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Thu, June 8, 2023 | 10:43
Ruling party leader meets former rival
Newly elected People Power Party Chairman Rep. Kim Gi-hyeon, left, shakes hands with Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo, who also ran for the position of chairman, during their meeting at a cafeteria near the National Assembly in Seoul, Monday. The two lawmakers promised to cooperate in leading the ruling party to victory at next year's general election. Yonhap
Korea, US to kick off joint military drill Monday
South Korea and the United States will commence their annual large-scale joint military exercise, known as the Freedom Shield (FS) drills, on Monday. The exercise, which is the longest-ever operational exercise conducted by the two allies, will continue until March 23, according to military authorities, Sunday.
Korea-China sea routes to resume in April, heightens hope for tourism
The Korea-China sea travel routes are likely to resume operation next month as the international car ferry services at Incheon ferry terminal plan to end the three-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taekwondo helps young Syrians build better future at Azraq refugee camp
AZRAQ, Jordan - For Ismaeel Almtlaq, an 18-year-old Syrian refugee living at Azraq refugee camp in Jordan, a smartphone used to be the only tool to connect him with the outside world - although sometimes he even found using the internet via the device difficult due to the limited electricity supply. He and his family moved to neighboring Jordan seeking safety at the outbreak ...
[INTERVIEW] 'More women needed and awaited in Korea's field of science, technology'
Choi Kyung-sun, 46, the APAC product engineering leader at 3M Innovation Center's personal safety division, said that she believed she was “lucky” for never experiencing serious gender discrimination during her life so far, from studying chemistry at Chung-Ang University to developing her career at the U.S.-based multinational company. However, upon looking back on the male-d...
Giant Ferris wheel 'Seoul Ring' to be built along Han River: Seoul mayor
Seoul will build a giant Ferris wheel named “Seoul Ring” in Sangam-dong of the city's western Mapo District to turn the capital into a more attractive, global city, the mayor said, Friday. Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon announced the plan during a spring meeting held in attendance of Foreign Minister Park Jin and 150 foreign envoys from 99 countries to Korea at the floating island So...
1 in 3 school violence victims unable to get help: survey
One out of three children who suffered school violence and reported it in hope of receiving assistance could not get any help, a recent report shows. According to the Korea Educational Development Institute's 2022 report on school violence released on Friday, among students who have experienced school violence, 90.8 percent reported the incidents to school authorities, parent...
World Taekwondo's Hope and Dreams Sports Festival brings Syrian refugee athletes together
AMMAN, Jordan - The second annual edition of World Taekwondo's (WT) Hope and Dreams Championships was held in the Jordanian capital Amman, Monday, bringing together around 300 young Syrian refugee taekwondo athletes sheltered in Jordan. The competition was the closing event of a three-day festival titled, “Hope and Dreams Sports Festival,” organized by WT and Taekwondo Humani...
Syrian family builds hope through taekwondo at Azraq refugee camp
AZRAQ, Jordan - Taekwondo runs in the six-member Syrian Al-Ayoub family and offers a chance for a better life inside and outside the refugee camp where they have lived since 2016. The family fled from a rural village in their homeland Syria to neighboring Jordan at the outbreak of the civil war.
Lawmakers seek to investigate victims of Korean soldiers during Vietnam War
Lawmakers urged the government, Thursday, to launch a probe into atrocities committed by Korean troops during their 1964-73 participation in the Vietnam War. The bill proposed by Rep. Kang Min-jung of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and 24 other opposition lawmakers is aimed to launch a special investigation committee to uncover massacres, cruelty, sexual ...
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