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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Thu, June 8, 2023 | 11:26
World Taekwondo to hold refugee sports festival in Jordan next week
World Taekwondo (WT) will hold a three-day sports festival for refugees at Azraq refugee camp in Jordan next week as part of the organization's 50th anniversary projects to send a message of peace via sports.
Scholar who shed light on Korea's housing architecture history dies
Park Cheol-soo, a Korean scholar and housing and urban design professor at the University of Seoul, who conducted extensive research into the modern and contemporary architecture of Korean housing, died, Tuesday. He was 64.
10 more hanok villages to be built in Seoul within next decade
Seoul will build 10 new hanok villages within the next 10 years, increasing the nation's attractive heritage architecture for the pleasure of the city's visitors and residents. The Seoul Metropolitan Government unveiled its new master plan to manage and develop Korean traditional architecture under the title “Seoul Hanok Recreation 4.0,” at a press conference held in City Hal...
Treatment of Korean rescue dogs in eathquake-hit Turkey ignites animal rights debate
Specially trained dogs sent to assist in search and rescue missions with their Korean disaster relief teams in earthquake-hit Turkey have taken center stage for their heroic role in saving lives. Last Thursday, along with the Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT), four rescue dogs from Korea ― Labrador retrievers “Tobaek” and “Tina,” and Belgian Malinois “Tori” and “Haetae” ― wer...
Jeju seeks to lure back Chinese tourists as gov't lifts visa ban
The southern resort island of Jeju seeks to attract Chinese tourists again by restoring direct flights between the island and China after the Korean government resumed issuing short-term visas to foreign arrivals from China starting Saturday. The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province announced via a press release, Friday, that it “welcomes” the government's decision to reissue...
Suncheon seeks to turn into garden city through expo
The southern coastal city of Suncheon plans to present an eco-friendly future urban planning design that enables carbon neutrality through an international expo that will be held in April for the first time in 10 years. Suncheon held a press conference, Friday, in Seoul, to mark a 50-day countdown to the seven-month Suncheonman International Garden Expo.
National Assembly votes to impeach interior minister for Itaewon tragedy
The National Assembly on Wednesday approved a motion to impeach Minister of Interior and Safety Lee Sang-min, to hold him accountable for the deadly crowd crush that killed 159 people who gathered in Itaewon to celebrate Halloween on October 29 last year. With the passage of the motion, Lee has been suspended from his duties at the ministry. This is the first time that the Na...
Itaewon tragedy's bereaved families harassed by far-right protesters
Sunday will mark the 100-day anniversary of the Itaewon tragedy of last Halloween. The bereaved families remain agonized, not only from the lack of proper investigation but also by far-right protesters surrounding their mourning site. At the western end of Itaewon-ro, about 400 meters from the site of the tragic crowd crush that took at least 159 lives on Oct. 29, 2022, is a ...
Seoul gov't rejects Itaewon mourning event application for Gwanghwamun Square
Seoul Metropolitan Government did not grant use of Gwanghwamun Square to a group of bereaved families for a mourning event marking the 100-day Itaewon tragedy scheduled this Saturday, citing that the public space had been already granted use for another event.
Korea Times photojournalist wins annual contest with portrait of Sonny's father
Korea Times photojournalist Choi Won-suk won an annual award in a press photo contest hosted by the Korea Press Photographers Association (KPPA), Thursday. Featuring football coach Son Woong-jung, the father of Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min, the photo, titled, "Football coach Son Woong-jung, 'Modesty is my strength,'" was selected as the picture of the year by a cou...
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