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Wed, July 6, 2022 | 07:28
Korea's next step in COVID response remains uncertain amid absence of health minister
The government's next step toward a return to normalcy from the COVID-19 pandemic remains uncertain with the appointment of a new health minister still in limbo. The cabinet vacuum is feared to hinder President Yoon Suk-yeol administration's plan to implement a new pandemic management framework and achieve the smooth implementation of response measures.
Health & Science
| 2022-05-15 16:54
Candidate registration commences for June 1 local elections
Candidate registration for the June 1 local elections and parliamentary by-elections began on Thursday for a two-day period, according to the National Election Commission (NEC), amid widespread anticipation that the upcoming elections will act as a litmus test for the Yoon Suk-yeol administration.
| 2022-05-12 15:28
Migrant policy needs to focus on recruitment and retention
The Republic of Korea will see an increased number of migrants in the years to come. This reality has already been unfolding regardless of who won the recent presidential election. Understanding and accepting both the need for migrants and the benefits of well-managed migration to Korea is key to successful migration policies. The reality of the demographic challenges faced b...
| 2022-05-12 08:44
Yoon's inauguration ceremony raises hope for inclusive, multicultural society
President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony held in the National Assembly on Tuesday has raised hope for an inclusive society among the multicultural community in Korea. The ceremony featured a performance by the Rainbow Choir, a choral group made up of the children of multicultural families, and an immigrant from Cambodia, who was selected as one among 20 members of the ...
| 2022-05-11 16:52
Multicultural children's choir opens Yoon's inauguration ceremony
President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony kicked off on Tuesday with the national anthem sung ...
| 2022-05-10 16:04
Homegrown ingredients, spirits served at Yoon's inaugural dinner
Renowned bass Youn Kwang-chul sings national anthem at inauguration
Koreans express hopes for incoming government
Korean citizens expressed a wide range of hopes and expectations of the Yoon Suk-yeol administration, from the easing of home mortgage regulations, to tailoring welfare policies to those in need, to making society safer for children. Though their expectations differ in the details, they all hope that the policies carried out by the Yoon administration will concretely improve ...
| 2022-05-10 09:00
Yoon Suk-yeol sworn in as South Korea's new president
Yoon pays his respects at national cemetery ahead of inauguration ceremony
Yoon begins term at midnight with military briefing
Cheong Wa Dae online petition platform comes to an end
The popular online public petition platform launched by the outgoing Moon Jae-in government will shut down today, with the end of Moon's presidency. The public petition platform on Cheong Wa Dae's website was introduced in Aug. 19, 2017, 100 days after Moon took office, with the aim of gathering public opinions better through direct communication with citizens and reflecting ...
| 2022-05-08 13:36
Korea still grappling with acceptance of Muslim residents
The ongoing neighborhood standoff between Muslim immigrants and non-Muslim Koreans surrounding the construction of a mosque in the southern city of Daegu is one of the latest major displays of xenophobia in the country.
| 2022-05-05 08:56
Chung pressed to withdraw from nomination as health minister
Health Minister nominee Chung Ho-young was grilled at a National Assembly confirmation hearing, Tuesday, over allegations that he used his position to help his children enter a highly coveted medical school.
| 2022-05-03 16:51
Mosque construction triggers standoff in Daegu
DAEGU - Daehyeon-dong, located in Buk District of Daegu, the nation's third-largest city, looks no different from any other residential area in Korea. Neighbors who have known each other for decades are seen chatting casually in the alleys, while wallet-friendly restaurants and cafes cater to students from nearby Kyungpook National University. But things are not so peaceful i...
| 2022-05-03 08:34
Appeals court sides with Islamic community, cancels suspension of mosque construction in Daegu
Fashionista first lady draws polarized reactions
Price-conscious consumers flock to fresh food sales
Child porn website operator gets 2-yr prison term for concealing criminal proceeds
Son Heung-min recalls experiencing racism in Germany, rejoicing at revenge in World Cup upset
USFK member accused of alleged DUI on motorcycle
Korea's inflation growth hits nearly 24-year high in June on fuel costs
US bill expresses concerns over proposed abolishment of Korean ministry of equality
6 dead, 30 wounded in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade
Korea to expand nuclear power generation to 30% of total by 2030
Korea begins transporting country's 1st lunar orbiter to US for Aug. launch
Afghanistan earthquake killed more than 1,000
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