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S. Korea mulls adopting Western school-year system

The government is considering introducing a new school year in an effort to facilitate global exchanges of school members and lure more foreign students into local schools, the education ministry said Monday.The move, which calls for starting the new school year in September, comes as loca...

Updated : 2014.12.22 10:16

Hacker posts more S. Korean reactor info on Internet

A hacker who obtained blueprints of South Korean nuclear reactors Sunday posted more internal information on the facilities, including the floor maps, on the Internet, threatening further "leaks" unless authorities close down the reactors.Using an account named "president of anti-nuclear r...

Updated : 2014.12.21 22:27

N. Korea threatens ultra-harsh action on U.S. soil over hacking allegation

North Korea threatened to carry out ultra-harsh military action on U.S. soil Sunday, one day after U.S. President Barack Obama vowed a proportional response against the North's alleged hacking attack into Sony Pictures.In a follow-up to the FBI's recent hacking accusation against Pyongyang...

Updated : 2014.12.21 22:16

U.S.-N.K. tensions build amid accusations of cyberattack

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea soared over the weekend after Washington officially blamed Pyongyang for the cyberattack on entertainment giant Sony Pictures on Friday, the day after a U.N. ...

Updated : 2014.12.21 21:23

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Updated : 2014.12.21 21:19

Venice Commission requests verdict records on UPP disbandment

The Venice Commission, an advisory board to the Council of Europe, asked South Korea’s Constitutional Court for an English version of its ruling to dissolve the minor leftist Unified Progressive Part...

Updated : 2014.12.21 21:13

[Graphic News] Korea tops per capita ramen consumption

The average person in Korea consumes more instant ramen noodles than any other place in the world, a recent report showed.Each resident eats about 74.1 servings of ramen per year, the Ministry of Agri...

Updated : 2014.12.21 21:05

Presidential jet to be fitted with antimissile gear

South Korea’s presidential jet will be fitted with antimissile gear by 2016 under a new project expected to cost more than 30 billion won ($27 million), government and military officials said Sunday.Under a renewed contract with the nation’s flagship carrier, Korean Air Lines Co., a Boei...

Updated : 2014.12.21 21:03

Government sets limit on college tuition hike

Local colleges will be prohibited from raising their tuition fees by more than 2.4 percent for next year, the Education Ministry announced Sunday.The Korean law on higher education states that an increase in college tuition for any given year cannot be more than 1.5 times higher than the a...

Updated : 2014.12.21 21:03

Korea sets W30b aside for hybrid subsidies

The Ministry of Environment on Sunday unveiled a list of hybrid vehicles for which it will provide a state subsidy of 1 million won ($900) per unit starting on Jan. 1, 2015.“They are five models of three auto brands ― Hyundai Motor, Toyota Motor and Ford Motor,” the ministry said. It ha...

Updated : 2014.12.21 21:03

Court orders disclosure of papers on U.S. soldiers’ criminal cases

A local court said Sunday it would order the government to disclose papers explaining why some courts had waived jurisdiction on U.S. troops here suspected of criminal charges.The Seoul Administrative Court’s ruling will force the South Korean Justice Ministry to publicize formerly classi...

Updated : 2014.12.21 21:03

Danish Embassy comforts orphans with Lego donations

Children’s tear-stained faces lit up with smiles at the sight of Lego blocks spread across the orphanage floor. Thanks to donations by Lego Korea in collaboration with the Danish Embassy, the childre...

Updated : 2014.12.21 20:20

Juan Valdez Cafe introduces Colombian coffee to Korea

In the Hollywood film “Bruce Almighty” (2003), protagonist Bruce Nolan, played by Jim Carrey, is given a cup of coffee after an all-nighter by character Juan Valdez, wearing his trademark sombrero a...

Updated : 2014.12.21 20:19

Bulgaria marks 10th anniversary of NATO membership

As an eastern Balkan state, Bulgaria has tactfully aligned itself with hegemonic powers, including the Ottoman, German and Soviet empires, throughout its tumultuous history. Bulgaria’s London Embassy...

Updated : 2014.12.21 20:17

Equestrian spectacle steals Seoulites’ breath

A horde of muscular horses gallop at full throttle, splash water as they abruptly turn about and perform perfectly synchronized moves. Witnessing this display of equestrian art resembling a scene righ...

Updated : 2014.12.21 20:16