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Sexual abuse accusations grow against ex-Assembly speaker

Fresh allegations about former National Assembly Speaker Park Hee-tae’s sexual assault of a woman are magnifying public anger with him, as he earlier downplayed the charges raised by investigative agencies.Park argued last week that he only displayed affection toward the complainant, a go...

Updated : 2014.09.19 11:34

Seoul approves humanitarian aid to N. Korea

The government approved two local charity groups' plans to send humanitarian aid to North Korea, the unification minister said Friday.The approval allows the aid groups including the Association of People Sharing Love to ship food or medical goods to underprivileged people in the North. In...

Updated : 2014.09.19 11:26

Former aide to President Roh picked as NPAD interim chief

A former chief of staff to the late President Roh Moo-hyun was picked to serve as the main opposition party New Politics Alliance for Democracy’s next interim chief on Thursday, as the party tries to...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:43

[Graphic News] Seoul women wait longest to have kids

Almost three-quarters of women who gave birth last year in Seoul were in their 30s, according to the city’s municipal government. Women in Seoul on average gave birth to their first child at age 31.5...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:41

Hyundai Motor temp workers gain regular status in court case

A group of contract workers in the automotive industry has partly won their class action suit against Hyundai Motor. The company had previously designated them as nonregular workers.The Seoul Central ...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:40

Unification Ministry budget to increase 10.4% next year

South Korea announced a double-digit increase in next year’s budget for its ministry handling North Korean affairs on Thursday, emboldened by President Park Geun-hye’s reunification drive.The Unification Ministry’s total budget will jump 10.4 percent on-year to 1.4 trillion won ($1.3 bi...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:39

USFK seeking to keep artillery unit north of Seoul

The United States is pushing to retain its artillery brigade stationed north of Seoul at its current location despite a previous agreement to relocate all of its forces to a southern city, diplomatic ...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:39

KAI calls for new procurement policy to boost helicopter industry

South Korea’s government must revamp its outdated procurement policy to help fuel the growth of its helicopter industry that possesses good export potential, local experts said Thursday.In a meeting hosted by Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. in Seoul, researchers, government officials and ...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:38

Sunfull launches joint corps with People.cn for cyberdiplomacy

The Sunfull Movement, which campaigns for positive online comments, launched a “Korea-China youth cyberdiplomatic corps” with People.cn, the Web portal of China’s state-run newspaper People’s Dail...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:38

President Park to meet former Japanese leader

South Korean President Park Geun-hye plans to meet with a former Japanese prime minister later this week, an official said Thursday, amid a recent thaw in relations between the two neighbors.Park is set to meet with former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on Friday, presidential spokes...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:38

Conflicting data on school violence raises questions

The Education Ministry’s data on school violence does not match that compiled by local education offices, a lawmaker said Thursday, raising questions about the credibility of the government’s tally.In 2012, the ministry said that 24,677 cases of violence occurred within the classroom, bu...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:37

E-learning more about education, less about tech

With the flow of high-tech gadgets into education, many thought that e-readers are on track to replace paper textbooks completely. This appeared to be the thinking behind the comments of U.S. Educatio...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:31

We must teach students to prevent school violence

Although the type and magnitude differ depending on the country, school violence is a universal issue ailing all schools across the globe. In Korea, both the government and the general public have act...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:30

Budget woes stall free high school program

The free high school education program, one of President Park Geun-hye’s election pledges, will not kick off next year due to budget restraints, the Education Ministry said Thursday.Government budget plans for 2015, revealed early in the day, showed that the ministry had not allocated any...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:30

S. Korea, Turkey initial FTA in service, investment sectors

South Korea and Turkey initialed a free trade agreement (FTA) for their investment and service sectors Thursday, which will complement a trade pact for products that went into effect last year.The new South Korea-Turkey FTA on service and investment will soon undergo reviews by each side a...

Updated : 2014.09.18 20:03