Short news from South Korea.
The South Korean parliament has decided to reduce the working week from 68 to 52 hours. With this measure, President Moon Jae-in is enacting an important election pledge. South Korea is among the countries with the longest working hours worldwide. So far, employees had to work twelve overtime hours per week. While the employees are happy about the news, small businesses fear losses in sales.
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Lotte Leicht, the EU director of Human Rights Watch, argues why is it important for victims' stories to be heard. more
In the past, Koreans were very poor, and many babies did not make it to their first birthday due to illness or famine. That is why this event is marked with a lavish celebration. more
From breaking taboos to becoming an idol: The first female rally driver in the Arab world recounts how she discovered motor sports and learnt how to assert herself in a male domain. more
The ostrich, a native of South Africa, has long played an important role in the nation's economy. more