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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Tue, March 21, 2023 | 00:07
Prosecution declares 'war' on drug crimes
Prosecutors announced the creation of a special investigation squad against narcotics to tackle mushrooming drug crimes in the country, Friday. The announcement is followed by Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon's order Thursday for prosecutors to do their “utmost with the determination to go to war (against drugs).” The Supreme Prosecutors' Office (SPO) said, Friday that it will ...
Yangyang-Hanoi flight launched
Head of the Korea Tourism Organization's Gangwon Office Han Yeo-ok, third from left, and Fly Gangwon CEO Joo Won-suk, third from right, greet the first Vietnamese travelers arriving at Yangyang International Airport in Yangyang, Gangwon Province, Friday. Fly Gangwon, a Korean low-cost air carrier based in Yangyang, started operating the Yangyang-Hanoi route on Thursday. Yonhap
[INTERVIEW] Documentary chronicles idol fans' love, disappointment, growth
Oh Se-yeon, 22, has a vivid yet traumatic memory of the time she realized that her favorite star, Jung Joon-young, was a very different person from who she thought. The man who had mesmerized teenage girls in the 2010s had been leading a double life: he was a shining star by day but at night he was a sex offender. “One day, my 'oppa' became a criminal,” Oh narrates in her deb...
Korea, Chile sign MOU on mineral cooperation
Korea and Chile signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for bilateral cooperation in mining and mineral resources in Santiago and agreed to elevate bilateral relations to a strategic partnership, the prime minister's office said. Prime Minister Han Duck-soo held talks with Chilean President Gabriel Boric at the presidential palace in Santiago, Tuesday (local time), and sig...
12 international schools found using textbooks that do not contain East Sea name
Twelve international schools in Korea have been found to be using textbooks that refer to the body of water that lies to the east of the Korean Peninsula only as the Sea of Japan, without mentioning East Sea, which is the name used by Korea. According to Rep. Ahn Min-suk of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), 12 out of 38 international schools in the country ...
Korea rolls out bivalent COVID-19 boosters
A man receives a shot of Spikevax, an updated COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron variant developed by Moderna at a clinic in Gangnam District, Seoul, Tuesday. Korea began inoculations, Tuesday, using the bivalent COVID-19 vaccines for people in high risk or other vulnerable groups. Yonhap
Visa-free entry to Japan resumes
Citizens of 68 countries and regions including South Korea are now allowed to enter Japan again without a visa starting Tuesday. Visa-free entry for Korean nationals to Japan had been suspended for two years and seven months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Japanese government had posed strict border restrictions to control the entry of foreign coronavirus patients. On March 9...
Lawmaker calls for Koryoin school in Gwangju
A growing number of ethnic Koreans from Ukraine are settling in the southwestern city of Gwangju this year after Russia began its invasion of their country earlier this year. Their migration has led to a need for public schools to accommodate the children of the new settlers.
Gov't mulls lowering age of eligibility for dual citizenship
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo delivers a speech of encouragement at a dinner meeting with overseas Koreans and Korean business representatives at Hilton Americas-Houston in Texas, Sunday local time. YonhapBy Lee Hae-rinThe government is considering lowering the age at which people are eligible for dual citizenship, according to Prime Minister Han Duck-soo at a meeting with over...
Ex-vice culture minister appointed to lead Korea Tourism Organization
Former Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jang-sil has been appointed as the new head of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said, Thursday. Kim, a graduate of Yeungnam University's department of public administration, also has a master's degree in public administration and policy from Seoul National University and a...