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Sun, November 27, 2022 | 01:32
Immigration service searches for 'missing' Vietnamese tourists
Vietnamese travelers arrive at Yangyang International Airport in Gangwon Province on Oct. 14, one day after Fly Gangwon, a low-cost Korean air carrier, launched its Yangyang-Hanoi route. Yonhap By Lee Hae-rinAround 100 Vietnamese nationals who entered Korea as tourists via Yangyang International Airport have fallen out of contact, raising suspicions at the immigration service...
Korea Times photojournalist wins award
“Football coach Son Woong-jung, 'Modesty is my strength.'” A photo by Korea Times photographer Choi Won-suk topped the Best Portrait Photo category at the 258th monthly press photo contest hosted by the Korea Press Photographers' Association (KPPA), Wednesday. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukBy Lee Hae-rinKorea Times photojournalist Choi Won-suk won an award at a...
Korea-US alliance affects all countries: envoys
Envoys who participated in The Korea Times Forum on Wednesday said that the Korea-U.S. alliance is much more than a bilateral issue between the two countries and related to more than peace and stability in East Asia, noting that many other countries are also affected by the nature of Korea-U.S. ties.
Indoor mask rule to be in place for 3 more months: health authorities
The government will maintain the current indoor mask mandate for at least three more months, health authorities said Monday.
Busan to establish BTS-World Expo 2030 road near concert venue
The southeastern port city of Busan plans to make a BTS-World Expo 2030 Busan road around Busan's Asiad Main Stadium, where the K-pop giant held “Yet to Come in Busan,” a concert to support the city's bid to host the event on Oct. 15, according to the city government, Sunday.
Next COVID-19 wave to be fueled by new variants: experts
Newly emerging subvariants of the coronavirus are anticipated to rise to dominance and fuel the country's upcoming fall and winter wave. The numbers of daily COVID-19 infections most recently surged here in early July, peaking with more than 180,000 cases per day in mid-August, driven mostly by Omicron subvariant BA.5. Since then, the numbers of daily infections had been grad...
Protests, boycott against Paris Baguette, SPC spread following factory worker's death
Following the death of a young worker at a factory affiliated with food and beverage giant SPC, public outrage against the company has been escalating due to its handling of the incident. On Saturday, a 23-year-old female employee at the factory in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province died in an accident in which her upper body was caught in a sauce mixer machine. She was supporting...
Pandemic-hit tourism industry calls for gov't subsidies for recovery
Over 1,000 people working in the country's travel and tourism sector gathered in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, calling on the government to provide subsidies to help them recover from pandemic-induced losses. Seventeen tourism associations of metropolitan cities and provinces across the country, including its Seoul branch, the Seoul Tourism Association (STA), occup...
Legal experts debate class action suit against Kakao
A group of consumers with an attorney are preparing a class action lawsuit against Kakao to seek compensation for damages suffered due to the fire that destroyed its main data center on Oct. 15. Shin Jae-youn, a partner attorney at Seoul-based law firm LKB & Partners, set up an online community titled, “Compensation for damages due to Kakao Talk fire disruption,” on Sunday. T...
Kyung Hee Univ. System hosts Peace BAR Festival in honor of Int'l Day of Peace
In commemoration of the U.N. International Day of Peace, Kyung Hee University System assembled scholars to exchange ideas for resolving global disasters including climate change, hunger and inequality. The institution, whose branch institutions include Kyung Hee University, held its annual Peace BAR Festival from Sept. 20 to 22 at the university's Grand Peace Palace.
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