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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Wed, November 30, 2022 | 09:05
No men allowed: Women-only spaces increasing in Korea
Jeong Ye-ji, a 31-year-old female office worker living in Gwanak District, Seoul, switched her gym to a women-only fitness center two months ago, which has made her workout routines more satisfying. “For one thing, I became more confident since I don't have to worry about getting unwanted stares from men. I can wear tight outfits such as leggings, cycling pants and tank tops ...
Typhoon Nanmadol to bring powerful winds, rains from Sunday
Typhoon Nanmadol, the 14th tropical storm of this year, is expected approach the Korean Peninsula this Sunday, bringing powerful winds and rainfall to the southern areas of South Gyeongsang Province and Jeju Island, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).
Public outraged by yet another stalking murder
A murder case of a female subway worker by a male ex-colleague, which was committed one day before he was to be sentenced on charges of stalking the victim, has triggered public fury over the government's poor response to repeated stalking murders. The 31-year-old former Seoul Metro employee, identified only by his surname Jeon, allegedly stabbed the 28-year-old woman multipl...
Doctors call for protection from rising violence in ERs
Doctors are urging the government to step up efforts to stem workplace violence as assault cases against emergency room staff by patients and their guardians are increasing to an alarming level. Unlike other hospital departments where patients need to schedule an appointment to see a doctor, ER workers have to see everyone who walks through the door, which leaves them more pr...
When will Korea remove indoor face mask rule?
After nearly two years since the indoor mask mandate was first implemented in Korea, experts are debating whether the government should review lifting the requirement, as a number of countries have lifted or eased the mandate. To help curb the spread of the coronavirus, the government required mask wearing both outdoors and indoors starting from Oct. 13, 2020. The outdoor mas...
Drug trafficking thrives on dark web
Three men in their 30s were arrested on Aug. 21 for alleged drug use at a camping site in the southeastern port city of Ulsan. Surveillance camera footage showed one men, half-naked, tumbling down into the bushes and then slapping himself on the face, while the other two attempted to drive a car with the doors open. They were found to be on Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonl...
Paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at British Embassy
A memorial altar is set up at the British Embassy in Seoul, Tuesday, to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after the longest-serving monarch in British history died at the age of 96, Sept. 8. The altar will be open to the public through Friday during visitor hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yonhap
[SPECIAL REPORT] 'Too good to be true': Belarusian circus performers deceived by Korean agency
YEOSU, South Jeolla Province - On a cloudy afternoon on Aug. 7, Andrey Ramanenka, 29, and Katsiaryna Balabolava, 27, were out at the seashore in the coastal city of Yeosu to practice their circus tricks, a daily routine the duo has never skipped since arriving in Korea in April. The Belarusian couple who go by the name Duo Candy energetically show off an energetic array of sk...
VANK points out multiple errors about Korea in English dictionaries
The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a civic organization promoting Korean culture and history online, has pointed out multiple errors and distortions in nearly a dozen English dictionaries and encyclopedias, Monday. The organization, which searched for “Korea” in 15 well-known dictionaries online, found that 11 of them exclusively used of the term “Sea of Japan” to ...
Nearly 10 million COVID-19 vaccines may be discarded in Korea
Nearly 10 million soon-to-expire COVID-19 vaccine doses are likely to be discarded in Korea amid waning demand, in sharp contrast to the early days of the national vaccination campaign when the country grappled with a scarce supply. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), as of Monday, there are a total of 14,208,000 stockpiled vaccine doses.
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