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Fri, July 1, 2022 | 02:03
'LGBTQ-friendly society is safer for everyone': candidates
Oh Seung-jae, 24, a gay man running for a Seoul Metropolitan Council seat as a proportional representative for the minor progressive Justice Party, decided to become a politician after watching a televised debate during the 2017 presidential election. Oh said he wanted to give fellow sexual minorities a greater say in the policymaking process.
Local winemaker revisits thrill of wine uncorked at presidential inauguration
Winemaker Ahn Nam-rak, 64, couldn't believe what he heard from his neighbor, that his wine was on TV and that it had been chosen as one of the spirits to be served during President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration on May 10.
Ruling party to send delegation to Ukraine after local elections
The ruling conservative People Power Party (PPP) will send a peace delegation to Ukraine right after the June 1 local elections, the party said Monday. PPP leader Lee Jun-seok will lead the delegation. According to the party's press release, Monday, the delegation, tentatively called “the Korea-Ukraine special envoy in solidarity for liberty and peace,” plans to visit the war...
Jeju airport to resume international flights in June
Jeju International Airport will resume international flights in June for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago.
Presidential security team misplaces live bullets
A police officer who was guarding the precincts of the presidential office in Seoul's Yongsan District lost six live bullets last Wednesday and the police have been searching for them for nine days. According to police, Thursday, an officer from the 101 Presidential Police Security Corps lost six live bullets for a .38-caliber revolver while on duty on May 18. The officer los...
Undocumented resident gets 1.5-year jail term for financing Syria-based terrorist group
An undocumented resident of Russian nationality who sent 8.2 million won ($6,500) in cash to a Syria-based terrorist group was sentenced to 1.5 years in prison, along with a court order to pay back the same amount as a fine
Justice ministry to dispatch human rights commissioner to immigration detention centers
The Ministry of Justice plans to improve foreign national detainees' human rights at immigration detention centers and immigration waiting rooms at airports. According to a public notice on its push for a partial revision of laws and regulations governing the procedures for detaining undocumented immigrants in custody, Wednesday, a commissioner is to be dispatched to inspect ...
Int'l flight operations to resume at local airports in June
Korea Airports Corp. (KAC) will resume international flights and activate its local airports network to pave the way for the industry's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, its chief said, Tuesday.
Traditional Korean food served at state dinner for U.S. president
“Hansik” or Korean cuisine was served during a state dinner hosted by President Yoon Suk-yeol for visiting U.S. President Joe Biden at the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan District, Seoul, near the presidential office, on Saturday, following their summit.
Civilian members of digital sex crime task force resign as #MeToo prosecutor calls it quits
Prosecutor Seo Ji-hyun / YonhapBy Lee Hae-rinA female prosecutor's resignation in protest against a recent reshuffle in the prosecution has created a domino effect on the in-house digital crime task force team: with 17 out of 22 task force members offering their resignation. Prosecutor Seo Ji-hyun, better known by her nickname “the #MeToo prosecutor” for her cour...
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