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Admissions Officer System revamps college entrance

Admissions Officer System revamps college entrance

This is the first in a three-part series on Korea’s innovative education programs that have drawn much attention from educational policymakers around the world. — ED. The Admissions Officer System, initiated in 2008, is one of the Lee Myung-bak administration’s bold measures to reshape the test-oriented college entrance process. Most Korean universities previously picked students […]

Strike lessens chicken consumption by 33% in Katmandu

Strike lessens chicken consumption by 33% in Katmandu

Protesters gather after the motorcycle of a journalist is torched during a general strike called by Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 20, 2012. The group had called for businesses to close and vehicles to stay off the streets to support their demand that states proposed in the new constitution be […]

Turkey Marks Youth & Sports Day

Turkey Marks Youth & Sports Day

ISTANBULㅡ Turkey is celebrating May 19 Commemoration of Ataturk, and Youth and Sports Day on Saturday. Students carried Turkish flags during the celebration across Turkey. They also sang anthems, and chanted slogans supporting Turkey and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Founder of Republic of Turkey. May 19 Commemoration of Ataturk, and Youth and Sports Day was marked […]

Judges cautioned against using SNS

The Supreme Court advised judges Sunday to be careful in using social networking services (SNS) and refrain from commenting publicly on controversial social and political issues to prevent “unintended consequences.” The Public Servant’s Ethics Committee of the Supreme Court recommended this after its 11 members held discussions Thursday on judges’ use of SNS. “We felt […]

Shameless!

Shameless!

Japan expresses regret over ‘comfort women’ museum Japan protested to Korea’s foreign ministry earlier this month over the government’s financing a museum in Seoul dedicated to raising awareness of wartime sex slavery under Japanese colonial rule that lasted 36 years. “Tokyo complained about the government’s support in building the museum and argued it doesn’t help […]

Full Gospel Church mired in corruption

Full Gospel Church mired in corruption

The son of the founder of the largest church in Korea was summoned Monday by the prosecution for questioning on suspicions of embezzling funds from an affiliated company. His mother is also suspected of having used church money in a real estate deal. These are only two of many allegations surrounding Yoido Full Gospel Church […]

Gambling episode gives bad name to Buddhism

Gambling episode gives bad name to Buddhism

The recent scandal involving gambling Buddhist monks could not have erupted at a worse time for the proponents of spreading Korean Buddhism globally. Modern Korea is not a predominantly Buddhist country, but the nation has practiced and nurtured its own brand for more than 1,700 years after adopting it from China. Compared to Buddhism in […]

French digital economy minister is adopted Korean

French digital economy minister is adopted Korean

Her birth of was a series of misfortunes. Fleur Pellerin, 39, new French minister for digital economy, was thrown out on the streets of Seoul right after she was born on Aug. 29, 1973, spending her first days in an orphanage. Her adopted father was a nuclear physicist and her mother a housewife. The new […]

Park Ji-sung hopes to retire at Manchester United

Park Ji-sung hopes to retire at Manchester United

Park Ji-sung made it clear Thursday that he has no plans to leave Manchester United, despite his uncertain future at Old Trafford. “It is true I want to retire at Manchester United,” the 31-year-old told reporters on his arrival in Korea. “But what I want does not always translate to reality. It becomes more feasible […]

More foreigners seek medical services

Three year-old Trepova Malika from Kazakhstan is in Korea to receive treatment for cancer from a hospital in Seoul. Treatment in her own country to remove the tumor near her hip was ineffective and her condition showed no improvement. With no other options, she checked into Yonsei Severance Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in […]

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