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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Fri, February 23, 2024 | 18:46
Main opposition leader to return to party affairs after monthlong hiatus
Main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Rep. Lee Jae-myung will return to the National Assembly on Monday after a 35-day absence from party affairs.
Yoon shows firm resolve to pursue medical school quota expansion
President Yoon Suk Yeol made it clear, Thursday, that he will push ahead with a plan to raise the enrollment quota of medical schools to help stop or at least slow down deepening regional disparities in medical services and prepare for an aging society.
Korea's 1st female urologist earns fitness championship award
Urologist Yoon Ha-na, who is known for being the country’s first female physician specializing in urology, once again grabbed the headlines as she recently earned a fitness championship award.
Watch out for obesity: 1 in 3 Korean adults considered overweight
One out of every three Korean adults was classified as obese as of last year. And the problem appears to be more serious among men in their 30s, as more than half of that group was classified as obese, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Wednesday.
AI to provide both opportunities, challenges to labor market: labor minister
Artificial intelligence (AI) tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT will provide not only challenges, but also opportunities in the labor market, Employment and Labor Minister Lee Jung-sik said, amid growing fears about AI taking over people's jobs.
No. of criminals fleeing overseas nears 4,000 over past 5 years
The number of criminal offenders fleeing overseas over the past five years has been tallied at about 3,800, but only 1,740 have been brought back to Korea, according to a lawmaker, Tuesday.
Doctors threaten to protest gov't move to expand medical school quota
The government is expected to face massive protests from doctors over its imminent plan to drastically increase the enrollment quota of medical schools to address a looming shortage of physicians in the country and a deepening regional disparity of medical resources.
Gender equality ministry faces uncertainties following withdrawal of minister nominee
The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family faces growing uncertainties caused by a leadership vacuum, after Kim Haeng, who was nominated for the position of minister, withdrew her name from consideration.
Being young does not necessarily equate to being happy
A man in his 20s, who was hired by one of the world's major IT companies three years ago, quit his job last year.
Chances to take Korean language test overseas to double next year
Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) opportunities will double next year for people outside the country, according to the Ministry of Education, Wednesday.
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