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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 12:39
Mourners say goodbye to late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon [PHOTOS]
A woman cries as she leaves the memorial altar for late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon in Seoul, Sunday. Park, a strong contender for Korea's next president and a former human rights lawyer, took his own life Thursday, a day after he was accused of sexual harassment.
A short break from the scorching sun [PHOTOS]
People wait for a green light under a sun shelter in Seoul, Thursday. Temperatures in the capital reached 34 degrees Celsius in the afternoon.
'Digital Prison' reveals identities of child porn site operator and judges who released him
The operator of “Digital Prison,” an overseas-based website, has revealed the identities of infamous child porn site operator Son Jong-woo and three judges who recently rejected the U.S. government's extradition request for him. The unidentified operator says the purpose of creating the site was to “punish the criminals with the punishment they would fear the most - exposing ...
[INTERVIEW] 'Korea's population outlook makes immigration talk inevitable'
GWACHEON - Without the inflow of foreign workers, Korea is already shrinking. After deaths outnumbered births for the first time in November 2019, the gap has widened since. A chronically low birthrate, which hit an all-time low of 0.92 that year, suggests that the trend is only going to accelerate and that the country will face massive labor shortages in the decades to come ...
EU opens borders to Korean travelers
The European Union (EU) has reopened its borders to travelers from 14 “safe countries,” including Korea, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 27-member bloc decided to allow leisure trips from Wednesday (local time) as it struggles to revive economic activity while fending off new waves of the disease.
[EXCLUSIVE] Over 41,000 undocumented immigrants leaving Korea under amnesty program
More than 41,000 undocumented foreign nationals living in Korea have left the country - or have promised to do so in the near future - over the past six months under a special amnesty program. Korea Immigration Service (KIS) Commissioner Cha Gyu-geun told The Korea Times in a recent interview that 41,176 foreign nationals staying here illegally - more than 10 percent of the e...
Three taekwondo athletes jailed for beating man to death
Three taekwondo athletes have been convicted of killing a man who was trying to protect his girlfriend from them at a Seoul nightclub. The Seoul Eastern District Court on Thursday sentenced each of the three - all 21-year-olds majoring in taekwondo at college - to nine years in prison for murdering the victim on Jan. 1 after he took issue with them for taking his girlfriend b...
Red Cross photos offer glimpse of life during Korean War [PHOTOS]
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has revealed previously unreleased photos of the Korean War (1950-53), offering a glimpse into the devastation, plight and hope in the face of hopelessness during the conflict. Most of the photos feature soldiers, prisoners and refugees in South Korea. One shows a grinning boy shaking hands with an ICRC official at a prison ...
Childbirths drop 10.4% in April as population decline looms
The number of babies born in Korea dropped 10.4 percent in April from a year earlier, in the latest sign underscoring a looming population decline. According to Statistics Korea Wednesday, 23,420 babies were born in April, compared with 26,151 in April 2019. It marks the lowest number of newborns for any April since the state agency started keeping records in 1981.
South Korea conducts military drills amid rising tensions with North [PHOTOS]
South Korean military forces conduct self-propelled artillery drills in Paju, South Korea, near the North Korean border, Monday. Tensions are rising in border areas after North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office at the Gaeseong Industrial Complex last week in anger after South Korean civic groups sent anti-regime leaflets into the North.