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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 13:24
Environmental, economic problems concerning Saemangeum airport project resurface
Economic and environmental issues regarding a proposed airport in Saemangeum are emerging once again as the tendering process to construct it came to an end, Thursday.
Banksy's work to be on display at Paradise City
Korea will see one of the most evocative and iconic works of Banksy on display next month. Paradise City, an integrated resort complex in Incheon, announced Wednesday, that it will showcase the “Love in Paradise: Banksy and Keith Haring” exhibition in September with the support of Sotheby's, the global leading auction house, in celebration of the upcoming Frieze Seoul, intern...
Espresso coffee bars surge in number in Seoul as tastes evolve
Koreans drink around 353 cups of coffee every year, according to Hyundai Research Institute's latest report. The figure is a sharp rise from 291 cups in 2015 and 2.7 times more than the world's yearly average of 132 cups. People in the caffeine-loving nation have primarily consumed instant coffee packaged in stick-type pouches - more commonly known as “mix coffee” here - or i...
First lady caught in controversy over social media verification mark
First lady Kim Keon Hee is once again mired in a controversy due to the official verification of her social media account.
Chinese tour groups start returning to Korea
Korea is expecting a large-scale return of Chinese travelers, as China announced the lifting of its ban on group tours to Korea last week after more than six years of economic sanctions.
China allows group tours to Korea after more than 6 years of restrictions
China has lifted its ban on group tours to Korea after more than six years of unofficial and official sanctions, signaling the return of Chinese travelers, who used to make up the largest portion of visitors to Korea. The sudden relaxation of travel restrictions will likely lead to a boost in Korea's post-pandemic tourism industry.
Jamboree Scouts explore Korea's culture, tourism destinations after leaving Saemangeum
About 37,000 young Scouts and adult volunteers from over 150 countries participating in the 25th World Scout Jamboree are exploring regional travel points in Seoul and seven other cities after leaving the event's original venue on reclaimed land in Saemangeum, North Jeolla Province, due to a typhoon forecast, the organizing committee said, Wednesday.
Lawmakers mull life imprisonment without parole for brutal crimes
Lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties seek to introduce life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for offenders of brutal crimes in response to a recent series of deadly random attacks.
Police to be granted more leeway to use force against violent criminals
Amid growing fears of random attacks and online murder threats forewarning of copycat crimes, Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon ordered the prosecution, Monday, to broadly endorse the use of force by police in the process of arresting violent offenders.
Fears grow over copycat crimes following series of stabbing rampages
A series of copycat crimes and menacing online posts forewarning of similar attacks have emerged across the country following stabbing rampages at southern Seoul's Sillim Station and a department store in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province.
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