Four-star General Nam Yeong-shin was nominated as Korea’s Army chief of staff Monday, making him the first commander of the country’s land forces in a half-century not to have been trained at the influential Korea Military Academy (KMA).
General Suh Wook was sworn in as Korea’s Minister of National Defense on Saturday, making him the first Army commander to head the country’s defense in the Moon Jae-in administration.
Doctors and the government are at odds over whether to give medical students another opportunity to take the state medical licensing exam, another sticking point to be addressed as trainee doctors returned to work, ending a nationwide strike...
The Moon Jae-in administration and the medical community have barely avoided a head-on collision at the last minute. Over the weekends, the government agreed to stop its push for four controversial proposals — including the...
After bitter infighting, Korea’s leading organization representing trainee doctors on Sunday reluctantly agreed to call off a weekslong strike against the government’s plan to increase medical school quotas.
Fearing a recurrence of the damage wrought by Typhoon Maysak, Busan and South Gyeongsang remained on edge over the weekend as Typhoon Haishen was projected to skirt along the country's east coast after crossing the East Sea Monday.
Doctors said Friday they will end the strike in return for the ruling party’s promise to stop its plan to increase the number of medical students and open a new medical school for public health specialists while Korea battles Covid-19.
Korea on Wednesday weathered one of its strongest storms of the year as Typhoon Maysak ripped through the country’s southeast, only to face an even larger threat in Typhoon Haishen next week.
Korea raised its storm alert to the highest level Wednesday as Typhoon Maysak approached Jeju Island, packing ferocious winds.
Typhoon Maysak, projected to become the second major storm to hit the Korean Peninsula this summer, is due to make landfall near Busan on Thursday with potentially devastating wind speeds, Korea’s national weather agency warned.