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Fri, March 31, 2023 | 17:53
Celebrated Korean poems (12)
The ching booms out, the curtain falls. Above the rough stage, lights dangle from a paulownia tree; the playground's empty, everyone's gone home. We rush to the soju bar in front of the school and drink, our faces still daubed with powder. Life's mortifying when you're oppressed and wretched. Then off down the market alleys behind the kkwaenggwari with only some kids running ...
| 2017-02-22 16:18
'Human touch key factor in translation, interpretation'
A recent high-profile battle in which human translators beat artificial intelligence (AI) language translation programs has shown the direction of translation and interpretation education by revealing the relative strengths and weaknesses of the AI programs and human experts. “While we reaffirmed that AI-based translation programs overwhelmed us in speed, I realized the great...
| 2017-02-22 15:28
Seoul offers hallyu festivals for foreigners
Rimal Prasad received his very first professional makeover at an Espoir store near Ewha Womans University in southern Seoul, Wednesday. “An artist put eyeliner and some powder on my face, which I really like. I learned a lot. He told me that I need contouring,” the 24-year-old New Zealander said. “I will try again. I wish there would be something for male makeup because when ...
| 2017-02-21 11:39
Arrest warrant sought for ex-presidential secretary
The independent counsel team on Sunday asked a Seoul court to issue an arrest warrant for ex-presidential secretary for civil affairs, Woo Byung-woo, Sunday, for his role in the influence-peddling scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye and her confidant Choi Soon-sil. The move came a day after investigators summoned him for questioning. Woo, 50, returned home Sunday after being questioned for 19 hours on charges of abuse of power and negligence of duty.
Law & Crime
| 2017-02-19 16:27
Helping children have respect for life
Kim Tan-hyu, 27, created an education company with two friends last year to help children, many of whom are addicted to smartphones, appreciate nature and life. “I hope children will grow up to become adults who can respect nature and care about saving lives,” said Kim, who as a mountain biker until he was a sophomore in high school, has been more in touch with nature compare...
| 2017-02-17 16:20
Old Japanese textbook recognized Dokdo as Korean territory
Japanese geography textbooks used in the late 19th century described Dokdo, Korea’s easternmost islets, over which Japan claims sovereignty, as belonging to Korea, a study showed Thursday. According to the results of research conducted by Shim Jeong-bo, a professor of geography education at Seowon University in North Chungcheong Province, Japan, recognized Dokdo as Korean ter...
| 2017-02-16 16:29
Celebrated Korean poems (11)
While the year has changed twenty times my kirin has stayed leaning against the black wall, never able to sing. The hand of the old man that once plucked at its heart now occupies a lofty place in endless banquets above, while you, lonely kirin, here below, how could you be forgotten? Outside are wild lands where packs of wolves roam, groups of apes gambol, only seemingly hum...
| 2017-02-15 21:50
Boosting cooperation with Korean universities
The University of Costa Rica (UCR) has been stepping up its efforts to expand cooperation with Korean universities and institutions, especially in the sciences, said Henning Jensen Pennington, rector of the university. “In recent years, Costa Rica’s universities have been providing new programs in technology, science, engineering and research and development, all areas in whi...
| 2017-02-15 17:37
Foreign workers generated 74 trillion won in 2016
Foreign workers had an economic effect of 74 trillion won ($6.4 billion) last year, research showed, Tuesday. According to the Migration Research and Training Centre of the International Organization for Migration (IOM MRTC), foreign workers generated 54.6 trillion won ($48 billion) in production and 19.5 trillion won in consumer spending in 2016. The report, titled “Economic Activities and Impacts of Migrants in Korea,” analyzed foreign workers’ economic activities and their impact on the national economy.
| 2017-02-14 15:30
6th foot-and-mouth case confirmed here
The sixth case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) was confirmed Sunday at a cattle farm in Boeun County, North Chungcheong Province, agriculture authorities said Monday. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, three cows out of a total of 171 at the farm tested positive for the contagious virus, with all infected livestock culled after showing symptoms including drooling and blisters. This farm is located 2.4 kilometers from a diary farm that reported the first confirmed FMD case one week ago. Since the first outbreak was confirmed in Boeun, three more confirmed cases ...
| 2017-02-13 16:51
Children, pregnant women executed, tortured in North Korea: report
College students turn to 1,000 won breakfast to beat inflation
Korea to scrap customs form for travelers without dutiable goods
Rare Joseon-era map returns home from Japan
Korean aesthetics, spirit live on at Gyeongbok Palace
South Korea nominates new ambassador to US
Carmakers unveil latest models at Seoul Mobility Show
[INTERVIEW] South Korea needs to make decision on sending lethal aid to Ukraine : CNAS CEO
Japanese top visitors to Korea in 2023 as tourism rebounds
Chun Doo-hwan's grandson to visit May 18 National Cemetery
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