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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Wed, January 26, 2022 | 13:42
Animal rights becomes presidential campaign issue
“What is dangerous for humans could also be unsafe for animals. We must work to create a safe environment for both animals and people,” Yoon Suk-yeol, the presidential candidate of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) wrote on social media, Jan. 22. Referring to the death of a horse during the filming of a KBS TV series, Yoon added that he felt deeply sorry when he he...
2021 was the 2nd hottest year on record: Nat'l Weather Agency
Last year, 2021, was the second hottest year recorded in Korea due to climate change, a recent report by the nation's weather agency says.
Right-wing YouTube channel suspended for spreading misinformation on COVID-19
YouTube issued a suspension for “Hoverlab,” a far-right YouTube channel here, for violating the platform's COVID-19 medical misinformation policy. Kang Yong-suk, a TV personality and lawyer who runs the channel, said via his personal YouTube channel, Thursday, that Hoverlab received a one-week suspension from uploading and streaming videos for violating YouTube's medical misi...
Stay permit requirements for undocumented foreign children to be eased from February
Undocumented children of foreign nationality who reside in Korea will have temporarily eased requirements to obtain stay permits from next month. The Ministry of Justice announced that it will ease the regulations on stay permit requirements for such children here to cover their rights to education more comprehensively, starting next month and carrying through until March 202...
KBS drama under fire for animal abuse
KBS drama “The King of Tears, Lee Bang-won” is facing allegations of animal abuse from animal protection groups and viewers over a scene from the seventh episode which aired on Jan. 1.
Criminal profiler quits Yoon camp over #MeToo apology
Lee Soo-jeong, a criminal profiler and professor of Kyonggi University, stepped down from her advisory role in the Yoon Suk-yeol election camp, a day after she offered an apology to a sexual assault victim for Yoon's wife's controversial remarks about the #MeToo movement.
Firefighters hold protest for better working conditions
“We don't want to die anymore. We are not fire-extinguishing machines.” Firefighters held protests in front of Cheong Wa Dae, Monday, calling for the government to improve their working conditions. The collective action came due to several firefighters having lost their lives in a series of recent blazes in warehouses in Pyeongtaek and Icheon. They urged the government to inv...
#MeToo victim demands apology from opposition presidential candidate's wife
Comments made by Kim Keon-hee, the wife of main opposition People Power Party (PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol, have backfired as some #MeToo victims and gender experts demand an apology.
Parents fight for their LGBTQ children's rights
As a mother of two adult children, Kang Sun-hwa, a flight attendant, was a typical working woman who tried hard to balance career and family. She had been doing so until June 18, 2016, when she and her husband were with their son at the dinner table, expecting to have quality time just like other days. Their son had said earlier that he had something to tell them. Instead of ...
3D yearbooks given to visually impaired graduates in Daegu
Graduates of Daegu Kwangmyung School have received a special yearbook for the class of 2021, with students' faces sculpted in 3D as they are visually impaired. Seventeen graduates who finished their kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school courses at the specialized school for students with visual impairment, could feel the 3D-printed faces of their friends with the b...
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