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Top prosecutor scrambling to tighten grip on office
Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl broke his long silence Monday, with a message that many viewed as an expression of Yoon's intention to tighten his grip on the nearly 2,300 prosecutors who have seen their standing increasingly falter amid the ongoing prosecutorial reform drive backed by the Moon Jae-in administration.
New housing laws at center of criticism
The revised housing lease laws which went into effect on Friday are drawing huge criticism from both landlords and tenants.
Warming climate puts Korea under insect invasions
Korea is experiencing an insect population boom, which is in part an effect of climate change, environment experts said Wednesday. A mountain area in Eunpyeong District, western Seoul, has been hit with hordes of stick insects; a species found in abundance in tropical and subtropical climates. The huge number of green and brown insects can be seen over the entire mountain are...
Calls mounting for toughening entry rules for foreigners
The government is facing growing calls to toughen its entry rules for non-citizens in order to protect the country from COVID-19 infections being “imported” from overseas.
Long way to go for Yongsan Park
Many are wondering how long it will take for Yongsan Park, which will become Korea's largest urban park, to be completed as the negotiations on the return of U.S. military bases to the Korean government have been moving at a snail's pace. When completed, the envisioned park on a site roughly 3 square kilometers is expected to cover an area equivalent to 340 football fields co...
Infection clusters grow amid eased quarantine rules
There are increasing concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19 here as a growing number of infection clusters involving fishing boats and churches have been reported amid the government's move to ease quarantine rules and social distancing. Thirty-two sailors on a Russia-flagged fishing vessel in Busan tested positive for the coronavirus, the Korea Center for Disease Control ...
Key rule in public health crisis: communication
Late in the night of Feb. 18, directors of big hospitals in Daegu including the Kyungpook University, Keimyung University Daegu Dongsan were all active in a Kakao group chat with the city's mayor and other officials.
Ex-mayor's accuser rejects investigation by city gov't
A lawyer representing a former secretary of the late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who filed a sexual harassment complaint against him with the police, rejected taking part in the Seoul Metropolitan Government's planned investigation into the allegations, Wednesday, instead asking the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) to look into the case.
Gov't designates Aug. 17 one-off holiday
The government decided Tuesday to designate Aug. 17 a one-off holiday in an attempt to encourage citizens to travel and spend more, while granting healthcare workers time to rest amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic.
GM Korea CEO indicted for violating labor law
Prosecutors indicted GM Korea CEO Kaher Kazem, Tuesday, for violating the Labor Law, a blow to Korea's third largest automobile manufacturer which has been struggling financially amid COVID-19 pandemic.
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