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TODAY, AUG. 08, 2020
On this day... 1609-Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope1876-Thomas Edison patents mimeograph1919 Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognize Afghanistan's independence1945-President Harry S. Truman signs UN Charter1945-USSR declares war against Japan in WWII1945-USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea1949-Bhutan, land of the Dragon, became an independent monarchy1953-U.S. and South Korea initial a mutual security pact1955-Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy1988-Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years1988-Russian troops begin p...
Time to share pain
The Economic, Social and Labor Council approved a key labor agreement drawn up by union, business and government representatives. This is the first agreement by the country's three key economic players in 22 years following the 1998 Asian financial crisis.
1814 - Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British 1943 - Benito Mussolini dismissed as premier of Italy during WWII
'Everyday life quarantine'
By Kim Ji-soo The health authorities were asking the public to refrain from unnecessary meetings, as small infection clusters have been reported in Seoul and the surrounding metropolitan area. They were happening in closed spaces such as underground ping pong clubs or offices, among people holding small religious studies groups or meetings. Places with no windows or vent...
Too comfortably numb
It's pretty obvious that Lee Yong-soo “halmeoni” (grandmother) feels disrespected and disenfranchised from the very movement for which she has long been one of the most active and visible “comfort women” ambassadors.
Intellectual devolution
Humanity, we have a problem. Intellectual devolution threatens our future even more than the coronavirus.
Change of mainstream
By Kim Ji-sooVoter turnout has generally been high for Korea elections; as I have often said in previous columns, politics is something like a “national sport” in Korea. Even amid the current pandemic. A whopping 66.2 percent of voters showed up to exercise their rights, amid one of the nation's most contagious pandemics on record. Voters were spread across variou...
Jeju Island's Haenyeo, A User's Manual
“Since there are so many representations of the 'haenyeo' geared at ultimately drawing tourism to Jeju Island, I decided to interview three generations of women divers about how they felt about their new fame and what their lives are really like in this time of commercial development on Jeju and the pre-COVID- 19 tourism boom,” began author Joey Rositano.
U2 leader asks S. Korean president to support Ireland in fight against coronavirus
SEOUL - Bono, the lead vocalist of Irish rock band U2, has sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in asking for support in his country's fight against the novel coronavirus, the presidential office here said Sunday.
Self-isolators without coronavirus symptoms allowed to vote
Self-isolators will be allowed to cast ballots in the upcoming parliamentary elections if they do not show symptoms of coronavirus infection, authorities said Sunday. "People who were ordered to go into self-quarantine from April 1-14 and show no symptoms on the day of voting can cast ballots," Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said in a press briefing. "Wearing face masks, they...
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