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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 10:37
Rising temperatures prompt Seoul to launch power-saving campaign
With temperatures already reaching levels seen in the sweltering summer months, the central and local governments as well as residents are increasingly concerned about rising electricity consumption as air conditioner use is increasing. Particularly this summer, El Nino has begun cranking up water temperatures surrounding the Korean Peninsula, contributing to the early arriva...
Seoul, Washington meteorological heads hold climate talks
Heads of the top meteorological authorities in Korea and the United States have met in Seoul to discuss cooperation on the climate crisis.
Local governments, embassies in Korea agree to bolster subnational exchanges
Korea's provincial governments and foreign embassies in Korea agreed Friday to promote “local diplomacy” in a bid to strengthen multilateral cross-border relations involving subnational administrations. The agreement came on the sidelines of the first Korea Local Diplomacy Forum: Glocal Brand Strategy in the Era of Local Diplomacy, jointly held by The Hankoo Ilbo, its sister ...
People in 50s most likely to die alone: gov't study
Defying an assumption in Korea that elderly people are at higher risk of dying alone, a recent government survey showed the age group harboring the highest risk might be those in their 50s.
The Korea Times to host 2nd Global Business Club with Vietnam
The Korea Times will host the second Global Business Club in Seoul, Monday, together with the Vietnamese Embassy to stimulate bilateral exchanges between the countries. The exclusive business club-style event was designed to galvanize communications with decision-makers outside Korea. Vietnamese Ambassador to Korea Nguyen Vu Tung and the news outlet's President-Publisher Oh Y...
Modern Uzbekistan flourishes with historic relics
TASHKENT, SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan - Landing at Tashkent International Airport on a blindingly sunny afternoon, one can expect to feel the heat rising from baked asphalt under the strong sunlight and amid countless passing vehicles. Another local scene that somehow relieves the beholder of the grilling grey landscape is plush greenery from a surprisingly large number of trees al...
Metro fare hike in limbo amid rising prices
A fare hike for the metro service across Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province appears to be inevitable to keep the debt-ridden operations rolling. But the hike rate could be lower than anticipated due to rising market prices that are putting pressure on the public.
Manila daily becomes partner of The Korea Times
The recent signing of a partnership between The Korea Times and the Manila Bulletin, the largest English language broadsheet newspaper by circulation in the Philippines, was prominently reported in the Southeast Asian country. Headlined “MB, The Korea Times sign MOU on mutual cooperation,” the article appeared on the front page of the Tuesday edition of the Manila Bulletin an...
Seoul gov't program helps soldiers back into civilian life
The Seoul city government has decided to provide enlisted soldiers stationed in the city with various new support so as to help them integrate back into life outside of the barracks after being discharged from their mandatory military service.
Seoul Festa draws 180,000 foreign tourists
Seoul Festa 2023, an annual tourist festival hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, has cemented its status as an iconic international event after drawing nearly 200,000 foreign tourists. The festival took place from April 30 to May 7 across the capital.
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