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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 09:09
Chinese woman quarantined as suspected case of mystery pneumonia
A Chinese woman who recently visited the Chinese city of Wuhan has been isolated in Korea as a suspected case of a mysterious viral pneumonia that has infected dozens of people in central China and put the rest of the world on alert. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) Wednesday, the woman, 36, who visited Wuhan between Dec. 13 and 17, has...
Jeju authorities under fire over 'irresponsible' balloon-flying event
Environmental and animal rights activists have criticized Jeju authorities over a balloon-flying event, which they say is environmentally damaging and dangerous for wildlife. “Balloon-flying events threaten the lives of animals, including birds and marine life,” the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM) said in a statement Monday. “After the events, balloons do ...
Two minke whales found dead on same day
A 5.68-meter minke whale was found off Yeongdeok, Sunday, only a few hours after another minke whale was found dead in a neighboring county. According to the Korea Coast Guard Monday, a fisherman found the whale around 10:30 a.m. in a fixed net 15 kilometers east of Changdae Port in Yeongdeok, North Gyeongsang Province.
For first time, more people are living inside Seoul capital area than outside
The Seoul capital area is more crowded than ever, with more people living inside Gyeonggi region than outside out it. Data from the Korean Statistical Information Service (KOSIS) show that 50.001 percent of the country's population lives in Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province. The number of Seoul residents has gradually fallen in recent years to 9.72 million in 2019. But mea...
Korea on track to becoming world's 10th largest economy in 2027: report
Korea is expected to become the world's 10th largest economy in 2027, according to a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, a British think tank. It currently ranks 12th. The World Economic League Table 2020, which was published last week, also forecasts that China will become the world's largest economy in 2033 and that India will overtake Germany to becom...
Wanted: Police reveal list of 20 high-risk fugitives
A wanted list including alleged murderers, rapists and robbers in Korea has been revealed. On the first day of 2020, Gyeonggi Bukbu Provincial Police Agency issued a list of 20 high-risk fugitives, including Cho Kyu-seok, 60, a murder suspect.
First foreign visitor this year receives airline tickets, hotel voucher
The first foreign visitor to Korea this year has been welcomed with flowers and other special gifts. The Chinese woman who arrived at Incheon International Airport at 1 a.m. from Beijing was greeted by Korean Air and airport staff with gifts, including a round-trip prestige-class ticket and a voucher for the Grand Hyatt Incheon.
Korean tourists attacked in Seattle: reports
A man was charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking Korean tourists in Seattle last week, according to local media Wednesday (KST). Citing court documents, KOMO News reported that the suspect, 30, yelled, “I hate Chinese,” at a group of Korean men before assaulting two of them near the AMC movie theater at Pacific Place on Christmas Day.
Snow on first day of 2020 [PHOTOS]
Snow covers Mt. Gwangdeok in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province, Jan. 1, 2020.
Too young to prosecute? A fifth grader will not face trial after stabbing peer to death
How young is too young to be prosecuted? In Korea, that legal threshold is 14 years old. But after a series of horrendous crimes committed by minors in recent years, there have been growing calls for change. The latest controversy erupted last week when a fifth grader was found to have stabbed a peer to death at her grandparents' home in revenge for “badmouthing” her and her ...