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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Thu, September 28, 2023 | 00:41
Angelina Jolie's son to become Yonsei student
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's eldest son Maddox Jolie-Pitt will start classes at Yonsei University in September, the school confirmed, Tuesday. The confirmation followed a report in People magazine the previous day.
Elderly need at least 2.5 million won for post retirement
Residents in Seoul think a couple needs 2.52 million won per month on average to have a decent lifestyle after they turn 65 years old, according to a recent study. The Seoul Institute, a city-funded research agency, however, showed people were not preparing for retirement. The institute surveyed 1,013 city residents aged between 20 and 60 from Feb. 5 to Feb 22.
Chronic insomnia grows on high stress
How did you sleep last night? If you had difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, you may have insomnia. Acute insomnia lasts one night or two mostly due to dramatic changes in the environment. Chronic insomnia occurs at least three times a week and lasts more than three months.
Seoul hit for stereotyping gender roles
A Seoul city government poster promoting its childcare policies came under fire for stereotyping gender roles.The poster shows a 36-year-old mother kissing her daughter. Next to the image is the text “Seoul helps your future” with a list of policies assisting child delivery, childcare and family housing...
GGGI director-general talks about sustainable development
Frank Rijsberman, 62, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), proudly calls himself a sustainable development practitioner.Based in Seoul, the GGGI is an international organization committed to strengthening green growth strategies of developing countries using the model of Korea.
Court orders 24 years in jail for former President Park
A lower court in Seoul sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison and fined her 18 billion won ($16.8 million) on corruption charges Friday. This makes her the nation's third ex-president to be criminally convicted. The decision by the Seoul Central District Court came almost a year after she was removed from power.
Jet fighter crash kills 2 pilots
An Air Force jet crashed into a mountain in Chilgok, North Gyeongsang Province, 216 kilometers southeast of Seoul, Thursday, killing two pilots, the Air Force said. The military initially said both ejected from the jet safely. No civilian damage was reported. The crash site is close to a golf course.
[Reporter's Notebook] Next police chief should be female
The mood at the National Police Agency (NPA) has been mixed lately. President Moon Jae-in's outspoken support for the agency to have more investigative power has made officers of the police agency enthusiastic.
Waste management crisis undermines recycling
The recent waste management crisis in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province is adding pressure to Korea's recycling industry.The crisis took place Monday when 48 recycling companies stopped collecting from their clients, mostly apartment complexes.
Ex-President Park's verdict to be aired live (From 2:10 p.m. Friday)
The verdict and possible sentencing of former President Park Geun-hye on corruption charges scheduled for Friday will be broadcast live. The Seoul Central District Court said Tuesday that despite Park’s request it decided to air the verdict as “it is a matter of public interest.” The broadcast will start at 2:10 p.m., and court cameras will be used instead of allowing TV came...