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Reporter : Jung Da-hyun
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 06:58
Debate heats up on earthquake emergency alert system
In the early hours of Thursday, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck the southeastern city of Gyeongju in North Gyeongsang Province, triggering a blaring emergency alert from cell phones, which drew complaints from people who expressed frustration at being abruptly awoken at dawn by the disconcerting sound.
Busan citizens disappointed but ready for World Expo 2035 bid
BUSAN - 'I can't believe it ended so badly ... The votes obtained were less than we expected,' said a citizen after Busan fell short in its bid to host World Expo 2030, Wednesday.
Economist challenges Yoon's immigration policies
Debate has been heating up over the government's immigration policies, including a plan to introduce a record number of foreign laborers, including construction workers and domestic workers, to tackle labor shortages caused by worsening demographic issues.
Final vote for Expo venue to take place today
A decisive vote to determine the venue of World Expo 2030 through ballots cast by the representatives of 182 member states of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) is scheduled to take place Tuesday night.
Seoul Big Data Forum to focus on city of future with new tech solutions
The 2023 Seoul Big Data Forum is set to take place from Thursday to Friday and will focus on the concept of a sustainable future city through the exploration of solutions to urban challenges by using big data and cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI).
Exhibition highlights history of Korea-UK ties marking 140th anniversary
An exhibition spotlighting the 140-year history of diplomatic ties between Korea and the United Kingdom commenced on Nov. 15 in Seoul.
[INTERVIEW] UNICEF seeks cooperation with Korea to tackle climate crisis, humanitarian challenges
Korea has played a crucial role in tackling the climate crisis and humanitarian challenges faced by the world, with resources from both the public and private sectors, in collaboration with UNICEF and its Korean partners, according to Kitty van der Heijden, the deputy executive director of UNICEF.
Paper straw makers set conditions in response to gov't's plastic plan
Paper straw companies announced, Tuesday, that they have no choice but to cease operations, unless the government accepts their two proposed conditions: Maintaining the original plan to ban plastics after the pilot period and devising a damage compensation plan.
Administrative network fully restored after 56-hour crash
The government's administrative computer network system has been fully restored, after 56 hours of paralysis which caused massive inconveniences to public services across the country, according to the interior ministry. However, questions remain as to the fundamental reason for the system failure.
Global bio leaders to gather in Seoul for World Bio Summit
The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the World Health Organization will co-host the World Bio Summit 2023 in Seoul from Monday to Tuesday.
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