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Reporter : Lee Yeon-woo
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 05:29
Survivors of Itaewon tragedy suffer from PTSD
A 17-year-old high school student was found dead on Dec. 12 in a motel in Mapo District, Seoul, Monday. He was a survivor of the Itaewon crowd crush. He had gone to Itaewon on Oct. 29 with his two friends. Whereas his two friends died there, he survived.
Startup founder launches body positive campaign for those with disabilities
Lee Yu-jeong, 32, feels that people stare at her whenever she leaves her house to go somewhere. “It's like a runway,” she says. She thought there were no reasons she should draw other people's attention. She is no different from anyone else, except for one thing: she uses a wheelchair due to a disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disease in which bones fracture ...
Number of people dying alone on rise
In September, a man in his sixties was found dead at his home, an ordinary low-income flat, located in Seoul's southern district of Songpa. He was discovered by the police and firefighters who were trying to figure out why the emergency alarm in the unit had been out of order, two weeks after his death. The man lived there alone without contact from his family, according to h...
Truth commission's new head triggers backlash for ultraconservative past remarks
Kim Kwang-dong, the newly appointed chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, has come under fire for his past controversial remarks and views about historical events.
Seoul City to reopen skating rink after almost 3 years
The ice skating rink at Seoul Plaza will be back for the first time in almost three years, set to wow winter sports lovers who have long been awaiting the reopening of the landmark rink after it was closed abruptly in January 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Monday, the rink will operate from Dec. 21 until Feb. 12, 2023.
Court sides with Christian broadcaster over anti-gay remarks
A court has ruled that the Korea Communications Commission's (KCC) restriction on a Christian broadcasting company - which aired anti-gay remarks - violated the principle of religious freedom. According to legal circles, Monday, the Seoul Administrative Court issued a ruling recently in favor of the Christian Television System (CTS) in a lawsuit the channel had filed to annul...
Korea to change food storage guidelines
Korea's food storage guidelines will be changed from the current sell-by-date method to the use-by-date method, starting Jan. 1. The shift comes 38 years after the country adopted the current sell-by-date system in 1985.
Justice minister in legal dispute with opposition lawmaker
Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon has been in a legal dispute with Rep. Kim Eui-kyeom of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) since Dec. 2 when the former sued the latter for 1 billion won ($760,000) in compensation for his baseless accusations.
[INTERVIEW] 'If youth get excited about unification, things will happen very quickly'
CLARK, Philippines - Younger Koreans, particularly those in their 20s and 30s, struggle to find a connection between themselves and the unification of the two Koreas. They were born in the 1980s or afterward when Korea was already rising to become one of Asia's economic powerhouses and their grandparents, who were born before the Korean War and may have left their families be...
Fingers crossed for unification of two Koreas
CLARK, PHILIPPINES - Around 40,000 people, including policymakers, scholars, practitioners, and educators, gathered in the Philippines last week for a three-day forum to promote world peace hosted by the Global Peace Foundation (GPF).
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