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Gender reemerges as hot button issue in presidential election
Some controversial issues that could cause division and conflicts between the sexes have risen again in Korean politics with less than two months left to go to the March 9 presidential election. One such issue has come to the fore after Yoon Suk-yeol, the presidential candidate of the main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP), pledged to abolish the Ministry of Ge...
Controversy rises over Yoon's preemptive strike remarks
Tensions are rising over main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol's remarks that South Korea would have no choice but to carry out a preemptive strike to prevent North Korea's possible missile attack if necessary, following the North's latest launch of what it called a hypersonic missile.
Education sector divided over lowering minimum age for political party membership
The education sector has been divided over the recent passage of a bill that lowered the age of eligibility for joining a political party to 16. Some welcomed the change which could open up chances for political participation to younger people, while others expressed concerns over possible consequences like ideological conflicts and divisions among students.
KOICA's efforts to narrow digital gap in int'l community recognized by OECD
The Korea International Cooperation Agency's (KOICA) efforts to narrow the digital gap between developed and developing countries by expanding support for digital transformation in the latter have been recognized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the agency said, Tuesday.
Presidential candidates focus on micro pledges linked to daily life
The rival candidates of the country's two major parties are promoting campaign pledges that are closely linked to people's daily lives, in a bid to appeal to the public by presenting plans on how to improve their welfare.
China strengthens COVID-19 regulations on arrivals from Korea
The Chinese government has strengthened quarantine guidelines for people arriving from South Korea, citing the recent increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among those arriving from the country. The Chinese Embassy in Korea announced Thursday that those entering China from Korea would be required to get two PCR tests for COVID-19 before departing, after previo...
Can patch-up of internal feuds restore Yoon's approval ratings?
The restored cooperation between main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol and PPP Chairman Lee Jun-seok over election strategies is not likely to provide an immediate impetus for Yoon and his election camp to regain public trust and shore up his support rate, according to political watchers, Friday.
North Korea expected to continue missile tests after South's presidential election: experts
North Korea is expected to continue its missile tests this year, regardless of who is elected to be the next president of South Korea in the election set for March 9, according to North Korea watchers, Thursday.
South's peace overtures answered by North's ballistic missile launch
The Moon Jae-in government is making last-ditch efforts for progress on its inter-Korean peace drive before President Moon's term ends in about five months, but Pyongyang is remaining unresponsive to Seoul's continued calls for dialogue. Rather, North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday morning, marking this year's first missile launch. This launch coincided with ...
Smuggled cigarettes
Officials of Korea Coast Guard's Incheon branch examine cigarettes seized from smugglers at the branch office in Incheon, Wednesday. The Coast Guard caught a ring of seven people who allegedly smuggled 3.6 million packs of Korean cigarettes manufactured for export, worth about 17 billion won ($1.4 million), back into the country through Incheon Port, over 10 times from May to...
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