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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Fri, December 8, 2023 | 05:18
Seoul Mayor urges Trump to give message of peace
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon wrote a post to visiting U.S. President Donald Trump Tuesday, urging him to give a message of peace not of war. Writing on Facebook from Colombo, Sri Lanka, Park said, “I hope this visit will pave the way for a greater alliance between Korea and the U.S., which is based on democracy, human rights and peace. And keeping these three values is a prerequ...
Seoul City publishes booklet to deal with people dying alone
People dying alone and out of touch with their families is on the rise in Korea. On Monday, the city of Seoul has become the first local government to publish a manual in an effort to deal with this problem.
Explosion raises calls for strict rules on volatile materials
An explosion on a five-ton truck carrying inflammable lubricants on a highway near Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, Thursday, raised calls for setting up a control system on trucks transporting volatile materials and their drivers. Thursday’s incident killed three, including the driver, and injured five others.
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Enjoy your autumn with hotel packages
The autumn chill has arrived, and hotels are offering plenty of options to those who are looking for special ways to celebrate the season.
Tour booth at Japanese airport promotes PyeongChang Winter Olympics
The Visit Korea Committee, a nonprofit group working to promote Korea’s tourism, opened a booth earlier this week at Japan’s Haneda International Airport to promote the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics slated for Feb. 9-25. The committee said the booth opened Nov. 1 and will stay open until Dec. 21 presenting PyeongChang, 126 kilometers east of Seoul, as a tourism destination...
Prosecution seeks 10 year prison term for Lotte Group founder
Prosecutors in Seoul requested 10 years in prison and 300 billion won ($269 million) in fines for Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho who is on trial for corruption. At the Seoul Central District Court, the prosecution made its case against the 95-year-old founder. “Although he is old and ill, we can’t let him off the hook because his crime is grave and it illegally benefited his family.”
Cause of actor's death yet to be confirmed
Mystery continued Wednesday over the cause of a car accident that killed actor Kim Joo-hyuck on Monday in southern Seoul. He drove a Mercedes SUV when it sideswiped a Grandeur sedan at 4:30 p.m., crashed into a wall in an I-Park apartment complex, rolled down some steps and flipped over. He was taken to a nearby hospital but died two hours later. Police continued their investigation Wednesday, reviewing black box footage and speaking with relatives and acquaintances.
65.6% opposes humanitarian aid to the North
More than 65 percent of the Korea Times anniversary survey respondents said they are against humanitarian aid to North Korea. In September, the Ministry of Unification authorized its first aid worth $ 8 million (approximately 9 billion won) to people in the impoverished regime through the World Food Program (WFP) and UNICEF, United Nations branches.
Discover Seoul Pass now covers PyeongChang
The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Tuesay that it will sell a special edition of the Discover Seoul Pass covering tourist attractions in and near PyeongChang where the 2018 Winter Olympics will take place. The city government said 5,000 passes are available at shops and online starting from today. The Discover Seoul Pass is a popular item for tourists visiting the capital...