Archive for July, 2015

'Key Accord on N. Korea Expected at S. Korea-US Summit'

[Economy] :

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se says that he believes an important agreement on North Korea may …

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Overseas Students Mustn't Prop Up 3rd-Rate Universities

The Education Ministry has announced a plan to boost the number of foreign students at Korean universities from the present 85,000 to 200,000 by 2023.

In 2005, there were only 22,000 foreign students here, but their numbers surged as universities stepped up recruiting campaigns. The minis… …read more

N. Korea Threatens to Cancel Ex-First Lady's Air Travel to Pyongyang

[Inter-Korea] :

North Korea has taken issue with South Korean media coverage of a new airport in Pyongyang, warning …

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Tourism Industry Bounces Back

The tourism industry is showing signs of a recovery after the blow dealt by the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Online retailer GMarket said Tuesday the week from June 29 to July 5 saw sales of tickets to water parks and spas in Korea rise up by five times compared to the fi… …read more

World Leaders' Conservation Forum Opens in Jeju

[Domestic] :

Environmental experts from around the world have gathered for an international forum on South …

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Japan Squirms Out of Responsibility Yet Again

In a rare public admission, Japan acknowledged Sunday that Koreans were “forced to work against their will” at industrial sites in southern Japan built during the Meiji industrial revolution.

The admission came in a meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany on Sunday… …read more

Re-vote on Vetoed Assembly Act Revision Fails with Lack of Quorum

[Politics] :

The controversial revision to the National Assembly Act was submitted to the plenary session on …

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Customer Figures Improve at New Lotte World

Eased parking restrictions have provided a welcome boost to the struggling new Lotte World mall in southern Seoul.

From Wednesday to Saturday, the number of cars in the mall’s parking lot rose 132 percent compared to May and June, and the number of visitors 12 percent from a week earlier,… …read more

S. Korea Wins Two Gold in Judo

[Sports] :

South Korea won two gold medals in judo at the 2105 Gwanju Summer Universiade on Sunday.

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[Universiade 2015] Diver Kim Na-mi Wins S. Korea's First Medal

[Politics] :

Diver Kim Na-mi has won a silver medal in a springboard event at the Gwangju Summer …

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EU Leaders Unlikely to Attend Chinese Military Parade

The European Union’s ambassador to Beijing says top officials from the organization are unlikely to attend a Chinese military parade marking the anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia, amid uneasiness about such displays of armed might in the tense region.

Hans Dietmar Schweisgut s… …read more

Mobile Shopping Transactions Top 14 Trillion Won

[Economy] :

Mobile shopping has expanded more than twofold last year with the transaction volume topping 14 …

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Most Women Unhappy with Division of Household Labor

Married women with jobs work two hours more than housewives per day, according to a survey. And men spend just one-fifth of the time that women spend on household chores, leaving most women feeling unhappy about the unfair division of household labor.

Statistics Korea and the Ministry of G… …read more

Kim Il-sung's Love Child Works for N.Korea's Foreign Ministry

An illegitimate son of North Korean nation founder Kim Il-sung is working in the country’s Foreign Ministry, a source said Wednesday.

Kim Hyon (44), who is the son of Kim’s masseuse, works in the ministry division handling Japanese affairs.

The source said Kim Hyon reportedly went… …read more

“US Not Willing to Hold Dialogue with N. Korea”

[International] :

A White House official says the United States isn’t willing to hold talks with North Korea at the expense of giving up its “own capabilities.”

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FAO to Propose Establishment of Fisheries College in S. Korea

[Economy] :

South Korea is getting closer to its goal of establishing a fisheries college affiliated with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the country.

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