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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Tue, February 27, 2024 | 11:54
[PERSON IN FOCUS] Can election czar Kim Chong-in work his magic on Reform Party?
Veteran politician Kim Chong-in has returned to politics, now donning the distinct orange colored jacket of the Reform Party.
Mourning fallen firefighters
Members of the firefighters' union, affiliated with the Korean Government Employees' Union, pay a silent tribute to fallen firefighters killed in the line of duty, during a rally held near the National Assembly in Seoul, Monday. The participants demanded a better working environment, calling for an increase in the number of firefighters and the central government's direct man...
Collecting air pollution data
NASA's DC-8 aircraft conducts a low-altitude flight over Seoul, Monday, to collect detailed atmospheric data for a joint research project with Korea's National Institute of Environmental Research. The ASIA-AQ mission seeks to collect detailed air quality data using aircraft, satellites and ground equipment until March. Yonhap
Imminent expiration of striking junior doctors' contracts fuels concerns
Concerns are mounting over the potential escalation of nationwide disruptions in medical services as the collective resignations of junior doctors continue, with many of their training contracts set to expire in the coming weeks.
Proposal to abolish gender equality ministry reemerges as key issue ahead of elections
The abolition of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family is once again emerging as an election issue, with politicians looking to exploit the deepening gender divide among young Koreans as the April 10 general elections approach.
PPP nominates incumbent lawmakers, lacks fresh faces in candidate selection
With less than 50 days left before the general elections, the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) candidate nomination process appears to be sailing smoothly – at least on the surface.
S. Korea, Russia clash over Putin's luxury car gift to Kim Jong-un
Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that South Korea should take its concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent luxury car gift to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the U.N. Security Council (UNSC), in a sarcastic response to Seoul's remarks that labeled the gift as a violation of U.N. sanctions.
After split, minor parties compete to woo lawmakers
The Reform Party and the Saemirae Party are speeding up their respective preparations for the April 10 general elections following a not-so-amicable split. Tight competition is expected between the two parties as they strive to recruit lawmakers to secure an advantage in the upcoming elections.
Patient safety at risk as junior doctors resign en masse
Hospitals across the country were plunged into chaos, as surgeries were delayed and appointments canceled, following the resignation of 6,415 junior doctors by Tuesday to protest the government's plan to increase medical school admissions quotas.
April 10 elections under threat from AI deepfake manipulation
Artificial intelligence (AI) generated deepfakes represent a substantial threat to political campaigns in the lead-up to the April 10 parliamentary elections, prompting concerns among experts regarding their potential to influence election outcomes.
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