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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sat, April 1, 2023 | 07:21
Seoul Metro orders train to bypass national disability solidarity protest
For the first time in over a year, Seoul's line 4 subway train skipped the station where the national disability advocacy group, Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination (SADD), was conducting a protest action during morning rush hour, Wednesday.
Heavy snow forecast
Vehicles affected by snow cause congested traffic on a street in front of Suwon Station, Paldal District of the namesake city in Gyeonggi Province, Tuesday afternoon. Freezing temperatures will continue from Wednesday amid a heavy snow forecast. According to meteorologists, up to ...
Lawmaker calls for inter-Korean prisoner swap following US-Russia exchange
Rep. Tae Yong-ho of the ruling People Power Party (PPP), who had served as North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom before defecting to the South in 2016, urged the South Korean government, Monday, to work towards the return of South Korean nationals in the North in exchange for North Koreans here who wish to return to their homeland, citing the recent U.S.-Russi...
Educator renowned for 'No child left behind' campaign dies
Roh Ok-hee, the education superintendent of the southeastern industrial city of Ulsan who made news for her warm welcoming of the children of Afghan evacuees despite xenophobic reactions from local residents, died of a heart attack, Thursday. She was 64.
Anti-sex crime activist-turned-politician named in BBC 100 Women 2022 list
Park Ji-hyun, the former co-leader of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), was named in year's BBC 100 Women list of influential and inspiring women around the world, Tuesday, for her work tackling digital sex crimes and bringing gender equality into Korean politics.
Lifting of indoor mask mandate gains momentum
The government will decide whether to ease the indoor mask mandate no later than March next year, health authorities said, Wednesday. Interior and Safety Minister Lee Sang-min, who is also the second deputy head of the Central Disease Management Headquarters, said during a meeting at Seoul Government Complex, Wednesday, that the government will “map out a final plan” concerni...
Founder of Korea's first e-commerce platform creates AI-based travel app
Oh Hyuk, the founder of Korea's first e-commerce platform, Auction, plans to launch a new travel information application next year that uses artificial intelligence to recommend personalized itinerary to sightseers. Unlike existing travel information services, Oh's new platform, aptly named Les Vacances, aims to provide an A-to-Z guide - ranging from information on flights to...
Unstoppable Red Devils: football fans chant 'Dae-han-min-guk' braving freezing weather
Over 33,000 football fans in Korea marked the country's last and biggest night of the Qatar World Cup at Seoul's iconic fan zone in Gwanghwamun Square, braving predawn snow flurries and sub-zero temperatures to cheer for Korea from late Monday night to early Tuesday morning. Korea failed to advance to the quarterfinals after losing against Brazil 4 to 1.
NK leader nominated again for tyrant of the year
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was nominated again as “Tyrant of the Year” by Index on Censorship, a British nonprofit organization that promotes freedom of expression and publishes works by censored writers and artists every quarter. This is the second year that Kim has been nominated for that inauspicious title.
Mixed responses from passengers, drivers to Seoul's late-night taxi surcharge
The Seoul Metropolitan Government's plan to allow taxis to charge passengers an additional late-night surcharge, introduced to alleviate the chronic taxi shortage late at night, is drawing mixed responses from both passengers and drivers. According to the city government, the late-night surcharge for taxis in Seoul can now be charged from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., starting two hours...
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