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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Fri, June 2, 2023 | 23:42
Opposition lawmakers reject 'foul-mouthed' health minister nominee
Less than a week after then Health Minister nominee Chung Ho-young withdrew from consideration, his replacement, Kim Seung-hee, has now become a prime target of main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) lawmakers who accuse her of being “foul-mouthed” and “unethical.”
Lee In-sil named new patent office chief
Another woman has been appointed to lead a key government office, as President Yoon Suk-yeol appears to be coping with criticism that his administration is too male-dominated.
North Korea COVID situation 'very worrying' for mutations: experts
Delta and Omicron ― the SARS-CoV-2 variants that have perpetuated the global pandemic ― were first detected in places where vaccination rates were low and new cases were surging. This is what makes the COVID-19 situation in North Korea especially concerning ― for everyone within and outside its borders ― according to medical experts, Thursday.
South Korean military to start using more advanced helmets this year
South Korea's military will start using more advanced helmets later this year after more than five years of work on the development project, according to the state defense agency Wednesday. The new lightweight helmet is the outcome of a joint project launched by two Korean firms - Hyosung and Kyungchang Industry - to enhance the survivability and mobility of troops on the bat...
COVID-19 aid offer stands despite North Korea's latest provocation: minister
Despite North Korea's latest military provocation, South Korea will continue to seek ways to support the North's fight against COVID-19, Unification Minister Kwon Young-se said Wednesday. “The Yoon Suk-yeol administration has maintained the stance that it would continue to find ways to help improve the lives of North Korean people, while responding strongly to its provocation...
Over 76% of Koreans support legalizing euthanasia
More than 76 percent of people in Korea support legalizing euthanasia, or physician-assisted suicide, according to a recent opinion poll. A survey by Professor Yun Young-ho at Seoul National University College of Medicine showed 61.9 percent of respondents said they would “strongly agree” to making a law for access to the controversial medical procedure, while 14.4 percent sa...
[INTERVIEW] Defender of inter-country adoptees' rights
If inter-country adoption truly was intended “for the best” of children born in poor countries, why doesn't anyone listen to them when they finally have a voice to say that it wasn't what they wanted? Inter-country adoptees' access to knowledge of their origins is still denied over their biological parents' right to privacy in Korea, a nation that remains as one of the leadin...
[INTERVIEW] Pyongyang elite won't get COVID-19 vaccine shots, says ex-NK doctor
North Korea may have started considering vaccinating its population against COVID-19, but leader Kim Jong-un and the powerful elite close to him almost certainly have not gotten the shots and probably never will, says a former doctor from North Korea.
Korea to unveil own Indo-Pacific strategy
Korea will map out its own diplomatic and security strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. According to the office of President Yoon Suk-yeol Saturday. The government will formulate and announce the new policy in the coming months.
Kim says Chinese permanent residents should be stripped of right to vote in Korea
Kim Eun-hye, the ruling People Power Party's candidate for the governor of Gyeonggi Province, has reiterated what she says is the need to take away from Chinese permanent residents in Korea their right to vote here, saying it is unfair for Koreans who don't enjoy the same right in China.