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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 13:17
Justice minister again refutes alleged personal request for extended military leave for son
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae said Thursday neither she nor her husband had personally called the military to request preferential extended leave for their son during his mandatory military service in 2017.
KCDA says free flu shots for all an impossibility
As flu season approaches, the possibility of free flu vaccinations for the country's entire population has been on the lips of politicians.
490,000 students take mock CSAT amid COVID-19
Around 490,000 high school seniors took a mock College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) in 3,000 schools and 428 private cram schools across Korea, Wednesday, amid lingering concern over the spread of COVID-19.
Tall, tiny house: Couple's solution to owning home in Seoul
Thirty three square meters of land doesn't seem big enough to build a house on. But architect and educator Choi Min-wook designed a five-story residential building for himself, his wife and their cat on a tiny plot of land in the heart of Seoul.
Child porn makers could face over 29 years in prison
The independent Sentencing Commission under the Supreme Court proposed new guidelines Tuesday that will allow judges to hand down prison terms of up to 29 years and three months for those found guilty of creating sexually exploitative content.
Foreign residents in Seoul warned against voice phishing
Julian, a Mongolian resident of Seoul, received a text message recently asking for his bank account information with the promise that the COVID-19 relief fund would be applied on his behalf and sent to his account.
COVID-19 makes life tougher for immigrant workers
Korea is home to almost 2.5 million people who were born outside the country, with almost half coming from China and Vietnam, followed by the Philippines and Bangladesh.
Seoul City to unveil new tourism video featuring BTS
The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to roll out a new tourism promotional video Friday, featuring BTS, the K-pop group that made history recently by landing at No.1 on Billboard's main singles chart.
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.
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