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Mon, December 11, 2023 | 12:29
Incheon airport under fire for luggage mishandling
Incheon International Airport is drawing criticism for causing inconvenience to passengers for a couple of days due to the failure of its baggage-handling system. The Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) said Tuesday that the system failed Sunday, causing delays to 169 flights and the blockage of 5,200 pieces of passengers’ luggage for several hours.
Drinking, smoking, obesity cause W23 tril. in socioeconomic costs
The social and economic costs of drinking, smoking and obesity in Korea are estimated at 23.3 trillion won annually, a report said Monday.
Attention sought on sex slavery depiction in new textbook
People are focusing on how sexual slavery perpetrated by the Japanese military before and during World War II will be described in the state-authored textbooks after the deal through which Korea and Japan recently resolved a longstanding dispute over the issue.
Korea yet to recover from MERS completely
Despite the declaration that the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) officially came to an end on Dec. 23, Korea has a long way to go before mending the holes in its medical system to stem the recurrence of such infectious diseases, analysts said.
Free preschool programs in jeopardy
Local educational offices have slashed or failed to allocate budgets for next year’s free childcare and preschool programs, prompting concern among parents.
Winter gateways
Just shopping or sightseeing is no longer as attractive as it used to be for foreign tourists. They are hunting for more dynamic adventures in different places from tourist routines in urban hot spots. To cater to their desires for excitement, ski resorts are vying to attract more foreign skiers and snowboarders this season.
Court rejects review of 1965 Korea-Japan treaty
The Constitutional Court rejected Wednesday a petition to review the constitutionality of Korea’s 1965 post-occupation agreement with Japan with regard to compensation claims from forced wartime laborers. The court said it has decided not to review the case because the Korea-Japan Claims Agreement cannot be seen as the grounds for deciding an amount of compensation.
Woman gets 20 years in prison for killing adopted daughter
The Supreme Court has upheld a high court ruling that confirmed a sentence of 20 years in prison for a woman found guilty of murdering her two-year-old adopted daughter.
Demand for guardianship increases
The elderly population in Korea has been rapidly increasing in recent years, pushing up demand for adult guardianship for senior citizens incapable of caring for themselves or making proper decisions for themselves due to Alzheimer’s or other mental or physical problems.
Leadership vacancy plagues airports
The heads of the nation’s two airport systems have tendered their resignations at the same time so they can run in the general elections in April next year.
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