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  • S.Korea Needs a Better Deal from U.S. for More Money
    le 11/11/2019 à 4:50

    U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper visits Seoul on Thursday, presumably to pressure the government to cough up US$5 billion per year in upkeep for the U.S. Forces Korea. Already a U.S. assistant secretary of state and other high-level officials have come through the revolving doors to push for the […]

  • Private Tuition Spending Soars Despite Gov't Pledges
    par By Park Se-mi( ) le 11/11/2019 à 4:14

    Spending on private crammers in Korea has soared to a record high despite government pledges to provide decent public education for all.According to figures released by the Ministry of Education in March this year, per-capita private education spending in 2018 reached W291,000, the highest since […]

  • KTO to Promote Korea as Wellness Destination
    le 11/11/2019 à 4:02

    The increase in life expectancy has brought growing demand for wellness tourism.The Korea Tourism Organization has selected 41 facilities across the country since 2017 to respond to the demand and promote Korea as a top destination for travelers seeking physical and spiritual regeneration. The […]

  • Actress Yun Jung-hee Suffering from Dementia
    par By Kim Kyung-eun( ) le 11/11/2019 à 2:28

    Actress Yun Jung-hee has been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for several years, her husband Paik Kun-woo said Sunday. "She began showing symptoms four or five years ago and three years ago she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's," Paik, a distinguished pianist, told the Chosun Ilbo on Sunday. "The […]

  • Korea's Car Production Plummets
    par By Ryu Jung( ) le 11/11/2019 à 2:09

    Korean automakers are expected to produce fewer than 4 million cars this year for the first time since the global financial crisis in 2009. According to the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association on Sunday, the country's five automakers produced 3.27 million vehicles from January to October, […]

  • Transport Network Braces for College Entrance Exam
    par By Jung Ji-sup, Kim Hyo-in( ) le 11/11/2019 à 2:09

    This year's nationwide college entrance exam will be held on Thursday, prompting a massive operation to get candidates safely to their test venues. The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Sunday said that more subway trains, buses and taxis will be put into service on the test day, while it will […]

  • Live Town Hall Meeting to Mark Moon's Half-Term
    le 11/11/2019 à 1:55

    President Moon Jae-in will take part in a nationally televised town hall meeting on Nov. 19 to mark his halfway point in office, Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday. The live broadcast will start at 8 p.m. and last 100 minutes. Terrestrial network MBC is recruiting a panel of 300 citizens who will pepper the […]

  • Korea Advances to Next Round at Premier 12
    par By Lee Soon-heung, Sung Jin-hyuk, Yang Ji-hea( ) le 11/11/2019 à 1:46

    Korea has advanced to the Super Round of the World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier 12, which is taking place on Monday to Saturday in Japan.The top two teams from each of the three groups in the opening round compete in the six-team Super Round. They are Mexico and the U.S. from Group A, […]

  • Kwon Sang-woo's Latest Film Draws 1 Million Viewers in Just 4 Days
    par english.chosun.com( ) le 11/11/2019 à 1:41

    Actor Kwon Sang-woo's latest film, "The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful," drew over 1 million viewers in just four days after its release on Nov. 7, according to the Korean Film Council.The crime action film is a sequel to the one with the same title released in 2014.While off to a good start, it […]

  • Director Park Chan-wook Honored at Norwegian Film Festival
    le 11/11/2019 à 1:36

    Filmmaker Park Chan-wook received an honorary award at a film festival in Oslo, Norway last week.Park accepted the award at the Films from the South, which runs until this weekend.Park said, "When I started making films, I didn't expect I'd get the chance to meet audiences overseas. Almost 30 years […]

  • Long-Term Unemployment Soars
    par By Kim Tae-geun( ) le 10/11/2019 à 11:46

    The number of people who have been unemployed for more than three months has increased steadily over the last six years, according to a study. The Bank of Korea on Tuesday said long-term unemployed people, who accounted for 36.1 percent or 300,000 of all unemployed people in 2013, multiplied to […]

  • Banks to Open 1 Hour Late on College Exam Day
    par english.chosun.com( ) le 10/11/2019 à 11:35

    Banks and public offices across Korea will open an hour later at 10 a.m. this Thursday to clear traffic for the nationwide college entrance exam. The aim is to ease the rush-hour traffic for students who need to go to their designated schools to take the exam. The exam is scheduled from 8:40 a.m. […]

  • Samsung's Galaxy Fold Sells out Instantly in China
    par Arirang News( ) le 10/11/2019 à 11:34

    Samsung's foldable smartphone has become an instant hit in China.Samsung said on Weibo on Saturday that the Galaxy Fold sold out within five minutes after its online sales began on Friday.On JD.com, China's second largest online retailer, it took only two seconds before all available phones were […]

  • Hundreds of Thousands Evacuated as Cyclone Hits Bangladesh
    par VOA News( ) le 10/11/2019 à 11:27

    A strong cyclone made landfall early Sunday in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of people have moved to shelters across the low-lying delta nation's vast coastal region.Packing winds of up to 120 km (75 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 130 kph (80 mph), Cyclone Bulbul weakened when it […]

  • Over 100,000 Celebrate 30 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall
    par VOA News( ) le 10/11/2019 à 11:20

    Police and organizers say more than 100,000 people took part in an open-air party celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Despite the cold and damp, crowds flocked to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate late Saturday for music and fireworks.  The boulevard leading up to […]

  • Thousands Line up to See Japan's Emperor
    par VOA News( ) le 10/11/2019 à 11:19

    Tens of thousands of people lined up on a 5-km stretch in central Tokyo Sunday to catch a rare glimpse of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.The motorcade was one of the final events of Naruhito's ascension to the throne.Naruhito officially began his reign on the Chrysanthemum Throne in May, when […]

  • Trump to Confront Turkey About Buying Russian Defense System
    par VOA News( ) le 10/11/2019 à 11:18

    President Donald Trump's national security adviser says Trump will confront Turkey's leader about his decision to buy a Russian air defense system when they meet Wednesday at the White House.Robert O'Brien tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that the U.S. is "very upset" about Turkey's purchase of the […]

  • Bolivian President Resigns Under Mounting Pressure
    par VOA News( ) le 10/11/2019 à 11:13

    Bolivian president Evo Morales announced his resignation in a televised address Sunday after weeks of protests around "irregularities" in last month's elections.Earlier in the day, he agreed to call new elections after the Organization of American States released the results of its audit into the […]

  • To make iron supplements more effective
    le 10/11/2019 à 11:09

    To make iron supplements more effective, avoid drinking green tea.

  • Today's Photo: November 11, 2019
    le 10/11/2019 à 11:07
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    le 10/11/2019 à 11:05
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    le 10/11/2019 à 11:04
  • Most Families Fail to Spot Suicide Warning Signals
    le 08/11/2019 à 11:23

    Nine out of 10 people who commit suicide send clear warning signals such as excessive drinking or depression, but their environment often misses them, according to a recent report by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.The ministry interviewed family members of 391 people who killed themselves from […]

  • Lee Young-ae's Return to Silver Screen 'Worth the Wait'
    par english.chosun.com( ) le 08/11/2019 à 11:19

    Lee Young-ae is returning to the silver screen after a 14-year hiatus and says she cannot believe it has been such a long time.Speaking at an press junket for her new movie, "Bring Me Home," in Seoul early this week, Lee said she was surprised by "how fast time goes by" and added that she is happy […]

  • Travel Agents Suffer Amid Boycott of Japan
    par By Seok Nam-jun( ) le 08/11/2019 à 11:19

    A boycott of Japan here led to an 82.3-percent decline in travel bookings to the island country at Hana Tour last month compared to the same period of 2018. It fell 76.9 percent on-year in August and 75.4 percent in September, and at rival Mode Tour it plummeted 91.9 percent in October.Travel […]

  • Death of Student During Hong Kong Protests Likely to Trigger More Unrest
    par VOA News( ) le 08/11/2019 à 11:15

    A student at a Hong Kong university who fell during protests earlier this week died Friday, the first student death in months of anti-government demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city that is likely to be a trigger for fresh unrest.Chow Tsz-lok, 22, an undergraduate student at the Hong Kong […]

  • HRW: Croatia Not Ready to Join Schengen Zone
    par VOA News( ) le 08/11/2019 à 11:09

    A human rights watchdog said in a report Friday that it does not agree with the European Commission's assessment that Croatia is ready to join the 26-nation, border-free Schengen zone.Human Rights Watch said the commission's assessment "willfully brushes over evidence" of Croatia's "violent […]

  • Trump Dismisses China's Claim of Tariff Rollback Deal
    par VOA News( ) le 08/11/2019 à 11:05

    U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected China's claim the U.S. and China have agreed to roll back some of the tariffs each side imposed on the other's goods during their ongoing trade dispute."They'd like to have a rollback," Trump said Friday as he spoke with reporters outside the White House. "I […]

  • Today's Photo: November 9, 2019
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  • Today's Photo: November 9, 2019
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    le 08/11/2019 à 11:00
  • Mindless Populism Is Threatening the Korea-U.S. Alliance
    le 08/11/2019 à 4:24

    The U.S. has asked South Korea to pay nearly US$5 billion in upkeep for the U.S. Forces Korea (US$1=W1,157). That is five times more than what South Korea agreed to pay in the last round of defense cost-sharing talks between the two allies just a year ago. South Koreans are more than willing to […]

  • Im Sung-jae to Play in Presidents Cup in Australia
    par By Yun Dong-been( ) le 08/11/2019 à 4:22

    Golfer Im Sung-jae is set to compete in next month's Presidents Cup in Australia.International team captain Ernie Els on Thursday included Im in the roster for the match, as one of four golfers who can be selected by the captain out of the total 12. Im will be the sixth Korean to participate in the […]

  • Cho Kuk's Wife Fails to Show up for Questioning Again
    par By Yoon Ju-heon( ) le 08/11/2019 à 4:17

    Ex-justice minister Cho Kook's wife, Chung Kyung-shim, and his younger brother Cho Kwon, both failed to show up for questioning by prosecutors on Thursday citing health reasons. Both Chung and the younger Cho are under arrest in a remand prison. This is the second time Cho failed to show up for […]

  • Koreans Snap up Discounted Japanese Cars
    par By Yoon Hyung-jun( ) le 08/11/2019 à 4:10

    Japanese cars are enjoying a slight resurgence among thrifty Korean consumers who are taking advantage of a boycott to land a bargain. Some Japanese cars are now cheaper here than in Japan or the U.S. as showrooms slash prices amid the boycott, according to online chatter. In the initial surge of […]

  • Mongolian Top Judge Admits 'Possible' Groping
    le 08/11/2019 à 3:54

    The head of Mongolia's Constitutional Court, who was arrested here Wednesday for groping a Korean flight attendant last week, has virtually admitted the charge. Police quoted Odbayar Dorj (52) as saying, "I could have done it because I was drunk." Police said they wrapped up their investigation of […]

  • Mercury Plummets to Seasonal Low
    par By Kim Hyo-in( ) le 08/11/2019 à 3:49

    Korea saw the coldest weather so far this fall on Friday, a day known as Ipdong or the beginning of winter in the lunar calendar. Morning lows dropped to 1 degree Celsius in Seoul and below zero in some regions like Cheongchong and Gyeongsang Provinces, where the mercury plunged by over 10 degrees […]

  • Super Junior's Choi Si-won Named UNICEF Ambassador
    le 08/11/2019 à 3:46

    Choi Si-won of boy band Super Junior has been named goodwill ambassador for UNICEF's East Asian and Pacific office and will be officially appointed on Nov. 11 in Vientiane, Laos.Choi has worked with the agency's Seoul office since 2015, engaging in various activities to promote the rights of […]

  • N.Korea Develops Facial Recognition Tech
    par By Kim Myong-song( ) le 08/11/2019 à 2:38

    North Korea has developed a state-of-the-art facial recognition device, according to a propaganda mouthpiece on Thursday."Kim Il-sung University has developed Dambo, a facial recognition device in which technologies of a digital camera and other high-tech technologies are integrated," the North […]

  • 4 New Trendy Restaurants Added to Michelin's Seoul Guide
    par By Song Hye-jin, Hwang Ji-yoon( ) le 08/11/2019 à 2:34

    Four Korean restaurants have been added to Michelin Guide's "Bib Gourmand" listings in Seoul where customers can enjoy "exceptionally good food at moderate prices" -- under W45,000 in the case of Korea (US$1=W1,157).The 2020 edition contains 60 Bib Gourmand restaurants in the capital.The price cap […]

  • 2 N.Korean 'Mass Murderers' Deported
    le 08/11/2019 à 1:05

    Two North Koreans who drifted into South Korean waters after apparently killing 16 fellow crewmembers on a fishing boat were deported to North Korea on Thursday.Their deportation only became public when a text message to Cheong Wa Dae official Kim Yu-geun was accidentally caught on camera while he […]

  • Experts Warn of Dangers of Drinking Coffee in the Morning
    par By Kim Su-jin( ) le 07/11/2019 à 11:55

    Many people drink coffee in the morning in order to perk up for the day, but it may not be the safest choice for everyone. The habit can be harmful to people suffering from chronic headaches and gastroesophageal reflux, commonly known as heartburn.Coffee contains caffeine, which has a painkilling […]

  • French Leader Laments NATO's 'Brain Death' Due to U.S. Absence
    par VOA News( ) le 07/11/2019 à 11:16

    French President Emmanuel Macron claimed that a lack of U.S. leadership is causing the "brain death" of the NATO military alliance, insisting in an interview published Thursday that the European Union must step up and start acting as a strategic world power."What we are currently experiencing is […]

  • World Urges U.S. to Lift Its Embargo on Cuba
    par VOA News( ) le 07/11/2019 à 11:11

    United Nations member states overwhelmingly supported lifting the United States' nearly 60-year-old economic, commercial and financial embargo of Cuba on Thursday, saying it is the main obstacle to the island nation's economic and social development.The General Assembly voted 187-3 to end the […]

  • Hong Kong Court Convicts Teen for Carrying Laser Pointer
    par VOA News( ) le 07/11/2019 à 11:09

    A Hong Kong lawmaker criticized the conviction Thursday of a teenager for carrying a laser pointer, saying it could pave the way for more prosecutions of anti-government protesters amid months of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.Local broadcaster RTHK said a court found a 16-year-old […]

  • China, U.S. to Lift Tariff Hikes as Talks Advance
    par VOA News( ) le 07/11/2019 à 11:06

    China's Commerce Ministry said Thursday that China and the United States have agreed to roll back some of the tariffs each side imposed on the other's goods during their ongoing trade dispute.Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said at a news briefing if negotiators reach a phase one agreement in trade […]

  • Judge Fines Trump $2 Million for Misusing Charity Foundation
    par VOA News( ) le 07/11/2019 à 11:04

    A judge Thursday ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to an array of charities as a fine for misusing his own charitable foundation to further his political and business interests.New York state Judge Saliann Scarpulla imposed the penalty in connection with a lawsuit brought against […]

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