Murky law school admission system comes under fire

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Murky law school admission system comes under fire

Criticism has been sparked over the law school admission system after the government’s nationwide survey found clues of nepotism, with the Education Ministry also coming under fire for imposing light...

Updated : 2016.05.02 18:43

Korea-Iran summit paves way for $45.6b business deals

TEHRAN -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye held landmark summit talks with her Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Monday and reached provisional deals in construction and energy worth $45.6 bil...

Updated : 2016.05.02 18:30

Korean-Chinese priest presumed to have been killed by N.K. security agents

Three North Korean security agents might have killed an ethnic Korean priest who was found dead in a Chinese border town last week, the head of a group of South Korean abductees' families said Monday.The Chinese national, only identified by his surname Han and known as a supporter of North...

Updated : 2016.05.02 17:28

Korea to build K-Tower in Iran

South Korea and Iran agreed to build a complex to promote the Korean Wave in the Middle East country, South Korea's presidential office said Monday, the latest in a series of Seoul's efforts to spread the Korean Wave.The complex -- tentatively named K-Tower -- will display contents of the ...

Updated : 2016.05.02 17:27

Korea, Iran to boost IT, science cooperation

South Korea and Iran agreed Monday to promote partnerships in science and technology, riding on President Park Geun-hye's landmark visit to Tehran.The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning here said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iran's Ministry of Science Resear...

Updated : 2016.05.02 17:26

Argentine vice president to visit Korea next week

Argentine Vice President Gabriela Michetti will visit South Korea next week for a series of high-level meetings as the two nations seek to expand bilateral ties, the Foreign Ministry said Monday.Michetti, who doubles as president of the Argentine National Senate, will arrive in Seoul on Su...

Updated : 2016.05.02 17:23

Alcohol, civilian clothing permitted for cadets outside schools

The nation's military, naval and air force academies have decided to allow their cadets to wear civilian clothes and drink alcohol when they are off campus, authorities said Monday.A military official said the three academies have revised school regulations banning cadets from wearing civi...

Updated : 2016.05.02 17:22

N.K. set to complete 70-day loyalty drive ahead of party congress

North Korea was set to complete the 70-day campaign designed to press its people to work harder on Monday as it is preparing to hold the first party congress in more than 30 years later this week.In late February, the North kicked off the "70-day campaign of loyalty," under which the North...

Updated : 2016.05.02 17:21

No. of foreign residents in Korea marks 1.9 mln

The number of foreign residents in South Korea reached 1.9 million this year, with a steady increase in the number of Chinese nationals, government data showed Monday.The number of foreigners living in South Korea reached 1.94 million as of March, up 4.7 percent from a month earlier and 7....

Updated : 2016.05.02 17:20

Korea, East Timor to build ties through friendship week

South Korea and East Timor will hold a "friendship week" in the Southeast Asian nation next week to build closer ties between their people, the Foreign Ministry said Monday.The 2016 Korea and Timor-Leste Friendship Week will be held in the capital Dili from Monday through Saturday featurin...

Updated : 2016.05.02 17:20

Kuwait's prime minister to visit Korea this week

Kuwait's Prime Minister Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah will visit Seoul this week for talks with high-level South Korean government officials and business leaders to bolster bilateral economic cooperation, the Foreign Ministry said Monday.Jaber will arrive here on Sunday for a four-day visit on th...

Updated : 2016.05.02 17:19

Oxy Reckitt Benckiser CEO offers formal apology for sterilizer victims

The chief of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser on Monday formerly apologized and promised compensation for the victims of a toxic humidifier sterilizer amid a full-fledged prosecution probe into the Korean unit of the British firm and local consumers' move to boycott its products.The humidifier disinf...

Updated : 2016.05.02 17:16

PM hopes more people participate in social contribution activities

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday praised dozens of celebrities for their donations, expressing hope that more people will participate in social contribution activities."I ask that the act of social contribution will become more established in our lives so that it becomes our society'...

Updated : 2016.05.02 17:14

Korea, Iran eye bigger trader in hallyu, health, welfare, IT

TEHRAN -- Despite the past diplomatic distance between Iran and South Korea, many Iranians consider themselves quite familiar with Korean culture, at least through what they see in popular TV dramas s...

Updated : 2016.05.02 16:46

Ministry’s survey on law schools fails to find nepotism

The Education Ministry has been conducting a nationwide survey on law schools since last year to find clues of “rampant nepotism” – which critics claim happens -- during the admission process. The ...

Updated : 2016.05.02 16:45