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Reporter : Lee Yeon-woo
Fri, December 9, 2022 | 19:17
Life without internet unthinkable to Koreans: survey
A survey has found that Koreans spend 40 percent of their lives using the internet for streaming content or shopping online.
23 Russian nationals fleeing Putin's draft order on yachts attempt to enter Korea
After Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization on Sept. 21, resulting in an estimated 200,000 Russian nationals fleeing Russia for other countries, some of them have attempted to enter Korea on yachts.
Where did all the young taxi drivers go?
Seven out of 10 taxi drivers are in their 60s and 70s, according to data released by the Korea National Joint Conference of Private Taxi Association. Korea is indeed a rapidly aging society, but this time, there is a special factor behind the numbers: an exodus of young drivers. When the pandemic broke out, young drivers left the job to seek work in delivery and courier servi...
Rival parties divided over military exemption for BTS
Military exemptions for the members that make up the K-pop behemoth BTS has pitted the ruling People Power Party (PPP) against the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) during the National Assembly audit on the Ministry of National Defense on Friday.
Higher-risk sex offenders will wear enhanced electronic anklets: justice minister
Higher-risk sex offenders will wear an enhanced electronic device, according to Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon on Thursday.
Gov't raises late-night taxi fares to ease shortage of cabs
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport unveiled a set of measures on Tuesday intended to ease the acute taxis shortage late at night. Among them, the fares for calling and reserving a late-night cab will be hiked from the current 3,000 won ($2.10) to 5,000 won ($3.50) for taxis from franchised platform operators such as Kakao, and 4,000 won ($2.80) for general cab...
Released child rapist forbidden to go out during morning school rush hour
Kim Geun-sik, an infamous child rapist, will be prohibited from leaving his house in the morning when school starts after his release on Oct. 15. Kim, 54, has served 15 years in prison for raping 11 minors in 2006. According to legal circles, Sunday, the Seoul Southern District Court has accepted the prosecution's request to extend Kim's curfew hours from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Th...
Celebrating National Foundation Day
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, left, ruling People Power Party interim chief Rep. Chung Jin-suk, second from left, and Democratic Party of Korea Chairman Rep. Lee Jae-myung, third from left, raise their hands and cheer during a ceremony to celebrate National Foundation Day at the Government Complex Seoul, Monday. Han highlighted the importance of “international solidarity...
Nursing home visitations to resume on Oct. 4
Starting Tuesday, people will be allowed to visit their elderly relatives at long-term care facilities in person. Elderly people who receive their second booster of a COVID-19 vaccine will also be permitted to leave their facility and stay out overnight. Due to COVID-19 resurgence this summer, in-person visits were suspended in late July.
Study finds voter turnout, elderly suicide rate related
Korea has the highest elderly suicide rate among OECD member nations. In 2019, 46.6 senior citizens per 100,000 committed suicide, according to the White Paper of Suicide Prevention released this June by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
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