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Reporter : Lee Min-young
Sun, December 10, 2023 | 22:04
Daily infections could top 30,000 next month: health officials
South Korea's daily coronavirus cases have shot up to over 13,000 as the omicron variant has driven a surge in infections. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said the government's antivirus response will prioritize the reduction of critical cases and deaths during a meeting of government COVID-19 response headquarters.
Japanese Embassy returns Moon's New Year gift over 'Dokdo image' on box
The Japanese Embassy in Seoul has refused to accept South Korean President Moon Jae-in's Lunar New Year gift, claiming the gift's box bears an image of South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo, Japanese news reports said Saturday.
Horse abused and killed in controversial KBS drama scene
South Korean National Broadcaster, KBS TV has apologized after revelations that a running horse was tripped by a rope and crashed head-first into the ground during the filming of a historical drama and died about a week later amid allegations of animal abuse.
Vaccine pass at large retailers lifted
The vaccine pass on six types of multiuse facilities - large retailers and department stores, study rooms, museums, libraries, cram schools and theaters - has been lifted in the wake of a court ruling ordering the suspension of the vaccine mandate at the facilities.
Raped, assaulted, nowhere to find help: Foreign women speak out about their experiences of sexual violence in Korea
"He was actually a friend. We started out as friends and we used to hang out occasionally along with mutual friends," Jennifer told The Korea Times. But, she continued, that all changed when she went out for a drink with him and he showed his true colors. The two had an argument outside a bar and suddenly he started acting aggressively, grabbing her by the shoulder and assaul...
Man reported to police for allegedly abusing dog in public
An animal rights group reported a man to the police, Monday, for violating the Animal Protection Act. He allegedly yanked aggressively on his dog's leash, lifting the animal off the ground.
Squid Game star Jung Ho-yeon becomes Vogue's first Asian solo cover model
“Squid Game” star Jung Ho-yeon, has become the first East Asian cover model of Vogue in the fashion magazine’s 130-year history. She made her acting debut via the Netflix Korea original series “Squid Game” in 2021. She played the role of North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok, or player 067.
North Korean defector crosses DMZ into North, undetected for hours
A N. Korean defector has crossed the heavily armed border from South Korea into North Korea, the South Korean military said on Sunday.
South Korea pardons jailed former President Park Geun-hye
Former President Park Geun-hye was set free Friday under a presidential pardon, after four years and nine months of imprisonment following her impeachment and ouster from office for corruption. The government said the decision was made in consideration of her deteriorating health and as part of efforts to promote national unity.
Design consultants help social startups navigate challenges
Today's competitive business world demands a sharp strategy that hits the bullseye, especially in the startup world. However, companies in their early days tend to direct their energy into just staying afloat, paying less attention to fixing minor hiccups that could throw the whole system into a tailspin.
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