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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Mon, September 25, 2023 | 01:02
Government's treatment of war veterans under scrutiny
The treatment of war veterans by central and local governments has been called into question following news of a Korean War veteran stealing food due to his economic plight.
Korea's age system to change from Wednesday
Korea will scrap its traditional method of counting a person's age and officially adopt the internationally recognized system beginning this Wednesday, the Ministry of Government Legislation announced Monday. The change comes as the revisions to the Basic Administrative Act and the Civil Act, which were passed by the National Assembly last December to scrap the country's incr...
Korea to relax requirements for E-7-4 skilled worker visa in bid to tackle labor shortage
The Ministry of Justice will relax requirements for the E-7-4 skilled worker visa that guarantees long-term employment, officials said Sunday, noting that its quota will also be increased.
Mom's murder of 2 newborns reignites debate over anonymous childbirth
The recent arrest of a mother accused of killing her two newborns and keeping their bodies in a freezer at home is reigniting a years-long debate over the need to enact a law allowing women to give birth anonymously in cases of unwanted pregnancy.
Discovery of dead babies exposes loopholes in state management of newborns
The discovery of two infants who were apparently murdered by their mother and stored in a refrigerator has once again exposed serious loopholes in the country's system of managing newborn babies that relies only on parents to register childbirths. This has left some 2,000 out of 2.6 million babies who were born from 2015 until last year without any record of registration, whi...
Remembering 1st Korean War battle
Elementary school students visit the U.N. Forces First Battle Memorial at the Osan Jukmiryeong Peace Park in Gyeonggi Province, Wednesday, four days before the 73rd anniversary of the outbreak of the 1950-53 Korean War. The park was set up in 2020 in memory of the Battle of Osan o...
Paik Hospital's shutdown raises concerns over medical services vacuum in Seoul
The decision to shut down Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital is raising concerns over a possible medical service vacuum in central Seoul, as the 82-year-old hospital, the only general hospital in downtown Seoul's Jung District, has also played a role as a medical institute dedicated to infectious diseases.
High-earning lecturers slamming Yoon's mention of CSAT face chilly reaction
Several “star lecturers” offering private education to students preparing for the state-administered College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) have criticized President Yoon Suk Yeol's order to exclude extremely difficult “killer” questions from the annual college entrance exam.
Medical colleges in Hungary become popular among aspiring Korean doctors
An increasing number of aspiring doctors in Korea have moved to Hungary to study and then returned home to acquire medical licenses here for the last 20 years, according to Rep. Shin Hyun-young of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea, Friday.
Yoon's remarks on college entrance exam cause confusion among students, parents
President Yoon Suk Yeol's comments regarding the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), which were construed as instructing the education ministry to make the test easier, are causing confusion among students and parents, just five months before the state-administered college entrance exam is to be held.
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