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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Fri, December 8, 2023 | 11:19
'Moon gov't neglected, concealed North's killing of S. Korean official'
Wrapping up a yearlong investigation, the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) concluded, Thursday, that the former Moon Jae-in government did almost nothing to save a South Korean fisheries official who went missing and was killed later in North Korean waters near the western sea border in 2020.
Winners of 12th Korea Multicultural Youth Awards announced
Nurgashevadilbek, a student at Kyongil High School of Tourism and Business Management in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, won the grand prize to be presented by Gender Equality and Family Minister Kim Hyun-sook.
Ex-senior prosecutor tapped as new broadcasting watchdog chief
President Yoon Suk Yeol nominated Kim Hong-il, who currently heads the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission, as the chief of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), Wednesday.
[INTERVIEW] Namseoul University leads adoption of innovative IB education programs
The International Graduate School (IGS) at Namseoul University has taken the lead in bringing innovative International Baccalaureate (IB) education programs into Korea by operating the International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate (IBEC) course.
Calls grow for enhancing Assembly's control over state insurance amid low births, aging society
The government-funded research institute raised the need to enhance the National Assembly's control over the finances of the national health insurance in preparation for a potential crisis that could be caused by the nation's low birth rates and aging society.
Tensions rise as opposition demands special probe into first lady
Tension between the ruling People Power Party (PPP) and the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is deepening as the latter is pushing for special counsel probes into issues unfavorable to the ruling party and the government, including a stock manipulation case allegedly involving first lady Kim Keon Hee.
Members' gaffes cause rifts in opposition party, raise public ire
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) has faced growing controversies over a series of gaffes made by its members, bringing a sense of crisis to the party leadership in the lead up to general elections, slated for April, when voters will elect new lawmakers.
Labor ministry recognizes success of Sri Lankan businessman
Badal Muhandiramalage Sampath Priyadarshana of Sri Lanka arrived in Korea in November 2005 on an E-9 nonprofessional employment visa to work here under the Employment Permit System (EPS).
Labor ministry awards 5 migrant workers for their rise to success
The Ministry of Employment and Labor, together with the Human Resources Development Service of Korea, invited 15 foreign workers who had returned to their home countries after working in Korea under the Employment Permit System (EPS). Five of them were awarded for representing successful cases based on their work experiences here, the ministry said, Wednesday.
Medical schools want annual enrollments to nearly double in 2025
Forty medical schools in Korea want the annual medical school enrollment quota to increase by nearly 3,000 in 2025 from the current 3,058 and by nearly 4,000 by 2030, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Tuesday, suggesting a justification for its move to raise the quota despite opposition from doctors.
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