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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 10:40
Lawmakers, activists urge gov't to support deinstitutionalization of people with disabilities
Rep. Jang Hye-yeong, front row second from right, of the minor progressive Justice Party speaks during a press conference at the National Assembly in Seoul, Monday. Newsis By Lee Hae-rinLawmakers and activists urged the government to support the deinstitutio...
PM disagrees with proposal to write off debts to spur birthrate
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said Wednesday that he does not agree with a proposal to resolve Korea's persistently-low birthrate by writing off the debts of newlywed couples who have babies. The idea was proposed by Na Kyung-won, vice chair of the Presidential Committee on Aging Society and Population Policy.
Forced cancellation of satirical works exhibition sparks debate on freedom of expression
Seen is a satirical artwork featuring President Yoon Suk Yeol and first lady Kim Keon Hee, which was removed by a National Assembly secretariat from the Members' Office Building lobby, Monday. Courtesy of the exhibition's organizing committeeBy Lee Hae-rinThe National Assembly secretariat's disapproval of an exhibition featuring satirical works about President Yoon Suk Yeol a...
Fine dust to blanket Korea until Thursday
Fine dust is forecast to continue blanketing most parts of the country until Thursday, with levels expected to remain “bad,” according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), Monday. Weather authorities advise people to refrain from outdoor activities or wear masks when they go outside, forecasting that the fine dust level will improve from this Friday.
Ahn Cheol-soo declares bid for ruling party leadership
Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo of the conservative ruling People Power Party (PPP) declared his bid for the party's leadership, Monday, to “become a party leader that can help President Yoon Suk Yeol.”
First lady seeks to help mend ties with Japan
President Yoon Suk Yeol's wife Kim Keon Hee exchanged new year messages with renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando and hoped that their friendship can pave the way for more exchanges between the two countries, the presidential office said, Sunday.
Anti-corruption watchdog chief pressured to resign for singing Christian hymn
Kim Jin-wook, the chief of the Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials (CIO) is facing pressure to resign after singing a Christian hymn during the group's New Year commencement meeting on Monday. During the meeting, Kim introduced German Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer's poem titled, “Von guten Machten,” (“By Good Forces”) and sang a contemporary Chris...
1 in 8 travelers from China test positive at Incheon despite pre-entry PCR requirement
One out of eight travelers from China who had tested negative for the coronavirus before boarding their flight to Korea tested positive on arrival at Incheon International Airport, Thursday, the first day the country mandated pre-entry negative COVID-19 test results from such travelers. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), 1,247 travelers from ...
Indian exchange student explains how football changed her life
For 21-year-old Indian college student Radha Kumari, football is a lifesaver. Kumari, an exchange student at Sungkyungkwan University in Seoul, was able to go on to college after high school thanks to football. Feeling that she is indebted to the sport, she is trying to help school-age Indian girls find new opportunities through football.
Soup kitchen in Seoul provides more than just meals to homeless and elderly
People wearing thick winter clothes are packed inside a soup kitchen called House of Thomas in Seoul. Sitting back to back in the 72 square meter facility equipped with a small kitchen and tables with 30 seats, the senior citizens eat rice and three side dishes. Some ask the volunteers for a refill after finishing their meals ― a request they will grant on an unlimited basis.