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Jeju airport to resume international flights in June
Jeju International Airport will resume international flights in June for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago.
Presidential security team misplaces live bullets
A police officer who was guarding the precincts of the presidential office in Seoul's Yongsan District lost six live bullets last Wednesday and the police have been searching for them for nine days. According to police, Thursday, an officer from the 101 Presidential Police Security Corps lost six live bullets for a .38-caliber revolver while on duty on May 18. The officer los...
Undocumented resident gets 1.5-year jail term for financing Syria-based terrorist group
An undocumented resident of Russian nationality who sent 8.2 million won ($6,500) in cash to a Syria-based terrorist group was sentenced to 1.5 years in prison, along with a court order to pay back the same amount as a fine
Justice ministry to dispatch human rights commissioner to immigration detention centers
The Ministry of Justice plans to improve foreign national detainees' human rights at immigration detention centers and immigration waiting rooms at airports. According to a public notice on its push for a partial revision of laws and regulations governing the procedures for detaining undocumented immigrants in custody, Wednesday, a commissioner is to be dispatched to inspect ...
Int'l flight operations to resume at local airports in June
Korea Airports Corp. (KAC) will resume international flights and activate its local airports network to pave the way for the industry's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, its chief said, Tuesday.
Traditional Korean food served at state dinner for U.S. president
“Hansik” or Korean cuisine was served during a state dinner hosted by President Yoon Suk-yeol for visiting U.S. President Joe Biden at the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan District, Seoul, near the presidential office, on Saturday, following their summit.
Civilian members of digital sex crime task force resign as #MeToo prosecutor calls it quits
Prosecutor Seo Ji-hyun / YonhapBy Lee Hae-rinA female prosecutor's resignation in protest against a recent reshuffle in the prosecution has created a domino effect on the in-house digital crime task force team: with 17 out of 22 task force members offering their resignation. Prosecutor Seo Ji-hyun, better known by her nickname “the #MeToo prosecutor” for her cour...
Small Seoul temple becomes beacon for religious harmony
Partway up Mount Bugak, in northeastern Seoul's serene Seongbuk-dong, stands a small Buddhist site named Gilsang Temple. Since its establishment in 1997, the temple has come to represent religious harmony. There, Buddhists and interdenominational Christians mingle and work together on joint projects to help the poorest of the poor in the community. According to the temple's o...
Anti-LGBTQ sentiment widespread in Korea: survey
People who oppose discrimination against sexual minorities march with their advocacy groups' flags by the Presidential Office in Yongsan District, Seoul, May 14, to mark the International Day of Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia which falls on Tuesday this year. Courtesy of DawoomBy Lee Hae-rinKorea is a hostile place for 97 percent of sexual minorities, according to a rec...
Labor experts call for longer duration of stay for foreign workers
Labor experts called for refinement of the policy on foreign workers to supplement their residence qualification and duration of stay, in response to the country's low birth rate and aging population, during a debate on foreign employment policies held by the Korea Federation of SMEs at its headquarters in Seoul, Thursday.
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