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Sun, November 27, 2022 | 13:39
Korean woman dies after tram hits her in Milan
A Korean woman in her early 20s has died after a tram hit her in Milan. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday, the victim, who was visiting the city with two Korean friends, was struck near Porta Venezia in the northeast of the city center about midnight Monday (local time). She was about to start her first year at college in Britain.
Three Koreans in China infected with coronavirus
Three Korean citizens in mainland China were confirmed to have been infected with the new coronavirus, the Korean government said Monday. Kim Gang-lip, deputy head of the central disaster headquarters, told reporters that three members of a family staying in Qingdao, in the country's eastern province of Shandong, have tested positive for the virus, which has killed 904 people...
Over 350,000 sign petition calling for WHO chief's resignation
More than 350,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the resignation of World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus over his “improper” handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The petition was initiated by a person using the ID “Osuka Yip” on Jan. 31. The petitioner blamed Ghebreyesus' leadership for the rapid spread of the virus, which has k...
China can bring coronavirus under control 'in 10 days,' Chinese envoy says
Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming claims the Chinese government can bring the deadly new coronavirus under control in 10 days. Citing “the best scientists responding to the virus in China,” Xing told reporters Thursday that the situation will improve “in seven to 10 days,” before meeting high-ranking foreign ministry officials at the government complex in Seoul, ...
Korean-Australian student told to leave Sydney boarding school over virus fears
A Korean-Australian student has been asked to leave her boarding school in suburban Sydney amid fears of the new coronavirus from China. The Sydney Morning Herald, a local daily, reported Wednesday that the 10th grade student, surnamed Kim, from Korea, was forced to leave her dormitory at Ravenswood School for Girls - even though she had not been to China since visiting Shang...
Coronavirus: Expert urges gov't to close border with China immediately
An infectious disease specialist is urging the government to deny entry to all people coming from China immediately to better prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus from Wuhan, saying, without drastic measures, the world is on track for a pandemic. "I urge the Korean authorities to close the border with China, and quarantine any passengers arriving in the country, by ai...
Can dogs and cats be infected with new virus? WHO says no
As fears of the new coronavirus continue to spread in Korea, more people have started wearing face masks. Some people even make sure that their dogs and cats are also covered. But can they be infected with the virus and possibly pass it to their owners? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the answer is no - at least for now.
Korea's natural population decline begins
Korea's population is officially shrinking. For the first time since the government started keeping track in 1983, deaths outnumbered births in November, and the country is expected to report its first annual population decline this year. According to Statistics Korea data released last week, 25,438 people died that month, up 5.1 percent from a year earlier. Meanwhile, the nu...
Royce' chocolate to close business in Korea
Royce', a Japanese chocolate maker, will close its business in Korea. Royce' Confect Korea, a retailer of the brand here, said Wednesday that all nine shops, including five in Seoul, will close by the end of March. A decline in sales, fueled by a recent boycott of Japanese products, was the main reason for the decision, a retail company official told the Hankook Ilbo, sister ...
#MeToo brings down young politician of ruling party
Introducing a 27-year-old man as the latest member of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) last month, Chairman Lee Hae-chan called him “the future” of the party. That future now looks bleak. On Monday, a former girlfriend of Won Jong-gun revealed photos of her legs covered in bruises, claiming they were “the evidence of his rape.” She also, in detail, accused him of se...
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