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  • Agreement on reform bills
  • Moon agrees on expanded ties with Kazakhstan
    President Moon Jae-in agreed with Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to boost economic cooperation in areas of advanced agricultural and water purification technology, Cheong Wa Dae said in a statement, Monday.
  • Navies of two Koreas may hold meeting in China
    Both South and North Korea have sent their own Navy fleets to China for an international fleet review, raising speculation about a possible inter-Korean meeting there.
  • Leaders of ruling, opposition parties trade barbs over Moon
    Ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Rep. Lee Hae-chan and main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) Chairman Hwang Kyo-ahn traded barbs, Monday, after Hwang described President Moon Jae-in as the “top spokesman” for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a public speech.
  • Japanese wins 1st Young Tchaikovsky International Online Piano Competition
    A 15-year-old Japanese boy, Akito Tani, has won the first International Tchaikovsky Online Piano Competition for Young Musicians, co-hosted by Seoul Cyber University (SCU) and the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars and sponsored by Korea-Russia Arts and Culture Society.
  • Private kindergartens group's license revoked
    Seoul's education office said Monday it has revoked the license of the Korea Kindergarten Association (KKA) over the group's series of collective actions that inconvenienced parents and caused public criticism.
  • Smoking scenes rampant in entertainment media
    More than half of entertainment media contain smoking scenes and display tobacco products, according to government data, raising concerns that such depictions may entice young people to start smoking.
  • Ice cream weather
  • [INTERVIEW] 'Phased steps can build trust with North Korea'
    A step-by-step approach with the end goal of complete and verifiable denuclearization stands a greater chance of achieving concrete results in terms of dealing with North Korea, the director of a U.S.-based arms control group said Monday. “Unlike a comprehensive big deal, a step-by-step approach builds confidence in the (denuclearization) process and, if structured correctly, […]
  • Bill proposed to give high-educated foreigners Korean citizenship
    The proposed revision calls for allowing foreigners earning a bachelor's degree or higher in South Korea to be naturalized as a Korean citizen. It also obliges the government to flexibly devise and implement its nationality policies depending on special and economic circumstances. "The government has spent several hundreds of trillions of won over the past […]