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Saudi Arabia to invite S. Korea to take part in possible nuclear reactor project

Saudi Arabia's top financial official said Friday that South Korea will be one of the countries to be invited to the kingdom if Saudi Arabia pursues a project to build nuclear reactors, according to South Korea's presidential office.Mohammed al-Jasser, Saudi Arabia's minister of economy an...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:56

Ministry to correct faults in college admission test

South Korea’s Education Ministry said Friday it would not challenge the recent ruling on a flawed question on the college entrance exam last year and would take measures to adjust the affected students’ scores, a move that is likely to have an impact on thousands of students’ college ad...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:53

ICC referral on N.K. human rights unlikely

International efforts to bring North Korea’s woeful human rights record to the International Criminal Court may not be successful, but the continued pressure could push the reclusive state to improve the way it treats its citizens, experts said Friday.Amid moves at the U.N. to adopt a hum...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:34

Global business leaders discuss Seoul’s low birth rate, aging society

A group of foreign business leaders discussed with Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon how to deal with Seoul’s low birth rate and aging society at the 2014 meeting of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council on Friday.A total of 21 experts, including Richard Smith, the president of the Pi...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:31

Seoul, Berlin urge N.K. to abandon nukes

The foreign ministers of South Korea and Germany pressed North Korea on Friday to give up its nuclear weapons development and engage in dialogue to bring peace on the Korean Peninsula.“We shared view...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:31

Seoul to deprive six high schools of elite status

Seoul’s education chief Cho Hi-yeon announced Friday that six autonomous private high schools would become regular schools, backpedaling from the original plan to revoke the rights of eight schools. ...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:31

Parties agree on Sewol bill and Coast Guard reforms

South Korea’s main parties wrapped up talks Friday on the special Sewol bill and proposals to dismantle the Coast Guard, ending months of prolonged negotiations.The Sewol bill will authorize an inves...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:10

Lee Chang-sup named Korea Times president

The Korea Times has promoted its vice president Lee Chang-sup to president and publisher, the daily English newspaper announced this week.Lee, 55, joined the Korea Times in 1984. As a journalist, he c...

Updated : 2014.10.31 20:20

S. Korea, China express 'deep concern' over N. Korea's

South Korea and China expressed "deep concern" over North Korea's advances of its nuclear and missile capabilities and agreed to continue efforts to prevent the North from further developing such capabilities, Seoul's chief nuclear envoy said Friday. Hwang Joon-kook made the remarks after...

Updated : 2014.10.31 16:44

Seoul educational office to shut six elite schools

Six out of 14 elite high schools in Seoul metropolitan city will be stripped of their privileges for improperly implementing their curriculum, the Seoul educational office said Friday.The office, however, withheld a decision on two other schools after they vowed to give up their right to s...

Updated : 2014.10.31 15:41

S. Korea, Germany to share experience on unification

Officials from South Korea and Germany will hold a first round of bilateral talks to discuss current geopolitical issues on the Korean Peninsula and share the European country’s experience of achieving peaceful unification, the Seoul government said Friday.Germany’s top diplomat, Frank-W...

Updated : 2014.10.31 14:15

Parties to attempt last-minute compromise on Sewol bill

South Korea’s major parties will attempt to finish up negotiations over the special Sewol bill and other key proposals including the overhaul of the Coast Guard on Friday.   National Assembly sources say the parties have almost reached an agreement on the special Sewol bill, but they co...

Updated : 2014.10.31 11:32

Army sergeant gets 45 years in jail for abuse

A military court Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old sergeant to 45 years in jail on charges of beating a private first class to death, saying that his crime, “close to murder,” deserves a heavy punish...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:51

Constitutional Court ruling to change voting districts

South Korea’s highest court ruled against a regulation on the population size of voting districts Thursday, after citizens mostly from a populous district in Seoul claimed they were underrepresented ...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:50

(Photo News) Thumbs up!

President Park Geun-hye gives a thumbs up during a ceremony marking the first operational deployment of the indigenous light attack fighter FA-50 at the Air Force’s 8th Fighter Wing in Wonju, Gangwon...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:47