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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, March 31, 2023 | 06:38
Fine dust to blanket Korea until Thursday
Fine dust is forecast to continue blanketing most parts of the country until Thursday, with levels expected to remain “bad,” according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), Monday. Weather authorities advise people to refrain from outdoor activities or wear masks when they go outside, forecasting that the fine dust level will improve from this Friday.
Ahn Cheol-soo declares bid for ruling party leadership
Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo of the conservative ruling People Power Party (PPP) declared his bid for the party's leadership, Monday, to “become a party leader that can help President Yoon Suk Yeol.”
First lady seeks to help mend ties with Japan
President Yoon Suk Yeol's wife Kim Keon Hee exchanged new year messages with renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando and hoped that their friendship can pave the way for more exchanges between the two countries, the presidential office said, Sunday.
Anti-corruption watchdog chief pressured to resign for singing Christian hymn
Kim Jin-wook, the chief of the Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials (CIO) is facing pressure to resign after singing a Christian hymn during the group's New Year commencement meeting on Monday. During the meeting, Kim introduced German Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer's poem titled, “Von guten Machten,” (“By Good Forces”) and sang a contemporary Chris...
1 in 8 travelers from China test positive at Incheon despite pre-entry PCR requirement
One out of eight travelers from China who had tested negative for the coronavirus before boarding their flight to Korea tested positive on arrival at Incheon International Airport, Thursday, the first day the country mandated pre-entry negative COVID-19 test results from such travelers. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), 1,247 travelers from ...
Indian exchange student explains how football changed her life
For 21-year-old Indian college student Radha Kumari, football is a lifesaver. Kumari, an exchange student at Sungkyungkwan University in Seoul, was able to go on to college after high school thanks to football. Feeling that she is indebted to the sport, she is trying to help school-age Indian girls find new opportunities through football.
Soup kitchen in Seoul provides more than just meals to homeless and elderly
People wearing thick winter clothes are packed inside a soup kitchen called House of Thomas in Seoul. Sitting back to back in the 72 square meter facility equipped with a small kitchen and tables with 30 seats, the senior citizens eat rice and three side dishes. Some ask the volunteers for a refill after finishing their meals ― a request they will grant on an unlimited basis.
Korea to require COVID-19 tests for travelers from Hong Kong, Macau
Korea will mandate travelers from Hong Kong and Macau to submit negative COVID-19 test results before entering the country starting this Saturday, the government announced Tuesday. The strengthened travel restrictions are part of curbs placed on arrivals from China that have been in place since Monday.
Tourism industry shows mixed reactions to restrictions on Chinese visitors
Korea has started requiring visitors from China to submit PCR test results. The latest measure, which came into effect on Monday, came amid increasing expectations in the local tourism industry about the return of Chinese tourists following Beijing's lifting of travel restrictions.
Millennium Hilton Seoul disappears into history
Seoul as a sprawling metropolis is used to buildings going up and coming down - it's a city built on rapid growth and development. But when towering landmarks close down, there undoubtedly will be memories, at both the personal and national levels, that continue to remain despite the buildings fading into history.
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