistant professor at World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden, often says. With the climate crisis encouraging the world to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, more and more attention is shifting towards oceans. Largely unexplored natural resources still remain untapped beneath the sea...
Seoul's drainage tunnel safety tech wins Sustainable Award in Kuala Lumpur
A technology that can detect problems in a drainage tunnel system beneath Seoul has won an international award in Kuala Lumpur that honors the most sustainable development growth ideas in Asia-Pacific cities.
Foul smelling ginkgo nuts prompt Seodaemun District to get smart
One of nature's gifts is trees that bear seasonal fruits that, when ripe, can be hand-picked or sometimes found fallen from the trees. Usually harmless, the fruits offer untainted natural tastes to humans and animals at no costs, a great benefit to farmers relying on selling them and those who appreciate graciousness of Mother Nature.
7 people dead in Daejeon mall fire
A fire broke out at a mall in Daejeon Monday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring one as they were working at an underground level. The fire started in the basement of Hyundai Premium Outlets near an unloading area at about 7:45 a.m., according to witnesses. One witness said black smoke started to rise from one end of the unloading area and moved towards him. T...
Seoul City to open shelters for stalking victims
The recent stalking murder of a female employee at Seoul's Sindang Station has sent shockwaves throughout Korean society, focusing the public's attention on the problem of women continuing to be targeted and even murdered by stalkers, as existing protective measures by police are proven ineffective in many cases.
[INTERVIEW] 'North Korea won't use nuclear bombs'
When North Korea conducted its first nuclear test at Punggye-ri on Oct. 9, 2006, the world saw a possibility that the small impoverished state could threaten global security. As the first test was followed by five more - the latest of which was in September 2017 - tension has only been escalating. The United Nations and the U.S. attempted to estrange Pyongyang by placing sanc...
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