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Sat, October 8, 2022 | 07:30
US embassy takes down 'Black Lives Matter' banner after two days
The U.S. Embassy in Seoul took down a “Black Lives Matter” banner from its mission building Monday, only two days after the banner was unfurled in solidarity with “the fight against racial injustice and police brutality” in the United States. In a statement sent to The Korea Times Tuesday, an embassy spokeswoman said Ambassador Harry Harris removed the banner to avoid misappr...
COVID-19 test kit maker to build second production facility
Top officials of Solgent and EDGC, including EDGC co-CEO Shin Sang-cheol, third from left in the front row, during a groundbreaking ceremony for Solgent's second production facility in Daejeon, June 10. Courtesy of EDGCBy Jung Min-hoSolGent, a subsidiary of Korean genome sequencing company EDGC, has begun building its second COVID-19 detection kit production facility in Daeje...
Wearable robot for paralyzed patients [PHOTOS]
A wearable robot for patients paralyzed from the waist down was revealed Monday. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), a top national research university in Daejeon, said the robot is designed to help people walk, climb stairs and open doors among many other daily tasks.
More than 3.7 million animals used in experiments last year
More than 3.7 million animals were used for testing drugs and other research purposes in 2019, the government said Monday. According to the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency, 3,712,000 animals were used in experiments, a drop from 3,737,000 in 2018.
World Taekwondo eases financial burden of partner firms amid pandemic
World Taekwondo (WT), the sport's global governing body, has postponed the payment date for its partner firms struggling to pay their annual partnership fees amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives from companies including Adidas, Daedo, JC, KPNP, Mooto, Taekwon Family, Taekwonsoft, Tusah and Woori Sports met WT President Choue Chung-won at his office in Seoul, Friday, to...
US embassy in Seoul supports Black Lives Matter movement
The U.S. Embassy in Seoul has unfurled a “Black Lives Matter” banner in support of the fight against racial discrimination and police brutality in the United States. “The U.S. Embassy stands in solidarity with fellow Americans grieving and peacefully protesting to demand positive change,” the embassy said on Facebook Saturday. “Our #BlackLivesMatter banner shows our support f...
More 'Korean bananas' to be harvested this year amid climate change
Jeju Island was long considered the only warm-enough region in Korea for commercial banana farming, but climate change is now turning the mainland into a producer of the tropical fruit. Hong Hong-keum, a farmer in Haenam, the southernmost tip of the Korean Peninsula, told The Korea Times Wednesday that she and her husband are looking forward to their first - and Haenam's firs...
Pirates release Korean man they kidnapped off Gabon
A Korean citizen kidnapped off the coast of Gabon last month has been released unharmed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that the man in his 50s, whose identity is being withheld, was among six crew members released Monday evening (Gabon time) by pirates.
Gov't pushes to ban parental corporal punishment
The government will press ahead with revising the law that gives parents the right to use physical force for their children's education as part of its effort to better protect the rights of minors. The Ministry of Justice said Wednesday it will draft a bill to ban corporal punishment by parents next month as it pushes to revise Article 915 of the Civil Law that guarantees par...
Life on the edge: Cleaning Korea's tallest building [PHOTOS]
Window cleaners are at work on the 123-story Lotte World Tower, Korea's tallest building, in southern Seoul, Tuesday. The skyscraper has about 42,000 windows.