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Reporter : Lee Yeon-woo
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 11:49
Opposition party chief says he's paying price for presidential election defeat
Rep. Lee Jae-myung, chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), said he will appear again for questioning by prosecutors over his alleged involvement in a massive land development scandal in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. With this remark, Lee defied speculation that he would reject the prosecution's call to appear again for further investigation.
Superintendent of Seoul Education Office gets suspended jail term
Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) Superintendent Cho Hee-yeon received a suspended prison term for abusing his power in the reinstatement of five teachers who had been fired.
Cabinet ministries turn deaf ear to watchdog's advice on sexual minorities
Government agencies declined to accept a recommendation by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) to compile statistics on sexual minorities, the state commission said Thursday.
Homeless women struggle to find place to spend night
When people think about the homeless, most come up with the image of middle-aged or older men with fuzzy hair and untidy clothing who lost their jobs and were separated from their families.
Lawmaker pushes for bill requiring women to join civil defense training
Rep. Kim Gi-hyeon, one of the leading contenders in the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) leadership race, plans to submit a bill on Wednesday that requires women to participate in civil defense training.
Young Koreans flock to luxury goods as society tells them looks means everything
Koreans' love of luxury goods is visible in almost all aspects of their everyday life. According to global management consultancy McKinsey & Company, Koreans are relatively fond of luxury products, with only 22 percent of them saying it is in bad taste to show off pricey clothes and accessories. This is lower than those in Japan (45 percent) and China (38 percent).
Over 26 million Koreans take to roads for Lunar New Year
Millions of Koreans began the annual journey back to their hometowns on Friday, one day ahead of the Lunar New Year long weekend, to gather with their families and pay tribute to their ancestors.
Many Koreans choose to spend Lunar New Year abroad
Many vacation-starved Koreans are expected to spend this Lunar New Year holiday abroad, celebrating the first major national holiday without quarantine measures for travelers. During Chuseok last September, travelers had to go through several remaining measures, such as submitting negative PCR results within one day after their return to Korea.
Lotte World accused of discriminating against people with disabilities
Disability advocacy groups have filed a complaint with the state human rights agency against Lotte World, saying the popular amusement park “compelled people with disabilities to be accompanied by guardians.” Disability advocacy groups, including Disability Discrimination Act Solidarity of Korea (DDASK) and People First Korea, held a press conference, Wednesday, in front of t...
[INTERVIEW] Researcher goes under knife to get real story on plastic surgery
Leem So-yeon, a professor of general education at the Busan-based Dong-A University, has become an insider of Korea's thriving plastic surgery industry while working on her dissertation.
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