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Wed, October 4, 2023 | 19:30
Warm waters, moving fish, typhoons: spotting climate change in Korea
Every year, Gongji stream in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, completely freezes over by early January. Except it hasn't this year. There are thin sheets of ice here and there but the stream mostly flows on, says Gangwon district weather station
Supreme Court sides with workers on overtime wages
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of retired Jungbu Express bus drivers regarding a wage calculation dispute, Wednesday, saying overtime pay should be calculated using actual working hours.
Army dismisses country's first transgender soldier
The nation's first transgender soldier was involuntarily discharged from service, Wednesday, in a decision that once again set back LGBT rights in the country's armed forces.
Urban residents battle for sunlight
For Kwon Ri-o, a 62-year-old homeowner at a state-built apartment complex in Gwacheon, just south of Seoul, the real estate boom in his neighborhood is more than just a changing landscape with new high-rises. It brought an end to a public commodity he enjoyed for over 20 years from his sixth-floor apartment - natural light.
Debate over Korea's first transgender soldier heats up
The military's recent decision to have the nation's first transgender soldier sent before a review panel that could recommend her discharge lacks sufficient legal grounds, a human rights lawyers said Sunday.
'Korea should create DNA banks for overseas adoptees'
Han Woo-sung, 63, head of the government-funded Overseas Koreans Foundation (OKF), says it is imperative for the government to set up a DNA database for overseas Korean adoptees and their birth family.
Why young Koreans shun Lunar New Year family gatherings
Kim Jeong-myeong, a 23-year-old university student in Seoul, is not thrilled about the Lunar New Year family gathering next week. “The elder relatives are starting to ask about my future career plans, which just adds to my existing job-related stress. And my parents are already telling me to get married at some point,” Kim said.
Gov't faces backlash over 'pet tax'
The government is facing growing backlash from pet owners over its plan to introduce a tax on possessing pets. Pet owners claim they already spend a lot of money to care for their animals.
Quarantine officials under fire for polluting river with anti-ASF disinfectant
Quarantine officials are facing criticism for allegedly causing damage to the Imjin River ecosystem by spreading a toxic disinfectant along the North Korean border to curb the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), according to environmental activists, Tuesday.
Seoul City to hike fees for Gwanghwamun Square to curb rallies
Rally organizers will have to start pay three times more than the usual fees to book Seoul's Gwanghwamun Square for street protests, according to a pending proposal being discussed in a citizen committee under the city government.
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