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4 scenic drives for summer vacation
It has become harder to enjoy outdoor activities freely this summer vacation, as the country is facing yet another public health crisis due to the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections led by the highly contagious Delta variant. But how about taking a road trip to enjoy magnificent views from your own car?
Young people raise 'fairness' issue over perks to medalists
A “fairness” issue regarding benefits given to Olympic medalists here has come under the spotlight as they include a chance to buy a home through a special provision program. The issue is being raised by some young people who have experienced unprecedented difficulty in buying a home in recent years, as the Moon Jae-in government has struggled to rein in runaway housing price...
Tougher antivirus measures unavoidable amid 4th wave of infections
The government has signaled that it will introduce additional antivirus measures on top of the toughest Level 4 social distancing regulations imposed on the Seoul metropolitan area, as these do not appear to have curtailed rampant COVID-19 infections over the past three weeks amid the fourth wave of the pandemic here. Some medical experts have said it will only be a matter of...
COVID-19 infection threatens unvaccinated young people
The country has seen another death of a COVID-19 patient in their 20s, with concerns growing that the number of fatalities among unvaccinated young people could increase further as the fourth wave of coronavirus infections is showing no signs of abating. This was the second death among young patients in their 20s this week, and the fifth this year. The fatality rate for virus...
Women bracing to defend short-haired archer from anti-feminist criticisms
Women here are making a strong protest against groundless accusations that have labeled South Korean archer An San a “feminist” simply because of her short hair, calling on others to join a campaign to defend the athlete. Some celebrities have already been thrown into the line of fire by the public after being accused of being feminists by reactionary, male-dominated online g...
Man stabs veterinarian after death of dog
A man in his 50s has been detained for stabbing a veterinarian and attacking an animal hospital director after his dog died while being neutered there. The Yangcheon Police Station in Seoul said on Wednesday that they are investigating the man on suspicion of inflicting injury. According to police, the man allegedly stabbed the veterinarian in the arm with surgical scissors a...
Rights watchdog recommends revision to policy for undocumented children
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) asked the Ministry of Justice to improve a policy that gives temporary stay permits to undocumented children, Wednesday, saying that the policy benefits only a small number of children due to its limitations on the scope and duration. On April 19, the ministry announced the policy, under which children not registered as re...
Korea to introduce popular musicals, plays overseas through YouTube
Korea's popular musicals and plays will meet global audiences on YouTube through a Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) program that will run this Friday through Nov. 26. The KTO said its Welcome K-Stage program is aimed at introducing the excellence and appeal of Korean performances to audiences around the world, as well as at attracting more tourists to Korea after the COVID-19...
MBC shows disrespect to yet another country
Local broadcaster MBC is facing fresh criticism over its use of an inappropriate caption, which seemed to mock a player on the Romanian men's football team, during its coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. This incident followed other offensive remarks it made while broadcasting the opening ceremony of the Games, through disrespectful and discriminatory descriptions of some countri...
Vaccination incentive to be rescinded for travelers from 10 more countries
Russia, Uzbekistan and eight other countries have been newly designated by the Korean government as nations where highly contagious variants of the coronavirus are spreading quickly, thus arrivals from those countries will no longer be exempt from the 14-day mandatory self-isolation next month, even if they have been fully vaccinated.
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