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Budget for science R&D projects to rise 26% in 2018

South Korea plans to increase its 2018 budget spending for science and technology R&D projects by 26 percent, stepping up efforts to secure new growth engines, the science ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning said it will spend 1.52 trillion won ($1.3 b...

Updated : 2017.06.29 16:13

Bill proposed to end detention of children facing deportation

A ruling party lawmaker on Thursday proposed a bill that would ban the physical detention of foreign nationals under the age of 18 awaiting deportation. As of 2016, nearly 200 foreigners under 18 -- w...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:59

Will Moon’s ‘action-for-action’ formula work for Trump?

With North Korea topping the agenda for the first summit between Presidents Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump, the focal point is whether the two leaders would manage to settle on a joint approach to disma...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:57

Slogan for Korea's national image discarded

South Korea's culture ministry announced Thursday that the slogan for Korea's national image introduced last year is no longer in use.The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said it got rid of the...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:42

Minister nominee calls for ‘bold, practical’ NK measures

Unification Minister nominee Cho Myoung-gyon stressed the need for bold and practical measures to resolve North Korea’s nuclear issues during his parliamentary confirmation hearing Thursday. He also ...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:37

Korea strongly protests Japan diplomat's comments on comfort women

South Korea on Thursday strongly protested a Japanese diplomat's disparaging comments on the victims of Tokyo's sexual slavery during World War II. In a recent media interview, Takashi Shinozuka, the ...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:34

Education nominee vows to curb excessive competition

The nominee to serve as South Korea’s top education official vowed to promote equality in education and monitor the increasingly competitive educational system here during his parliamentary confirmat...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:28

Dwight drives technology-based learning

In a world of digital media and technology, Dwight School Seoul presents itself at the forefront of technology and innovation, providing foundational skills students need to compete and succeed in the...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:13

Open discussion is key to successful summit: US expert

This is the last installment in a series of interviews with prominent US scholars on the upcoming South Korea-US summit and the alliance. -- Ed.Despite their differences over North Korea and a US miss...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:08

Couple in Changwon wanted for kidnap, murder

A couple in the southeastern city of Changwan are wanted by police in connection with the kidnap and murder of a 47-year-old woman at a golf club in the city. Police are seeking to apprehend Shim Cheo...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:07

Moon to spend all paid leave this year

President Moon Jae-in on Thursday said he would spend all of his 21 annual paid leave days, and encourage his subordinates to use up theirs as well. On his flight to Washington for his first summit wi...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:05

[Newsmaker] A legendary battle, ship of miracles and Moon

WASHINGTON -- On a mission to strengthen the South Korea-US alliance, Moon Jae-in’s maiden visit to the US as president began at a place with more than political and military significance for him. Th...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:03

Korean police officer dressed as woman catches 20 drug criminals

A male police detective disguised as a women has arrested over 20 narcotics offenders, Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police said Wednesday. Officer Woo Jung-hoon of Anyangmanan Police Station is 170 centi...

Updated : 2017.06.29 14:46

Woman in her 20s found dead in parking lot of church: police

The police said Thursday that a woman was found dead behind a flower bed located in the parking lot of a church in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province. The body of the woman in her 20s was found in a...

Updated : 2017.06.29 14:29

Cracks found on Surion military helicopter's airframe: arms agency

South Korea's Army has resumed the operation of more than 60 Surion multiple-purpose choppers after grounding them for nearly three weeks for new cracks found on the airframe, a state arms procurement...

Updated : 2017.06.29 14:15