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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Wed, October 4, 2023 | 21:49
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.
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.
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