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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sat, April 1, 2023 | 07:09
Gordon Ramsay's request for extra security on subway causes stir
Celebrity British chef Gordon Ramsey's demeanor during his three-day visit in Seoul from Nov. 9 to 11 for the opening of his signature restaurant created a stir that continues even after he left the country. This time, he was at the center of controversy for his request to add security to his subway commute on Thursday.
Volunteers anonymously tidy up Itaewon memorial as mourning continues
In Itaewon, over a dozen volunteers are walking a fine line between serving the community and paying respect to those who perished during the Halloween celebrations on Oct. 29. Volunteer work is typically something that commands praise. But following the tragic events that took the lives of 157 mostly young people, those who have been around to help maintain the makeshift mem...
Farmers' decades of hard work transform rugged Gangwon terrain into scenic alpine village
GANGNEUNG - As its name suggests, the highland village of Anbandegi, which stands 1,100 meters above sea level in the eastern coastal city of Gangneung, is known for its unique landscape. The name was coined from its distinct topography. Anbandegi is a combination of the Korean word, “anban,” meaning the concave wooden support used when pounding out rice cake dough and “degi,...
Itaewon tragedy sparks debates on digital ethics
Flowers and objects of condolences, including soju bottles, fruit and snacks, are placed at the police line in an alley leading to the site of a deadly crowd accident in central Seoul's Itaewon, Monday. The tragic event claimed 156 lives, including 26 foreign nationals from 14 countries, during Halloween celebrations on Oct. 29. YonhapBy Lee Hae-rinA Gyeonggi Province-based n...
World Cup street cheering events canceled out of respect for Itaewon tragedy
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on Friday that it will not host street cheering events for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 games as the nation mourns the death of more than 150 people in a crowd crush that happened in the Itaewon District of Seoul on Halloween weekend.
Gaffes over Itaewon tragedy anger public
While President Yoon Suk-yeol has visited the memorial altar to the victims of the Halloween crowd disaster four days in a row since Monday, the gaffes of his close aides have infuriated the public. Prime Minister Han Duk-soo offered an apology for an inappropriate joke made during a press conference on the Itaewon disaster with foreign reporters at the Korea Press Center, Tu...
Korea's melting pot community of Itaewon wary of fallout from deadly crowd crush
Jessy Crawford, a 29-year-old Canadian office worker, was on her first trip to Korea and Asia. For her and her Korean friends alike, the tragic crowd crush that claimed 156 lives on Saturday night was the last thing they imagined would happen during Halloween weekend. With five days left in Korea on Tuesday night, she paid a visit to the memorial site at exit 1 of Itaewon Sta...
Korea criticized for poor crowd control over Halloween tragedy
Foreign nationals and media have been accusing the Korean government of failing to control the crowd in Itaewon on Saturday, pointing to that as one of the main reasons the Halloween tragedy happened there, killing at least 156 people and injuring 152. The Iranian government publicly criticized the Korean government for the lack of crowd control. Nasser Kanaani, a spokesman f...
Experts discuss steps to cope with future pandemics more effectively
There is a 50 percent chance that humanity will face another pandemic within 20 years, according to Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis that has devastated the world may be beginning to ease. However, humanity still lives close to wildlife that could host pathogens of future pandemics h...
For foreign nationals, searching missing loved ones is like finding needle in haystack
An Iranian man stood in dismay in front of a memorial altar set up at Itaewon Station, just a few meters away from where a deadly crowd crush killed at least 154 people and injured hundreds of others on Saturday night, while many others still remain unaccounted for.
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