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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Sun, December 5, 2021 | 11:10
Justice minister's scandals anger young Koreans
Young people in Korea are growing increasingly angry over a number of scandals involving the son of Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae and the scions of other powerful figures, leading many to raise questions about the fairness in society heralded by President Moon Jae-in.
Waste disposal crisis looming large in Seoul metropolitan area
A waste disposal crisis is looming large in the Seoul metropolitan area for 2025 as Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province struggle to find alternative landfill sites that can replace the current one, according to environmental engineering experts.
New justice could take Supreme Court further to left
A former appeals court judge in Busan, Lee Heung-ku, joined Korea's Supreme Court Tuesday as a justice, indicating that the top court could be tilted further toward the left.
Justice minister further cornered over son's military service
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae found herself in deeper trouble Monday, as an additional allegation regarding her son's military service surfaced over the weekend.
'History of Hangeul should be rewritten'
Kim Dong-jin, chairman of the Hulbert Memorial Society, a nonprofit organization commemorating Homer Hulbert (1867-1949), disclosed an original copy of an 1889 New-York Tribune article written by the influential missionary about Hangeul, the Korean alphabet, on Monday.
Where does Seoul's drinking water come from?
A recent tap water crisis in Incheon has attracted public attention about the quality of drinking water in cities across the country. Larvae were found in tap water across Incheon, Busan and parts of Gyeonggi Province, raising questions among the public about where their water comes from and how it is processed.
How COVID-19 pandemic affects foreign residents in Korea
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic can be felt especially hard by foreign residents in Korea - many don't speak the language and are considered outsiders here. They have little support around them and visiting their families in their home countries is almost impossible due to travel bans and lockdowns around the world. The Korea Times contacted several foreign residents from...
Another legal battle set to haunt Samsung heir
Prosecutors indicted Samsung Group Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong without physical detention, Tuesday, on multiple charges related to a controversial merger of two of the group's affiliates and alleged accounting fraud.
Remembering Homer Hulbert
Kim Dong-jin, right, chairman of the Hulbert Memorial Society, holds a flower during an event held in Seoul, Monday, to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the death of Homer Hulbert (1863-1949), an American educator who helped Korea's independence movement. He was also an advocate for the Korean language and died in Korea in 1949. Next to Kim are Ministry of Patriots and Vet...
Doctors continue strike despite government's threat of punishment
Trainee doctors vowed Sunday to continue their ongoing strike in protest of the government's healthcare system reform plan, a move expected to pose a bigger threat to Korea in its response to COVID-19.
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