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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Fri, August 19, 2022 | 23:21
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.
North Korea asks China, Russia for help amid COVID crisis: reports
North Korea has reportedly asked China and Russia for help amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, which may well become its worst health catastrophe in decades. After refusing to accept aid offers from South Korea and international organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), North Korea appears to have turned to its key allies - China and Russia - while keeping its...
Ex-vice FM named as ambassador to US
A career diplomat-turned-lawmaker who openly criticized the previous government's “one-sided” North Korea policy has been named as South Korea's new ambassador to the United States.
[INTERVIEW] North Korean defector paints dream as contemporary artist
It is difficult to live as a painter in North Korea. There is no Photoshop, Affinity or other technology for producing sophisticated artwork; almost everything is done manually.
[INTERVIEW] Too late for vaccines to halt COVID spread in North Korea: virologist
With the COVID-19 situation getting out of control in North Korea, it appears to be too late now to use vaccines to halt or slow down its spread, according to a virologist who specializes in infectious diseases. North Korea on Sunday confirmed 15 additional deaths from an “explosive” fever outbreak and more than 290,000 additional patients with flu-like symptoms. After report...
[INTERVIEW] North Korea's COVID-free claim nonsensical: virologist
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world for more than two years. North Korea, however, is still completely free of the disease, according to its official data. The latest data available on the World Health Organization website shows “there have been 0 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 0 deaths” in the isolated state between Jan. 3, 2020 and May 10 of this year. Hakim ...
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