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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Sat, December 3, 2022 | 01:00
Migrant rights groups call for investigation into sudden death of Nepalese worker
Local migrants' rights groups are calling for a thorough investigation into the recent death of a Nepalese worker at a meat factory, as they view that the death could be related to harsh working conditions. Birendra Tamang, 25, who was working in a meat factory in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, was found dead in his dormitory on Nov. 27, according to the police. His deat...
[PHOTOS] Undeterred by rain, Red Devils gather to cheer for Team Korea
Undeterred by rainy weather, football fans cheer for Team Korea at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, ahead of the national team's second group stage match against Ghana at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Monday. The fan cheering event was organized by the Red Devils, the official fan club of the team. The authorities stepped up safety measures for street events as the state w...
Absence of residential restrictions on sex offenders angers potential neighbors
Notorious child rapist Cho Doo-soon's recent attempt to move his residence has infuriated residents of Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, who are demanding his eviction from the city. The 70-year-old ex-convict, who has been living with his wife in Wa-dong in the city after being released from prison in December 2020, had signed a deal to rent a house in Seonbu-dong after his contract...
Police chief warns of stern measures if striking truckers overstep legal lines
Yoon Hee-keun, commissioner general of the National Police Agency, speaks to officers deployed at an inland container depot in Uiwang, Gyeonggi Province, Sunday, amid a nationwide strike by unionized cargo truck drivers.
Abortion remains stuck in legal gray area in Korea
Despite a 2019 landmark ruling by the Constitutional Court decriminalizing abortion, legal abortion in Korea remains a controversial issue with no simple answers. Without detailed laws, women seeking the termination of pregnancy are walking a fine line between legal and illegal in a country where over 3,000 “legal” surgical abortions are performed every year according to gove...
Why this fall is unusually warm
With the unseasonably warm weather continuing in recent weeks, it's hard to believe that winter is just around the corner. Cold weather typically starts here in mid-November, but the country is seeing the warmest November in a decade.
Korean Bar asks former Supreme Court justice to withdraw lawyer license application
Former Supreme Court justice Kwon Soon-il has drawn strong backlash from the Korean Bar Association over his application for a lawyer license. The association viewed it inappropriate for the retired justice, who is undergoing probes linked with a previous verdict in favor of opposition party leader Lee Jae-myung.
DPK leader under pressure as probe zeroes in on him
Rep. Lee Jae-myung, leader of the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), has come under mounting pressure as corruption investigations surrounding him are intensifying following the arrests of his close aides. With the probe zeroing in on Lee, ruling party lawmakers are pressuring him to step down, while some DPK lawmakers are demanding official explanations from the party leader.
Gov't offers incentives to bivalent vaccine recipients
Starting Monday, people who receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine will be offered free tickets to traditional palaces as an incentive offered by the government to individuals getting a booster shot ahead of a possible surge in infections this winter.
Standing passenger ban on Gyeonggi buses frustrates commuters
A 30-year-old office worker surnamed Kim who travels from Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, to downtown Seoul on her morning commute, left home half an hour earlier than usual on Friday. Having heard that intercity buses would no longer accept standing passengers, she was nervous that she might be late for work.
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