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NIIED programs to boost national image
Whenever he has the chance to make a speech in foreign countries, Chung Sang-ki, president of the National Institute for International Education (NIIED), found that the people who applaud most vigorously are those who have connections with Korea somehow.
80 universities to share W300 billion in subsidies
The government has selected 80 universities that will receive a total of 300 billion won ($280 million) in subsidies this year.
English bubble
English has become a source of power in Korean society. To enter better schools and to land decent jobs, one must command high levels of English proficiency. After getting a job, one should continue to cultivate English skills to keep afloat and climb to higher posts.
Life sentence confirmed for child rapist
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the life sentence for Kim Kil-tae, 34, on charges of kidnapping, raping and killing a 13-year-old middle school student.
Dokdo radiation levels within normal range
Radiation levels on the Dokdo islets were within the range of normal fluctuations, measuring far lower than those on Ulleung Island that is located further away from Japan, a state nuclear safety institute said Saturday.
Government to beef up quake safety for buildings
The government is moving to tighten seismic resistance standards to make buildings, bridges and other infrastructure more quake resistant following the recent mega-earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Dominos Pizza removes 30-minute delivery promise
Domino’s Pizza Korea said it will scrap the 30-minute delivery promise amid growing public criticism that the policy has put delivery drivers’ lives at risks.
Man booked for assaulting woman in subway
A 54-year-old man was booked for assaulting a 23-year-old woman during an argument over how he should sit in a subway car, police said Sunday.
Bullet mystery
The daring operation to rescue 21 crew members of the freighter Samho Jewelry from Somali pirates on Jan. 21 seemed flawless. Right after Korean naval commandos rescued the cargo ship and its crewmen, President Lee Myung-bak came forward and proudly said he endorsed the unprecedented operation dubbed “Dawn in the Gulf of Aden.”
8 percent of female students attempted suicide
Eight percent of female teenagers have attempted to kill themselves, a survey showed Thursday. Nearly 30 percent of female teenagers have at least once thought of committing suicide, according to a survey of 69,754 middle and high school students by the Ministry of Gender, Equality and Family.
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