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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 07:35
Korean gov't hints at depriving non-citizens of right to vote
The Ministry of Justice is mulling over revising Korea's voting system, possibly taking away the voting rights of non-citizens in local elections, according to Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon. Only two weeks prior to the June 1 local elections, Kim Eun-hye, then the Gyeonggi gubernatorial candidate of the ruling People Power Party, said giving non-citizens the right to vote is...
Chinese residents in Seoul join 'white paper' protests against Beijing's COVID policy
Chinese residents held a rally in Seoul Wednesday night in a rare - if not unprecedented - gathering here against the stringent COVID-19 measures in their home country, demanding freedom and human rights while covering their faces due to the fear of being persecuted.
Prime minister focuses on climate change in promoting Busan's Expo bid
In a video played to promote Busan's bid to host the World Expo 2030 at Tuesday's General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the international body that supervises the exhibitions, RM, the leader of K-pop boy band BTS, put forward climate change as one of the pressing issues for humanity. Comparing the current situation with the one described in “Squi...
Murder suspect extradited to New Zealand
A 42-year-old woman, who is suspected of killing her two children, has been extradited to New Zealand. According to the Ministry of Justice, Tuesday, the woman, surnamed Lee is a New Zealand citizen of Korean descent and was handed over along with evidence to the New Zealand authorities the previous day at Incheon International Airport.
Winter cold to bite starting Wednesday
After a milder-than-normal November in Korea, a strong cold front is arriving this Wednesday. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, Monday, temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing in most parts of the country after rainfall on Monday and Tuesday.
[ANALYSIS] North Korean leader's daughter makes second public appearance
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's daughter, Ju-ae, made her second public appearance during an event where her father praised military officers for their progress in developing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
North Korean leader's sister calls Yoon 'idiot,' says Seoul now 'target'
North Korean leader's powerful sister denounced President Yoon Suk-yeol and his diplomats, Thursday, for planning more sanctions on Pyongyang, calling them “idiots” and “loyal dogs” to Washington.
North Korea's markets expand amid layered sanctions, pandemic
North Korea's marketplaces have expanded over the past several years in spite of international economic sanctions and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from a South Korean think tank.
Seoul, Washington discuss anti-submarine drills for next year
Seoul and Washington have started talks over their anti-submarine drills for next year amid growing security threats from Pyongyang including its evolving submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) technology.
Seoul unveils details of 'Audacious Initiative'
Seoul proposed that Pyongyang get an unconditional, partial lifting of sanctions if the reclusive state returns to nuclear disarmament talks “with sincerity.”