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Government considers easing additional COVID-19 measures
The government is expected to speed up the pace of its COVID-19 exit strategy after its decision to lift all outdoor mask mandates starting Monday. The next steps are likely to range from ending the post-arrival PCR test to resuming face-to-face visits at nursing hospitals, and it is considering a step-by-step easing of the seven-day quarantine for infected patients.
Korean deaf LGBT activists create new signs to express identities with pride
Woo Ji-yang, 33, is a deaf gay man based in the southern city of Busan. For most of his life, he felt shame and humiliation when he introduced his sexual identity in Korean Sign Language (KSL). The manual sign for “gay” in KSL describes an act of anal intercourse between two men. Gyeonggi-based gay man Kim Bo-seok, 34, confessed he has lived through dilemma similar to that of...
Nuclear energy's inclusion in green taxonomy draws backlash
The Ministry of Environment's plan to include nuclear energy in the country's list of environmentally sustainable economic activities is facing a backlash from environmentalists who accuse the government of having fallen behind international standards.
German expert says China's rise not a threat to US, Europe
Angela Kane, vice president of the International Institute for Peace (IIP) in Vienna and former U.N. under-secretary-general for management and high representative for disarmament, presented a view about the evolving geopolitical landscape in East Asia that is very different from others.
Korea mulls over PCR test-free arrivals, lifting remaining outdoor mask mandate
The government has embarked on reviewing the remaining social distancing measures, most notably rules on outdoor mask use and PCR testing within 24 hours on arrival, as the number of COVID-19 infections has now stabilized, according to the health authorities on Tuesday. Lim Sook-young, a senior official at the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), said that the ...
'Narco-Saints' tests Korea's diplomatic ties with Suriname
The hit Netflix series, “Narco-Saints,” has become a point of contention for Korea's diplomatic relations with the South American country of Suriname. The government of Suriname has threatened to take legal action against the series producers for what it has called a misleading portrayal of the country. It has also said it will send a letter of protest to the U.S. ambassador ...
Mexican filmmaker zooms in on descendants of Korean immigrants
A Mexican filmmaker has made a short documentary film portraying the descendants of Korean immigrants who settled in Mexico in 1905. The film screened at Bella Epoca Culture Center in Mexico City with an audience of over 100 people, Sept. 10. Melissa Mondragon, 23, who majored in cinematography at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) and directed the short ...
Seoul Bike looks for private sector partners to resolve deficit
Seoul's public bike-sharing service, Ttareungyi, or Seoul Bike, plans to carry advertisements on bikes and rental stations to overcome financial difficulties, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Wednesday. Seoul Bike, which operates 41,500 bikes and 2,677 rental stations across the capital, faces a cumulative deficit surpassing 10 billion won ($7.19 million).
Queen Elizabeth II remembered in Hahoe Folk Village
Hahoe Folk Village, a historic clan community located in the southeastern city of Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, has set up a memorial space to pay tribute to Britain's late Queen Elizabeth II. The centuries-old village has a special bond with the British queen who visited it during her trip to Korea back in April 1999. Visitors offered flowers before a portrait of the qu...
Service of soldiers dispatched to Korean, Vietnam wars to be commemorated
The government will set a day to commemorate the service and sacrifices of soldiers dispatched overseas, such as the United Nations peacekeepers who fought in the Korean War as well as Korean soldiers deployed in the Vietnam War. According to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, Monday, the government will designate May 29 as the Day of Soldiers Dispatched Overseas ...
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