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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Thu, December 8, 2022 | 01:13
Lifting of indoor mask mandate gains momentum
The government will decide whether to ease the indoor mask mandate no later than March next year, health authorities said, Wednesday. Interior and Safety Minister Lee Sang-min, who is also the second deputy head of the Central Disease Management Headquarters, said during a meeting at Seoul Government Complex, Wednesday, that the government will “map out a final plan” concerni...
Founder of Korea's first e-commerce platform creates AI-based travel app
Oh Hyuk, the founder of Korea's first e-commerce platform, Auction, plans to launch a new travel information application next year that uses artificial intelligence to recommend personalized itinerary to sightseers. Unlike existing travel information services, Oh's new platform, aptly named Les Vacances, aims to provide an A-to-Z guide - ranging from information on flights to...
Unstoppable Red Devils: football fans chant 'Dae-han-min-guk' braving freezing weather
Over 33,000 football fans in Korea marked the country's last and biggest night of the Qatar World Cup at Seoul's iconic fan zone in Gwanghwamun Square, braving predawn snow flurries and sub-zero temperatures to cheer for Korea from late Monday night to early Tuesday morning. Korea failed to advance to the quarterfinals after losing against Brazil 4 to 1.
NK leader nominated again for tyrant of the year
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was nominated again as “Tyrant of the Year” by Index on Censorship, a British nonprofit organization that promotes freedom of expression and publishes works by censored writers and artists every quarter. This is the second year that Kim has been nominated for that inauspicious title.
Mixed responses from passengers, drivers to Seoul's late-night taxi surcharge
The Seoul Metropolitan Government's plan to allow taxis to charge passengers an additional late-night surcharge, introduced to alleviate the chronic taxi shortage late at night, is drawing mixed responses from both passengers and drivers. According to the city government, the late-night surcharge for taxis in Seoul can now be charged from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., starting two hours...
Truckers' strike drags on with no end in sight
Tensions between the government and unionized truckers of the Cargo Truckers Solidarity (CTS) are intensifying without any end in sight as the union declared a nationwide collective action in response to the government's hardline approach on the eighth day of the group's general strike, Thursday.
Unionized Seoul Metro workers go on strike calling for safety
Unionized workers of Seoul Metro, which operates the capital's subway lines 1 through 8, went on strike, Wednesday, protesting the state-run company's plan to downsize the workforce which they say endangers both public and workers' safety. Over 5,000 union members gathered near Seoul City Hall at around 11 a.m. and held a mass rally to mark the opening of the collective actio...
Ruling party leader causes stir with social media post about Ghana chocolate
Rep. Chung Jin-suk, the interim chief of the ruling conservative People Power Party (PPP), uploaded a photo of a broken Ghana chocolate bar made by Lotte Confectionery on social media on Monday, hours before the Korean national football team's match against the African nation.“Ghana… (We) will crush you like this tonight,” he wrote with a smile emoji.
Chicken rush returns in Korea as Qatar World Cup kicks off
Shin Cheol-woo, a 34-year-old office worker based in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, was planning to have chicken and beer while watching the Korean national football team's first match at the Qatar World Cup against Uruguay, Thursday. However, an announcement he read on his company's online community bulletin board pressured him to hurry.
Crowd control measures keep fans safe during Korea's World Cup game
Amid growing nationwide concern over safety at large gatherings, the fan zone in central Seoul's Gwanghwamun Square for supporters of the Korean national football team during its first World Cup match on Thursday night came to a close without incident. An estimated 26,000 people gathered for Thursday's game against Uruguay, according to police.
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