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Sun, July 3, 2022 | 16:41
Opening of Jeju National Cemetery
Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum speaks during an opening ceremony for Jeju National Cemetery, a new state cemetery for fallen national heroes including independence fighters and soldiers who died in the Korean War, on the southern island of Jeju, Wednesday. Yonhap
Foreign professor flees while being investigated for embezzling research funds
A foreign professor at Seoul National University (SNU) fled to his home country while being investigated on suspicions of embezzling more than 100 million won ($84,638) in research funds. Investigators failed to impose an overseas travel ban on the academic while looking into the case.
Parents cry foul over 'forced' vaccination
Anxious parents are protesting the government's de facto “forcible” measure to get children aged between 12 and 17 vaccinated against COVID-19 through its extended vaccine pass program, which included cram schools and libraries in the list of public places subject to the program. They claim the measure infringes on children's right to learn, noting the policy lacks consistenc...
Gov't slammed for belatedly strengthening social distancing measures
The government has faced increasing criticism over its belated decision to re-impose strengthened social distancing measures in order to protect against the continued spread of COVID-19. The decision was made after the country's medical system almost reached its limit and the emergence of the Omicron variant here was confirmed. The government announced Friday that it would ag...
Community infections of Omicron variant looming large
The health authorities have gone into full alert after confirming cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, which is feared to be more transmissible than the prevalent Delta variant.
Korea-US military meeting
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Chairman Gen. Won In-choul and his U.S. counterpart Mark Milley salute during an honor guard inspection on the JCS compound in Seoul, Wednesday, prior to the 46th Korea-U.S. Military Committee Meeting to discuss the two countries' commitment to defend against potential threats from North Korea, and the defense posture of their allied ...
Korea identifies 1st Omicron cases
Five cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 were reported in Korea, Wednesday, the first infections here by the variant which is believed to be more transmissible than the Delta variant and potentially resistant to current vaccines. The government said it would conduct genome sequencing on all people who test positive for COVID-19 after coming here from abroad to check for ...
Winter charity event begins
First lady Kim Jung-sook, center, poses with other participants during a ceremony at Seoul Plaza, Wednesday, to launch an annual donation campaign for those living in financial poverty, organized by the Community Chest of Korea. The campaign continues nationwide through Jan. 31. Yonhap
Strengthened response
New police officers undergo training to enhance their ability to deal with violent crime scenes, at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul, Wednesday. The police strengthened the training amid public criticism for bungled responses to a recent attempted murder case in Incheon. Yonhap
Seoul's first craftworks museum highlights artisans
People admire the beauty of craftworks, but they rarely appreciate the artisans who turn materials obtained from nature into useful objects for daily life. The Seoul Museum of Craft Art (SeMoCA), which had its official opening on Tuesday, is dedicated to both the craftworks and the creators.
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