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Sun, November 27, 2022 | 01:59
Service of soldiers dispatched to Korean, Vietnam wars to be commemorated
The government will set a day to commemorate the service and sacrifices of soldiers dispatched overseas, such as the United Nations peacekeepers who fought in the Korean War as well as Korean soldiers deployed in the Vietnam War. According to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, Monday, the government will designate May 29 as the Day of Soldiers Dispatched Overseas ...
More typhoons feared to hit Korea
Forecasts show that more typhoons could become active and approach the Korean Peninsula, putting the country on edge shortly after Typhoon Hinnamnor devastated the southern part of the country last week. Typhoon Muifa, the 12th tropical storm this year, was moving eastward over waters 310 kilometers southeast of Taipei as of Monday 3 p.m., according to the Korea Meteorologica...
Korea at 'twins boom': twin rate rises to 5 percent among newborns
On New Year's Day this year, Ahn Ki-hoon, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Korea University Anam Hospital, carried out a cesarean operation to help a pregnant woman deliver triplets.“It was a very close moment to birth,” Ahn told The Korea Times in a recent phone interview, explaining that the mother was going through premature contractions in the 33rd week of preg...
First lady continues to be mired in plagiarism allegations
First lady Kim Keon-hee has come under fire again, as a group of professors has reignited the allegations that she plagiarized her Ph.D. dissertation and other published papers. She had been cleared of the allegations last month following an eight-month probe by her alma mater, Kookmin University, which stated ultimately that the “statute of limitations of five years for veri...
Prosecutor general nominee grilled over cronyism allegations
Prosecutor General nominee Lee One-seok denied allegations that he is close to President Yoon Suk-yeol - formerly prosecutor general - and vowed to defend the prosecution's political neutrality and independence from the presidential office.
Typhoon Hinnamnor forecast to strike Korea's southern coast Tuesday
Typhoon Hinnamnor, the most powerful tropical storm so far this year, is forecast to hit the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula next Tuesday, causing strong winds and heavy rain. In addition, it could become the strongest storm ever to hit the country, raising concerns over possible damage, the likes of which have never been witnessed here before.
Taekwondo education kicks off at Um Hong Gil Human School in Nepal
World Taekwondo (WT) and the Asia Development Foundation (ADF) will provide taekwondo and Korean language education to students at a school established by mountaineer Um Hong-gil's foundation in Nepal. The one-year program started on Aug. 22 at Birethanti Secondary School in the Annapurna trekking area, which is a two-hour drive from the country's tourism hotspot of Pokhara.
1 out of 5 foreign nationals in Korea are undocumented residents
The number of undocumented people of foreign nationality in Korea has hit its highest figure in nearly two years. As of July, a total of 395,068 undocumented foreign nationals live in Korea, according to the annual statistics report by the Ministry of Justice's Korea Immigration Service, Thursday. It is the highest figure since September 2020, when the figure stood at 396,000...
World Taekwondo Grand-Prix to be held in Paris
The World Taekwondo Grand-Prix will be held in Paris for the first time from Sept. 2 to 4, giving competing athletes a taste of the city before the 2024 Olympic Games. The Paris 2022 World Taekwondo Grand-Prix will be held at the Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan in Levallois-Perret, a northwestern suburb 6 kilometers from the capital's center. The taekwondo competition of the ...
North Korean leader infected with COVID-19, state media says
Pyongyang's official Rodong Shinmun daily confirmed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been infected with COVID-19.The official confirmation by the state-run newspaper came weeks after Kim's sister, Yo-jong, hinted at her brother's infection while presiding over an emergency meeting on Aug. 11 where she declared a victory over the virus. She said her brother was serious...
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