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  • Namdaemun Market hit by COVID-19
    COVID-19 infections traced to a church have spread to Namdaemun Market, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul, according to health authorities, Monday. This is renewing concerns over mass infections while the nation's number of new cases has hovered between 20 and 43 a day, since the beginning of the month.
  • Typhoon Jangmi slams into southern regions [PHOTOS]
    Typhoon Jangmi, the season's first typhoon to land here, arrived at the southern coastal area on Monday afternoon, keeping the country on alert over possible damage following the deadly downpours that recently battered the central region. The typhoon landed on the southern tip of Geoje Island near Tongyeong in South Gyeongsang Province at 2:50 p.m. […]
  • President replaces three senior secretaries amid real estate policy failures
    President Moon Jae-in has accepted the resignations of three out of six senior presidential secretaries who offered to step down last week over policy missteps in multiple areas including failed real estate regulations, Cheong Wa Dae announced Monday. However, the President has retained his chief of staff Noh Young-min, who was under fire for owning […]
  • BK cosmetic clinic gains attention for disclosing surveillance videos
    A decision by BK Plastic Surgery Hospital in Seoul to voluntarily disclose its surveillance camera footage in operating rooms is drawing keen attention from industry watchers as to whether other medical institutions will follow suit.
  • Sign language at National Assembly
  • Typhoon Jangmi passes over Korea
  • Gov't to seek 4th extra budget over flood damage
    The ruling bloc is reviewing the option of introducing a fourth extra budget, as many regions have been hit hard by weeks of heavy rain. It signals a change from its earlier stance which was not to seek any more supplementary budgets as the government has issued three this year, already raising concerns over fiscal […]
  • Justice minister faces criticism over prosecution reshuffle
    Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae is facing mounting criticism from opposition party lawmakers and others critical of the Moon Jae-in administration over a recent personnel reshuffle of senior prosecutors.
  • Korea's personnel management gets worldwide attention
    Korea's public human resources management led by the Ministry of Personnel Management has been garnering worldwide attention as the nation's response to the COVID-19 outbreak has been praised by a number of international health experts and media for its significant test and diagnostic capability along with its real-time information system.
  • Politicians' visit to flood-affected regions faces criticism
    It has been almost customary for politicians to visit regions damaged by natural disasters to receive briefings from local government heads and engage in some recovery work. Such practices - and subsequent media coverage - have sparked controversy over the sincerity and effectiveness of their actions.