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Forced labor victim calls for prompt court decision against Japanese firms
Kim Sung-joo, one of the three surviving victims of Japan's wartime forced labor, together with a related civic group, called on the Supreme Court, Wednesday, to hand down prompt rulings on pending cases regarding compensation collection from the offending Japanese companies.
Mpox cases spread across the nation
Cases of mpox, also known as monkeypox, are showing signs of spreading across the nation. New infections have been reported in Seoul and neighboring areas and also in cities and provinces around the country. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) is working to enhance mpox vaccination publicity and to designate hospitals for mpox patients across the country, i...
Yoon pledges to root out drug-related crimes
President Yoon Suk Yeol vowed, Tuesday, to mobilize all possible resources to root out crimes related to narcotics, responding to heightened concerns following the distribution of methamphetamine-laced drinks to high school students in Seoul and allegations of habitual drug use by A-list actor Yoo Ah-in.
Provincial gov't announces tourism promotion plan to ease burden on fire-hit Gangneung
Gangwon Province will launch a campaign to encourage tourists to visit the northeastern coastal city of Gangneung, which was hit by a massive wildfire last week. The campaign comes as the reservation cancellation rate for accommodation in Gangneung has increased, between 20 to 40 percent, since the fire broke out, according to a provincial office.
Conflicts grow over construction of animal crematoriums
With the increasing number of people living with companion animals in Korea, funeral services for pets - mostly dogs and cats - have been drawing increasing attention from bereaved owners who want to send off their beloved animals the same way they would their human family members.
Government to check on infants without medical records
The government will conduct a full investigation into the issue of infants under the age of two who did not get essential vaccine shots or do not have recent medical records, in an effort to identify children at risk of abuse and protect them in advance.
Hongseong Medical Center hires 3 specialists to boost regional medical services
Three experienced physicians recently joined the Hongseong Medical Center in South Chungcheong Province, with growing expectations that they will contribute to improving medical services in the region and resolving a worsening disparity between big cities and municipalities. According to the medical center, Kim Young-chul, specializing in neuropsychiatry, Kang Dae-hyun, speci...
3 locally acquired mpox cases raise concerns
Concerns are growing over the transmission of mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, as Korea has reported three locally acquired cases in just five days. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Wednesday, health authorities confirmed two more mpox cases - the country's seventh and eighth - on Monday and Tuesday, after the sixth case was reported last...
Famed lawyer faces disbarment after failing to show up in court
The Korean Bar Association is considering disciplinary action against high-profile lawyer Kwon Gyeong-ae, who was in charge of a lawsuit over a teenager's death due to school bullying and lost the case because of her repeated failures to attend hearings.
Police request Chinese authorities' assistance in drug-laced drinks case
Police have requested the assistance of Chinese authorities in locating two individuals based in China suspected of masterminding the distribution of drinks laced with drugs to high school students in Seoul.
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