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Private high schools to accept foreign students
Seoul’s private high schools that accept students through application are planning to take foreigners next year, according to a new Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education policy announced Wednesday. Schools affected include: autonomous private high schools (not subject to government curriculum standards and that allow more freedom to students than conventional schools); scien...
| 2017-03-30 17:17
K-pop singer gets death threat in US
K-pop boy band BTS’s (Bangtan Boys) Jimin has received a death threat during the group’s U.S. tour. “I will kill Jimin,” posted a twitter account named “BTS_is_ugly” Sunday. The post included floor plans of the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, where the band will perform on Apr. 1, and a picture of a gun.
| 2017-03-30 15:41
Korea's history of arrested ex-Presidents
Park Geun-hye is the country's fourth former president to be questioned over criminal allegations, following Roh Tae-woo, Chun Doo-hwan and the late Roh Moo-hyun. If a warrant is issued, Park will be the third former president to be arrested. Presidents Roh Tae-woo and Chun Doo-hwan were arrested and sent for trial. Roh Tae-woo was the first former Korean president to wear a ...
| 2017-03-30 14:11
Park's court hearing raises questions about her future
Foreign passport holders use loophole to abuse duty free system
Some foreign passport holders are abusing Korea’s duty free system, according to Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (BAI) research published Tuesday. Foreigners can shop at any duty free stores in Korea if they have a valid passport and a plane ticket, or e-ticket. But the law has a loophole: The Korea Customs Service does not check on items going through airports after t...
Law & Crime
| 2017-03-29 17:32
Lawmaker seeks greater government support for 'comfort women' statues
A lawmaker submitted an amendment bill Wednesday to boost government support for “comfort women” statues built by civic groups. The bill from Kim Hae-young, a lawmaker from the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), backs - on request - sculptures related to comfort women. If the bill passes, civic groups will be able to request government support for a statue through the Ministry ...
| 2017-03-29 17:21
UN calls for Seoul-Tokyo 'comfort women' deal to be revised
Moon hints at scrapping 'comfort women' deal in phone talks with Abe
US Supreme Court rejects Japan's bid over 'comfort women' statue
Male actors 'endangered species' of Japanese adult movie industry
Adult movie actors are in short supply in Japan. “The number of adult film actors is less than the known population of Bengal tigers,” said Shimiken, 35, touted as the king of adult films. “We are at the edge of extinction.”
| 2017-03-29 14:58
Who is the judge that will decide Park's fate?
All eyes are on Judge Kang Bu-yeong of the Seoul Central District Court, because he will make a high-profile ruling on the arrest of ousted former President Park Geun-hye on Thursday.
| 2017-03-28 15:18
Park Geun-hye desperate to avoid arrest
Prosecution seeks arrest warrant for Park Geun-hye
Transfer of Park's presidential records to state archives to begin next month
[Provincial News] Yangsan city wrestles with illegally littered trash by foreigners
Yangsan city is battling battles with illegally littered trash, most of which are being thrown out in areas heavily populated by foreigners. The number of foreigners in the South Gyeongsang Province city has increased to 6,000. Most are Chinese, followed by Vietnamese and Filipinos. “Foreign residents in Yangsan are mostly unaware of the nation’s recycling system,” said a Yan...
| 2017-03-27 16:37
Elementary school punishes boy for asking classmate to show her genitals
A Seoul court Monday raised supported an elementary school’s actions against a male student for asking a female classmate to show her genital. The first grade boy, whose name and school’s location were withheld, took his classmate to a boys’ restroom last May. He pulled his pants down and showed her his genitals, while asking her to do the same. The school’s Commission on the...
Law & Crime
| 2017-03-27 15:22
Taejon Christian International School falls prey to $5.5 million scam
A Manhattan Federal Court has found a scammer guilty of defrauding a Korean international school out of millions of dollars, according to U.S. magazine Newsweek on Mar. 22. William Cosme, claiming to manage more than $11 billion, emailed Taejon Christian International School (TCIS) in 2011 agreeing to invest the school’s $5.5 million and to lend the school $55 million to relo...
Law & Crime
| 2017-03-27 15:02
Chuseok exodus begins ahead of extended 6-day holiday
Guide to Chuseok celebrations across Korea
Korea sees record-low births in July
Political battle intensifies after court rejects Lee's arrest warrant
Hyundai E&C to build upmarket apartment complex in Seoul's Gwanak District
DMZ Open Int'l Music Festival to be held in Goyang in November
Lotte focuses on health care, mobility to spur growth
Two Koreas trade barbs over nuclear war
Korea on track to prove esports prowess at Asian Games
Defense ministry launches project to find families of unidentified fallen Korean War soldiers
Harvest season arrives
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